A small group of women recently gathered for an Emerging Futures conversation about what it is to be an Entrepreneurial Woman.
Trusting ourselves and each other; without agenda or defined outcomes or targeted results, we took the exploration far beyond the suffocating confines of a business interpretation and moved it much closer to home… to the core of who we choose to be in the world… and significantly altered how we see the profound connection between ourselves and the world in which we live.
There is no world ‘out there’. What we call ‘reality’ is indeed nothing more than a feedback loop to let us know how we’re doing at this game of living. Do we really like what we’ve created?
During our time together, we explored what it means when I say that “My very life is a metaphor for how I’m choosing to live it.” Our lives are not real – they are a sensory cornucopia that makes it impossible for each of us to NOT notice that the choices we’re making are manifesting a deep and highly personal truth that each of us carries. When we stop to explore what that truth is; when we become more willing and able to claim it and own it as our own, our world expands and the essential Space required for us to transform our lives (and our collective ‘reality’) opens up. We can breathe again!
With this realization, it becomes possible to pause… and notice that we are indeed, already the creator of it all. Owning and claiming the immensity of that Force that we already are, we then are faced with the decision: do we invest ourselves in ‘trying’ to change the world we’ve already created, or do we invest ourselves in creating the world we want? Do we look back or do we move forward? We seem to be mesmerized by the unending and thankless process of ‘trying’ to change the world we’re in; of attempting to deconstruct matter from the bottom up rather than recognizing that we create matter from the top down; that thought flows through a manifestation spiral and ultimately becomes matter… becomes the ‘reality’ that we call ‘truth’ or ‘fact’ and are so doggedly committed to and yet held hostage by when indeed, it is nothing more than the manifestation of an intention long forgotten. It becomes helpful to notice what intentions we choose mindfully and which ones we simply repeat because someone told us to, at a time so long ago and forgotten that we cannot even make sense of it in our own minds. In our confusion and chaos, we just keep plodding along…
It was truly an honor for me to be part of this small group of women gathering, talking… about what is most profoundly meaningful to them, in their lives. In this moment, I know that I am not the same. I also know that every other woman in that room is profoundly changed, each having become more willing and able to be shamelessly present to the truth of who she is; and to allow that truth to be seen by any and all who choose to notice. What may have begun with hesitation and uncertainty has become a personal declaration of unwillingness to be anything other than awake, fully present and mindful of those moments when what we choose determines the direction of our lives.
What became clearly evident to all who were present is that indeed, women are the key. Despite the acquired capacity that women have to be beasts of burden to their own secrets; to continue to press down and press back the truth that they carry about themselves, the quality of their lives and their impact on others, they also carry the capacity to allow that truth to flood their bodies, transform their lives and propel them into expression of the force of creation that they already are. Once freed from the body into voice, the vibration that they become pierces through the veneers of ‘acceptable’ and ‘normal’, fracturing the illusions that are shrouded in what should/must be and creating the space within which potential can unfold. In that moment, a new way of being awakens to itself and life changes.
Far beyond the simple miracle of birth that is impossible without women, there are other miracles of birth that simply cannot be without women. The birth of a new way of engaging with each other. The birth of a more powerful way to connect to Self and our physical world. The birth of a transformative way of expression sourced not by ‘doing’ but by ‘being’. All of these – and so much more! – are the gifts that women bring to a physical universe. And yet, for any of it to be so, women must first awaken to themselves. It cannot be otherwise. What we manifest when we are awake is very different from what we manifest from our coma of cultural bondage. But we will nonetheless, manifest.
Only women who are awake can awaken other women. The vibration of who we are must precede the sound we become in a physical world. And with that sound, the walls that trap us in a collective untruth will crumble.