Let’s Reclaim the True Meaning of Feminism

Feminism isn’t about claiming power that was never ours. To me, feminism is about women RECLAIMING our natural roles in society as leaders, healers, teachers and guides.

In Ancient history, women were the council members that men looked to for guidance. Women were the decision makers and the rulers, not because women were better than men, but because women had access to a deeper sense of feeling and intuition. These finely tuned senses paved the way for decisions to be made on behalf of the tribe or village that factored in everyone’s well being, safety and prosperity.

At one point in history, the Goddess was worshipped and it was a female who represented the spiritual realms. Churches and temples and statues were built for her, and men revered her as their Goddess.

Feminism isn’t in alignment with truly connecting women to their power if while doing so, women are moving further away from their innately feminine nature and becoming more like men – doing all the things men do, the way men do the things.

Not that there’s anything wrong with women performing the same tasks as men, or having the same rights as men, of course we all stand for and want equality. But equal does not mean the same. We are not the same, and if women knew the vast potential within themselves, they likely wouldn’t entertain this idea at all.

Women are able to tap into a more potent union with the spirit world, transcend normal reality during orgasm, experience pleasure more fully. And when a woman is in right relationship with herself, her intuition is the ultimate source of her own inner truth.

Of course there’s no “right way” to be a woman, or a man, but to simply say men and women are the same would be ignorant. I don’t want to be robbed of my right to experience the world as a woman!

Feminism should be a bridge for women to re-learn how sacred their bodies are.

My desire for women is to give up their fight to be accepted by society for all that they do, and begin to command respect and reverence for all that they are.

My desire for women is to stop apologizing for being different, for needing more rest, for feeling more, for wanting more.

To set the tone for the generations to follow, so our daughters can be born into their power rather than spend half of their lives trying to connect to it. This is OUR work to be done.

Women, we are the life givers.
We are a channel for death and rebirth.
We represent the Mother and the Priestess.
The Wise Crone, the Healer & the Goddess.
We are wild, wonderful, chaotic human beings with immense intuition and leadership.

In order to be in right relationship with our mothers, daughters, our partners and the world around us, we must learn to be in right relationship with ourselves.

We have to wade through the societal programming we’ve been fed about keeping up with or competing with men, and actively push back against our own desire to reject the feminine within and outside of ourselves.

Sheleana is the Founder and Visionary of Rising Woman. She is a Conscious Relationship and Spiritual Psychology writer and Creator of an online program called Becoming the One. Sheleana spent 4 years as an apprentice in transpersonal group-work containers, depth psychology, and shadow work with a Spiritual teacher and went on to Co-Facilitate women's groups and Conscious Relationship workshops. She has trained in imago couples facilitation, tantra, couples work, somatic healing and is also a full-spectrum birth doula.
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