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I sat down to write a brief message to go with this picture I made for International Woman’s Day on my Instagram account, and what actually came out was a longer stream from somewhere beyond my consciousness. It felt like the energy of powerful Sekhmet, who I first met properly in Egypt in 2012, was coursing through me, allowing this message to flow- well, more, demanding this message to flow and to be posted!! So I am also posting it here to mark the day across my accounts.
Huge numbers of women around the world are awakening to their true strength, their true power. The beautiful, unmanipulated, true Divine Feminine power that courses through every female on Mother Earth.
We female humans are noticing the many ways we’ve been held back and held down. The many ways we’ve been told to be small- to lose weight, lose body hair, lose the loud voice, lose the voice at all, keep shrinking in every way possible, to take up as little space as possible…
We see how our society has been set up to disempower us. To keep us scared of our own power- scared of even the idea of being powerful beings. Encouraging girls and women to see each other as opponents in a fight none of us signed up for. To keep us preoccupied with appearance. To keep us stuck in comparison and feeling ‘less than’. To keep us from seeing the profound beauty within and within each other, knowing we are all deeply, stunningly beautiful in our own unique way. To discourage independent thinking. Too often discouraging young girls from any kind of thinking beyond fitting into ridiculous ideas of beauty. Ridiculous ideas sold to men, women, girls and boys by companies who keep moving the marker of what’s ‘enough’, what’s ‘acceptable’, so they can keep making money off the insecurity they have bred into us all.
This society has tried to subjugate and divide us women at every turn and in some ways succeeded. But only for a time. NO MORE.
Millions of women stand today, eyes wide open. We are strong. We are fierce. We know our worth. We are awake and we are not going back to sleep.
We will continue to grow stronger and more empowered, guiding those who are looking for guidance, supporting those looking for support and coming from a compassionate space for all, ourselves first and foremost.
We are the birthers of human life. We are the daughters of Mother Earth. We are the Divine Feminine incarnate. And we are awake. We are rallying. We are united. We will no longer be silenced. We will no longer be small. We are a potent force and we will be heard.
“Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry”
“Until the women of Ireland are free, the men will not achieve emancipation”
Hanna Sheehy Skeffington
“A feminist is anyone who recognises the equality and full humanity of women and men”
On this day, dedicated to the women of the world, I offer up huge love and gratitude to my mother and my sisters for being my learning ground as I explored what it means to ‘be a woman’ while growing up.
I thank all the women who have been and who continue to be part of my life for their encouragement, support and friendship.
I am grateful to all the women have come before me, who paved the way so I am a woman with the right to vote, who gets to speak and have recourse if I am threatened for doing so, for lighting the way to empowerment.
To all the women who continue to be met with violence and threats, abuse and death all around the world: You are seen. You are not forgotten. The tide is turning. I send you love and support and hope I live to see the day violence is eradicated and equality re-established in the world.
I will be spending 33 minutes OM-ing for peace for the girls and women of the world today. I will also be contributing to some women’s groups that I know directly impact and aid women in different parts of the world. And I will be sending huge support to the women and men of Ireland marching for the repeal of the eighth amendment. May women everywhere have the same human right as men and be allowed to govern and decide what is correct for their body in every situation.
With love and light,
What a rousing eulogy of the feminine gender, Laura, invested with abundance of grace and dynamism of spirit. Given the determination of women everywhere, I am sure the centuries ahead will witness the preeminence of femininity in all fields. The glimmers of it can be seen in my own country where women are gradually assuming leadership positions and even getting into hitherto male domains such as combat positions in the military, opting to become pilots of fighter jets and passenger aircrafts. Also, all-women crew consisting of pilots, flight engineers and cabin team are flying regular long haul transcontinental flights ex New Delhi to
San Francisco on non-stop 18 hour transits. Going back into history, many of the kings of ancient India used to maintain all-women contingents in their armies due to acknowledged superiority of women specially in cavalry. Going back still further, the ancient lawgiver Manu states as follows in
Manusmriti: “Women must be honoured and adorned; where women are revered, there the gods rejoice, but where they are not, no sacred rite bears any fruit”. My greetings and best wishes to you on this occasion…x.
Such a beautiful channel dear Laurie I agree with your thoughts here.. The Feminine is now rising and empowering us to stand proud..
Love and Blessings and thank you for sharing your wisdom.. Love Sue xxx
This is so moving, Laura – thank you for sharing your beauty and power. It’s wonderful to share the blogging world with you! Your comment on my last post inspired my latest one. Namaste, Aleya