Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. – Marianne Williamson
As we are driving back home, the road is dark, foggy and rainy. There is a sense of mystery and silent euphoria in the air. A mysterious veil had covered the night and I have the feeling that something great just happened.
Iâ€™m numb and my spirit is in a state of ecstasy. Iâ€™m taken aback, Iâ€™m flowing, can barely feel my body. It seems like time has come to a stop leaving me stranded in some sort of alternate reality.
Then, I hear a distant voice, like a silent echo resonating in my ear, â€œBabe?â€ it sounds like a whisper, â€œYudy are you there?â€ â€œIâ€™m afraid that we lost herâ€ â€œShe is in a trance,â€ and my 11-year-old asked, â€œWhat is a trance daddy?â€ â€œ
Sort of like a state of shock, it seems like the movie had a great impact on your mother.â€ Then I heard my daughter, â€œLeave her alone, let her beâ€ there was a sort of silent agreement between the two of us, the inner knowing that something beautiful moved our spirits leaving us with a new-found sense of awe.
Are Your Ready To Embrace The Goddess Within You
We just got out of watching Wonder Woman, and I must say that Iâ€™m a fan, and was expecting the movie with great enthusiasm but knowing that it would probably be just another superhero movie. To my surprise the movie left me speechless, in shock, in a trance-like state where I could not utter a word. Everybody who knows me will know that this is almost an impossibility as I always have something to say.
I admit Iâ€™m a sucker for superheroes movies, I enjoy them, but lately it was getting to be too much. Also, I donâ€™t like the idea of not being able to stand up for ourselves and waiting for someone else, a superhero, to come to our rescue, when in reality, we are our own superheroes.
Iâ€™m not looking to get people to agree with me on this, however, this is just my humble opinion. Anyhow, this time was different, for the first time I feel that some part of me was restored as I saw this beautiful amazon warrior discovering her true power, and rising from her fantasy island where she was hidden all her life.
Like her, we construct an inner world where we hide from ourselves and the world. We use all sorts of excuses because we are afraid to thrive and to admit that we are indeed powerful and beautiful creatures. In my eyes, she is not just a hero anymore, but a symbol.
In the past, she was portrayed as a warrior, but now we all discovered who she really is, a Goddess, a resilient and super powerful Goddess with the strength to defeat evil.
The Real Weapon is Love
However, the beauty of it is that her real weapon is not her magical lasso of truth, or the bracelets of victory, martial weapons, or her royal tiara, the real weapon is love, pure love, which makes her into this superhuman, a beautiful goddess, virtually indestructible, with super strength, speed, and most importantly an inner divine wisdom.
This movie to me felt like a rebirth of the feminine energy. For thousands of yearsâ€™ women have been relegated, treated and classified as second class citizens, we are being called the weakest sex, referring to â€œwomen’s weaker physical strength.â€ For many years, we came to believe this lie and acted upon it by giving away our powers, our superpowers.
Millions of girls and women of every cultural, religion and different background all over the glove are being massacred, trafficked, abused and their power taken away. As per the Trafficking in Persons Report 2016, cultural norms that perpetuate inequality and a cycle of violence against women are closely linked with sex and labor trafficking in all regions of the world, from North America to South Asia and the Pacific. Millions of girls are feeling ashamed of themselves, as if they committed a crime because they were born a woman.
According to the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention (OJJDP), more than 600,000 girls areÂ arrested in the U.S. annually, and nearly 12,000 girls under the age of 20 are detained or committedÂ daily. Â Nearly half of these girls are detained for nonviolent offenses such as truancy, running away, and alcohol and substance useâ€”all behaviors that are significantly correlated with suffering and coping with trauma.
Every 9 Seconds
Even today in our society with all the advancements we gained in civil rights, we are still fighting for equal opportunities, equal pay, dignity and respect. In some cases, even in our own homes that dignity and respect are taken away and millions of women suffer humiliation and violence. As per the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.
Videos are now created where kids are massacring, abusing, hitting and violating women, not knowing that even though this is just a game the mind does not know how to differentiate between reality and fantasy, and therefore, every time a boy hits that bottom to inflict pain, the brain is creating new neuro-connections that most likely will imprint that behavior going forward.
And we must stand up and say no more. Our girls will not continue suffering, no more violence, no more humiliations, no more, it is enough!
The time has come to reclaim our power and stop anybody from wanting to hurt us and put us down. The time has come where we are rising to reclaim our rightful place next to men, not beneath or above but next to them. We deserve to be treated with love, honor and respect.
As Wonder Woman, it is time for us to re-discover our true nature as a Goddess with amazing powers. We must rise and reclaim the space where our feminine energy is once more honored and dignified, as priestesses, warriors and loving beings of light and life!
We are not second class citizens, we are not slaves, we are not here to cater to our partners but to love, respect and honor them as we must be honored and loved and respected. Every mom and every girl out there, itâ€™s time to value and love yourself so much that we can make decisions that will bring happiness into our lives and stop any type of abuse against us. It is time to speak up whenever we are being bullied, or humiliated.
