In this age of female CEO’s and business moguls, women’s desires to have it all are as powerful as they’ve ever been. While no one would argue that the glass ceiling is broken, I think we can all agree that there are a few – rather large cracks in it.
We are as educated and business savvy as men are so why haven’t women been able to advance at the rate of men? Is it unfair practices or “good old boy” types of systems holding us back? That is certainly part of the problem. However, all too often, we as women look outside of ourselves for permission to pursue our dreams. Unfortunately, we do so to the detriment of our own well-being. We tend to reduce the value of what we do well while using those very gifts to build someone else’s dreams.
For many women, their dreams are greater than what they believe they can accomplish. Something more seems just beyond their reach. That’s because it is. The quest for happiness and success begins within. It is something that must be cultivated and worked out instead of worked for. The existing state of affairs has taught us that working hard, being smart, looking the part, and making it happen are the ways to ultimate success. All are admirable qualities. However, neither in particular nor can all of them combined create the success that we yearn for.
God has graciously positioned in each of us the potential to create the world we desire. Success is not exclusive to any particular set of people. The work that we must do is to uncover the light within us. We must unleash the passion that ignites the flow of creativity in our lives.
Life has a funny way of adding layers of useless details. When we focus on those details we lose sight of what really matters. What is most important is living the most authentic life possible. Not the life that we hoped for nor the life that we think we should have. Your best life is the one you have now. Live it!
When you discover the treasures of the life you have now, you will awaken your inner goddess. You will discover that all you ever need to be happy is within you. It is true that you are never without what you need.
You might ask, how can that be true when it seems I don’t have enough of anything? I don’t have enough money to pay my bills. There is not enough time in the day to meet my obligations. The list goes on and on.
I would challenge you to stop, take a deep breath, and entertain what it feels like to be without your list of complaints. Feel the freedom that comes with letting go of the thoughts that keep you tied to that sad and depressed way of thinking. Connect with your inner goddess, your spirit. Allow her to guide you to your sacred center. Listen to her instructions, appreciate and accept the gifts that she offers you.
Your inner goddess is your highest self. She is not judgmental or critical. Her voice is loving and accepting. Her greatest desire is to remind you of who you are. She knows all the things that you have forgotten.
Don’t disregard you inner goddess. Trust her. Be kind to her. Allow your highest self to grow and expand.
You need more income? Ask her for advice, creative ideas, how to create new streams of income. Need more time? Ask for innovative way to get things done, how to get organized, or wisdom to do things more easily. Whatever you need you already possess because the answer is there inside of you. It is yours for the asking.
Ask and you shall receive. It’s really that simple!