Your femininity is what separates you from the men. Embrace it. A woman who owns her femininity knows her strength and can shine brightly for others to see.
1. Find your soul sisters
“When women support each other, incredible things happen.” ~ Source unknown
Find your tribe. Women are meant to be together. To help each other out. To empower one another.
We need to have each others’ back, so surround yourself with your sisters.
Sometimes it is only by helping our fellow sisters that we can find the courage to help ourselves. And when we do, we will have access to the resources within ourselves to persevere.
When we connect with our sisters, we discover that we are stronger together than we are alone. It’s not to say that we can’t do it on our own, but it’s much easier when we have support.
2. Ask for what you need and want
“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
Woman are natural caregivers, so we are always giving and always doing for others. Women need to learn to be good at receiving too, otherwise, we become depleted.
You must fill our own cup so that you can fill the cups of others… because you can’t give from an empty vessel.
Ask yourself what you need… daily… and then make sure you receive it! If you don’t ask, guaranteed you won’t receive it. And when you do ask, you are giving others the opportunity and pleasure of doing something nice for you. Don’t deny them.
It is not a sign of weakness to ask for help. It is a sign of strength to be able to recognize that you need it and can ask for it.
Whether it’s for a raise at work, or to be treated with respect, or to have some quiet ME time, it’s up to YOU to ask for it. If you don’t, nobody else will do it for you!
3. Get rid of what doesn’t serve you
“If it doesn’t nourish your soul, get rid of it.” ~ Source unknown
It doesn’t matter if it’s a relationship, a lifestyle or a job. If it doesn’t make you happy, let it go.
Toxic relationship? End it. Tired and in poor physical shape? Do something about it. Hate your job? Try to find another one. Surrounded by clutter? Get rid of it. No matter what it is, if it’s sucking the life out of you, stop doing it!
4. Practice self-love
“As women, we’re nurturers by nature. We want to make sure everyone is happy. That’s a good thing, but we also have to put ourselves on that happiness list.” ~ Victoria Osteen
You owe yourself the love that you give so freely to other people. Love yourself and your femininity.
Speak kindly to yourself. Practice self-forgiveness. Take time for yourself. Nourish your body. Give gratitude. Give yourself a hug… you deserve it.
5. Know your own beauty
“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.” ~ Sophia Lauren.
The fact that you are a woman already means that you are beautiful. Don’t ever believe differently. Your beauty is not defined by others, it is defined by you.
Love your body for the beautiful and sacred vessel that it is. Take care of it. Nourish is with healthy food and lots of water, get plenty of sleep, make time for exercise, take care of your skin, and do your best to look your best. Then let your inner beauty shine through.
Your femininity is your beauty. Don’t forget that.
6. Know your own worth
“I believe that worthiness is our birthright.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
The fact that you were born means that you are worthy. When you know your own worth, nobody can make you feel worthless. The key is to have the self-confidence to believe it.
You belong and you deserve love. You don’t need to earn it. Positive affirmations can help you to accept this… if you don’t already. For example, you can say to yourself:
- I am deserving, worthy and entitled to success and happiness.
- I’m special because there is nobody else like me.
- I believe in myself and my ability to figure things out.
- I possess extraordinary gifts and talents that only I can bring to this world.
7. Nurture your inner goddess
“Each time that you allow your inner goddess to radiate outwards, you’re the glow in the dark for someone else.” ~ Lyn Thurman
In tantra (ancient Indian spiritual teachings), it’s all about the masculine worshipping the feminine as a god… and rightfully so!
The feminine energy is divine because it represents life and the power of creation. Our divinity is the creative, loving, vital flow of life force that we are a part of and are connected to.
Accept that you’re a goddess and a divine creation. Nurture it by surrounding yourself with beauty, being fully present in the things you do, listening to your heart and following your instincts.
8. Indulge in pleasure
“Pleasure is the direct antidote to the crisis of confidence and powerlessness women are currently experiencing.” ~ Regena Thomashauer
Experiencing pleasure is key to our health, but also to our happiness. Women need to feel pleasure to be joyful.
Do things that make you happy. Take pleasure in the simple things in life. Enjoy a stroll in nature. Have sex. Eat chocolate. Laugh. Do whatever feels good. And do it often.
When we indulge in pleasure, we feel good and we feel better about ourselves. And by replenishing ourselves, we are more inclined to seek what we desire and have the energy to do so.
9. Act the part
The more you act like a lady, the more he’ll act like a gentleman.” ~ Sydney Biddle Barrows.
When a woman embraces her femininity, men are naturally drawn to her. In fact, it is her femininity that brings out their masculinity.
Masculinity should not be some model of greatness to aspire to. Women were not created to do everything a man can do. Women were created to do everything a man can’t do.
Embrace your vulnerability, your emotions and your capacity for love. Men have difficulty with their feelings, so they require our support to access them. In addition, men want to serve and protect women, so let them, and then praise them for what they do for us.
10. Dress the part
“Your dresses should be tight enough to show you’re a woman and loose enough to show you’re a lady.” ~ Grace Kelly.
If you want to look and feel like a woman, you should dress like one.
That means wearing clothes that fit your body, not hide it, and that accentuates your femininity and allows you to move gracefully.
Skirts and dresses are more feminine than pants. That’s not to say that you can’t wear pants, but skirts and dresses really do separate you from the men… in a good way! Plus, they are a great way to showcase your legs and flaunt those sexy new shoes!
Soft and touchable fabrics will feel nice against your skin. Wearing some pretty lingerie underneath will connect you with your sensuality. I know that I feel more beautiful and elegant when I wear dresses and nice undergarments. Give it a try.
IN CLOSING, JUST REMEMBER…
“There are a few things that never go out of style, and a feminine woman is one of them.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
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