It’s the last New Moon of the year, the New Moon in Capricorn. Between now and New Year’s Eve is an opportune time to think about what you want to be, do and create in 2017. (Happy birthday to my Capricorns!)
My theme for next year is Selfhood, grounded and centered in the Solar Plexus. I will be exploring the relationship of the Solar Plexus with the energy of the major organs and some of the endocrine system and how they show up balanced or imbalanced in your Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual bodies. I have no idea how this will unfold and it feels quite vulnerable but I’m excited about the journey.
It has become clear over the years that the theme of Self-Worth is a struggle for every woman on some level even if we look put together and buttoned up on the outside.
This isn’t our fault. There is ample data in the social sciences of the effects of family, community, religion, societal customs and expectations on the conditioning of girls and women about their place in life. If you doubt this, look to the work of Bréne Brown as well as the recent unfolding of US politics. We are in a precarious time and the only way through is empowerment from the inside out.
It doesn’t matter to me if you agree or see the second-class citizenship of women around the world or not, what matters to me is that in your own world you have the strong ability from the inside out to speak your truth, to live your truth and to say “enough” to the status quo that keeps your inner light dim.
Your worth isn’t something outside yourself, it is in you on all levels and you are the only one that can give you Worth.
Your worth isn’t something outside yourself, it is in you on all levels and you are the only one that can give you Worth. You aren’t subject to what others deem your value to be. You are the only one that can facilitate your value from the inside out, and it doesn’t happen by running around with your chest puffed out demanding how people treat you. It is quite, solid and strong. This is why Selfhood is the theme for 2017.
Now is not the time to “get over it”. If someone is indicating that is what you should be doing because you aren’t getting your way, go out and get your way. Teach people how to treat you and other women, and look to the men that honor and treat women with respect and as equals. The words “get over it” are meant to keep you in the same place you have always been in, not making waves, going with the flow, and serving in a very small, dim way.
You may even be saying those things to yourself, or beating yourself up mentally and emotionally. I’m here to help you stop that behavior. You are only hurting yourself. We will move along this journey together this year.
In gratitude and respect,
by Amy Sophia Maranshinsky
I am who I am
and I know who I am
I can take care of myself
under all circumstances
and I can let others care for me
I can choose
There is no authority
higher than my own
my powers of discernment are finely honed
I am autonomous
I am free from the influence
of others’ opinions
I am able to separate
that which needs separation
so a clear decision
can be reached
I think for myself
I set my sights
and aim my bow
my arrows always find their mark.
Mantra for today:
I am independent of the good and bad opinions of others.