femininity

How to feel like a woman at work

OK, today I'm talking to all you ladies who show up to work, especially those of you who have found yourself in a male-dominated industry.  

You know who you are - you've been chasing "success" your whole life. 

I know because I've been there. I spent my entire working life 
trying to prove myself and be liked, especially by men who I considered influential, successful or powerful (which can feel like a requirement of the job if you work in any male-dominated industry like construction technology).

Which brings me to todays episode of KikiTV.
I'll be sharing a new video with you all at the beginning of each week, and today it's something that I've been talking about with friends for a while now...

"that day I realized I'm a woman!"  
Yep! And the craziest part is that it took me 27 whole years! 


So many of us learned as girls this idea of a way of life that will bring us love, success and respect.  But when we get there, we can FEEL it that something is missing.  We are stressed, tired, overweight, lonely, confused, under pressure... trying to keep up with the pace of life we think we "should" or "need" to in order to provide a good life for ourselves.  (Oh, I've been there too.) 

Well the Truth is that the established ways of living and working to "be the best we can be" and "reach our highest potential" were not designed with women in mind. 

 

In today's episode I share my own experience and also give you 

3 simple ideas to feel more like a woman at work.  

(Hint: it's up to you!)

The time has come for women to accept their spiritual responsibility for the planet.

“You will be teachers for each other. You will come together in circles and speak your truth to each other. The time has come for women to accept their spiritual responsibility for the planet.”
— Sherry Anderson recounting her dream in "The Feminine Face of God: The Unfolding of the Sacred in Women"

 

As soon as I read these words, it hit me.  

I am not alone.  

I am exactly where I need to be, doing exactly what I need to be doing. 

For years, women have been dreaming of what my sisters and I know and can feel is happening.  

WE are not alone. 

The revolution is underway. 

This is cause for a celebration!

“What we need are stories from spiritually mature women in our time and culture who are demonstrating the sacred in today’s world. We need to hear from women we can relate to...We need to hear directly from these women about the unfolding of the sacred in their own lives in their own words, and in the language of their own hearts.”
— -
With a resonant "YES" I humbly accept. 

With a resonant "YES" I humbly accept. 

I am here to tell my story.

The truth is that I did not plan on becoming a voice for the feminine spiritual revolution.  In fact, I thought for sure there is something else I am here to do, something more marketable that fits neatly into a business plan, like weight-loss.  

The harder I fought to "find" my perfect business proposition, my target market, the more resistance I felt.  I was in my head and something was missing, nagging at me.

"There is something bigger."

"Get to the core of what women and the world truly need."

 "Don't be scared.  It's time. Women are ready for this."

There is no cookie-cutter business model to follow.  There is no "for sure."  But this is a risk worth taking because I believe in it more deeply than anything.  This is what motivates and excites me, makes my heart beat faster and sends chills in waves through my body.  It is time to stop "trying" and start "being."  This is what I and we have been waiting for.  

This is what wants to flow through me.  

 

“If women are to pioneer a new way of embodying spirit in the world today, one thing seems certain: we must listen to the deep source of wisdom within ourselves and tell the truth about what we are learning.”
— -

Well shit.  That means getting really fucking honest, real, vulnerable about what is happening for me and the women I call sisters.  That also means seriously trusting in myself and my abilities to make a greater vision for life on this planet a bonafide reality. 

The parts of me that were self-conscious or worried about being judged have dissipated into fully accepting my responsibility. 

I recently found myself on a rooftop here in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, alone, under the stars, peering out over the jungle with the orchestra of the waves, speaking out loud, witnessed only by earth and sky, saying,

"YES. I accept. I accept the challenge."

It is up to me to listen to my own inner wisdom and speak my truth in service to other women and the world.   It is up to me to get out of my own way. 

 

It is time for women to return to ourselves, our natural rhythms and each other, remember how we used to be revered, and reclaim our femininity and the value of our gifts.

The knowledge we are reviving is not the type taught in schools, churches or company retreats.  This is not a thing of the ego or the intellect.  In fact, it is quite the opposite.  

 

The wisdom and power that lies waiting for women is visceral

vis·cer·al    /vis(ə)rəl/  adjective:  relating to deep inward feelings rather than to the intellect;  synonyms: instinctive, instinctual, gut, deep-down, deep-seated, deep-rooted, inward

 

We are here to reclaim what is ours to know, love, trust and express...

Our femininity.

Our bodies.

Our energy.

Our rhythm.

Our traditions.

Our sisterhood.

Our beauty.

Our power. 

Our spirits.

 

And so it is. 

 

Thank you for joining me on this adventure.

 

Stay tuned to kikifed.com as more musings, events and offerings emerge!

Email me at kikifederico@gmail.com if you desire to co-create an experience for awakening women. 


Sherry Anderson & Patricia Hopkins quoted throughout from "The Feminine Face of God: The Unfolding of the Sacred in Women"