Jamie Lee’s Feminine Opinions
Women urgently need to find a way home, a way to nurture our essential selves to revitalize and regenerate, to relax, to feel known and understood, recognized and deeply honored, to regain our self worth, our sense of beauty and dignity no matter what age or shape our body’s form might be, to share and to hear and to learn from women’s story, her-story, myths and mysteries, to sing and to weave, to create and to give birth, to laugh and to dance, to grieve and to celebrate, to delight in our bodies sensual feeling nature, to recognize that here are a myriad of facets to the diamond of women’s culture and these jewels can only be gained in the company of other women.
We can start by taking time out on a regular basis to connect deeply with other women.
I don’t mean a coffee and a chat about the kids or even a dinner with a girlfriend about our problems or our love life, although those are good things to do. I mean a space and time set aside (and with intention made sacred) for women to gather and nurture one another with touch, acknowledgment and loving reflection. A time for body oriented expression, dancing, massage, sensuality, rage and delight. In a place, where it is, OK to be exactly, who we are.
“I have been with you since the beginning, and I will be with you at the end. I am part of you and you are part of me. Allow me to honor you. Allow me to return.”
Are we missing a huge and vital portion?
Are we missing the fact that we have lost all sight, all knowledge and even the sense that there should exist a women’s world to complement this man’s world?
Women today often find that to ‘compete’ and ‘succeed’, they have to act like men. This can be at the expense of their feminine nature, at the expense of their intuition, their feelings and their creativity.
Jamie Lee 8/18/2010