Make no mistake, the rise of the woman is happening.
Gone are the days where men ruled the world while women had to sit back at home raising babies and cooking meals to feed the family. Not that doing so is a bad thing or isn’t still a thing in general.
I, myself, am a work from home mom and it’s been my life’s blessing that I got to stay home and raise my babies. But my point is that if I wanted to go out there and rule the world too, I could.
Every day more and more women are finding their voice, realizing their passions, stepping into their power, embracing their womanhood and taking over the world while they’re at it. It’s amazing and inspiring to watch.
Women By The Numbers
Take a look at what women stepping into their power and fully embracing their womanhood really looks like…
NPR says that women have made up the majority of college educated adults for four decades.
Guidant Financial reports that 27% of all small businesses are female-owned, which has been a 4% steady increase from year to year.
Forbes.com says that women have advanced drastically when it comes to holding a political office. According to studies, a quarter of parliamentary seats are occupied by women, which is more than doubled since 1995.
Another report, also from Forbes, says that women now hold more jobs than men in the U.S. workforce.
Women have truly come a long way and as the pay gap between women and men is starting to close, and women rise into leadership roles in real life and online, a new and exciting path is being paved for the rest of us to follow suit.
But is watching these things unfold enough to take a stand and continue in their footsteps?
For some, the answer may be HELL YES! But for others, it might not be so easy. It takes a lot to step into your power, find your voice, and embrace womanhood and all the magic that comes with it.
To help you on this path, I created a list of the 5 things I had to do to make this happen and I want to share it with you. If you’re ready to find your power, step way into it, and embrace the magic, keep reading!
Find your voice, then use it
In a recent therapy session, I learned that was holding back from using my voice in a way that was actually hurting me and keeping me from embracing my womanhood.
For the longest time, I wouldn’t speak up to give my opinion, to defend myself, or stand for what was right all because I was afraid it would invite more negativity into my life.
So I stayed quiet and I held back from using my voice. This actually had the opposite effect on me and invited negativity in anyways. By not speaking up I was keeping all of my thoughts and feelings inside which made me like a ticking time bomb, ready to explode at any second.
This began to spill over into my life’s work which kept me from telling my story and spreading my message.
Anger began to fester inside of me and I started to feel like a prisoner in my own mind. It wasn’t until I started letting it all out through therapy and journaling did I start to feel better.
That experience made me realize that not speaking up for the things we believe in and the things we stand for has a drastic effect on who we are and how we show up to the world.
We all have a voice and we are meant to use that voice to find and accomplish our life’s purpose. Shutting that voice down and not using it will only hold you back from achieving whatever greatness your life path has in store for you.
Speaking your truth by telling your story, spreading your message, or standing for what you believe in, is crucial to standing in your power as a woman. Finding your voice is the first step then using it often is the next.
3 Ways To Find Your Voice
- Look to what you believe in and what your passion is, your voice is hidden in there somewhere.
- Write more. Not just because I am a writer and I’m totally biased, but because writing your voice is a good first step to speaking your voice because it is easier and much less scary.
- Think before you speak so that you can be more confident in what you are saying before saying it.
Drop your resistance to change
Change happens all of the time; it’s really the only thing you can truly depend on. At any given moment life can change and in a second your life can be drastically different because of that change.
You could lose your job or you could win the lottery. You could find your soulmate or your soulmate could die. The algorithm could change and drastically decrease your sales or your post could go viral and catapult you to success.
Life is constantly shifting and changing but instead of being adaptable to this we resist it and waste our precious time and energy fighting it. Or even worse we live our lives in fear waiting for the other shoe to drop or for something really bad to happen to us.
Instead, we should be embracing change, increasing our flexibility to change, and get busy preparing for change so that when change comes, we are ready.
Ancient Asian traditions talk a lot about being fluid like water and being flexible and able to bend like the reed so that when life shows up differently than we expect it to we can roll with the punches and face the change with ease and grace.
I like this concept.
