WOMEN

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"A woman’s inborn capacity to excel is 16 times more than a man’s.

If she just has self-esteem that she’s a woman, there’s no power on Earth that can make her do wrong.

Woman is priceless.” - Yogi Bhajan July 12, 1984

 

“Not only are you powerful, you are prestigious. Not only are you prestigious, you are beautiful.

Not only are you beautiful, you are consciousness. Not only are you consciousness, you are the spirit.

Not only are you the spirit, you are the security of the future, the most bountiful beauty ever God created.

Men call it ‘woman.’” - Yogi Bhajan July 23, 1984

 

“The greatest beauty in you is that if you become sacred, your price will go up.

If you want to protect your future, never act cheap. If you want to be free, never control anything—it will drag you to death.

If you want to be respected, never nag. And if you want to be loved, then deliver.

Let your words mean what you say.” - Yogi Bhajan July 4, 1995

 

THE RADIANT POWER OF A WOMAN

“Never before have we as a global group of women been holding so much potential, so much power, to shape our collective future.

Yet, what is the pathway to awakening the fullness of our authentic power as women?

Where should we put our energy and attention in order to make our greatest contribution?

And how might we work together and support each other in this process?

Ladies, now is the time for us to understand and step into our Grace. Our society has changed and will continue to change.

The consciousness of the planet is shifting back into the feminine. We are the mothers of this Earth. Without us, we would all cease to exist.

With this comes a great responsibility. We must stop mistaking our sexuality as our power. We must understand what the word Grace

means, for it is the foundation to all that we hold. It is our roots, our power and our greatest gift.” -  Wahe Kaur

 

IMAGINE A WOMAN

Imagine a woman who believes it is right and good she is a woman.

A woman who honors her experience and tells her stories.

Who refuses to carry the sins of others within her body and life.

Imagine a woman who trusts and respects herself.

A woman who listens to her needs and desires.

Who meets them with tenderness and grace.

Imagine a woman who acknowledges the past’s influence on the present.

A woman who has walked through her past.

Who has healed into the present.

Imagine a woman who authors her own life.

A woman who exerts, initiates, and moves on her own behalf.

Who refuses to surrender except to her truest self and wisest voice.

Imagine a woman who names her own gods.

A woman who imagines the divine in her image and likeness.

Who designs a personal spirituality to inform her daily life.

Imagine a woman in love with her own body.

A woman who believes her body is enough, just as it is.

Who celebrates its rhythms and cycles as an exquisite resource.



Imagine a woman who honors the body of the Goddess in her changing body.

A woman who celebrates the accumulation of her years and her wisdom.

Who refuses to use her life-energy disguising the changes in her body and life.

Imagine a woman who values the women in her life.

A woman who sits in circles of women.

Who is reminded of the truth about herself when she forgets.

Imagine yourself as this woman. © Patricia Lynn Reilly, 1995

 

If You Want to Change the World, Love a Woman (2008) by Lisa Citore

When a fairly spiritual male friend of mine who had finally found and was deepening into committed relationship with his soul mate

confided in me he was thinking of being single again, and in the next breath expressed his latest idea for raising consciousness

worldwide, I wrote this poem.

If you want to change the world… love a woman-really love her.

Find the one who calls to your soul, who doesn’t make sense.

Throw away your check list and put your ear to her heart and listen.

Hear the names, the prayers, the songs of every living thing-

every winged one, every furry and scaled one,

every underground and underwater one, every green and flowering one,

every not yet born and dying one…

Hear their melancholy praises back to the One who gave them life.

If you haven’t heard your own name yet, you haven’t listened long enough.

If your eyes aren’t filled with tears, if you aren’t bowing at her feet,

you haven’t ever grieved having almost lost her.

If you want to change the world… love a woman-one woman

beyond yourself, beyond desire and reason,

beyond your male preferences for youth, beauty and variety

and all your superficial concepts of freedom.

We have given ourselves so many choices

we have forgotten that true liberation

comes from standing in the middle of the soul’s fire

and burning through our resistance to Love.

There is only one Goddess.

Look into Her eyes and see-really see

if she is the one to bring the axe to your head.

If not, walk away. Right now.

Don’t waste time “trying.”

Know that your decision has nothing to do with her

because ultimately it’s not with who,

but when we choose to surrender.

If you want to change the world… love a woman.

Love her for life-beyond your fear of death,

beyond your fear of being manipulated

by the Mother inside your head.

Don’t tell her you’re willing to die for her.

Say you’re willing to LIVE with her,

plant trees with her and watch them grow.

Be her hero by telling her how beautiful she is in her vulnerable majesty,

by helping her to remember every day that she IS Goddess

through your adoration and devotion.

If you want to change the world… love a woman

in all her faces, through all her seasons

and she will heal you of your schizophrenia-

your double-mindedness and half-heartedness

which keeps your Spirit and body separate-

which keeps you alone and always looking outside yourself

for something to make your life worth living.

There will always be another woman.

Soon the new shiny one will become the old dull one

and you’ll grow restless again, trading in women like cars,

trading in the Goddess for the latest object of your desire.

Man doesn’t need any more choices.

What man needs is Woman, the Way of the Feminine,

of Patience and Compassion, non-seeking, non-doing,

of breathing in one place and sinking deep intertwining roots

strong enough to hold the Earth together

while she shakes off the cement and steel from her skin.

If you want to change the world… love a woman, just one woman .

Love and protect her as if she is the last holy vessel.

Love her through her fear of abandonment

which she has been holding for all of humanity.

No, the wound is not hers to heal alone.

No, she is not weak in her codependence.

If you want to change the world… love a woman

all the way through

until she believes you,

until her instincts, her visions, her voice, her art, her passion,

her wildness have returned to her-

until she is a force of love more powerful

than all the political media demons who seek to devalue and destroy her.

If you want to change the world,

lay down your causes, your guns and protest signs.

Lay down your inner war, your righteous anger

and love a woman…

beyond all of your striving for greatness,

beyond your tenacious quest for enlightenment.

The holy grail stands before you

if you would only take her in your arms

and let go of searching for something beyond this intimacy.

What if peace is a dream which can only be re-membered

through the heart of Woman?

What if a man’s love for Woman, the Way of the Feminine

is the key to opening Her heart?

If you want to change the world…love a woman

to the depths of your shadow,

to the highest reaches of your Being,

back to the Garden where you first met her,

to the gateway of the rainbow realm

where you walk through together as Light as One,

to the point of no return,

to the ends and the beginning of a new Earth.