This song and video really hit home for me today. I was laid off from my job in a public school a year ago. I worked there for 8 years. It was a tough hit when it happened.
It wasn't due to my performance or personality; It was due to my seniority in the union and budget cuts. Northern Michigan isn't a place where you can just go out and find a good job waiting for you and in our current economy it has been tough. I took a part time position in my local Intermediate School District, but that is less than 15 hours a week. I like the position I am in and it keeps my skills current, but who can live on 14 hours a week. Any ways a friend of mine sent me an email that contained this song and although I had heard it before it didn't hit home for me until I saw the video. Along with the video is a website that gives more details on the people featured in the video. Seeing the video made it better for me today and that meant a lot.
A woman’s sense of compassion andinner voice demonstrates the depth of her strength.
So often in our world we tend to think of strength as a quality that arises from a place of firm determination and a will to succeed no matter the cost. Even though we might want to think of a strong woman as being defined in this way, what really makes a woman confident is her capacity for listeningto hertrue self and being able to call upon her feminine wisdom to any situation that may arise. A woman does not need to step into an assertive role or act like a man in order to be effective at what she does—she simply needs to get in touch with her insight and sense of compassion to truly demonstrate the depth of her strength.
Listening to the feminine side of ourselves may not seem easy at first for this type of energy is something that is often overlooked in many aspects of our everyday lives. If we can connect with this part of who we are, however, we will find that there is an unlimited wellspring of strength available to us. Our capacity to tapintoour intuition and listen to our inner guides, to take into account the needs of those around us, and to view a situation with compassion and love are ways that we can show the world the true power that is part of our feminine nature. When we learn to integrate this source of strength into our daily tasks and decision-making, we will find that we can be more flexible and open to the things that happen around us and more receptive to new ideas. Not only will we see the world in a different light, but we will truly start to realize the potential for this form of energy to both empower ourselves and those around us.
As we cultivate our feminine energy we can redefine the meaning of strength. By embracing our feminine power as something that is strong in its own right, we are able to use it with true assurance and determination and draw upon what truly belongs to us.