This is a special broadcast of a letter I wrote to from my heart to the hearts of the women around the world when I was writing Overwhelmed and Over It: Embrace Your Power to Stay Centered and Sustained in a Chaotic World.
I often write a letter when writing a book, to help me tap into the heart and soul of why i am writing this book, and why I feel so passionate about sharing the perspectives, wisdom and stories enclosed in it.
For this book, that letter became the opening. Today, on the one year anniversary of its publication, I am sharing it FIRST here with you on Feminine Power Time as a special podcast broadcast.
Why? Because every time I sit down to create and tape a Feminine Power Time, I intend to connect with you heart to heart... to be real... to share openly... to bring insight and wisdom... and to be space where you can deeply tap into your deep internal wisdom.
For 5 years, the listeners of this podcast have been with me, here, having these conversations that much of the world is just waking up to.
The world's been crazy for a long time. It's just now, it's catalyzing at warp speed, because we MUST change. People and the planet have been burning out for decades if not centuries.
But the game isn't over.
You and I are the makers, creators, mothers of the world ... we shape culture by how we make our choices and use our voices ... we create reality ... but not if we get swirled into the swirl, can't see the systemically-generated and self-induced burnout games and structures.
AND we need each other, to help us tap into what is real, she what is needed, and then from our deep wisdom, embrace our power to choose differently and say NO MORE to what's not working.
So today... I share this with you...
Get some tea or vino or pelligrino. Or just take a chill moment in the sun. And tune in.
May this release some pressure and create more courage and clarity and connection for you today.
with great heart,
p.s. If you have not gotten your copy of Overwhelmed and Over It yet, go to the book page and order a copy for you + a friend
p.p.s If you do have your copy, I'd super appreciate a review to help others find the book. Leave one wherever you bought it or here on Amazon.
And remember... Join us in the Feminine Wisdom Cafe, where courageous conscious women gather, including a special group exploring and experimenting with the wisdom in this book. Go here to learn more, it's free.
What does embodied power look, sound and feel like in a woman who is expressing as her whole and true self? What does it look, feel and sound like in you? In your presence? In your voice, spoken or written? In how you are received and perceived by others?
How do you access your truth, your voice and use it to amplify your visibility, influence, and presence in the world… in a way that is true to your expression, your authentic self?
The models for what power looks like in a person, what it sounds like, what people respond to, are distorted.
So we as women and the women before us have to distort and contort ourselves to get a seat at the table, be taken seriously, have our voices heard, or take on the qualities of men or intellectual machines without heart.
That time is over.
No more contorting, distorting our presence to fit in.
And also no more having to scream to be heard, be serious to be taken seriously, and suppressing our femininity in how we dress, speak and show up.
Today I invite you to explore within yourself the ways in which if you knew how to more powerfully wield your voice and presence, you would create more of the reality you desire for yourself, the world and what matters to you.
Whether that is in your relationships, your career, your message, your business, HOW you show up and the presence you are in it, matters big time.
But how we’ve been taught to use that voice, to show up to get what we need and be heard isn’t working for us as women.
So today, in this episode of Feminine Power Time, PRESENCE: Women with a Voice, #2 of 3 in our Re-Imagining Feminine Power series, I invite you to join me, Christine Arylo, women’s leadership advisor and catalyst, and special guest Alexia Vernon, author of Step into Your Moxie, for a session that will touch your heart, open your voice, and inspire you to expand in your expression in this world this year.
We dive into:
Here are some of the wisdom bytes from the show followed by how to connect with Alexia, including her book Step into Your Moxie – and also upcoming retreats with Christine Arylo.
WISDOM INQUIRY FOR YOU:
What are you going to embody more of this year to more powerfully express your presence and voice?
What is wanting to come through you more this year? Make this year part of exploring this next season or elevation of your expression.
What do you need to embody that is already in you?
What from your past, needs to integrate into who you are now? Have an exploration. Play with how you dress, speak, write.
MORE ON ALEXIA VERNON
Get Alexia Vernon's Book - great wisdom, fun, stories, and potent power. Practical, playful and powerful
Step Into Your Moxie: Amplify your voice and visibility and influence in the world.
UPCOMING RETREATS WITH CHRISTINE ARYLO
Feminine Wisdom Weekend – Mid Year Power Pause
Stay Strong and True to Yourself
The Path of Self Love Trainiing
Note: This Feminine Power Time is part of the 3 part series on Re-Imagining Feminine Power. Tune into #1 of the series - WEALTH: Women with Real Wealth with Christine Arylo and Julie Murphy.
