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Leisure time, Motherhood and the Mother Wound
Bethany Webster’s work and words are not for the faint-hearted. This article is probably one of her most powerful I’ve read so far. It will likely piss you off if you chose to click the link. But the truth does that. It reaches straight for the wound hiding deep within our psyche and shakes it up enough to surface – raw, festering, yet so desperate to heal.
Sometimes we have to burn our current self with its conscious and unconscious belief-systems to the ground, to re-emerge from the ashes to be our true, authentic, powerful self.
“The truth is that a woman shouldn’t have to justify her existence with what she does for others. In fact, I would say that as women, it’s critical for many of us to desire and create for ourselves time and space to simply BE without the pressure of giving, providing, fixing, etc.
Let’s stop defining ourselves by who we take care of, by how hard we work, and by how extreme we’re willing to deprive ourselves.
As a collective, we women are longing to rest.
Our lives are so full but we have to find ways to have some unstructured time in our lives to simple BE.”
Magic Mike and Meditation
You know things are changing when a male stripper in Magic Mike is a meditator and Reiki healer (level three no less 😉 ). I never thought things would change so much so quickly but increasingly I sense an openness in people about spiritual and meditative practices and teachings. This shift is beginning to show up in mainstream arts, movies and music.
At a memorial service last month the unlikeliest of people were talking about how death is not the end, how the deceased was amongst us as we celebrated his incredible life.
Till a few years ago I couldn’t talk about energy, crystals, angels, chakras or intuitive abilities in corporate settings without eyes glazing over. Today I can feel a curiosity, a willingness to explore another perspective in the attendees.
My heart sings when I sense and see these changes. We’re all better off when our hearts and minds are open: willing to accept that there are phenomena that we will not fully understand or scientifically prove. At least not just yet. This is what makes life mysterious, juicy and so incredibly beautiful and awe-inspiring. It also allows us to bring a very vital quality back into our life: trust. Left-brain thinking will tell us to plan, strategize and leave nothing to chance. Which is good and needed but oh the sweet feeling of moving through life with deep trust in it’s ability to bring us everything we need and then some.
For everyone beginning to open up, I thank you. The healers, intuitives, psychics, spiritualists of the world thank you. By simply being open, you are changing the consciousness of this planet. And we need nothing more urgently than to change the consciousness of the planet.
The world is ready to heal and be well. Hallelujah!
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