Happy Independence Day!

July 3, 2013

1752074 Statue of liberty

 

We are beyond blessed to be living in a country that allows us to speak our truth, choose our life partners, and although not all would agree, we in the USA live a free life. This is mostly appreciated when you travel abroad and experience some countries where our way of life and our government are an absolute dream. Thank you for all, both men and women, who imagined and created our way of life, and to all who fought, were injured or died to protect our way of life.

While pondering the word “independence” I pulled out my grungy red hardback Roget’s Thesaurus to see what synonyms were associated with the word. Here are some: freedom, liberty, unconstraint, self–sufficiency, self-dependence, self-reliance, self-subsistence, and self-support.

The word independence gives me the sense of being singularly independent in what I do, how I think, and what I produce. It makes me think of being alone, of doing things my way…of wanting things my way. It’s just a word, and the word gives me a feeling but as a woman acknowledging the gifts of the feminine, I happily realize that rarely am I truly alone, doing or creating in an independent closed container. I know I’m stretching what independence really means, but I’m having fun here going with my flow of thought, feelings and senses. I am so happy to know that I never bring only one little part of me to the table.

 I was inspired to write this piece by the 4th of July holiday and also while reading the last chapter of Birute Regine’s book Iron Butterflies entitled Leadership; Cultivating Feminine Presence.  As a woman I bring every aspect of me, my feminine presence, to whatever I do. I can work with a broad palette. I can express my ancestors through me. I don’t need to be a leader on my throne in a hierarchy but can create and facilitate as a group, and produce an amazing air of, energy bubble of, pulsating, vibrating power of our gifts, our charge, our fertility, our primal beautiful gifts that can make every individual, every home, every workplace, every government and the world a richer more collaborative place.

Happy 4th everybody. Go watch some fireworks and let’s be grateful for whatever we have in this land of ours. And let’s join with others to bring our thoughts and ideas together to make whatever we engage in richer, deeper and more beautiful.

Many Blessings

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