Yes, there are many things happening in the world, climate change, the #me too movement, political crisis, economic challenges, it can all be overwhelming. I know for me when I look out at the cultural landscape, it feels chaotic, huge and tumultuous. A quick looks at the headlines, news hour, social media, podcast or radio show will give you plenty of content for feeling completely overcome with the immensity of problems and difficulties of living in our world today.
So, what is one to do? Well, for me, I don’t watch the news (I don’t own a TV), I limit my exposure to the internet and social media, I don’t read the newspaper… )Believe me if it matters someone will let me know). I also make a point of connecting with nature everyday, Mother Nature is so nurturing, to my body and my soul. I also recognize and maintain that connection with Spirit, connecting with conscious people and giving myself time to be the person I want to be in the world (mini retreats, healthy food and meditation time).
Why do I do this? Because I think each of us is an agent of change in this world of chaos. I am trying to build the world I want by focusing on the things I want: recognizing the divinity of each person, supporting social and economic justice, living a sustainable lifestyle, driving less and turning down my thermostat because even if it doesn’t “change the world”, I’m tying to do my little part.
“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.”
I do think this generation, you and me are called to create new structures that will create a more just world. One of the reasons I love the work I do with Goddess Ink is that we are trying to create a new paradigm. One that acknowledges women in spiritual leadership, honoring the divine feminine, and women as change agents for a better world. A paradigm that recognizes there is power and movement in the soul of today’s women.
I really don’t have any big ambitions (well, maybe to eradicate patriarchy….). But I have many small ambitions, that I work on daily. For example, I want a world of peace, an economically and socially just system, that recognizes our actions to seven generations, not just the next financial quarter report. I want women to step into leadership and power positions and lead us to a new way of thinking…….one that sees the Divine in each person. I want women to see their own Divinity. I want a social construct that honors the feminine, collaborative thinking, and women in spiritual leadership. Wow, what a concept! Personally, I think that’s what “feminism”, the #Me Too Movement, the Women’s March and the recognition of the Divine Feminine is all about.
I hope you’ll join me on this paradigm shifting journey. Please come visit us at Goddess Ink.
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Genevieve Mitchell is a Partner with Goddess Ink Publishing. She is a Priestess, a Seeker, a Flower Essence Practitioner, a photographer, a socially responsible investor, a mother, a grandmother and a devotee of God/Goddess/Divine/Spirit. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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