Today is only Tuesday, and already this week, we women (our health, welfare and politics) are splashed all over the news and radio.
Now, I'm the first to admit, I am probably the most educated, ignorant, smart dumb person, when it comes to this mind game called "politics." (oooooohhh) This is mostly because, whomever is the best at selling themselves (and their agenda), has the best spin team and tells the best tall-tales seems to be the toastmaster of any given election. There are plenty of good people who seem to truly be interested in service and caring for "the little guy," but it all gets so silly. You know, believing and trusting in the puppet show called the political arena.
Having said all that, Sarah Palin is showing herself to be quite the shrewd ingenue. Some hate her, love her, admire her or loathe her. I'm enthralled by her ability to command attention and weild her feminine power so masterfully. She has a new book on life as a mother and govennor, she is actively seeking Facebook followers, and she blasted Newsweek today for being overtly sexist. They utilized a fitness photo she posed for last year to do a spread in Shape magazine.
In other news, Reuters reports that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends women begin getting mammograms at age 50, and every other year, as opposed to every year beginning at age 40 suggested by the American Cancer Society. Over the centries, the woman's breast has always symbolized nuturturing, beaty, comfort and in fact the sustance of life itself. They are portrayed in our historical documents and our greatest works of art as the quintessential representative of a perfect creation. So, to see an act meant to reduce the importance (symbolically speaking) of protection of such a natural resource is an interesting concept in itself.
The Earth is making a huge shift in utilizine more of its Divine Feminine Energy, versus the more forceful, angry Masculine energies of the past. masculine energy "assertive, logical, analytical, doing, controlling, aggressive, striving, projecting, hard, organizing, rushing, thrusting, always pushing us to survive, and has its origin in our minds." While on the other hand, Feminine energy is "creative, delicate, intuitive, nurturing, receptive, tender, surrendering, synthesizing, integrating, soft, feeling, and the part of us that "knows" without explanation." It originates in our hearts.
Of course balance is key. I just found it very interesting in the last few months, how the empathy and fairness cards are playing out more often in very public ways. It reminds me to also take a little for myself. I've often become angry with myself when I've felt the self-nurturing side come out for my own needs. The call to achieve, accomplish and "make it happen" has been a driving force for most of our lives. Recently, I gave myself permission to sit back, self-soothe and just BE instead of always trying to DO. It will be interesting to see what the year 2010 shows us on this newly emerging paradigm.