The woman’s role nowadays

Today, we live in an exciting and interesting epoch. Many people say that it is the time of apocalypse, meaning the revelation of the future and not the end of the world. In recent years, much has changed in technological, economical and social terms. Being influenced by electronic means and media, the world has become a village within very short time. It is possible to exchange and to communicate Information around the globe almost instantly.

Family’s structures have changed and so did the role of women
WWhat does it mean today to be a woman? Which role shall and can a woman take in society and which moral ethics shall she be loyal to? Are those often frowned upon qualities of Womanhood of new importance today? AND, which are those qualities?

We have to look back into the past to find answers for those questions
In many histories about creation from early times as well as from different parts of earth and cultures, we find the goddess and mother being described as the source of all life. The connection of the female principle with the primordial ocean (life providing force of water) is an omnipresent topic, as it is for example the Minoan culture: On Crete, from 6000 until 1500 before our time, Minoans lived in a so-called matriarchic society. The goddess of nature, source of all creation and harmony, was worshipped. Arts experienced strong attraction and there were no signs of warfare. Religion and amenities were strongly related and women and men enjoyed them equally.

All this found an end with the invasion of nomadic tribes. The most well known tribe at that time were Semites, a disputatious population that was reined by a soldier- and priest caste. They brought the angry war- and mountain-god Yahweh with them.

The way of Semite thinking still influences our culture to the present day. Jews, Christians, and Mohammedans based their ideologies on it. The change from a matriarchic into a patriarchal form of society, which still exists today, appears to be based on it. Counter movements from various sides always existed. The most outstanding example appears to be Jesus Christ trying to give women a higher acceptance in society, which is shown, among others, in the person of Maria Magdalena. More recent tries to provide women with more rights have often been suppressed by the use of force. In medieval times, it was the time of troubadours and “witches”.

The imprint of the past
teaches us an understanding of social, political, and cultural forms of society in our time. Our moral perception of good and bad, the role of women in society, tribal customs, family structures and much more have been influenced by those developments over the past millenniums.

Discovery of woman’s qualities
Women have raised their words again in the 20th century. The waves of emancipation haven’t calmed down, yet. The right for women to vote has been introduced, but women still fight for the right of equal earnings for the same workload. Women’s efforts shall not be limited to equal rights only. They have to learn, how to discover their qualities as a woman and how to implement them self-consciously in society. The rediscovery of female values is path breaking for the further development of women.

What it means to bea a woman?
What are finally those female values? What has been suppressed over centuries? To discover this is demanded by our muse and the search within us women, the knowledge about our past as well as our challenge of our education. The thought about the woman being the weak gender is deeply rooted within ourselves. To become aware about those elementary patterns takes patience and time. Fine-tuned awareness of the body, listening into yourself, searching for the connection to nature and studying old cultures are possibilities, to get closer to the questions about being a woman.

Being proud of our female qualities
Often, instead of being proud about female qualities, they aren’t valued enough and even not recognized by society – and also by us women!

It is urgent, that we women intensively deal with ourselves. We have to recognize our own values, train our “female” senses, our delicacy of feelings and to use this to communicate those abilities. We have to recognize our distinctive, communicative abilities and live them with proud.

How do I step onto this virgin land? As a woman, what do I have to say? My tummy is too big, my legs are too short, my bum is too flat and I have a hooked nose. These are values from a male perspective, which have been instilled into us women. Status symbols such as long legs, big breasts and long, blonde hairs reduce women to a sex object, which is made ridiculous by jokes about blondes. AND this perception of women is still wide spread, knowingly and unknowingly. It is to us now, to change this perception. When seeking for new ways, we want to do this with pride and intuitivism and then walk those ways!

Exploring our female organs
A possible way is to explore our female organs – womb, ovaries, and breasts. Because of the study of anatomic structures and the use of imagination we are able to sensibly our own corporal awareness. Each of our organs has an individual life, an individual behaviour with various qualities. We use terms such as heartache, something is bugging me, It makes me feel sick to the pit of my stomach, to have a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach and other figures of speech, which have their origins based upon anatomic and psychological facts. By discovering our internal life we enter an unknown world. inside us, forces of nature awake and qualities of life, which were unknown to us until now, are revealed after a long period of hibernation. It is the Female organs that elementarily differentiate us from men. They provide us with the present of fertility. Fertility is the central element, which defines the wonder of womanhood. Other elements we can find in our cycles and the strength of our womb. With individual bodywork, a woman can tackle the pain of menstruation, increase fertility, loosening some agglutination, regulate the cycle, improve posture and movement and to perceive the importance of your connection to nature. I also get closer to myself as a woman. I learn to love my feminity and to listen to my own rhythm. We women have all the knowledge within us. It needs patience, internal peace, concentration and the willingness to discover and acknowledge this natural knowledge. Take yourself this time, be brave enough and venture to step on this undiscovered land.

The wonder of womanhood
The article above provides only a brief insight in a very diverse topic, which is worked on by various women worldwide and it always encounters a broad interest: The revolution form the Inner of a woman.

Coming autumn, you will have the opportunity to visit a 4 days Workshop in Wallis about the topic “Wonder of Womanhood”. I’m look forward answering you questions on info@helmos.ch.