Once upon a time I hated working with other women. Given the choice, I'd pick working with the guys any day of the week. This is because I had worked with the wrong type of women. The ones that back-stabbed, talked behind your back, took credit for your work, or worse. I was in my 30s before I learned the VALUE of women. This wonderful blog by Jennifer Laurent speaks to the behaviors of strong women. You will still find those other women along your path, but when you find the ones that display these behaviors, hang on to them.
“Any time women come together with a collective intention, it’s a powerful thing. Whether it’s sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.” – Phylicia Rashad
When women are able to stand in their divine femininity, they become connected to source in a pure and powerful way. There is a light and a force that emanates from their being, a magnetic quality that surrounds them. They become a source of inspiration for the people in their life, making choices to build others up and help them to shine. When women come to a space of true strength, they learn to harness their vulnerability as a source of connection, rather than using it as a reason for self-protection.
For many women, it is a struggle to get to this place. Competition, jealousy, and sometimes cruelty, become a part of female culture as early as most girls can remember. We click off, shut one another out, and push each other away, learning that fellow girls can’t be trusted. We end up working against one another, finding fault in our friends, and preparing ourselves to be hurt. There are many theories as to why we do this to one another, and why this has become part of the female culture, though, reasons aside, the end result is that by adopting these false beliefs, we rob ourselves of our own connection to the powerful and pure female energy we possess and the magic that can be created when we embrace the women around us.
There are four specific ways in which strong women interact with the females around them.
Blog by Jennifer Laurent originally posted on Live Through the Heart
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