Ladies, stop being too good for the knight and shining armor!

I remember being a little girl and watching/reading fairy tales where the prince would ride in and save the day. The damsel-like princess would hold onto him and they would ride away into the sunset of their happily ever after!

It was beautiful but even as a young girl I knew this was not the case in the real world. I enjoyed pretending but knew these were just stories. Women don’t need to be saved and aren’t helpless. I was, as many of you were, raised to believe in female independence and equality.

But if I’m honest a piece of these stories now and even then was appealing. The masculine riding in and allowing the feminine to surrender. There was a thread in these stories that felt “right”.

The world is currently in chaos as we search for the best way to stay afloat both as a world and as individual countries, states, and even towns.

Even as we look around at each family and individual, we each person is having to navigate how to progress through their days.

Are we focused on self? The news? Forward movement? Or fear?

Or like many are we bouncing between a little bit of all of it?

Yesterday morning I woke up and thought, “It’s going to be a productive day”.

The previous day I had been able to check off all the boxes and went to bed feeling full of accomplishment and pride in my work. I had buckled down to start some things that I knew were soul aligned and found myself in a beautiful flow. It was fantastic. Read more

This morning I opened my backdoor to get some fresh air blowing through my home and to give my cat, Athena, a chance to roam.

The last few days, Athena was crying at the door about wanting to go outside but with the recent rain and chill she had been denied each and every time. (She’s a 95% indoor cat)

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It’s already seeping in for some.
The depression.
The sadness.
The struggle with mental health.

I’m already hearing stories of the darkness that is enveloping people’s minds in our current world situation.

When we are forced to stop our normal hustle and bustle then we must be with self. We must be with our entire selves and all the intricate pieces.

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We as a world right now are fearful.
All it takes is to turn on the news, walk through the grocery store, or look at the empty streets.
There is fear all around us and even if we are personally staying calm the energy is still contagious.

What’s the fear???
At the end of the day it comes down to death.
Death from a virus.
Death from hunger.
Death of life as we know it. 

We each have a perception of the people of our lives based on our experience with them. We begin to build boxes in which to make sense of a person and their actions. Much of this is done through assumptions and where we choose to focus.

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