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Mindset Monday: Important Message from the Elders

By MJ Ryan

One of the guiding principles of SheEO is to learn from the wisdom of the ages. I have been seeing this message from the Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers on social media that I think has a profound message for us that I want to share today. I love it because the first line is just what I find myself saying to everyone I talk to:

“As you move through these changing times…be easy on yourself and be easy on one another. You are at the beginning of something new. You are learning a new way of being. You will find that you are working less in the yang modes that you are used to.

“You will stop working so hard at getting from point A to point B the ways you have in the past, but instead, will spend more time experiencing yourself in the whole, and your place in it.

“Instead of traveling to a goal out there, you will voyage deeper into yourself. Your mother’s grandmother knew how to do this. Your ancestors from long ago knew how to do this. They knew the power of the feminine principle…and because you carry their DNA in your body, this wisdom and this way of being is within you.

“Call on it. Call it up. Invite your ancestors in. As the yang based habits and the decaying institutions on our plant begin to crumble, look up. A breeze is stirring. Feel the sun on your wings.”

Thank you, Grandmothers. To learn more about them, check out: http://www.grandmotherscouncil.org/

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