Birth Of A Woman

A few years ago a small group of Brisbane women inspired by the work of Serge Benhayon and Natalie Benhayon began meeting approximately every 6 weeks to talk about and raise awareness of women’s health.

These meetings commenced by exploring that despite advances in healthcare and preventive medicine, women’s health was actually worsening, with ever increasing cases of breast lumps, breast cancer, hormonal problems, fibroids, endometriosis, problem periods and fertility issues.

This initial discussion gave rise to an interesting but very exposing concept that women’s health issues may stem from the way we are choosing to live our lives, and how we are as women. But what did that mean, and what did it look like?

Over the following meetings the women started to share how busy our lives were, the pressures we felt to be everything to everyone, how we had become mothers and wives, how we took on more than we could manage, how we felt we had to be strong and tough and how we didn’t have time to care for ourselves as we were too consumed with caring for everyone else.

This paved the way for us to talk about self care, nurturing, our cycles and periods, role models, and so much more about the issues that surround women today.

These topics were shared with hesitation and reservation at first: it took time for some of the women to be comfortable opening up to one another out of fear of judgment or criticism. This, in and of itself, exposed how as women we have been in competition with one another, how we judge ourselves and each other, or carry lack of self worth or self loathing, and how we felt we didn’t fit the ideal of what a perfect woman should be, act, dress and look like.

Over the months that followed the group grew not only in numbers, but in trust, love and support for one another. As the women began to express openly and honestly, a beauty from within began to shine out from the women attending.

Little by little the women started to truly express themselves; this was reflected in the way they dressed, their hairstyles, the way they moved, but most of all by the look in their eyes… which seemed to sparkle with love and a deep tenderness that I had never experienced in such a large group.

I want to say thank you and express my appreciation to all the women in the group who have offered their voice and support and the space for us to be who we are, without reservation, judgment and criticism, or even advice or solutions. These women are strong, delicate, tender and compassionate, come from all walks of life and in many shapes and sizes. And yet they have come together, blossomed and allowed their beauty to shine from the love they feel deep within.

Over the years I feel I have witnessed what I can only describe as the ‘Birth of a Woman’ as I observe these women flourish, grow and allow themselves to be the true women that they are.

And now when I look – and I mean really look – at myself in the mirror, I see that love and deep tenderness in my own eyes. I see a delicate but strong woman gazing back at me… and I know that this is really me.

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Author: Dr Rachel Hall

The Holistic Dentist who Loves Humanity. Life is about people, connection, love and equality. People are suffering and have forgotten they are naturally amazing. By living in a way that is more self-loving, gentle and truthful we can reawaken our capacity for grandness.

5 thoughts on “Birth Of A Woman”

  1. Gorgeous blog. Honest sharing and expressing; it does seem strange that this is so rare in today’s world! Thankyou Rachel and group – inspiring stuff.

  2. Thank you Rachel, beautiful blog. It takes an enormous amount of trust to really open ourselves up and allow ourselves to be vulnerable. What I have found when I do the love and support is always there, rather than trying to make myself deal with everything myself. I have come to realise that even though I have been hurt in the past, it doesn’t mean that that is everyone’s aim. In fact it’s rarely anybody’s aim at all. That has been huge to work through as little by little I allow myself to simply be myself, which is everything. Groups like you have mentioned in your blog Rachel are so valuable for women and are much needed to support and grow each other so that we re-connect to our absolute inner beauty that is forever there.

  3. Loved reading this! How refreshing to find a place you can be open, honest and vulnerable without fear of judgement. I attend a monthly women’s group in London (Women in Livingness, run by Sara Williams) where I’ve had a similar experience of being part of a group that has explored what it is to be a woman in the world today. It’s very interactive and the sharing’s and support have allowed space for myself and others to have a deeper insight and understanding of the roles and beliefs we have taken on, all of which are false and keep us in a spiraling state of anxiety (reccognised or not – our bodies feel it!). Exposing and uncovering these areas have meant we have deepened our connection with who we truly are and then begin to show that to the world. As described here – it’s a beautiful and life changing experience.

  4. There is nothing more confirming than being with other women and feeling absolutely equal, no agenda, no judgement and pretence. It is in this space that our true power can be felt and commitment made to full expression of it. You are a testament to commitment Rachel Hall. The power of women!

  5. It is in these spaces where women can be themselves, that true birthing takes place. Only when we connect to our essence and power can we feel our responsibility we have to humanity. I love the feel, sound and texture of word ‘birth’.

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