But before you get tied up in blaming yourself for being out of touch with your inner goddess, let me give you some perspective.
The world around us is seriously out of balance. The feminine is not considered equal. Not respected. Not taken seriously. Not free to ‘be’. It’s the reason why writing posts like this feels a bit rebellious.
In the West, we have it relatively easy, but we are still objectified, abducted, raped, overlooked, ignored, paid less. But the reality for many women, in other parts of the world, is even more shockingly cruel.
Acid attacks, death by stoning, massive pressure to self immolate, ritual cutting or removal of the labia and clitoris (on children!), female infanticide, child sex trafficking and more. And the stories are played down. Buried. Just think of the Medieval Witch Hunts. How often do we think of that as female genocide? It’s exactly what it was.
But let me take it down an emotional notch. As women, our bodies, our emotions, and our very spirits are controlled, tamed and taken advantage of. We’re taught to be ashamed of them. And as a result, we’ve lost the connection to our natural strength.
Fortunately, we live in the digital age and have the internet to enable global connections. Together we can uncover our gifts and offer support to help more sisters rise. And this is for the good of the whole world because it’s not only women suffering from the current state of affairs.