Regram from @severnschoolalums - we were thrilled to mentor one Severn’s seniors, as she shadowed us this past month for her Independent Senior Project. #alwaysanadmiral
I try not to make segregation between sexes on here, as further separation during these times doesn't all together help. In light of recent ruling about abortion overseas, along with the same laws already existing in many other countries (Australian laws aren't all together progressive either) and the current landscape of our own government and those that backed parties which don't see the critical importance of protecting Mother Earth--->
I'm calling on women and those that identify as women to CONTINUE ASSERTING YOUR POWER in the most effective way. Power can denote rule/hierarchy, but self-aware women assert leadership WITH COMMUNITY AND COMPASSION in mind. .
Although Kundalini Yoga was brought to the west by a man Yogi Bhajan (and possibly passed on through a lineage of males in the past), YB understood and fostered the important role that woman play.
Being in a culture where women have always been treated as “less than,” he challenged us to believe that we could accomplish anything if we tapped into our intuition and divine power and to uplift and inspire all those in our lives.
Women are natural leaders. For this reason, he taught us that we need to intimately understand our nature as women. He encouraged us to delve deeply into our own psyches and understand our hidden agendas, our strengths, our challenges. This takes dedicated Self-work and some sacrifice, daily practices of confronting ego and clearing the subconscious. But doing so, we understand ourselves better and are more prepared to help and lead others.
"Woman has basic strength; that's why kundalini is called the mother power. If woman can live righteously to a standard of a pure woman, Kundalini Yoga will shine through her, and not only shine through her but the very touch of her will convert people into that experience. They call it the glow." YB, 1976. #radiance .
Keep showing up, feeling and paying attention women- we are the leaders of the future. Those that do the self-work will lead by example through empathy, equality, inspiration and our own version of strength and power. .
Words inspired by Jivan Joti Kaur Khalsa, Ph.D
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all about celebrating women’s rights, but seeing posts about destroying the patriarchy and wearing pussy hats isn’t what comes to mind. So here’s me, working in a male dominated field, loving life, refusing to entertain the thought that I am a victim because of my gender. Women can do anything men can do in this country, just the way it should be 🇺🇸 #internationalwomensday
"Women, you are my everyday, not just today. My mother, my sister, my mentors, confidantes, inspirations, teachers, and closest friends. Let today be a reminder that you (ALL women, cis and trans) deserve nothing less than full respect and equality. Women carry the world.
Happy #InternationalWomensDay 🦆😘"
Big shout out to Audrey who works on the Girl Impact project in Zambia! 🗣 Your tireless groundwork for the women/girls in your community inspires me daily, as does your humor and kindness. No one can clear a field like you!! 💪🏿💪🏻 I’m so grateful we keep in touch through messenger and I promise not to keep you waiting too long for my next visit! ❤️ #InternationalWomensDay #EmpoweredWomenEmpowerWomen