12 May Women are Amazing…
Women… we’re the glue that brings this chaotic world together in harmony and love. We’re the cooperators, the collaborators, the tear-wipers, the wrap-your-arms-around-me-and-everything-feels-better people. Men, that’s no criticism to you…you’ve got your own magic. Wouldn’t we all agree that when a woman moves through life in all her glory… there’s nothing more magical?
Men… this article speaks of women and to women… Yet, it’s as much for you as it is for them… so you can see and honor more of who we are… know more of what we need… and have more of us to light up your life!
What makes us whole? Most magical? It’s the entirety of what we are… It’s not just the mother in us… it’s the queen who serves and holds the vision… it’s the fun, teasing, firey goddess… it’s the life-filled wise woman who guides with her quiet and deep wisdom. We are all of this… when we let ourselves be. This is not a list of more “to do’s” on the seemingly never-ending list of all the ways we’re meant to produce results like wonder women.
This list of the aspects of woman… you might call them archetypes… is something we are. It’s a state of being. Producing results is the realm of the masculine. You can’t put being a woman on your to-do list and hope to feel like a woman. Self-care that’s just another chore, isn’t self care… it’s more fierce driving.
The feminine shines in timelessness… in spaciousness. As much as she offers her gifts to the world, she needs “me-time” to refill… so she has the resources that keep her tanks full… so she has something to give from. Giving what we don’t have creates resentment.
I read in an article in Women’s Health magazine this morning that 1 in 4 women feel some level of apathy in their lives. I get it. I’m not sure I’ve been experiencing apathy, yet in all my giving, creating… there’s a longing for doing nothing time… sitting in the sun time… reading a book time. There has been resentment. The apathy, sometimes even depression, is bread from the overwhelm… the over-committing… the unending commitment to something other than ourselves. The article spoke of the antidote to apathy for one woman as more “guilt-free me time.”
Yet, ask any man,
our wonder is not in what we do. It’s in who we are.
Ask your kids if it’s what you do for them or if it’s the being there that really matters.
This article serves an invitation to women to say hello to who we are… to stop and look at our brilliance, our wisdom, our light, our sparkle, our love. We are all of this and more. Women, I invite to you today to look inside and actually acknowledge outloud how amazing and wonderful you are. And, if it’s a little gloomy there… if there’s a little apathy, sadness, even depression… ask yourself what you need to BE the amazing woman you are. If you haven’t felt her in awhile… it’s effortless to be her… you simply are her… it’s engergizing and alive. What would reconnect you to her?
Men… for every woman in your life that truly means something to you… speak your gratitude for the woman she is… the ways she’s lit up your life… even if it’s been awhile. And then, do something, to create some self-indulgent “me-time” for her. Yes, self-indulgent. If she doesn’t have herself, she can’t bring her light and magic to you… Consider all the things she’s done for you or the ones you love… even if it’s been awhile or if there’s been something painful too. Notice how much she gives… let her know how much it matters… and help her refill her tanks. You’ll all benefit.
Women are amazing brilliant beings…
Men and Women alike need to honor and care for them.
What can you do today for yourself or a woman who matters to you?