Welcome to the Woman Within Website! You are already on a journey that is unfolding every day as you make choices and take a path to find out who you truly are. This journey is about finding the treasure of your true self. When we seek for our deep personal truths, it requires courage and willingness to not only commit to take the journey, but a commitment to live our purpose and our mission from a grounded, strong place inside ourselves. This journey will not only transform us, it will transform all those around us.
By making this journey into ourselves, we are making a choice to live a fuller, happier life and take responsibility for creating something more meaningful in our life. If we feel our life is empty and we have nothing of value, we are in for a big surprise. Everything that we discover within ourselves is a wondrous, healing part waiting for us to claim. Your journey to your woman within will be uniquely yours and unlike anyone else’s. You may have been trying to be someone other than who you are due to the pressures of partners, parents, bosses, coaches, teachers, media, and society. You are your only judge and you can spread your wings and soar with joy. This journey is about coming home to yourself.
According to more ancient understandings, the “home” represents the Great Mother who offers us shelter, protection, comfort, and nourishment. We leave the “home,” only to return again to recover what was lost in our wanderings and detours. We return home to remember the essential truth about ourselves that was shrouded by socialization and expectations. This is not a one-time journey. It needs to be repeated in order to gain new treasures and new insights over and over. Each phase of our life, daily challenges, and upsetting experiences are all opportunities to return for inspiration and new knowledge.
You may feel some fear about discovering your woman within thinking you may find an unknown part of yourself and feel overwhelmed, depressed, or numb. This is not unlike Sleeping Beauty when she went to explore all the rooms of her castle and found the forbidden spinning wheel, which she was not prepared to handle. Instead of going to get help to learn how to properly use this instrument, she tried to use it, pricked her finger and fell asleep (unconscious) for a long time.
Many of us have pricked our finger on forbidden thoughts and instead of searching for help and understanding, we put these in your unconscious. By understanding our Woman Within we can dispel the doubts, the pain, the discomfort and the lack of knowledge of being a woman.
Transformation comes from looking deep within, to a state that exists before fear and isolation arise, the state in which we are inviolably whole just as we are. We connect to ourselves, to our own true experience, and discover there that to be alive means to be whole. —Sharon Salzberg
When I first purchased a computer, I used only a small part of one program. I had no idea how to use and access all the functions and programs that were available to make my work easier. So, through trial and error and asking for help, I began to claim the power of the machine.
Discovering our womanhood is like learning to use a computer. We have the keys. We have all the memory. We have the inner complexity and power to create who we are. Whether it is by or attending a Woman Within Training or reading personal growth books, you need the tools in order to discover the power of who you are.
“I pray thee that I may be beautiful within.” —Socrates