VOF Week 4 (I am the magician of my own life… the priestess of my own destiny…)
To be a woman today it is a long road to walk. It’s a road to recover the power that culture has taken from us.
When I was child, for some reason that I don’t remember now, my family started to called me “little witch”… and again, for some reason, it was a nick name that I adopted… only years after, I started to understand the real significance of that word: “witch”, and all history behind it.
I learned that during some centuries, (but not always) the entire world was educated to be afraid of the “women’s power”, so, I started to read with deep interest all the issues related to that fear, wondering how, where and why it started.
I really learned so much, not only about history and human being, but most of all about myself… and I learned that behind all the violence against us, was really a huge fear about our power… and I clearly saw that through all those violent centuries, the REAL problem wasn’t the patriarchal attacks or male attacks, but the fear and violence that women started to feel inside, against their own power and value.
I read books about church, about the first goddesses, about the rupture between Eva and Lilith, mythology and history from different countries, and I discovered that the real success of our actual (and unfair) culture was settled inside our female minds and in our female hearts, by separating our conscience about ourselves.
That’s why, I decided to embody the real significance of a witch is: I decided to be a kind of magician in my own life… a priestess of my own destiny…
I thought that only in that way, it could be possible to demonstrate to myself that I had lost fear and recovered my own power… I decide to take the risk, of course for myself in first place, but also because maybe through my experience, maybe other could dare to follow their own way.
Before create a different world outside, we definitely have to start to create a different world inside us. If we do not stop our inner fights, we could not stop the violence that we are experimenting outside… if we really are searching for a “world with female vision”, we must understand what really means “to be a woman”, and we have to experiment our power, we have to feel it, to recover it and then (just then) to start to use it with all its strength.
We, the women, we have to understand us, and to understand our history… and latter, we have to forgive the injuries, but nobody can forgive what does not understand… that is why, for me, the first step to “change the world” is understanding.
Then, we will to be able to see that for now is enough to be thinking in terms of “good or bad” or in terms of “enemies” or revenge … we have to stop to think in “male and female”… if we really want to live in a different world, we have to see that those ones that now are our executioners, they are also injured for centuries of fear and ignorance.
Our real fight must be against the system and against the actual conditions, not against human beings. We have to show a difference by doing changes while we are walking toward to a different destiny for this world… and we have to be congruent. That is important in this road walked until now to recovering our power and our voice.
That is why I decided to be a Peace Correspondent… which is a daily challenge not only in my profession but in my personal life too… by choosing this way to walk in journalism, I am obligated to embody a peaceful personality.
But indeed, I have to confess that now that I am dedicated to search peaceful efforts from all around the world, I am very happy to verify that they are so many people (men and women) wishing and working for a different world… and this new mission that I chose, is giving me more and more confidence in human beings.
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