Who Is The Empowered Woman?
The Empowered Woman doesn’t worry about what other people think of her, she focuses on what makes her feel good, because she knows if she feels her best, she will draw the best people and situations to her.
The Empowered Woman knows the conventions of society are stacked against her, but she also knows her own magic is stronger than those conventions.
The Empowered Woman puts her own self-care practice at the heart of what she does, because she knows all anyone is really looking for is love. She can only receive the level of love she shows to herself; if she is not loving herself fully, she will attract in relationships that mirror to her that she is not enough as she is. Only when she is full and whole in herself, can she attract in the kind of love she wants and deserves. And equally, she can only love others to the level at which she loves herself; if she wants to heal the world and bring more love and light into it, then she does that by starting with herself.
The Empowered Woman sets boundaries around her time and energy and doesn’t overextend herself. She strives to stay calm and peaceful and honour her natural rhythms in order to avoid stress and depression.
The Empowered Woman states her value clearly to the world. She doesn’t allow herself to be taken advantage of, or taken for granted.
The Empowered Woman knows that the world is an abundant and beautiful place. She puts her faith in this, and in divine timing, so she knows she doesn’t need to worry about a thing. She simply needs to show up each day and do her best, and the universe will conspire to take care of everything with her.
The Empowered Woman Manifesto:
- Structural sexism means that the constructs that place women below men are embedded into the very foundation of our culture.
- Women act out this fundamental insecurity and men act out an unconscious dominance in so much of what we do and say, without even realising.
- We need to learn to recognise the value of female traits e.g. nurturing, caring, connecting, sharing, holding space, supporting, as equal to the values of male traits.
- We need to individually and repeatedly demand equal payment for our time, and stop over-giving and undervaluing ourselves.
- We need to stop seeking approval from others and give it to ourselves.
- We need to stop being competitive towards other women and instead create sisterhoods that make us stronger.
- We need to know our value as women isn’t in so much in what we can do for people; it’s in who we can be for them.
- Know that your voice is as important as anyone else’s. In fact, if you’re a woman, it’s even more important that your voice is heard, in order to rectify the balance.
- Expect to have to work at least twice as hard and be at least twice as good as your male peers to get the same recognition (that’s four times as much in total).
- Expect to lose some friends when people realise they can’t play the old games with you, but expect that your new-found strength means you won’t care too much.