Stepping into our power means losing our fear of the changes that come our way, changing our perspective, and getting comfortable being uncomfortable. It is accepting the fact that change is inevitable and dropping our resistance to it so that when it shows up we embrace it and use it to grow and evolve.
When change comes your way, and you can be certain that it will, be like the reed and bend or be like water and flow.
Explore your sensuality
The dictionary defines sensuality as “the expression, or pursuit of physical, especially sexual, pleasure” and that’s what I am referring to here. Seeking pleasure is a natural human instinct but women often find this to be taboo or something that is shameful or dirty.
And for a long time that was my thought process around this topic.
It wasn’t until I got into my 30s that I actually started to explore my body on a deeper more sensual level. The disconnection I had with myself because of that kept me from truly knowing and loving the woman I was becoming.
Because how can we truly love ourselves without fulling understand this one very important part about who we are?
In order for us to truly step into our power and embrace our womanhood, we must get to know ourselves in all the ways possible. This means exploring your sensuality and even your sexuality in order to fully understand who you are, what you want, and what you need.
Your body is a sacred temple infused with magic that brings life into this world.
I found that the quickest way to connect with the sensual parts of me is through the exploration of what gives me pleasure.
The moment I finally surrendered to this and allowed myself to find what brings me pleasure, I opened up a whole new part of myself that I didn’t know existed. And it was through that I was able to reconnect with my body and fully embrace the woman that I am.
Since then I’ve never felt sexier, more powerful, and more in tune with my womanhood.
For more about exploring your sensuality check out Loner Wolf’s article 50+ Ways To Experience Sensuality
Balance your feminine and masculine energies
There are two polar energies operating inside of you that create the perfect balance of masculinity and femininity. However, many women fail to keep both energies in perfect balance.
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Due to the patriarchy that we have been living under for way too long, women have been invoking way too much masculine energy and putting their femininity to the wayside.
In order for us to step into power as women, we need to bring back the feminine energy and restore the balance.
I am no way saying that masculine energy is a bad thing. We need that type of energy to do the bold things in life like conquering our fears, demanding our worth, and taking action. But because men have ruled our world for so long there is just way too much masculinity hanging around leaving us way off balance.
As women are now rising up and taking their rightful places in the world, they often embody masculine energy because they feel like that is what they need to do. But too much masculine doesn’t leave any room for the feminine.
And we need feminine energy to soften and nourish and love ourselves so that we can then give all of those things to the people around us. Maintaining an equal balance of both energies is vital to embracing your womanhood and stepping into your power.
Connect with other women
Connecting with other women who are like minded and are on the same journey as you are is a great way to step into your power.
You are never as alone on your journey as you think you are. There are so many women on your same path, feeling the same fears, facing the same doubts, and experiencing the same struggles that you are.
It is when we connect with those women that we feel a little more confident, a little more inspired, and we find just a little more strength to keep pushing forward on this journey of womanhood.
Women are just better together and making that connection is a powerful way to embrace the woman you were meant to be because you’ll feel the support and the encouragement that you’ll need to make it happen.
This is especially true when you see other women already doing it. Because you feel that sense of “if she can do it, so can I!” and it gives you that little kick in the pants that you didn’t even know you needed.
How to connect with other women
- Follow and engage with women who inspire you on social media channels. You can follow me here: @girlunfinished
- Attend women’s events
- Join a women’s group
- Seek out mentorship
- Take a women’s class
- Volunteer with a women’s organization
Final thoughts on stepping into your power and embracing your womanhood
Stepping into your power and embracing the woman you are will give you some major confidence, make you feel sexier, and will introduce you to a whole new side of you that you didn’t know existed.
You can achieve this by finding your voice, accepting change instead of fighting it, exploring your sensuality, balancing your energies, and connecting with other women.
Remember that when you do these things to better yourself, you’re not doing it just for you. You are doing it for others too and really for the sake of the entire planet. Women in their diving femininity are going to be the ones who save the world, but only if we can do it collectively. Because men in their masculinity messed up our planet and it’s now our job to save it.