Joyfully assert your right to happiness
This spring, joyfully, lovingly and creatively assert your right to be happy as a woman and in so doing, you will help your loved ones to value the Sacred feminine and reconnect to Earth.
This is part of a three-part series.
Your right to happiness is like laughter. It can be contagious. It is healing. But women have been embedded with the belief that when we are happy we are selfish, that when we do what we want, we are somehow stealing from our loved ones. The opposite is true. Your happiness is the best gift you can give others.
Here are five rights that you can nurture in your life right now.
The Right to be
Be. You don’t have to work that hard.
The Sacred Feminine teaches that your gifts are embedded in your presence. Breathe deeply. Align with your heart and listen to your body, doing what relaxes and nourishes it. As you do, become aware that you have a right to be in this beautiful earth. Extend that consciousness to the experience that you are A PART of this earth. Your cells dance with Earth’s frequency. Your heart pulsates to Earth’s heartbeat. Take time with your cycles. Your presence. Your being. Know that this is a gift for everyone because they will also slow down and reconnect to themselves and Earth.
The Right to be happy
You have the right to happiness. It’s even written in the USA constitution! So take time to do things that make you happy. Give yourself permission to be happy “for no reason.” Choose happiness over selflessness, sacrifice and duty-bound guilt.
Your happiness is the best example you can give your children, students and young people under your care. It is the best aphrodisiac for your marriage. If you have to choose between what makes you happy and the dishes, let the dishes go!
The right to create the life you want
Are you living the life you want?
If you are not giving yourself permission to experience, do and create what brings you joy, know this: you have the right, the power and the responsibility to create the life that makes your heart sing. In fact, you came here to do exactly that!
Find simple, doable ways to enjoy and create a life that nourishes your soul, evolves your spirit and expresses your brightest potential. You can give that right to ALL women by taking it for yourself. Your daughters will thank you for this! Create a time and space in your home and calendar to move towards your Dream and to do the changes necessary to achieve the life your soul longs for. That’s the reason you are here.
The right to embody your purpose
You came here for a purpose, and it was not to be a family member. That is part of your life, and important one, but it is NOT your purpose. If you’ve chosen to birth a child, motherhood is part of your life purpose, but it is probably not your ENTIRE purpose. Give yourself the permission and space to embody your purpose and to be the change you were meant to be in the world. You are a world citizen, a force that can move humanity forward. Your voice matters.
The right to be your own priority
For centuries, women were trained to put everyone else first. It is right that you put your kids first, of course. That is part of what being a mother is. But make sure that you don’t dump your own self-betrayal on your kids. That’s a tough burden to grow up with.
Family is a community. Distribute the chores among all, get the support you need and take time each week to be a priority in your life. Otherwise, you may suffer terribly when your children are grown up and leave the house, because you’ve forsaken your identity and don’t know how to be with yourself.
Secondly, you will pass the wound of selflessness and self-betrayal to your children, especially to your girls, and thus you will be an accomplice to the enslavement of women and the devaluing of the Sacred Feminine.
Furthermore, as a mother, you need to teach your children to cooperate in community. By sharing family chores, they are empowered and your time is freed up.
As you train your loves ones to respect your time, to see you as a human being with other purpose than taking care of them, to contribute to the chores in the home as a community and to experience a happy woman and mother, you will begin to notice a change in your family and environment. They will feel needed and important. They will feel proud and necessary. They will show initiative and (sigh) they will appreciate you more!
You will begin to observe that you are feeling your connection to Earth Mother more strongly. You may want to take your family more into nature. You may find yourself laughing, dancing, feeling light and feeling the power and grace of your presence.
And this is who you are.
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