Are we living in a time that is witnessing the rising up of the feminine? Do you think it’s partly due to the emergence of the feminine and the menopausal woman?
As we age we can get a bit more focused and firey.
It doesn’t matter where you look women everywhere are rising to this collective call to step up and seek out our true place. I suspect this is a paradigm shift such as the world has never seen (at least I pray it is).
In my mind, the seeds of feminine wisdom often go on quietly germinating deep below the surface of our psyche throughout the turmoil and busyness of our 20s and 30s. Then in our 40s and 50s, those seeds of wisdom finally begin to break through to the surface.
Menopause is the age of WISDOM and the age of the CRONE.
Now before you go getting all uppity about ‘crones’ just know that it’s an ancient archetype. It’s an aspect of the triple goddess (maiden/mother/crone). The crone archetype represents the third phase of a woman’s life. When a woman is near, in or past menopause, she is most likely a crone.
It’s during peri-menopause that the sometimes, seditious and revolutionary wisdom and fierce compassion you’ve always suspected you had, which has remained dormant for a lot of our lives, begins to break out of her confines.
We get fierce and we get hot-blooded.
And that’s a good thing!
Menopause isn’t something you can go through on a rainy Wednesday afternoon under the doona watching Netflix.
Menopause – it’s a SLOW burn.
There’s nothing fast about it. It’s in tune with the cycle of life. And it needs our support. And mostly it needs our acquiescence. Resistance is futile.
For many of us, the journey through Menopause is like living in a large house or castle that has many rooms.
Each room is generous and expansive and will take time to come to know and understand…
When you enter a room, you won’t come out until you own it. And once you own it, you are in the soul of that part of your journey.
The thing is, it’s going to take time to get to know yourself and your soul. There’s an adjustment to finally honouring your own truth at the altar of wisdom.
Menopause will break you in two. It’s not for the faint-hearted or for an amateur. You’ve got a lifetime of experience behind you and now you build stamina. This time of your life is worth it.
This time it’s the worthy journey; a journey where you’ll go from thinking to knowing.
I invite you to welcome the wisdom of women back into your life where it may transform your life, your family, the human family around you and awaken the divine feminine in your heart.