What Would Happen ...
Yesterday I stumbled upon Sophie Bashford's writing on Women Aging:
"Women get more beautiful as they grow older. Not less. Female youth is only prized in modern culture because it doesn't represent as much of a threat spiritually to anyone who is frightened of divine feminine power. As women grow and mature, they call in stronger forces of sacred feminine wisdom. They vibrate with the creative power of their stories. They are more of a force to be reckoned with. They see more, know more, feel more. They put up with a lot less bullshit. When women are trained into thinking there is something fundamentally wrong with getting older, and are coerced into spending money, energy and power investing in 'slowing the signs of aging', an enormous vault of divine love is lost. Just think what would happen if all the women in the world started loving themselves even more with every year that passed. Perhaps a total revolution would occur." - Sophie Bashford
What struck me was the question "what would happen if all the women in the world started loving themselves even more with every year that passed?" What would happen ladies? I believe we would see such a shift in the energy and vibration of this planet. We women are such strong forces on this planet and when we all are in touch with the wisdom we naturally have, the love of ourselves and the impact we can have - watch out world! And, I think we are moving closer and closer to that as women claim their place in their own lives and the world.
I have the pleasure of running a Shared Wisdom Circle bi-weekly at a women's shelter and the stake I have with this circle of women is to grow their self esteem. Most of the women have been incarcerated and living on the streets. As their self esteem grows, everything changes for them. They choose to stay on track with their recovery program, they build boundaries in relationships, they take care of their families from a "sober/clean" space, they are more powerful within themselves and reclaim their dignity and give up the shame filled life of the past.
Here is what I know about WOMEN
We have beauty that is soulful and runs deep
We sometimes put ourselves aside to do for others
We are often over extended
We hold the answers to peace
We are powerful beyond what we can imagine
We soothe souls
We hear messages of intuition
We struggle with boundaries
We are wise
We are connectors to Mother Earth
We nurture the energy force that holds the world together
We nurture and feed souls
We are clever and know how to get around things and make shit happen
We can be tired to the bone and do it anyways
We see beauty
We have a way to use our voice so that people listen
We are amazingly creative humans – we create and sustain life
We are badasses
I often ask myself…what is possible when we all own our greatness, innate life force energy, and share our wisdom?
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