Sarah is in her mid thirties and works in a manufacturing business. She came to me two years ago because she wanted to step more into her feminine traits.
These weren’t the words she used to describe her struggles, as they rarely are. She said she was feeling exhausted, having marriage issues, struggling to feel like a good mum to her baby.
After working together for six months, she had come to terms with how far out of balance she was in the way that mattered most – her feminine and masculine energies.
Showing up for work each day in a deeply masculine environment, she couldn’t switch that off when she went home. So she was showing up with her husband with the same hard edges that she thought she needed to survive at work.
And nothing she was doing was working.
Slowly, as we unpacked the beliefs, stories and expectations she placed on herself, those hard edges started to soften.
Tiny piece by tiny piece, as this is how it mostly happens, curved lines started to appear where sharp corners had once been.
With each practice she embedded into her life, like breath work, short meditations, getting back to nature through walking, using deeply feminine essential oils like rose to open her heart, and mindfully and physically changing her state when she finished work, she came home to herself a little more.
And in turn, she reconnected in her marriage, and even started to thrive more authentically at work.
It’s the softening that happens when we start to reclaim our womanhood.
Scary at first glance, because we think the world will eat us alive without our steel cages to keep it at bay, we realize moment by moment that we can be safe in the feminine glory of our womanhood.
That we don’t need to play the game the way it has been laid out for us.
And that the only way the game will change is by all of us learning to soften into our feminine power and living and leading from this place.