From “menopausal woman” to Menopause Woman!
I have a vision… I envision a world where the woman entering the menopause part of her life is celebrated.
She’s sought after for her wisdom and insight.
Finally, her beauty, elegance and regal presence shine on magazine covers, conference stages and movie screens.
Because when a woman has a deep sense of who she is and is valued, her wisdom, beauty and elegance naturally come out.
I envision a time when the woman entering menopause stops confining herself in socially acceptable roles like wife, mother, single or married.
But rather sees herself first as the carrier of the Sacred Feminine Wisdom of Life.
I dream that every woman looks at her emotions and her sensitivity as sacred gifts. These gifts allow her to deeply reflect upon life and intuit Life’s Lessons. They help her connect to a deeper, richer Reality.
Today, this is not the case.
Today the woman stepping into menopause is ridiculed and dismissed and believes that something is wrong with her.
She believes that menopause is a disease. She believes that at best she’s punished, and at worse she’s cursed.
Furthermore, she believes that she’s no longer attractive, no longer worthy of love. She’s criticized for being too demanding, and too assertive.
Finally, she’s convinced that the changes happening in her body and emotions make her unnatural, abnormal and a bitch!
These beliefs are hammered into her psyche from patriarchal generation to patriarchal generation so much so that they become like imprints distorting her cellular intelligence.
Just like a self-fulfilling prophecy, she’s feeling sicker and sicker!
How many of us believe that that’s the way it is and there’s no changing it?
We confirm these beliefs among ourselves, from sister to sister, mother to daughter in a vicious cycle, and we’re dragged further away from the light of our truth.
As I am breaking free of this cycle and claiming my truth, I say to you that your emotionality is necessary.
It’s the cry of your sacred spirit calling out to you in a desperate attempt to wake you from the numbness of your disconnection from your self, from nature, from life, from your truth.
I say to you dear sister, your changing body is not betraying you!
It’s pleading for your love and attention.
So please, don’t fall into the manipulative trap of molding it into a sex toy, the fantasy of emotionally immature men.
Don’t try to fit the deranged standards of a society obsessed with its women having the bodies of nubile girls!
Therefore, I exhort you to honor it as your temple, the temple of your beautiful, wise soul.
Embody it as the living, breathing manifestation of wisdom, strength, fortitude, and compassion, and all the qualities of the Sacred Feminine.
Redefine beauty, and what is sexy and healthy.
You’re beautiful, sexy and healthy when you experience self-love, and self-confidence.
You feel this way when you’re able to delight in your own self no matter what!
Our symptom-ridden bodies will begin to heal when we’re willing to shift the paradigm from being a “menopausal woman” to being a Menopause Woman.
And our mind, emotions and inner spirit will begin to return to their natural state of balance, peace, and joy.