3 divine women.
1 divine weekend.
I did a workshop over the last few days which allowed me to sink into a deeper understanding of the masculine, the feminine and the power of both. This work is profound as it encourages us to feel what is going on (feminine) as opposed to organise, categorise or control what is going on. It is challenging, provides insight and forces us out of our minds and into our hearts and bodies.
We did some beautiful stretching, some good laughing, a bit of good crying and some great eating! We practiced saying 'no' with love. We practiced loving ourselves (and therefore others) exactly as we are. We talked lots and shared stories of where we've been and where we are.
I started off the 'introduction' phase by saying I was interested in authenticity and this thread wove through the whole thing for me - it is my bag baby! That and joy - and really one feeds the other. It's tricky to be joyful when you're not being real.
I could see that often in my parenting I deferred to the masculine - the commanding, 'get the job done' kind of behaviour that inevitably leads to arguments and disrespect. It's the old adage - if you have to demand respect, you've already lost it. True respect can only ever be earned. Now it's not all about permissiveness and letting the kids walk all over me, it is about really tapping into what feels right to create boundaries for and creating them with love. Being the warrioress - coming from a place of dignity and strength rather than desperation and fear.
So girls - which archetype do you resonate with? We talked about 6:
the Wise Woman
They are all powerful, beautiful and fabulous, but there will be one or some that make your ears tingle a bit...and that usually means there is something to work on there or something to look at...for me it was the warrioress - she's my gal of the moment. And it's true - some days feel like a battle ground - especially with two boys practicing kung fu on each other in the living room!
And I love it! I love this life and these opportunities to play and grow and experience truth. Big big thanks to all.