We have a duty to go out there and help healing one mom at the time, and to remove the pain and suffering, and as we help healing one mom at a time, we are healing our kids, our families and our communities.
We love stories, especially those from mythology because it is telling untold stories of bravery, mystery and power beyond our imagination, and this resonates so much with us because the truth is that we are amazingly powerful, we were created with the power to change the world for the best, the power that cannot be defeated, the power of love. And the proof of it is that we are the one with the ability to give birth.
As this mythological character rose from the ground after being hurt and put down, it is time for us to rise and to take care of ourselves, and learn to take care of each other.
No, we might not have electrical lightning coming from our magical bracelets, but we do have electromagnetic energy coming from our hearts, and the power that comes from our heart can overcome any type of challenge, any stress, any anxiety, and any feeling of unworthiness. The time is now for us to bond and make a difference.
The divine Goddess of the universe, the feminine energy is no longer dormant, it has awakened and nothing will put us back to sleep, so embrace yourself for the impact as we will not tolerate any more abuse and pain!
The Goddess within each one of us has awakened, are you ready to embrace her?
Identity Magazine is all about guiding women to discover their powers of Self-Acceptance, Appreciation, and Personal Achievement. We ask that every contributor and expert answer Â the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and in the moment or they can be aligned with the current article they have written. In that way, and as a team, we hope to encourage and motivate each other, thus inspiring you to Get All A’s.
1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? Additionally, what are you still working on accepting? Now, weâ€™re talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.
I accepted that we are trying to do our best with what we have. Coming with that perspective has helped me to stay grounded and stopped any type of judgment about myself and others. Always learning new things, I’m a student at heart, the more I learned the better I can serve others.
2. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? On the other hand OR in contrast, are there elements of who you are that youâ€™re still working on appreciating?
A few years ago I was in a dark place, I was suffering with deep-rooted emotional and physical pain. I suffered with depression, low self-esteem, obesity, and poor health in general. At age 36 I had a heart failure, my father died of a heart attack when I was seven years old, and that changed my life, so I decided that I didn’t want the same for my kids.
So the fact that I’m still here is a big reason for appreciation. I learned to appreciate and take better care of my body for what allows me to do everyday, dance, eat, play with my kids, hug, speak, smile, etc… and even more important, I learned to appreciate who I am. For many years I convinced myself that there was something terribly wrong with me so I wasted a lot of time feeling sorry for myself, and making myself sick.
After my healing journey I discovered that I’m God’s greatest creation and so you are… Therefore, I live in constant appreciation for life and all it’s miracles, no time to compliant about anything. Life is great regardless of the conditions and the situations.
3. What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell us not only what makes YOU most proud but also share theÂ goals and dreams that you still have.
My most rewarding achievement is that I was able to give myself permission to dream once more at age 40 when many women are ready to give up. I’m most proud of my family, my wonderful kids and my loving husband. They are the best gift that anybody can ask for. My most exciting and immediate goal is to expand my practice to help healing the planet one mom at the time, because when we healed the moms, we are able to heal the kids and the community at large.
So, I’m committed to help my client to find hope, more joy and happiness in their lives. I’m also part of a beautiful but challenging cause: To eradicate human trafficking (specially kids) around the globe so that every kid have an opportunity to thrive. We have a Walk on May 20th “Lacing Up for Freedom” We invite anybody who wants to be part of a community to bring about real change to join us.
4. Of course, we all have imperfections, or so we think. In truth, we are all perfectly imperfect. What are your not-so-perfect ways?Â Likewise, what imperfections and quirks create who you areâ€”your Identity?
I love that phrase “I’m perfectly imperfect” I love myself for who I’m but I have many imperfections. So we can have a field day with this questions. So let’s see the stories behind it: I get lost easily, my sense of direction is really bad, I really need my phone and I’m so grateful for the invention of the GPS. I don’t take life too serious anymore and I don’t watch the news for the last six years, except for the Women March to Washington, that was something worth watching.
In addition, I can be very silly, like childlike silly sometimes, make voices and faces, and so on…. for some people it’s pretty funny, for others, it is childlike, but since I’m not concerned about what people think then it’s OK. Sometimes IÂ lose the sense of time easily if I’m having a great conversation, learning something new or writing. So I have to be very careful with my time if I want to be productive, so time management is not my greatest skill, I’m getting better, however.Â I’m just happy!
5. â€œI Love Myâ€¦â€ is an outlet for you to appreciate and express all the positive traits that make youâ€¦wellâ€¦YOU! In fact, sharing what you love about yourself will make you smile, feel empowered, and uplift your spirit and soul. (We assure you!) Therefore, Identity challenges you to complete the phrase â€œI Love Myâ€¦?â€
I love my God/Source who is always guiding, loving and protecting me.Â And the love for my bodyÂ because is one of the greatest creation. The obvious, I love my family, my kids, my husband, my mom, my sisters, my friends. My mentors and guides who are inspiring me everyday and I love my life because it is a miracle. We are walking miracles. Lastly, I love the gifts that I’m being given because it allows me to help others to realize how wonderful life is.