I think as humans we are constantly evolving. Our generation is more evolved than the last and the next one will be more evolved than us. We always think we are doing a better job than our parents did, right?
I know that I have been transforming for years – the person I was in my early 20s is so far removed from who I am today. But isn’t that just the normal process of growing up? We live, we learn, we become wiser, life experiences shape us. Those hard edges get softened over time, we become calmer, more able to see the bigger picture, able to predict some outcomes and adjust ourselves accordingly. Basically we grow into ourselves, into the people we were born to be.
Admitting that I don’t always know what I’m doing isn’t always easy. It takes bravery to be vulnerable I think – to adopt a learner mindset and allowing others to lead. But it gets easier with practise.
Maybe things are different now for the Millennial generation but when I was on the first rung of the career ladder, you had to know it all, be fearless, act ‘as if’. I believe the world is ready for a more soul centered way of operating. A more nurturing and inclusive operating system, and we are moving toward that time. I also think it will be led by women, natures nurturers. The Dalai Lama after all said “The world will be saved by the western woman” at the Peace Summit in Canada, 2009.
I’m teaching my daughter to embrace her inner Goddess, and be a strong woman who knows herself. To me that is what a Goddess is. Not some distant ethereal spirit being in the sky that we cannot hope to touch, but a living, breathing woman who values her own worth and intuitively knows the right path for herself. A woman of inner beauty, and when we accept ourselves exactly the way we are, that is what we become – our light shines from inside us.
I’m enjoying both observing and feeling the changes within me as I shape shift and evolve into the next stage of my life. I haven’t done raising my children yet but they are now in the teenage stage (one is an adult!) so I’m out of the daily mothering duties attached to very young children. It means I have a bit more time for me! Also, I said I was enjoying feeling the changes but I have to share that the feeling is not always a happy emotion. I was crying on the sofa earlier today, releasing an emotion that was brought up within me. Nothing external had changed in my world, but I’m noticing some feelings rising, now I am accepting them and allowing them to pass through me – rather than ‘eating’ them as I did before. You have to feel it to heal it.