3 Reasons There’s A Collective Awakening Of Women.
Women are awakening and beginning to see how our conditioning has impacted us and disconnected us from our true selves.
This collective awakening is causing many of us to ask some big questions:
Who am I?
How can I thrive in all areas of my life?
How can I be in a relationship with others and not feel I’m losing myself or living based on their values and needs?
What is the meaning and purpose of my life?
We’re noticing an inner summons to align our outer lives with our highest and true selves – be who we are, not who we think we should be.
As women, we desire to let our lights shine brightly and feel passionate about our lives.
And yet, there are many women, however, feel like their lights are a little dim and, as one woman said, more like “snuffed out.”
It’s important to stress that this feeling, like we’re not fully thriving or something seems to be missing, is happening to (for) women who have so much to feel grateful for. And because we’re so thankful and know how fortunate we are, we feel guilty for feeling like there has to be something more.
What is this collective awakening about?
This inner urge to become more and not do or have more is triggered by an intelligent life force calling us to awaken to our deeper truths and true selves.
Ancient wisdom teaches us that we have a dual nature. We have our conditioned selves fueled by the fear of our conditioning, and we have our true selves that our souls energize.
To flourish fully in all aspects of our lives—our health, relationships, and contributions we need to be guided by our souls.
What does it mean to awaken and return to your true self?
Awakening means we are beginning to see how our conditioning has impacted and shaped us more clearly, often keeping us disconnected from our true selves and soul.
A popular Facebook post written by Emily McDowell described it like this:
“Finding “yourself” is not really how it works. You aren’t a ten-dollar bill in last winter’s coat pocket. You are also not lost. Your true self is right there, buried under cultural conditioning, other people’s opinions, and inaccurate conclusions you drew as a kid that became your beliefs about who you are. “Finding yourself” is actually returning to yourself. An unlearning, an excavation, a remembering who you were before the world got its hands on you.”
As we awaken, we slowly develop the ability and skill to distinguish between our conditioned and true selves.
In Awakening a Woman’s Soul: The Power of Meditation and Mindfulness to Transform Your Life, I share my journey of awakening and the things that helped me the most.
3 reasons women are waking up now:
Those of us, especially in the Western world, have most of our basic needs met. Although many people are concerned about money and security, we have what we need for the most part. This triggers a seeking for a deeper purpose and meaning in our life.
Our souls are urging us to express ourselves more fully; to do this, we need to wake up and begin to see through the eyes of our souls and not our conditioning.
Women collectively have experienced a great deal of pain and suffering. Just as suffering is often a trigger for awakening and transformation in an individual’s life, it also collectively triggers this shift in women.
The universe is always organizing around coming back into balance. The awakening of women is about returning that balance that is so needed in this world. The need for wholeness where all human beings embrace and cultivate their masculine and feminine qualities.
The challenge for many of us in connecting with our soul consciousness is that we live in a culture and society that values and understands the needs of the conditioned self much more than the needs of our souls.
Although we, at some level, feel we have a soul, many of us have difficulty connecting with that part of ourselves.
Some find it helpful to use a metaphor when describing how they relate to their souls.
For me, it is Mount Kilimanjaro. I completed that climb at a time when I was standing literally on top of the world and yet felt profoundly disconnected from my soul. It’s known as “the shy mountain” because the top of Mount Kilimanjaro is often hidden in the clouds; therefore, you rarely see it. When it does make an appearance, it is magnificent.
This is the same with our souls. They are often hidden, and when they make their presence known, we glimpse what it feels like to feel whole and intensely alive.
Women deserve to feel vibrant, peaceful, deeply connected and fulfilled. The collective of awakening of women is the portal through which that will happen.
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