It’s 2017 and Women have forgotten their worth!!!
“You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are,
And you don’t have to change a thing, the world could change its heart.”
~Lyrics from ‘You are Beautiful’ by Alessia Cara.
Never truer words were spoken, but we’ve forgotten. Instead, we’ve succumbed to the ideals and beliefs forced upon us from popular culture over millennia, our thoughts directed a certain way, dictated by media, politicians, leaders and even closer, our families and those who surround us in society.
What Determines Your Worth?
We have come to believe our worth is determined by the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, the size of our house, what size our clothing label says, our bank account or how attractive we are! We compete with one another, trying out to out-do the next Miss (or Mrs) Jones’ when what we should be doing is uplifting each other, supporting, caring, empowering and understanding each other!! Being a Woman is damn hard work without us trying to tear each other down whenever it looks like one of us is having some success, or has achieved one of our goals. Instead of a high five or pat on the back, we get anonymous messages from people who don’t have anything better to do than sit back and criticize what we’ve done or are doing rather than focus on achieving their own goals.
When you are following your heart, truly following your heart, doing what you love, not hurting anybody instead helping others, why do others feel the need to bring you down?
There’s Something Within You!
We’ve forgotten what lie in each of us, or, we had. We are remembering, and we are rising again showing the world we refuse to stay hidden or seated any longer. No longer will we be held captive by typical beliefs of stay home and play house. We do play house though, and we ROCK, every single one of us are INCREDIBLE at playing house, however playing house is not our only capability. We are home-makers, and we rear our youngins, we turn drab into fab and we do it all with love, kindness, compassion and wine, most of all wine. It’s not easy, but while we’re running around in the kitchen, preparing meals, and scooping crumbs off the floor before the baby picks it up now she’s crawling while the toddler is hanging off our hip, our inner-self craves more, no, she NEEDS more. Some of us already have more, and while doing all the above are building our business’ and companies. The point is, we aren’t only home-makers and Mothers, we are more than the builder of the number and street we live at. We ALL crave more, we want to live life passionately, not because we don’t love what lie inside our 4 walls, because we do, so much, there’s just something special within us, always telling us ‘you have more to give’. Don’t feel guilty about it, god knows each of feel guilt when we seek something for ourselves, feeling selfish. There’s a difference between selfish and self-ish. Selfish is greed, putting yourself above others, wanting things all to your self and not wanting to share, self-ish is taking care of your needs, filling your cup so you there is plentiful of you to share with others. Being self-ish is loving yourself, caring for yourself. You do it so well for others, it’s time to do it for yourself.
Goddess’, Deitys, Queens & Princess’
History tells stories of Goddesses, Deity’s, Queens and Princesses where we, Women of the world, were not looked at as a lesser equal, the feminine did not attempt to replace the masculine, merely kept him company. This is how it was! Why not now? What is different between the Goddesses written about in history and you, or I, your Sister or your Mother?
The answer is Nothing really, they just knew what they were and didn’t let anybody tell them they had to be anything different, moreso, nobody wanted or tried to tell them differently, instead honouring them. (For some time anyway).
You don’t require it, not from me or anybody else……
GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO SHINE!!
“I’m gonna give myself permission to shine
I’m gonna shine so bright
Gonna make every head want to turn
You’re finally gonna see me
Give myself permission to shine
Gonna light up the night
Shine a little of my light on the world”
~Bachelor Girl – Permission To Shine.
Why is it you are seeking permission to shine? I know you are, we all do, I did, sometimes I still do. I know what I want, and sometimes it scares me. We’re scared to shine too much in fear of someone else thinking we think we’re better than them, so instead we bring ourselves down to a lower level, or don’t quite reach as for the next level so they will be okay with who we are!
It’s time to shine ladies! Well actually, the time was long ago, nevertheless, better late than never right!!! You don’t need anyone else to give you permission, stop waiting for something to happen, or someone to open the door for you, stand up and stand in your own power, CHOOSE, DECIDE, PERMIT YOURSELF TO SHINE! Nobody can stop you. No really, they can’t! Only you can stop you. Get out of your own way!
You have something special inside of you, and deep down you know I’m right, however it’s probably been squashed and stomped on time and time again, now buried within layers of cracked mortar and chipped stones, brick walls and maybe 10 inch thick steel. It’s why your dissatisfied, right? Rather than risk letting your something special out, trying to see what you’re truly made of, taking the risk of getting hurt again, you bunker down, get through, you’ll be okay living mediocre! Right? Look forward 10 years, ask yourself if you think you’ll be happy then if you leave your light locked within, keep doing the same thing you’re doing! There’s never are time like the present, it’s why it’s called a gift.
Women Are Rising!
More and more Women are rising now, smashing those protective layers and saying “I’M HERE AND I’M NO LONGER AFRAID!!”
We are incredible, the world NEEDS us. Our capabilities, our compassion, our wisdom, our nurturing, no other species can do what we do collectively the way we do it.
“Mother Earth” is named justly so, so why should we lay in her grass and not allow her strength to ignite the same foundations within us, born to grow and flourish right? To blossom, bloom and spread joy, love, light, beauty, to radiate from land to sea.
We are ALL Goddesses, or Queens, Princesses, whichever works for you, she is inside of you, just waiting for you to tap into her and set her free. She has the wisdom you seek, the beauty and light which will shines regardless of the exterior, she wants to shine, NEEDS to shine.
You are powerful beyond your capable comprehension, what is it you seek? She can help you find it! Look within. Seek and you shall find!
“Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.” ~Second Agreement.
“What others think of you is none of your business! If you start to make it your business, you’ll be offended for the rest of your life!” ~Deepak Chopra
Many of us think we’ll be made from our Careers, it’s not true, our Career will be made from who we become. The world was once threatened with our force hence why the balance of the scales shifted, not tilted to our advantage. We are making a come-back and with each and every powerful Woman who rises above the adversity she has defeated to get there, countless more Women are inspired, catching their own courage to stand tall and let her light shine, no longer fearing what others think or say. They come to realise others opinions and actions are simply a reflection of their own selves and their own life.
You are a Goddess. You are a Queen. You are a Princess.
Let your light shine, radiate your unique beauty upon the world, and most imporantly, teach your little girl, your niece, your Best Friends Daughter, they too are Goddess’, Princess’, Queens in the Making, for it was when our Ancestors were little girls, these secrets, once worldly known, were forgotten to be passed down to them, henceforth why we were never told as a little girl our-self, it’s time to reshape the world our Daughters grow up in.
The little girl within you, she’s waiting for you to remember!
Rise and SHINE!