The Power of Sisterhood…
I was leading one of my Find Your Feminine Fire group sessions this morning, and we had such a great discussion around sisterhood.
We pulled a card from my moon deck and it was all about shining by lifting others up. How when we allow other women to shine, it is a reflection of our own beauty and potential.
I would invite you to consider your inner dialogue as well around this. How is your inner voice? How do you talk to yourself? Is it harsh? Loving? Compassionate? Judgemental?
The more you can accept and integrate all the aspects of yourself, (even the parts you don’t love- you can accept them) the more you can love and accept others.
Notice when you feel comparison or jealousy around another woman. Can you dig deeper here? Is it that you are rejecting a part of yourself? Are you feeling poorly about yourself in that moment? Usually for me when I feel jealous it is because I am not feeling enough in that moment.
What do I do? I ask myself what do I need to feel more belonging within myself. Do I need to spend some time nurturing myself? Is this really about me? And I look for gratitude within myself – what can I appreciate about myself in this moment?
I know this may sound a bit “woo” but I also like to think we are all connected. So if my sister has something, there is also a part of me that has the same thing. So knowing I too have that beauty, or that capability, or that potential.
When we spend time with other women, it boots the feel good hormone oxytocin, that builds trust and connection. We are wired as women to connect and this modern day makes it more difficult to get that in person connection. So make the time to connect with other women. We are wired for connection.
Can you think of a woman you admire? A woman who means a lot to you?
I invite you to compliment a woman in your life, either in person, or via a note or a text , and let them know what you love and appreciate about them. Do this without expectation, but simply with the desire to lift another woman up.