I am a woman who wants more than most people.
I used to identify as an overweight workaholic.
A big part of my identity was that I grew up being chubby, and was bullied for it for years. I carved out a place for myself in the world by being smart and a hard worker. As I grew into adulthood, there were many times that my work ethic cannibalized my happiness and relaxation. Feeling stressed and anxious felt normal. Being constantly at war with my body felt normal. It became who I was, no matter how hard I tried to heal those identities, they kept snapping back like a rubber band.
Then I started to understand the patriarchy and its campaign to erase the Sacred Feminine. I started to see that being an “overweight workaholic” wasn’t a part of who I was, it was the result of my brainwashing.
So if that wasn’t me, what was?
I started to spend more time with my Soul and less time trying to fix my brainwashing. My Soul and I connected through ritual, Ceremony, circling with women, being in nature, singing and drumming, and going on pilgrimage.
My soul got louder and louder and I started to know her – to know the truth of who I am.
If you read to walk the path of your own Remembrance, I just want to remind you that you do not have to walk this path alone.
Sacred Women have been in hiding for lifetimes. But we’re not hiding anymore.
On this Moonday, grab a journal and consider this invitation for reflection:
Simple actions to take your life back, know your worth & feel alive no matter how drained, overwhelmed and far gone you feel.