As women, we play many roles: partners, wives, daughters, mothers, bosses, employees. We deliver, nurture, manage, and please. We are accomplished jugglers, master manifestors; we make things happen. We are badass, and we know it.
The byproduct of navigating our hyper-connected, multi-tasking lives with poise and grace is the suppression of raw emotion. To perform these many roles effectively, we contain, conform, and control our feelings, our words, our behavior. As a matter of survival we adapt to a culture that values our rational minds. In the process we become alienated from our innate, intuitive nature, often feeling unseen, unappreciated, and misunderstood.
When we lose our sense of self in this way, we suffer in our relationships. We get angry; and we shut down. Our confidence takes a hit, along with our self-esteem, self-care, and our precious sex lives—the very thing that should be our source of power.
There is a fire that burns inside each one of us. It is the flame of passion, of desire, the creative energy that sparks life and sustains humanity. It glows, it roars, it’s wild in nature. It is our birthright, and it is our responsibility to tend this fire, for our own wellbeing, for our community, and for the energetic recalibration of the world.