Many people were shocked and saddened over the result of US Presidential Election in 2016. Despite the mountain of negative press about his degrading words and actions toward women (among other people and things), Donald Trump was elected the President – the leader of America and possibly the most powerful person in the world.
My initial reaction was disbelief and worry, even fear. I kept thinking, what does this all mean? How will Trump’s personal beliefs reshape our country?
Will this dim the spirt of the American people and fragment America – a country united by our differences and made strong by the open hearts, open minds, and open borders that have welcomed people of every creed and color since our founding?
And how will this affect women and minorities and the LGBT community, parts of our society that have fought so hard to be treated with respect and equality?
Just days prior to the election, I was invited to speak at the Painless Period Summit. I met women who, through their personal pains and suffering, have reconnected with their feminine power.
Beauty, strength, courage, resilience and compassion radiated from them – a power that is subtle, but apparent and undeniable. A power that no one can take away – because it’s realized from within.
Today, more and more women are coming forth, speaking and sharing this feminine power. Ordinary women, like you and me, through blogs, social media and personal connections, are reshaping our families, culture and society. We’re strong and getting stronger.
Personally, l prefer to believe that perhaps the result of this election is part of some divine plan for the universe. And though we may not understand or agree with this plan, it’s a part of our evolutionary path, part of our journey moving forward.
Perhaps things need to get worse before they get better. And perhaps the challenges ahead will make us come together and become even stronger.
A teacher of mine once said that we’re never given a task we don’t have the capacity to overcome. And now, with this election, we’ve been given a task. Some parts of the world have become darker, but within us, the light is growing brighter and ever stronger.
Our Mother Earth has experienced so much misuse and abuse, and yet she’s still here, witnessing, embracing, growing, nurturing and transforming. To me, that’s the essence of the feminine power. We all have it within us. And our task is to grow it from within – so we can light up the space around us and dispel the darkness in the world.