Theme for the Week of February 8:
Discover Your Voice
“We believe in the incarnation of the Spirit in everyone and that
all people are incarnations of the One Spirit.”– Ernest Holmes
Finding Your Voice
Do you know what your “voice” is? We might first think of the sounds we make coming out of our mouths, but our true voice is much more.
Much can be told about us when we speak. Do we speak loudly, with aggression in our tone, bullying everyone around us? Are the words we utter barely heard because we speak so quietly, doing so with the greatest of timidity and fear?
Our patriarchal societies applaud the loud, aggressive and unemotional heterosexual male, but look with distain or even disgust when a woman or gay man seeks to exert authority or control. A straight male CEO (think Donald Trump) will be congratulated on being a real bastard in the board room, but let a female film producer (think Angelina Jolie) demand perfection and she’s regarded as a bitchy ball-buster.
No. It’s not fair and thankfully society has been changing for some decades now, though far from as quickly as many of us would like it. But we have to be aware that those ideas and expectations are engrained in us from childhood and perpetuated in the media. We must acknowledge that and not buy into the hype.
This means we can be challenged; in fact, we invite such challenge. Why? Because we know that by standing fast in our highest spiritual truth we can have our beliefs tested. And, at the same time, we are not so ego-driven and proud to think we cannot learn things from others, nor do we always have to be right.
Who are you? What do you stand for? What is your vision of life and the mission by which you carry it out? This is not what your mother wants, or society, or your boss or your lover. How can you answer these questions from the core of your being and then use your voice to live from a place of power, peace, joy and security? To continue this discussion, click on over to my Foundation’s Facebook® page where we will be discussing this topic daily!
In Spirit, Truth and Playfulness,