I'm sorry I've been a bit quiet here – I've been in the middle of personal transformation and to be honest, some rupture.
The state of our world left me feeling a bit speechless, heart broken, and honestly, somewhat powerless. It's been hard to think about celebrating Freedom when migrant children are stuck in caged camps just a few states over. Part of me wanted to just send you positive messages, but it felt a bit like putting lipstick on a pig. Part of me wanted to pretend it's not happening. Part of me convinced myself that it's not my job to talk about these issues.
But in these times, we can't just turn a blind eye or hide under the covers.
We're needed now more than ever.
My soul sister Stacey said to me, “When we look back at these horrific times, our grandchildren will ask what we were doing to make a difference.”
This struck a chord.
My grandparents were Holocaust survivors and they needed regular ol' citizens to be active. Plenty of people turned a blind eye to their plight. Plenty of people just went about their business hoping it would go away. The United States sent boatloads of Holocaust victims back to the gas chambers.
But some people rose up.
It was the kindness, generosity, purpose, and courage of average, every day people in Cleveland, Ohio who helped my grandfather come to America.
So I've been struggling with the question: What can I do?
What's my part?
Perhaps you've been struggling with this, too.
As I meditated and got quiet, I heard the answer. The Goddess said: “You get every woman up on her feet living her true purpose. You call upon every woman who has been afraid to start a business, or go for the C-level job, to do it because we need more women in leadership. You empower every woman who has wanted to leave her cushy job to start a non-profit to go do it, because we need more compassion and love for those in need. You call upon every woman who has had the desire to write a book or become a teacher or start a podcast to go do it because women hold deep and ancient wisdom in our bones which will heal the world. You remind every mother that SHE has the POWER to to teach her children ‘Never Again.'”
Every single one of us has a role to play in healing the world.
And we are needed NOW.
YOU are needed now: EMPOWERED and living your true purpose.
How do I know? Women are still the major caretakers of children, the major caretakers of the home, women do the majority of the shopping, thus we are the major consumers, AND women are graduating in higher rates than men from universities in the US. Think about it – when you follow your heart, you teach your children to do the same. When you speak up, you inspire neighbors to do the same. When you spend your money on causes that matter to you, you change the future. So my love, WOMEN HOLD THE POWER – AND CAN CHANGE THIS WORLD.
The key is to be EMPOWERED.
It's making a decision to stop playing small.
It's about getting out of your own way to finally be free.
It's about being honest with yourself about your dreams and desires and longings.
It's about believing in yourself to make a difference.
My love, I believe in YOU.
I know you're here for more.
I know you're a Queen.
I know you can change the world.
We will change the world together. You don't have to take on immigration – take on your passion – and do it with fierce heart, loving compassion, and gritty tenacity.
In the coming weeks, I'll be coming to you with opportunities to play big. Opportunities to be Empowered. Opportunities to rock it out and make a difference as only you can. I can't wait to change the world with you! And THAT is worth CELEBRATING!!
Here's to our FREEDOM!