When I met my teacher Maria Soledad, I knew I had found the right woman to share with me the gifts of being a woman. Not only was she beautiful, but soft and warm, gentle and powerful. We often only see powerful woman as bold and strong in very masculine ways, as men would be, competitive, dictorial, overbearing and often a bit scary like Mother Superior. This was not Maria's way and why I was so inspired.
I wanted to share my softer, gentler me. In our world power, being seen, projecting, being bold is encouraged to succeed. Maria too, had done what we all do to survive and thrive in a masculine world. Use our Kali, lioness power to be heard. Yet it is not the highest or most healthful way for woman. Her Tai Chi teacher, a man instructed her to do feminine practices to find her more authentic womanly way. It transformed her and she became interested into the many lines of femininity around the world, inspired to share the teachings with woman. I am lucky I was one! This whole femininity awakening has inspired me to share in the same way. Her power was greater and far more intriguing when she shifted to her truth as the loving woman she was.
When we express in masculine ways, it is not wrong for we are many Goddesses. There is a time and place for all facets of ourselves for we are dynamic change. It is why men are allured to us, we are unpredictable even to ourselves. it is good. This is the wonder of a woman. Of course, men try to tame and understand it yet it is not set up that way. We are different and it is supposed to be the opposite of yin and yang. We have gotten stuck in this yang, power way of being and it is not our truth. Yes, we can use this side when we want and necessary, yet health wise it will stress and deteriorate our bodies which is what is occurring for us now. We ride in other ways more healthful and it is all a matter of understanding and balancing.
Our state is oxytocin not adrenaline. It is the pleasure hormone and it is the opposite of power in the man's way. It is power though and equal to a man's. I think of it as the roles of King vs. Queen. Both equally needed and very different. Nourishing, relaxing, feeding, playful, creative, inspiring, helpful, alluring, negotiating, larger group mentality, for the good of all thinking, grace, all things of flow are woman's ways. To many kings are like too many cooks in the kitchen. There is no nourishing going on of the created things or ourselves. We must create a more balanced way for health and our world. It is called the feminine reawakening.
You don't have to change or do some big transformation or list of to do's. We are woman and it is about us really remembering ourselves, our innate way, honoring it and being more of it. Actually the simpliest thing I learned from all the great teachers! It isn't about doing these few steps to get here. It is about uncovering your true feminine way and let go of the training against it. It is about seeing your authenticity and expressing it more for health and joy. It is a process of embracing the girl in you and it so excited me that I have permission to be such. In fact, in doing so life will be easier, healthier, more fun, more creative and you will feel your power and energized! All by riding rightly in the body you were given in a way that creates health and boundless energy!!Yippee!
This is my passion that inspires me to share with other woman by my book, in Sisterhood Circles and One on One Mentorship! It is opposite the information out there of how to be. It is graceful, easy and delightful. We are woman so it is not hard to be them. We have just been trained to use our more masculine energy which is not our innate way all the time. It goes against us and exhausts our bodies, emotions and mind. Being in feminine ways is just the opposite and energizes us. It is powerful too and we can attain all our goals, feats dreams easier for it is just the way we were created to flow.
I invite you to really consider this way of woman. Reawaken to your femininity and the wonder of being a woman different than men! I love to share all that I know and magically, once these ideas are awakened again in you, they take their own course. You don't need me for long as the Shakti power of woman is already alive in you. The well of energy already there and your own authentic way will come forward and up in you. It is why my teacher's showed up, shared in long retreats and then left for years. They knew it was already who I am and just wanted to remind me. We have all we need to be ourselves and the power necessary to really enjoy and create. We are woman! Nourishing, collaborating, gathering, enticing, alluring, creating anything...... for these are our natural feminine gifts!
Let us rise to be ourselves fully!! I invite and inspire you for life gets more magical and delicious as you do!! Health, beauty well being and magic!
Inspiring ways to love your life! Simple writings on how to see life in ways that bring joy, relaxation, oxytocin, health and vitality giggling through life!
|Lyn Ann Hicks
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