Midlife Women – A Force to be Reckoned With

Screen shot 2015-11-28 at 4.50.59 PMIn 2009 the Dalai Lama declared that the world will be saved by the Western woman.

I think I understand what he meant by that and love that he said it.

But I believe he left out one word: midlife.

I believe that midlife women are a force to be reckoned with. I believe that midlife women who are being called to graduate to the next level of our evolution are part of the force that can transform the world.

I call that force Wise Women Waking.

Actually, Wise Women Waking is a convergence of three powerful forces.

1. The first powerful force is the choice point, the turning point, that humanity is at right now.

Which direction will we go in? Will we continue to head towards destruction and perhaps make our world uninhabitable? Or will we achieve the great evolutionary leap towards a higher level of consciousness that will transform our world and our species? Will we be able to raise ourselves up towards our highest potential and create the world we all long for?

The great amount of awakening happening all over the globe today points to how quickly human evolution is accelerating. And every Wise Woman Waking is part of that movement.

2. The second powerful force is the return of the Feminine, the Divine Feminine principle, to the Earth.

A great part of the current awakening is the resurgence of the feminine principle that has been suppressed for so long, to the detriment of life on Earth. The qualities of the feminine are needed to bring our world into balance and harmony and to restore priority to life, love, and inter-dependence, over power, fear, and domination. 

Part of the Divine Feminine that is not always mentioned is the Wise Woman archetype, the energy of the mature female. This essence is embodied by every Wise Woman with years of experience, wisdom, and passionate purpose ready to harvest in the service of life.

We who are Wise Women Waking are part of the resurgence of the Feminine.

3. Finally, the third powerful force is the individual soul of each and every Wise Woman who is feeling called to contribute, called to awaken, called to remember who she is and why she is here at this time. The awakening soul is a huge source of power, love, and wisdom ready to erupt into our world with action, energy, voice, and presence. 

As each woman feels the call of her soul to explore and discover her potentials, to be, do, and give more of her true self, to join with the forces of transformation, and to add her personal thread of light to the new reality being woven .. the ripple effect spreads out exponentially. It is time for us to remember who we are on the highest level and to discover that a time of great fulfillment is awaiting us as we step forward and say yes to it. 

Not only is it not too late, but this is our time to bloom!

I invite all Wise Women Waking to join this movement, this gathering momentum for transformation in the world, and in the process to discover a joy, power, and energy that you may not have even guessed at before.

Women in midlife and beyond can be an army of light, of conscious intention, and of practical and subtle wisdom to help heal the world. The power lies within each and every one of us when we hear the call…. and answer it. 

Within each one of us lies enormous potential power and creativity waiting to be unleashed. We are a force to be reckoned with! 

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Will Women Save the World?

Today, Mar 8th, is International Women’s Day!

This got me thinking about the role of women in global transformation, and why women are so essential to creating a new reality on Earth.

Some of you know that the Dalai Lama said “The world will be saved by the Western woman.” (Yes, it’s true – he said that at the Vancouver Peace Conference in Sept., 2009.)

I don’t know what he had in mind, but I’ll tell you what think.

At this momentous time in history many souls have been born with a time-release capsule deep within our soul, programmed to go off, telling us “I must do something more with my life.. .the world needs me, how can I help?” 

Many women in particular have this time release going off now.

I believe that those of us born female chose this birth because we could contribute something desperately needed now, that is natural to women.

You may have heard that little girls are instinctively drawn to bonding and connection, while little boys lean towards individuation and competing. We’re actually hard-wired this way,it’s not just how we’re trained. 

Well, that’s just what the world needs if we are to survive:more bonding and connecting, and less separation and competing. This is what the “new paradigm” is all about.

That’s why it’s time for the female perspective to gain ascendancy: These innately female values are  actually needed for the survival of the species!

It’s time for humanity to reverse its priorities:

  • from short term gain to sustainability,
  • from wealth to life,
  • from competition, dominance, and the love of power to cooperation, collaboration, and the power of love.

From “me or you” to “me and you.”

And why is it the Western woman who will save the world?Third World women are making incredible advances too. But it’s the Western woman who, for the first time in history, has the education, affluence, and opportunity required to have real impact on the global stage.

We women finally have the freedom to develop our brilliance, creativity, and power, our genius and spirituality.

I don’t think it’s an accident that all these influences are converging – the urgent need of the world, a spiritual influx of energies, and the maturation of the Western woman.

I believe there is a force that is helping us to not just survive but thrive, and ascend to a higher level of consciousness.

You know, that instinct for cooperation, collaboration, and benefiting the whole that is natural to women? That is also the way of Nature. And Nature has always been personified as female, as mother. The Earth and Nature embody that female principle.

I think we are being helped by cosmic and spiritual energies and by the consciousness of Earth herself.

Not only women, but also enlightened men are now looking through this unitive lens. (Take the Dalai Lama as one example.) The holistic view of reality is even starting to be embraced by science!

Because of all of these amazing shifts happening together, I have great hope that we can birth the new reality in time! But only if each and every one of us does our part!

Are you doing YOUR part?

What is YOUR role in global transformation? I know you have one!