When we look back at women's history, for over 50 + years since women fully entered the workforce, we have had to assimilate into systems for how we work, educate, govern, relate and operate in almost every realm of our lives... in which women had no say in creating.
The models for leadership, government, healthcare, education, business? All were created at a time when women had little power, no vote, and no voice.
Today, we are in a different position.
Today, every woman - including you - has the potential to be a leader – in your organization, community, tribe, family, life – by consciously doing things differently.
Leadership is a CHOICE you make, not a position, degree, or job you get. Your power comes from your presence. Your presence comes from within.
Your presence is that powerful, if you know how to access it's full spectrum and use it.
On the eve of International Women’s Day, I held this feminine wisdom session you can tune into now. Join me Christine Arylo, women’s leadership teacher and advisor, MBA, and catalyst for personal and collective transformation, for an illuminating, eye opening, soul awakening wisdom "session" where we will dive into:
To get the video taping of this feminine wisdom session, go to www.FeminineWisdomSession.com
To learn more about the Elevate Feminine Leadership Immersion at www.FeminineLeadershipWeekend.com
To learn more about the 40 Day Burnout to Balance Practice go to www.40daypowerpractice.com
To receive Christine Arylo's weekly Feminine Wisdom Letters go to www.ChristineArylo.com
Most women operate at half power, trying to assimilate into ways of working that don't support how we naturally operate and create, undervaluing ourselves and our work, and taking more responsibility than is ours to take on. We care about the world. We want to make things better. But the way we've learned to lead and work is based on models that do not support nor tap into our 'feminine' power and wisdom.
But what the heck is the 'feminine' and why do we need it? Can't we just all try to be better people, grow our careers, and talk about leadership without needing to gender modify it? The answer is NO.
If we desire to create a world in which there is pay equity, gender equity, connection instead of isolation, where we grow ourselves, our families and our work/business in ways that sustain and nourish us vs like some crazy Monsanto accelerated growth model, we have to LEARN what the feminine is... REVEAL the full range of our power... and then VALUE and APPLY a different way to work, live and lead.
There's much to say about Feminine Leadership and we are not going to cover it all today - I don't want to add to your overwhelm love! I want to give you the path out of it, which feminine leadership and wisdom offer us.
After studying tradition leadership for over two decades and realizing it didn't have what I needed as a woman or as a human who didn't want to perpetuate a domination and consumption model for business and living, I sought out 'the feminine' (even though I had no idea what that was at the time. Over the last decade I've applied this Wisdom to my own life and work and shared it with many more.
Today, is the start of on ongoing conversation here at Feminine Power Time, the first of our deep dives into Feminine Leadership, a way of living, working and creating I've devoted my life to teaching and living.
For today's session "Feminine Leadership: What Does it Look Like to Lead As a Woman?" we will dive into 5 foundational realms of Feminine Leadership, so we can open up to some deeper wisdom, new insights and expanded possibilities that and support us in being the change we wish to see, including:
When we lead naturally as a whole woman we embody both our masculine and feminine powers in ways that naturally lead us to creating realities that create more harmony, sustainability and prosperity.
We will end this Feminine Power Time with a short meditation that leads you to connect with HOW big a difference you are making -so you can stop pressuring yourself and start acknowledging yourself. And will help you take the pressure of taking on more responsibility than is yours... feminine leadership leads us to just do our part.
We are just getting scratching the surface here on Feminine Leadership. To explore more check these out:
1. Free Feminine Wisdom Session: CRAZY WISDOM: Conjuring Up Courage and Clarity in Intense Times. RSVP for Free.
2. Art of Sacred Circle Training and Incubator 2018/19 - Starts Nov. For women desiring to birth new offerings, programs, events, workshops, gatherings and to expand the impact and presence of themselves and their sacred work. Only offered 1 time per year. Learn more at www.ArtofSacredCircle.com
Save the Date
1. Feminine Leadership Immersion Retreat - ELEVATE. Power. Presence. Purpose. April 25-28th, 2019. Islandwood Retreat Center. Island off the coast of Seattle. Early Bird Opens in Nov.
2. Feminine Super Power Year 2019 - A wisdom school for learning, living and succeeding the feminine way. Enrollment opens Nov 11. www.FeminineSuperPowerYear.com