Namaste Passionate People & Holy Humans! Greetings of grace this Mindful March Monday! In keeping with International Women’s Day yesterday, here’s a few mystical musings about great women, forgotten women, what it is to be a woman and how I would love to see a sacred Love Day! ~ A day where we honor the sacred in all beings. Ooh that sounds like a lot doesn’t it?! So let me embrace the brief in each of those and go in reverse order … ~! Deep breath into the sacred yesness of creation, of life!
As much as I have felt the suffering of women and the injustices of a patriarchal society, I firmly believe it is high time we embrace oneness. Certainly oneness between the races & sexes, religions & cultural casts … oneness with our earth mother and all beings … beginning with humans! I am drawn to work with familial oneness … oneness between all ages. And yes, I suppose it begins with equal rights awareness, demonstrations and justice yet isn’t it just as powerful to simply honor the sacred in all ~?! So just for this mindful moment, let me wish you a Happy Sacred Awareness Day!
And yes, let me honor women in general. Often, so self sacrificing and nurturing … carrying burdens and dreams not only for ourselves but for our loved ones, our communities, and beyond. I have felt lately like my own dreams were slipping away as I cared for others so I bring that sacred awareness right into my body, mind, Spirit and deepen self Love. I started going to yoga classes again ~ what a forgotten treasure ~ the classes and my body temple! Women, men and all caregivers who put others first, remember to put your oxygen mask on first! Peace begins with me. Here’s a beautiful YouTube video on the subject:
There are so many beautiful women in this world …. Here is Every Women’s Song on YouTube:
And while every women is beautiful and every being is sacred and worthy of reverence, we do well by humanity to remember, celebrate and tribute greatness that touches our lives and changes the course of history … From our own mothers to matriarchs of movements like the San Francisco Folk Music Club shepherded by Faith Petric … There are so many stories never told … or at least not widely … like that of Claudette Colvin, the young teenager who refused to give up her seat on the bus inspiring Dr. King and Rosa Parks & the planned moment when Rosa also refused. Thankfully, most (young) Americans know about Rosa Parks but far too few know about Claudette Colvin. We have a page on Claudette coming up on the New Thought Families website and she along with Jeanette Rankin and others will be included in new rounds of Name That Peacemaker Games. For now, you can find pages on Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, Mother Teresa, Wangari Maathai and some oh so inspirational men too! Here’s one more YouTube video that names many great women in a tribute set to Mariah Carey’s Hero song (guess the term ‘heroine’ is just too problematic!). How many of these ladies have you heard of?!
So if you didn’t honor a woman yesterday, any day is a good day for flowers! And any moment is deserving of sacred awareness … of all beings. Start with the amazing being looking back at you from the mirror. Reverently celebrate yourself as I do now … Namaste, Love!