Today, I'd like to speak with you about your "shadow side." We all have one. This is the side of us that we like to keep hidden and out of view. If you have been following me for a while, you can sense that I have an edge about me. It helps me cut through non-sense and walk away from people, places, and things that no longer grow me. The more I accept this part of me, the more integrated and whole I feel. I recommend that you bring yours out into the light instead of keeping her hidden. Our dark side serves a purpose. What does your shadow side want for you?
More than ever, I see now how my legal background has primed me to take a firm stand against the patriarchy and the injustice caused by this system. The more I read… the more I work with women… the more I realize what I’ve had to go through just to be able to be who I am and live freely… the more I want the system drawn and quartered. I love men. I hate the patriarchy. (I know that "hate" is a strong word. However, it is warranted.) It is a system of oppression and misogyny. It has run its course. The status quo is not okay and things need to change – and, thankfully, they are starting to change – now. We are at a great turning point.
The patriarchal system is responsible for the positioning of women as second-hand citizens and followers, not leaders. God is positioned as a white man. Adam allegedly came first. Eve allegedly came second from the rib of Adam. They were expelled from the Garden of Eden for something that Eve allegedly did. We have been positioned as sinners and witches. Burned at the stake. Murdered by our own mothers in some parts of the world for merely being born a girl. Treated as a man’s property. Our likeness underrepresented on currency. Our greatest gift of emotional intelligence is not being taught in school. Leading to such insensitivity…. such craziness…. and such imbalance and cruelty on the planet… that it is absurd.
We have internalized the patriarchy and have forgotten our own worth, value, and power. I see it daily.
You have a choice: Step up, claim and own your worth OR suffer. The longer you wait, the longer you will suffer.
- You will suffer working at a job you don’t love because you don’t believe that you are worthy of more.
- You will suffer working with clients you don’t love because you don’t believe you are worthy of more.
- You will continue overworking and under-earning because you don’t believe you are worthy of more.
- You will stay trapped in a toxic relationship because you don’t believe that you are worthy of more.
Because you have internalized the system telling you that you are less lovable, less valuable, and not worthy of more. It has positioned you as "less than" and as the follower in society.
THINK ABOUT IT: What would your life look like and feel like if you actually believed that you were lovable, valuable, deserving, and worthy of more?
What would the world look like and feel like if women rose up in the world? I bet it would be a lot more emotionally intelligent, functional, and just.
Do you care to find out? Do you want to win against the system? I want to see you win. Book a call. Let’s have a conversation.
I work with highly-driven, humble action-takers who want to make the world a better place. Check-in with yourself and ask yourself whether that is you. Then, book a call.