Terree Yeagle of The Moment Photography created this photo with the lotus in the background for International Woman's Day a few years ago. Yes a bold move to post such a photo of myself but in light of the day, I am feeling beautiful and fully inspired to be a woman at this time! We, in our authentic nature are on the rise and the world so needs our feminine gifts!
I want to inspire woman everyday to really embrace our gifts of sacredness. We often forget what they are and don't revel in them. In a world run by men's rules and us having to adapt to them to play in it, we push aside the very gifts that we need to bring forward. They are natural to us, we use them so easily for they are part of us yet we don't honor or realize the power we hold.
Just hearing about them gives us a better opportunity to embrace the wonder that we are. We do not even honor most of these traits for they are so easy and we are natural at them. Yet when we really get it, we see these are the things to cultivate and use more in our worlds. The coolest thing is that we will find more health and balance using them as our mainstay.
We are the nourishers of the world. We naturally care, support, involve, engage and provide others with nurturing to be greater. We know how to do that easily on all levels from the physical of food to the emotional with our muse like inspiration, the mental with caring words and the way we say them, and spiritually we are the holders of the sacred space. This is our territory. As example, our house is so wonderful, relaxing, pleasing and inviting because of a woman's touch. We nourish all with our artistic ways and inspire relaxing and letting go just by being around us when we are in our authenticity. This nourishing is second nature, we don't even have to think about doing it for we just are that. It rolls into every area of our life.
We are the community holders and communicators of most all things. We set up practically everything that happens in togetherness. With our families, groups, teams, friends, charities. We can bring together all types of people, vastly different and support them to blend, be together and cooperate. We hold the thread of togetherness naturally. If there is a crisis, call one woman and watch support and help flood in with the woven community woman have without any list or work. One calls another and boom, like wild fire, many do a little and support is brought forward in a big way. We have this magic of community, collaboration, blending, flexibility, power that takes no effort. Our gift of communication so incredible. Our voices like magic, our connections deep, our web unbeatable with no plan.
We go into all situations, dark or light. If anything occurs, a catastrophe, a death, woman are there serving others and supporting. We can go in with the courage, love, understanding, stamina, hope, presence to just be and support. This is very powerful for we do what needs to be done. Do we like this? Doesn't matter, we are there at every turn helping others through all situations. Celebrations more fun but we create them too in fine artistry. We are the masters at all this work. We do it magically too!
We can balance all situations too with our communication, master negotiation and flexibility. If there is a conflict or disagreement, a woman can get in there and bring peace in most occasions. Our very presence cancels out the drive to be right or wrong. We are the masters of win win and we do it from kids, to neighborhoods to board rooms. We naturally dispel competition when we are in our feminine state. It is our natural group mentality and good of all instinct. Many men love this and bring woman into meetings for they will dissolve the testosterone hype just by their presence! We can bring all types of people, ideas, cultures together easily.
We are naturally flexible and adaptable. No matter what comes forward, we shift, switch, turn around and make it work. We think quick on our feet and can recover from unexpected with a new plan in no time. Our adaptability a key gift. It is why we are the child bearers and it is a gift in all things of life. Much unexpected occurs and woman can adjust themselves, others and the situation very quickly.
When in our innate way, we live from our hearts. There is so much insult about our emotional nature and heartfelt ways but it is a power way beyond thinking and connects us to intuitive sensing that is more emcompassing than logic. We can know greater things, see bigger pictures and support the core of life force in ways men can't begin to understand. It is easy and natural for us although these days, most woman are cut off from this feminine power. Our emotional nature is an unerring guidance system that is bigger than just ourselves. We have stuffed down so many feelings and have no trust in this voice but that doesn't mean it is not there and awaiting our cultivation.
This time is about the feminine principle, the nourishing on all levels and woman will soon be reconnected to this most sacred gift that supports the larger world. We must connect greater to ourselves and our bodies for it to be available. The world is calling and inspiring it so it will be uncovered. The heart way to live is one that is superior to just mind alone. Mind is very flat, with no texture or understanding of the nature of things. It is all just thinking and yes, a great task master but the heart blended with that has greater understanding and brilliance in all situations. A sterile plan with no emotional connection or energy is just mechanical. We have enough production and mechanics in our world and look were we are? We need woman's heart mind ways.
We are the artists, the beautifiers, the emotional passion, the motivators, the supporters, the blenders, the magic to this world in a way opposite and complimentary to men's skills. We need to embrace this and bring it forward rather than just use the "man" skills. It is a lopsided world with everyone playing that way. It is time to bring balance, grace, ease, harmony, collaboration and gentleness to the table. Without woman, we may just blow up the very existence of all that lives. With woman in their innate power, that would never occur for we live to support the very life pulse of the world. It is our gift and our nature. Not only for life to go on but in beauty, harmony, peace, play and fun! A much lighter power than domination. Cooperation is the woman's mastery.
So embrace these innate charms that are of all woman naturally. These are just the few that popped in to revel in myself today. Thank Goodness for all the woman around you! The world would be more serious, competitive and have no fluff, excitement, glamour, intrigue, mystery and charm.
Woman are the flowers of the world, men the bees. Imagine no flowers and all bees? No one would survive for the bees are nourished and feed by the flowers. The flowers just flow and flex in the wind, look beautiful, smell exquisite, have intricate architecture and provide the food and beauty to the whole world! We couldn't exist without either. But there ways very different and both need to be equally expressed or the world looks like it does today.
So embrace your wonder as the magic lotus flower your are! The bees need us, delight in us and whether they get it or not, all our survival depends on woman stepping into their true authenticity, gifts and power. Join me in embracing and savoring the loveliness we are. It is not wrong for me to boldly claim my wonder with this picture or within myself. For if I claim it for me, I claim and support all woman. It is indeed time for us to collaborate our way to balance. Being full of ourselves is important for who else would we be full of? Our own spirit is all that can fill us! We can be nothing but ourselves! So embrace it!
Happy International Woman's Day! Revel in your great femininity!!
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