Every cell within me comes alive, I am,
With nothing left to grasp but the truth I find inside, I am.
I feel, I act, I let go, entrust my life, I am,
Familiar faces are those of strangers in this long enduring night, I am.
In joy and pain I cry, I am,
I face my fears stained red with blood, yet never have I been alone, I am.
Three times I walk the circle of the ancient ones and the fires in my eyes still burn, I am,
Somberly I journey to the center, to meet the maiden, mother, crone, I am.
As fragile as a child, led in darkness hand in hand, I am,
All around me fierce and wild, before the Rífhéinní and the sidhe, I am.
Ignoring such as fear, for rooted tall and surely here, I am,
I do not move or cast my eyes away, intrepid though not entirely prepared, I am.
The kinship of Brighid’s household, dare I seek to claim, I am
To face the Cailleach under Nuada’s watchful eye,I am.
In the world beyond the world, I forge the measure of my name, I am,
As from the depths of me begins to rise a strength I never knew was mine, I am.
I, who pass the trials of the sidhe, I am,
Held within the mystery of land and sky and sea, I am.
Awaking deeply moved, brightly shining, I am
Overwhelmed, in gratitude to those who sought to my becoming, I am.
Full of awe and wonder at the dawning of the day, I am,
And for all I’ve ever been, I will never be the same. I am.