Strong Spirit Woman sees the natural and archetypal role of the divine feminine expression ~ to birth, nurture, and promote life ~ as a sacred gift. Women are the natural nurse and doctor, nurturer and teacher helping support the development of the young into healthy, and fully functioning adults.
Unfortunately, during the previous decades when women's lib was on the rise, many women with traditional values began to be the target of much scorn and conflict from women who opted to seek professional careers rather than be 'stuck home with the children.'
The role of the stay-at-home-mom was being usurped by institutional pressures, subliminal indoctrination, and economic demands.
Women developed erroneous beliefs that maintaining a safe, welcoming home and raising children was somehow less valued, especially when compared to going to a university to obtain a degree, and start a career.
While many women are forgoing motherhood, it does not change the fundamental wiring of who we are. We are still the primary caregivers, and can use our divine gifts to nurture life (including ourselves), promote healthy ideals, and create inspiring works of beauty that uplifts humanity.
However, the innate and natural feminine desire to care for others ~ when not expressed in the natural and rightfully aligned ways ~ can easily be misplaced upon those less deserving of our care.
Perhaps it is an unconscious attempt to fill a void, however, true healing only comes when we are properly aligned in all aspects of our lives, including expressing our skills to organize and support people and systems that promote the betterment of the whole.
Spouting seemingly virtuous sentiments stemming from the cross-wired, alien belief systems that run counter to what is both natural and backed by evidence, and is discordant to the personal and collective human organism can have far-reaching and damaging consequences.
Below is a video of an interview with Russel Means from 2013, prior to his passing, as he and his beloved Pearl discuss their cultural belief about the gender roles.
Trying to live beyond one's means or maintain some erroneous ideal also led to increased stress, as women attempted to fulfill their natural roles, and live the lifestyles purported to be necessary for 'our health and happiness' by the alien belief systems. These systems profit from our endless materialism, consumerism, and mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual sickness and dis-ease.
As a result, we have lost our connection to the most sacred expression of our Divine Feminine power, and we along with our children, families, communities, and extended tribes have suffered the consequences.
We have conflated being a Strong Woman with being outspoken bullies against any true and natural Divine Masculine expression to support and protect.
On a greater level, most of us are suffering because our spirit is fractured. We are rootless and disconnected, creating a 'void' in our hearts. We have been severed from our past, or worse, deemed unworthy of having one, made to believe our history is irrelevant.
Every people has a unique, varied history. Shunning one's cultural heritage or being prevented for various reasons from learning the Truth about your ancestry is like cutting out the roots of an ancient, majestic, and mighty oak tree. How can it continue to stand, in all it's majesty, reaching into the heavens without it's roots?
It can not, and sadly, it will become diseased and fall.
"The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone." ~ Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness
Rather than getting hooked into materialism and consumerism, we favor simplicity, resourcefulness, industriousness, self-reliance, and Right Living.
We reject degeneracy, seeing it for the cancer that it is to the whole system.
We value life, and understand that Nature is the Ultimate form of Justice. Maintaining Order happens naturally in traditional societies.
When you live within your means, and learn useful skills, you can better free yourself from the current debt-slave system currently in place.
Strong Spirit Woman encourages learning to TRUST your TRUE Nature.
This can take time as we have all been taught to trust the experts, while dismissing our own instinctual knowing, and direct experiences.
We often cling to beliefs we have become attached to, despite those beliefs causing us to think and act in ways that are harmful to our health.
I have an intimate understanding of the profound pain we can experience when we are living disharmoniously to our True Nature, for whatever reasons.
I especially hope to help the younger generation avoid my mistakes, while offering access to the tools, support, wisdom and guidance needed to cultivate true inner and outer strength, something that was missing for me in my earlier life.
This includes eating the foods that actually best support human health ~ which is a stark contrast to what you are taught! It also involves getting physically fit, taking care of one's personal environments, healing old emotional wounds, and harmonizing all aspects of one's life.
Women of all ages, especially the younger generations will need to adopt a spirit of willingness and dedication to do what is necessary to become sovereign, including radical self-reflection and exploration of all beliefs and attachments.
It is only by doing so that one can become truly free, and hopefully make choices that best align with one's authentic Self. In this way, living with regrets and remorse later in life can hopefully be avoided.
A Strong Spirit Woman is true to her self, and does not try to be like someone or something she is not.
She expresses her most authentic, divinely designed version of herself ~ with all her imperfections, vulnerabilities and challenges ~ doing everyday activities from the right place of alignment.
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." ~ Marilyn Monroe
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(1) Gains in women's rights have not made women happier. Why is that?, Anna Petherick, The Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/may/18/womens-rights-happiness-wellbeing-gender-gap
(2) Five ways feminism has made women more miserable http://observer.com/2016/05/five-ways-feminism-has-made-women-miserable/