What is real empowerment?
Women today are conditioned to believe that empowerment comes from being physically strong, independent, and being able to “do it all.”
May I suggest that this is just an illusion of empowerment? And maybe not that empowered at all?
First of all, we aren’t men, so trying to prove we can do everything they can do only proves that we can be just like men. No offense to men, but I don’t want to be “like a man.” Not only does it diminish sexual polarity between men and women, but we are not empowering ourselves as women… and it’s exhausting AF.
Also, while we’re so busy trying to do everything, be everything and keep up with all the other high-performance, over-achiever women out there, we don’t notice where we’re losing our natural power. When we’re busy and distracted and run-ragged, we tend to neglect one of the most important things… our health.
Did you know?…
Our bodies are temples and sacred vessels that house our souls and that
Women are natural healers.
Women can also be devoted wives, mothers, daughters, sisters and friends fulfilling the role of lovers, nurturers, caretakers, and supporters. This can be physically, mentally and emotionally taxing. But when women are exhausted and burnt out and put themselves last on their priority list, they aren’t just sabotaging their happiness, but their own health. That affects their ability to “heal” themselves and others.
Hands down women have more chronic health issues than men. Part of that has to do with lowered immunity during our cycles (which we do not honour by doing less) and part of it has to do with continuing to push ourselves, 365 days a year.
When women continue to push and grind and use grit to get through their endless to-do lists, workouts, responsibilities and obligations, it’s like giving birth… on a daily basis. And that’s hard on the body.
How many symptoms and conditions do you have that you consider “normal” or that you’ve been told are all in your head? Have you been told it’s because your body is attacking itself or because it’s your hormones or your genes?
Do you really believe that you are crazy or that your own body is working against you? Sadly, many women accept this. They don’t even question it.
That doesn’t sound very empowering to me.
If women want to get their power back, they’re going to have to make their health a priority. And now is an especially good time to do that.
Over the past few years, we have had to come to terms with additional concerns: a pandemic, a state of emergency, social distancing, masking and quarantine. As well as being inundated with “news” that perpetuates fear and panic… which only stresses us out even more! Did you know that your immune system is lowered dramatically when you’re stressed? Oh, and don’t believe the nonsense that your immune system isn’t powerful and that health comes from a drug or injection. That’s really disempowering.
And don’t even get me started on the annual fear campaign around breast cancer “awareness.” Is there anybody, man or woman, that hasn’t heard of breast cancer? And with all the billions of dollars thrown at finding a “cure”, instead of prevention, is there really any wonder why they wouldn’t want the gravy train to continue?
The truth is, we can not only heal ourselves naturally, but we can prevent disease in the first place. Unfortunately, the lucrative business of detection, “treatment” and suppressing symptoms, whatever the ailment, means that you are worth more to them sick than healthy.
You have to heal yourself.
Don’t give your power away to the so-called “health experts”, the doctors, and not even well-intentioned friends and family.
Do your own research. It’s up to you! That’s how you become empowered! Not by deferring responsibility to others.
The bottom line…
Everyone should be focused on health.
Unfortunately, the focus is usually on disease management.
Taking personal responsibility for your health is the elephant in the room that nobody is talking about. Our sick-care system is not making us healthy, it’s only trying to minimize the symptoms once we get sick. Of course, medicine is necessary for acute situations and injuries, but it’s not about health and it’s not empowering us to heal ourselves.
Without your health, you have nothing.
But vibrant health is taken for granted, or more commonly, not experienced. And so, we go through life with less vitality than we should. Any advice or book/course that offers to help you with your sexuality without first addressing your health is, in my opinion, assuming you are in perfect health or don’t understand the impact it can have on your sexuality and well-being.
Health is the foundation.
Every attempt that I have made to improve my sexuality always started with improving my health. Without it, you won’t have the energy or the interest to improve your libido and/or focus on your sex life.
Women often struggle with their cycles, PMS, perimenopause, menopause and a plethora of chronic health conditions. While the issues related to female reproductive health and general health are common… they certainly aren’t normal… and can actually be easily resolved.
You can do this! And doing so would empower you to be your best self, instead of being held back.
As long as you have health issues, you are disempowered.
There are so many impediments between a woman and her sexuality… stress, anxiety, overwhelm, trauma, a lack of sexual knowledge, negative self-talk, sexual conditioning, shame, trust issues… and the list goes on. But if she’s got health issues as well, then, she’s really working at a disadvantage.
When a woman doesn’t feel good in her body, she tends to lose touch with herself, her pleasure and her intuition. She becomes numb and stops feeling. She shuts down and may even come to believe that her body is working against her and lose trust in her body. This does nothing for her immune system, her body confidence or her overall self-esteem… all of which can impact her sexuality.
Sexual health is affected by overall health.
Your liver, adrenals and thyroid directly impact your sex hormones and major body functions. If those aren’t in good shape, you won’t be either.
Take responsibility for your own health, take better care of yourself and become your own health advocate. Make the necessary changes to your diet and lifestyle. These will directly improve all areas of your life, including your sex life.
The Divine Feminine can heal through love and compassion. She can also heal with attention, touch, words, her body, her prayers, her actions and so much more.
Stop depleting your body vessel by doing too much and sacrificing yourself in service to others. Otherwise, you are no good to anyone. Including yourself. As the adage goes, you have to put the oxygen mask on yourself first before you can assist others.
Start focusing on your HEALTH and from there you can heal yourself and the world.
There’s nothing more empowering than that!
You can check out my HEALTH PAGE by clicking here…
And you can take advantage of my FREE MINI-COURSE CLEANSE here… and give your body the “spring” cleaning it wants and needs.
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