Women are complex creatures… and sometimes run amuck.
As adults, how is it that we find ourselves without the skills for the mental, emotional and spiritual maturity that supports our mutual life-force and ultimate happiness?
As women emerge as a vital component in righting the destructive paths of the world, I have still witnessed an unnecessary opposition to our progression.
Given where we are now, barely scratching the surface of what genuine balance might be, we as women, can be our own worst adversaries.
Is it the effect of victimization that still runs so deeply in our heritage that our default pattern of the fight, in the fight or flight scenario, becomes annihilation? I am not a psychologist, but I have to wonder if this is an immature response to generations in survival mode? Immature, meaning that there are other more responsible ways to respond.
So, why do some women go to Depth-Con-5, a term coined by a good friend and retired judge, to brutally strike at the emotional heart of another woman and how can we change that thoughtless response and create a path toward solutions? In other words, instead of annihilation, we choose to embody patience with the ultimate goal of co-creation rather than separation.
Having facilitated personal growth for over 15 years, I have witnessed the beautiful and balancing wisdom we naturally embody when we embrace our own vulnerability with curiosity. This state of balance can only be accomplished when we lose the immature response of defensive attack – either upon ourselves or our perceived attackers.
When women shift from a state of resistance and defense to the wisdom that comes from embracing the power behind the gifts of vulnerability – we find a welcome opportunity for expansion. When we stop pointing fingers at others we free ourselves to find greater insight and direction. This is how we become the wise healers and teachers we are wired to be in the beautifully diverse fields and lifestyles we have chosen.
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