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Ya Ya Sisterhood

To the Women of the Sisterhood,

Today is International Women’s Day.

Blessings to you. May you celebrate in all your feminine glory and embrace the divine female spirit.

I am grateful to have incarnated this life as a woman. It is interesting as a child most would have described me as a “Tom boy” at times I would even wish out aloud “I wish I was a boy”. I just didn’t get it. I truly reflect now and believe I was disconnected. I was fearful of my own feminine energy and more importantly the essence wasn’t taught to be celebrated as it once historically was.

I want us to get back to our ceremonial roots. To passing important information between the generations that can only be done through relationships, meaningful interactions and reinforcement of such important bonds.

I am grateful for those who came before me and championed our causes.

What do I wish for international women’s day and beyond:

* the end of inequality and sexism

* the end of dying during child birth

* education for all females

* equality in opportunities

* equal pay

* the end of fear based competition and swinging accusations to bring other females down

* support for females during every developmental cycle and stage in life

* reintroduction of ceremony and blessing. Celebrating and embracing the feminine aspect in our lives.

* for females to accept and receive

* for young females to honour and acknowledge the wise women who have come before them

* for wise women to pass on their rich knowledge and experience to those younger.

I haven’t even touched the sides!

Most of all I wish for: Empowerment of every single woman on this earth.

For every single female to feel encouraged to stand tall, connect with their truth, allow their heart to sing and to feed their soul each and every day. May every obstacle melt away and be a source of growth and learning for them.

What is important is that empowerment of women does not mean disempowerment of men. They are not mutually exclusive. We are all equal. We are all one and interconnected. We all have the male and female aspect within ourselves whether we are man or woman. To disempower one gender is to disempower the other gender. Supporting International women’s day does not mean you are unsupportive of your own gender either. It means you are mindful enough to know energy begets energy as they say and the support will be returned.

I wish for us to celebrate the sisterhood.

As I finish I wish to do so with a beautiful piece that encapsulates the importance of intergenerational connectedness and support for the wisdom of the sage who have walked a path before us. I use this during blessingway ceremonies:

Let us take care of our children, for they have a long way to go.

Let us take care of our elders, for they have come a long way.

Let us take care of those of us in between, for we are doing the work.

                                                                                ~ An African Prayer

Happy International Women’s Day.

How will you celebrate? What do you wish for? What are you most grateful for?

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3 thoughts on “Ya Ya Sisterhood

  1. I love the African prayer Cath. Just beautiful. I am excited this IWD by the way feminists around the globe are connecting and creating change through the power of social media. Go twitter!

    Posted by Michelle | March 8, 2012, 3:33 am
  2. Bless you, and your spiritual sisters, on IWD, as always..I never had blood sisters, but I know I have many from my on-line friends. Love Denyse

    Posted by Denyse Whelan. Education Specialist | March 8, 2012, 9:26 am
  3. I agree, what a beautiful prayer! I have decided to roll with this year’s theme – Connecting Girls, Inspiring Lives – as an online event through my biz – Leaf. I believe that we as women have so much wisdom and experience to share with today’s girls, and I’m hoping by raising the profile of girls, sharing our stories, enjoying the fun times, and talking about the challenges facing girls today, this will go some way to building the connections between generations of women.

    Posted by Cath@leafjournals | March 8, 2012, 1:29 pm

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