Women’s Empowerment

When I was born, I heard the story of how my grandfather arrived to the hospital with a bouquet of flowers, overjoyed at the thought of having a new grandson. When he arrived and saw me, I have been told he threw down the flowers and declared, “you woke me up for a girl?”

Thus, my advocacy for women’s empowerment began.

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This set the tone for me for the rest of my life — WHY is it that because I’m a girl, this should determine what I can and cannot do?

For me, working on women’s issues and women’s empowerment is not work.

This is my life’s purpose.

I believe part of my mission in this lifetime is to empower women to recognize their own worth and take back their power over their body and their decisions. I am here to tell women: Whatever you decide to do with your body is your own choice.

Most women are not aware of that. They have been sucked into this patriarchal culture, believing they are second class citizens, and that they are not worthy.

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On the contrast, there are the other women who lie at the opposite end of the spectrum, who believe, “YES we are powerful. We are more than men.” This isn’t right either. It isn’t about us being “better” than men, it is about finding the balance between these two extremes.

Where we want to arrive is equality – where we find we are equal with men.

It’s about ALL of us, living from the full potential of who we are.

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Betrayal Amongst Women

Betrayal amongst women?! What about it? What happened to women empowerment?

I actually think this is the number one stop for women’s empowerment. Unless we address these dark spots that are kept hidden and covered up, we as women won’t be able to be truly in support of each other and in the fullness of our power.

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I believe, and from personal experience and exploration that we do betray each other and ourselves. I have experienced this betrayal, and it opened up a journey of questioning and listening.For me I didn’t heal that until I understood, to the depth of my bones, that  I BETRAYED MYSELF , again and again,

when I say yes when I want to say no.

When I smile when I want to cry.

When I stay when I want to leave.

When I hold on when I want to drop.

When I turn my head instead of looking straight and saying what I truly believe in, what I truly stand for, what I truly think.

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Yes sisterhood is REAL, can be real, only if we sit together in the darkness, and hold hands.

I am privileged to have a tribe of sisters around the world and here in Costa Rica , that I support and that support me… I enjoy co-creating with them, playing and crying, holding hands, and holding space. And diving to the depth of our being, to the depth of our shadows and not being afraid of the darkness, not being afraid of not being loved, approved, or acknowledged. And yet the feeling of support, only came once I was able to support myself. Again and again. Same story. It never changes. It comes from within!

You can click here to hear me talk about this. This is the essence of my journey and of my offerings.

And it is from this journey, this understanding that I co-create with other women. Powerful women who stand in the fullness of their being.  I am honoured to be hosting with  Guzel Gjenasaj  our upcoming women ONLY DIVE DEEP RETREAT here in Costa Rica in May.

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We will be exploring with 9 women, the DEPTH of our BEING.

Our way of nurturing our self without food.

How we self care and how we care for the other.

How we betrayed ourselves and how we betrayed each other.

How we support ourselves and how we support each other.

What comes first and what is replaced.

For more information for this or other retreats please click here.

 

 

 

 

From Betrayal to Support

In the fullness of the moon I am called to share with you the fullness of my BEING.

And I start with Betrayal and Support.

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The jungle constantly brings me to a creative edge,

pushes me to deep reflection on who I am in my deepest essence

and how can I communicate that.

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I deeply believe that betrayal is at the heart of our human experience

and that ultimately the first person we betrayed is ourselves.

WE had become the new ME, but its when We feel deeply harmonious within ME that WE will be harmonious again. and for me ME is representing Mother Earth, Middle East, and Me myself and I.

Hence, once I start really deeply believing and supporting myself,  holding myself…

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I can truly believe, support and hold others…

 

Click here To listen to me talk more about this .