Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Empowerment and Change

The rain pours as I write; splashing into the buckets we have set outside to collect the rain water and the sound of the drops hitting the metal roof of our house makes me want to sleep. Most of the snow has melted but there is a bit of it still visible on the patio. The grass on our small lawn is green, contrasting with the brown, once frozen plants leftover from the summer garden.  A blanket of fog lies above the valley where the river flows.  It is December but it looks more like March outside. Mother Nature is quirky.

This day is one for reflection. As the year draws to an end, the daylight hours are short  the nights are long. My biorhythms are finally adjusting.

Below is a link to one of my favorite women/authors. She is so inspiring. I have read at least three of her books, and I plan to read more.

I discovered her book, Crossing to Avalon years ago after reading The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley..

Crossing to Avalon
Goddesses in EveryWomen
Goddesses in Older Women

I have long felt that by changing myself  helps change the world.  This, and networking through writing and connecting with others with like mind. A change is badly needed; humankind is in dire need of healing and we, as women are more empowered than ever.

I have  three beautiful daughters of whom I am very proud. I have one sister, a blood relative and I love her dearly. We don't agree on everything, but we believe in our family and in loving each other. I have good women friends. These women are my sisters, too, we see each others children as extended family. My mother and I have grown close these past few years.  I have five grandchildren as I write this, two of them are teens, two are pre teens and one is an adorable two year old. This is a great blessing and reminds me of the circle of life; the connectedness of all of us here on the planet.

My goal is to live one day at a time, accept each day as a gift. I believe that together we have the power to make important changes in our world. We can encourage each other to be kind, to be honest, strong, and flexible in the face of change.

“I believe that the thought that women together can change the world is emerging into the minds and hearts of many of us, and that the vessel for personal and planetary evolution is the circle with a spiritual center.”Before you can do something that you’ve never done, you have to be able to imagine it is possible.”  ~Jean Shinoda Bolen~

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