In light of the Venus Retrograde cycle that ended in early September, the Barbie movie, recent abortion bans and other socio-political events in our world, I wanted to share some thoughts on this hot topic. What is feminism?
There are many different definitions out there. It’s said to be a movement that supports women’s rights. But more importantly in these changing times, I think it covers a broad base in that it speaks to our desire for equal rights, harmony and justice for all beings.
Feminism is about the lifting of social barriers. It’s bringing to light the need for healing and compassion in both sexes and for anyone of a particular race, religion, or sexual orientation. It’s an end to all the “isms.” So how do we move forward? It starts with each of us. And it’s most easily worked on in our closest personal relationships.
Have you heard many of the popular songs out there, written about heartbreak or abuse from past lovers or other wrong doers? Resentment, bitterness or even a desire for revenge are all indicators of what needs to be healed. Of course, singing or listening to these songs can be a way of processing and releasing anger, blame and other kinds of emotional pain.
But there are other ways to stand up for ourselves and heal rather than continuously broadcasting the vibration of victimization. Isn’t it time to sing a different song to our collective? This is not only true for performing artists, but for all of us who are still feeling pulled into those old, sad stories. It’s time to sing about and live by the intentions of love, connection, joy, freedom, empowerment, creativity and inspiration!
True empowerment, assertiveness and healthy boundaries are pure in intent and come from the heart. They should always be expressed from a place of unconditional love and compassion. Forgiveness is key to the healing process and to ending the battle of the sexes and any other “ism” out there. When we release the need to be right, validated, vindicated or to seek retaliation in any way, we let go of the power struggles and move back into balance.
Along with this is the necessity of letting go of unhealthy attachments to particular people or outcomes. Instead of codependence, what we really want is interdependence. When we become more emotionally self-sufficient and seek collaboration rather than trying to control anyone, then we can begin creating relationships based on equality, respect and harmony. This could be with close family members, friends, or partners, but it’s also about our connections with everyone in our collective too.
How does the healing happen? The first step is a willingness to take responsibility for our own pain and issues. It starts with being vulnerable and feeling the emotions that are arising. Some people may need guidance from a healing facilitator to get to the deeper emotions below the surface of awareness. Next is the journey of looking closely at underlying patterns and doing the work to release them.
The kind of healing work we choose can take many forms. It can involve talk therapy, EMDR or other forms of trauma release, somatic healing, support groups, spiritual practices and retreats, energy work, shamanic or sound healing…the list goes on and on.
The desire to do this work and just getting started in it will bring healing and change quicker than most can imagine, especially in these dynamic times. But additionally, it helps to know that healing and transformation is a journey not a destination. It’s about wanting to grow and expand, and embracing this journey as a lifelong process.
And this leads back to the idea of feminism discussed in the beginning of this post. When more and more people want to heal and change, and wholeheartedly embrace the process, the collective shifts. When more of us let go of past hurts and forgive completely, it allows us to truly open our hearts.
And not only do our personal relationships improve, but we also start to see that we are all one and the same on the inside. So feminism isn’t just about equal rights for women or embracing the diversity in our human collective. It’s about justice and harmony for all living beings: humans, animals mother earth and even other planetary beings as well!
Those who have open hearts can show the way for others. With all of the expansion, light and other higher frequencies available on our planet now and continuing to amplify, so much love and divine energy can come through these open hearts.
In this way, the open-hearted ones can benefit everyone they come in contact with. It has a ripple effect! Even those not currently ready to be vulnerable and do their inner work can prepare to be ready by the presence of these wayshowers, as all souls spiritually awaken and develop at a pace and in timing that is appropriate for them.
As many humans develop more empathy and compassion, we begin treating all living beings with more love, respect and honor. Ethics and laws will change to reflect this. Can you imagine how different our world could be? In these times of accelerated change on the planet, we are well on our way to experiencing these outcomes.
Afterall, ascension is about moving into a higher frequency. If you are reading this, you are ready. So let’s step up together and help the process along by doing our own part in healing. It’s time to enjoy this amazing leap forward in transformation and growth that starts for us during this Fall Equinox!
Blessings and love, 🙂 Heather