It’s summer! Even here in foggy San Francisco, the sun is breaking through, and many of us look forward to vacation time. Kids are out of school – which can mean more work for parents – but also time for connecting with family and friends. We may feel like taking a break from our worries about our work and about the world – a time to get some rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation!
We encourage you to do so – while holding in your heart our critical mission as women in the 21st century. By now you are familiar with what we call the Sophia Century: a time when women are being called to bring the wisdom of the Divine Feminine to the many crises facing humanity. To our male readers: the same challenges face you, but today I’d like to talk about the role that women can play.
Historically, women have not been able to fully express themselves because of gender-related societal and personal issues. But now is the time! Our Mother Earth is crying for the reverence of feminine consciousness and the need for female leadership.
Recently, we led a master class called Igniting the Power Within: Explore Your Role as a Woman in the 21st Century. Hundreds of women engaged with our suggestions for stepping up to meet the moment with ways to gain, regain, or amplify a renewed sense of personal power, peace, and fulfillment.
Here are the four steps we proposed in the master class:
1) Replace doubts with affirmations. Let go of self-judgment, and cancel your negative thoughts and fears about yourself and replace them with positive affirmations.
2) Discover what you stand for. What breaks your heart is also what can make your heart sing. Be overt about what really matters so you can share it and live from it.
3) Surround yourself with partnerships that support you. Find the people who know who you really are and create an ecosystem of relationships that supports your true intentions.
4) Practice joy and celebration. Celebrate yourself, others, and the epic experience of being alive at a time when you can make such an incredible difference.
These are practices we promise you will work. Our mission is to enable all people to be of service and in effective action for a transformed world while fully enjoying their lives and relationships.
For those of you interested in the master class, here is the link to the recording.
We are excited about having the summer of 2023 be a time for growth and productivity as well as a time for rest, nourishing ourselves, and being with others. May we stay connected with the great challenges of our time while still smelling the flowers, basking in the sun, eating the fruits, and enjoying the great blessings of life.
Wishing you a joyous summer,
Lynne and Sara