Becoming Our Power

Becoming Our Power

There is an old Native American wisdom, which says “As young women we discover our power then through our bleeding years we practice our power, and with menopause we become our power.”   I don’t know about you but I find that idea more than a little intoxicating – all of us – girls and women discovering, cultivating, and becoming our power. The power we open to at our initiation into womanhood is our creative power. Not only the power to create new life but the power to create OUR life. To discover and claim who we are and set about making our distinct and unique contribution to this world. Oh, if it could be this straightforward and simple. Don’t get me wrong. It is getting better for our daughters and granddaughters but the world is still far from welcoming their power with open arms.  I’m not here today to rail against our culture or the treatment of women and girls in this world. We are all well aware of the imbalances and the problems that exist. I’m here to talk about what you and I can do about it by taking care of our little corner of the world. By tending to our own inner world-our own heart.   I want to share what I’ve learned to support you in becoming your power.   To begin with, we can stop using our power against ourselves and our sisters – but first and foremost ourselves. I have witnessed women slice themselves to ribbons and cut themselves off at the knees simply for being who they are – too much...

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