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Dying to get my innate female wisdom back!

What is my personal vision for my life? Being asked that question has made me realize (like a ton of bricks bringing dropped on my head) that I’m in dire need of taking back my innate feminine wisdom. I have been aware of the power of the feminine for a long time now, but somewhere along the line, I’ve become seriously sidetracked. I am most definitely addicted to doing; a bona fide workaholic, I feel like I must put in extra work, extra time, and an exaggerated amount of extra effort in order to become accomplished in my line of work, simply because I’m one of the only females in my position. There’s nothing really special about my position, but I am most definitely operating in a male dominated arena. Besides being addicted to doing, I’ve also lost the ability to stand up for my true self. It’s embarrassing to admit, but I have been bullied into dismissing my emotional intelligence and intuition by guys who have less education, less experience and much less charisma than I do. As stuck up as I feel saying something like that, I know that it is the absolute truth; I haven’t been able to fully realize this truth until I sat down to write this assignment.

As I read the practices for taking back the wisdom of the feminine, I’m surprised that I’ve unconsciously have already taken certain steps in taking back the power of my own wisdom. Especially in my quest to become a better writer and citizen journalist, I’ve been trying to combat writers block by engaging in creative arts particularly by drawing, playing my guitar and singing. Still, for obvious reasons, I know I need to take more steps in order to fully take back the wisdom of the feminine, and I know I can’t do this alone.

Being part of the Voice of Our Future community has already played a pivotal role towards me doing this. The extraordinary support group that World Pulse creates has allowed me to embrace the other in ways I can’t fully describe. I have met some truly amazing women and continue to be enthralled and motivated by their stories. The impact this support system has had in my life is astounding.

Although I need to honor and further realize my personal vision for my life, I do know plenty of the vision I have for my community and the world. My vision includes peace, sustainable development, and dignity for all citizens of the world, not just because it is our right to live in peace and in developed societies, but because bringing about these things through genuine hard work and active citizenship gives us full ownership of our situations and destinies.

I want to be a Voices of Our Future Correspondent because by further empowering myself as a citizen journalist, I can use my writing to mobilize youth who have the same vision as I do, to take action to bring about the change they want to see in the world. I would like to do this especially for my region, the Horn of Africa, as it is the most conflict-ridden region in the world. I would also put extra emphasis on the importance of proliferating women empowerment and our participation in decision making process, because I truly believe that the wisdom of the feminine can and will purport peace on Earth.

I have conducted activities and forums to realize regional peace, but I have done a pretty bad job at reporting on these events and writing articles to further promote such initiatives. The main reason for this would be because I find myself totally burned out after I’ve conducted an activity. Surely I need to stop abandoning my interior life and cultivate a sacred quartet. What I could also benefit hugely from is the support of a vision mentor. Through the guidance of a vision mentor, a woman who could guide me along the journey I’ve chosen for myself, I hope to stop with my constant procrastination and to truly harness the power from within, power I know that I have but have problems with letting my voice be truly heard.

Comments

faridaY's picture

I like the honesty of your

I like the honesty of your post and I hope you continue to organize positive events and have the energy and will to write about them afterwards! We are all works in progress.

AmyC's picture

Search for the interior

I appreciate how fully you put yourself and your experiences into the article.

I hope you continue to explore your wisdom of the feminine.

One of the things that the 4th week assignment didn't mention is the synergy that occurs as a result of exploring the wisdom of the feminine. I swear, the more in sync I am with the wisdom of the feminine, the more opportunities present itself! I've been receiving amazing feedback, project opportunities and ideas lately because I think I'm attracting them. In fact, just yesterday, I had some amazing correspondence with vital people about taking some SERIOUS practical action. One of my best friends gave me an excellent idea for a book. And I got some great news of 3 women who one the Nobel Peace Prize!! http://news.yahoo.com/nobel-peace-prize-goes-womens-activists-ellen-john...

LIFE IS GREAT!

joyacomeaux's picture

Entrea

Hi Rahel,

I have to be honest.

Seeing that you are from Entrea had me looking it up to learn more about it.

I had never heard of it.

I wish you all the best, and thank you for opening my eyes to Entrea!

Looking forward to learning more about it and you.

All the best,
joya

Rahel Weldeab's picture

My country, Eritrea

Eritrea existed for centuries but had only gained full independence in 1991. That's why many people don't know about it. A lot of people like to compare Eritrea to Ethiopia (or say that they are the same country) but this is entirely not true. Googling Eritrea will not allow you to get proper information about Eritrea, simply because there are a lot of elements out there that doesn't appreciate my country's hard stance against dependency and imperialism. I'm always posting information about Eritrea on my Facebook... join me on Facebook for frequent updates! http://www.facebook.com/rahel.weldeab

Rakiba's picture

Wonderful thoughts...!

Dear Rahel.
I really never knew that a country name Entrea even exists..!!
See,this is how Pulse wire connects us..Im sitting here in Bangladesh,may be you also did not heard of it..Anyways, the truth is known by everyone of dominance,bullying etc but now is the time to stand against it an play your own roles..

We are here always with you..

Rahel Weldeab's picture

LOL! Of course I have heard

LOL! Of course I have heard of Bangladesh. I think Eritrea is actually bigger in size than Bangladesh. Eritrea existed for centuries but had only gained full independence in 1991. That's why many people don't know about it. Googling Eritrea will not allow you to get proper information about Eritrea, simply because there are a lot of elements out there that doesn't appreciate my country's hard stance against dependency and imperialism. I'm always posting information about Eritrea on my Facebook... join me on Facebook for frequent updates! http://www.facebook.com/rahel.weldeab

Staci38's picture

I truly enjoyed your article;

I truly enjoyed your article; I am also addicted to doing so I can relate! I also like all of your creative outlets for writer's block! Although certainly, World Pulse is also a fantastic outlet.

AchiengNas's picture

Dear Rahel, Thank you for

Dear Rahel,
Thank you for sharing your vision with us. You are a strong voice sister, take hold of your vision and the horn of Africa will never remain the same!

I agree with you that through genuine hard work and active citizenship we get full ownership of our situations and destinies. Go girl!! Good luck in your journey, I will be following with you.

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

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