“The connection between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.”
It is common knowledge in most indigenous cultures that the fully realized woman is the unshakable foundation upon which civilization must be built. The grandmothers are the ultimate power brokers in tribal society because they alone know what it means to bring life into the world- the ultimate test of spiritual and physical fortitude.
In modern culture we must find our way back and honor these customs and traditions to survive and thrive in the new world. Women, we are becoming more spirited, more powerful, and more awakened. We are evolving, changing, transforming, and disrupting the models that have suppressed, oppressed, and depressed us from becoming all we can be. Feminine energy can be very much misunderstood. For years, women have been portrayed as being jealous of other women sabotaging one another. These ailing systems are beginning to reveal what we can accomplish when we work and play together.
The traditional face of a woman was conformity. We needed to seek approval, acceptance, and security. “I am who you say I am.” Some women grew up believing this was true. In some cultures, this is the norm. They still live in the shackles of their oppressors. When we educate and give young girls and women a sense of purpose, they then have an opportunity to find their voice and say, “I’m not who you say I am.” We begin to push back, gain some freedom and independence. Creativity emerges, truth, self-esteem and self-expression show its face. However, this is still insecurity. Although we are gaining confidence to find our voice and speak up, there is an energy of resentment and struggle. We can get caught in a vicious cycle of being right, competition to get ahead and burn ourselves out. We want to play in a man’s world being a woman. It does not work. We wind up burning out, trying to do it all. When we truly become empowered women, we access the energy to be who “I say I AM”. This is the Goddess energy. The divine feminine energy. This is when we can lift each other up. Madeline Albright always says, “There is a special place in hell for women who do not help each other.” But the reverse is true and more uplifting: there is a special place in heaven for women who shine the light and share it with others. Image how bright the future could be when we shine the light for each other. It will be heaven on earth!
“Feeling tension does not mean something is wrong. It means something is working.” Graham Cooke
The energy that you may be feeling can be used for fuel for tension or your intention!
How many times a day are you being pulled in so many directions? I know I have many things on my schedule every day! Between appointments, and emails, calls, and juggling my business and personal life can get quite hectic. I can feel the tension build if I am not aware of using that feeling for constructive purposes. The feeling of that pressure is just energy. Once we label that energy as tension or something negative we are already moving away from being productive to destructive.
So the next time you are feeling tension, remember that something is working and something is building. Fuel it with your intention to create something positive. Become aware of your thoughts, your feeling and actions to propel you forward with passion to fuel your purpose!
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Are you feeling cowardly or courage? In the movie the Wizard of Oz, the cowardly lion was just that,faint-hearted, timid and fearful. He acted like a big shot, chasing little Toto around, but deep inside he didn’t have any courage. I find that that people who have the loudest roar usually are meek and insecure.
” The fearless are merely without fear. People who act in spite of their fear are truly brave.” Jamesing A. Lafond-Lewis
The cowardly lion went from begin a coward to courageous by stepping up and facing his fears. We are all faced with difficult situation at times. How we handle and confront those challenges are how we move from cowardly to courageous.
Every time we move forward with courage, we gain faith, strength, and confidence that we have the ability to overcome anything that comes our way. I know in my own life, when I was faced to go back into my comfort zone or take the leap of faith, and I faced my fear, I was always guided by spirit.
So the next time you have a choice to be cowardly or courageous, choose courageous,and just like the cowardly lion, you will feel empowered and confident.
In life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Most people know what foods are healthy and what foods aren’t good for them. So why do people eat foods that they know are not good for them? Most people know that smoking isn’t good for them. So why do people smoke? Most people know that exercise is a healthy regime to maintain their bodies health. So why don’t people do it? This list could go on and on, but you get the point. Do you do, what you know?People know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. If you are not in alignment with your body, mind, and spirit, you will be guided by your emotions, which will always steer you down the path of least resistance. You must be consciously aware of your choices, and disciple yourself to choose what you already know is best for you. So, you can do what most people know, and don’t do, or you can do what you know, and be healthy, and empowered. The choice is yours.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes my life seems more challenging then other times.. Right now I am going through some major life decisions and challenges. It can appear difficult and stressful, if I didn’t have the tools, to know how to navigate, through these obstacles. When life seems to throw me some curve balls, I take extra good care of myself to stay connected to my higher self. I meditate, dance more, take long walks, eat well, keep my thoughts focused on the outcome I desire to happen, read inspirational books, journal, connect with empowering friends, and breath! I know that during these times of great difficulties, is when I grow the most, so I really stay clear and focused on the desired outcome. If you stay true to yourself and do the work, you too can overcome any challenge. Stay with it, have faith, and know that greater and better things lies ahead. Where ever there is a great challenge there must be a great solution. That is the law of polarities. So don’t worry, worry is fear, stay in faith, faith is love, and you will discover your strength and confidence in any challenge.