Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Letting the Light Shine

One of the challenges that most women face

is learning how to gracefully wield their power
and let their light shine.

Some of us were lucky enough to find great role models
and learn from their examples.

Others of us acquired power but never learned to use it wisely.

The rest of us still struggle with expressing personal power.

What lessons have you learned
that might shine a light for other women?

Share with us, please.  


Michelle Johnson said...

Meri, i think i'm still searching for that light of mine. i'm wondering if it will ever shine as bright as i'd like it to. have a great night.

Deirdra Doan said...

Beautiful post! Much to think about.

Thanks for the visit. I want to know more about Coco now that I saw the movie.

I like movies about real people. And if it is beautiful all the BETTER.
Happy Thanksgiving.

kt said...

i would say really listening to ourselves, we have that little spark inside us talking to us all the time, let the voice get louder, let the spark grow into fire.

Susan Tuttle said...

i am no expert, but i do believe the answer may be simple.

follow heart song

Meri said...

kt and Susan - I think you are both on the right track. The limitation is that too many people haven't listened to their heartsong for so long, they don't even know its there. Too many were so scripted growing up that they don't know what lines they would have written for themselves. As for women and power, too many women -- denied access to power for so long -- decide they'll act like men, the ones who have been power mongers and power brokers for so long. We should be willing to step outside those parameters and explore what it means to be a powerful, potent woman.

Meri said...

I've read your poetry. You don't have to search for your light, you just need to acknowledge that it's already shining out into the darkness. Don't be shy!

Meri said...

If you haven't seen Deirdra's post showing her Coco Chanel doll, take a look. Coco's adorable!