It had felt fairly urgent to me to hold a workshop on ‘Feminine Power’. It felt important that this allowed people to explore this concept within a personal, social and global context, express thoughts & feelings around it and finally to be able to embrace these necessary & essential feminine qualities.
The discussion was fruitful, it was good to hear the different perspectives and ideas around what ‘Feminine Power’ is and what it means. There were moments we struggled with how gendered femininity and the problems this brings in both making it more accessible to all genders but also in how strongly women are shaped to be feminine in our society.
For me it was beautiful to discuss ‘Feminine Power’ as nurturing, being, peaceful sustaining and in abundance. From here we discussed the link between femininity & nature and the parallels we face in how the environment is currently being treated: both are arguably undervalued, neglected and forgotten. Is it time for this to change?
Following this, there was the option of a ‘Creative Meditation’ activity, which involved stillness, movement, connection with self, connection with other and an opportunity for creative expression.
This was so informative and feel that there is so much room for this to evolve and progress further in the future. To me, this further validates that this dialogue is certainly worth having as well as the practise itself of embodying ‘Feminine Power’. My aim is to continue developing this and to share it again. This is the nature of these workshops, they will be organic, natural, adapting and changing much like the very qualities of ‘Feminine Power’.
It really was an honour to hold this space, although very briefly and for people to engage with remembering, reconnecting & reclaiming ‘Feminine Power’. Thank you those wonderful souls that joined!
Someone in the group shared that you can not stop nature from growing beneath the cracks/concrete, and it has led me to reflect on resilience despite challenging external environments. So I shall end this post with that as an analogy of the times that we are facing, with the intention that it should serve as a reminder of the gentle power which surrounds us.