As the transition to the next president is underway I have been seeing things I never imagined I would see. And no doubt, the election results have been a trigger, a wakeup call, shaking up beliefs and emotions that have been dormant for too long.
I am seeing women and girls waking up to their power, realizing that it does not reside in someone or something outside of themselves.
I am seeing women and girls rise up to their greatness. And THIS is a wonderful thing!
The magic question I am seeing answered: Who am I in this situation? Whether it’s the election results, a family challenge, a problem at school, or a struggle at work. EVERY situation presents itself as an opportunity to answer either question:
- Who am I in this situation?
- Who am I called to be in this situation?
The first question may be easier to answer than the second. In the first question, you may have a tendency to pull from past experience. You may already know you are a loving person and therefore choose to be a loving person in your interactions with others. It’s relatively easy because you’ve done it before. The muscle of love has been used and hence developed.
The second question is more difficult to answer because it forces you to tap into unrealized potential. It’s unfamiliar territory and this can be scary. Maybe you are someone who has struggled with courage, yet witnessing an ugly act against a friend of yours who does not look like you or worship like you, you decide in that moment to speak out against this hateful act. In your mind, you said: ENOUGH!!! In this moment you realize, whether conscious of it or not, that you are called to be a woman of courage.
When a young lady of color at Baylor University was pushed off the sidewalk by a white male yelling racial slurs at her, via social media, the news traveled fast, and many fellow students AND faculty of both genders and all races and religions showed up to walk her to class. They said: ENOUGH!!!
When a girl of color sitting in class at her grade school heard her teacher say there were too many Latinos in this country, she stood up to her teacher because he was wrong. She said: ENOUGH!!!
Ladies, when the phone rings, who are YOU called to be? I hope you answer the call.
All the best to you!
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