Collective Tapping for Women
As I sit in a cafe overlooking the sea, warmly dressed in a pink hoodie, feeling content after yoga where I found release in a headstand.
I am preparing for our group tapping session tonight on Women and read an article entitled ‘18 Issues facing Women in the world today’ these are the headlines:
- The fact that 3million girls are subjected to female genital mutilation every single year – In Africa alone.
- That rape and domestic violence affects 1 in four of women across the world.
- Women and girls make up 98% of victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation – according to Equality now, that is 20.9 million.
Other issues include
- Sex-selective abortions.
- Stalking and harassment
- Gender pay-gap
- Gender inequality in politics
How can we hold a group session for women – with all the issues that have faced and continue to face us?
As the soft cafe music plays, I sip my latte, I turn towards the sea.
Watching the waves break in a trance.
I am hyper aware of my own privileged position as a white woman living on the South Coast of the UK.
Letting the feelings wash over me.
The ancestral pain screams down my echo lines – the fact we’ve been raped, persecuted, had our ownership of our bodies taken away from us.
Anger and fury rise – I want to lash out, to scream, to beat my chest and shame the perpetrators.
But a soul whisper that says there is another way.
I ask you – how do we soften and take peaceful loving action?
How do we turn towards our feminine side to deal with this?
That light, that source, that softness like a fern turning to the sunlight.
I want to hold our group work from that clear, peaceful loving stance.
I wrote this on Thursday.
Today is Monday.
I put the pen down and instead read words from women that inspire me:
Cheryl Richardson, Elizabeth Gilbert, Lisa Lister and Rebecca Campbell
I devoured Rebecca Campbell’s book, Rise Sister Rise over the weekend. It arrived at just the right time.
She speaks with clarity and grace of how to turn towards our feminine side to deal with the anger, the sorrow, the ancestral pain that is rushing to be heard. The inner 5 year old who wants to be seen and comforted.
Facing the anger, the injustice, letting the shadow sit with the light, letting the light soothe the darkness and turn it into strength.
Facing it. Even when it’s overwhelming, sickening, and with decades of pain behind it.
Doing the inner work so we can take the outer action.
This is our strength, this is our super-power. When we take action from this place.
“Our greatest contribution to humanity is made when we make the evolution of our own consciousness our first priority.”
This is our deep connection with ourselves and with each other – this is how we can rise.
Tonight over 100 of us will gather to tap on the subject of women.
Our gateway is the Women’s March on 21st January.
Over 2.5million people participated globally. We will tune into the energy of millions of women marching together. Even writing that gives me shivers.
What does it bring up for you?
We will connect in, tune in, tap on our own feelings, do our own inner work, be part of the rising up, the conscious, the feminine, being awake. We will meet in the quantum field, the matrix and work together there.
This is our opening intention:
May we loosen our grip and open our hearts.
May we release all that is no longer a vibrational match.
May our hearts be open, stretched, and full.
May our arms and minds stay open so that what is on its way can arrive swiftly.
May our mouths be used as vehicles of truth, integrity and peace.
May our creations travel, our new projects be ignited, our deepest prayers be heard and our hearts held by the mysterious force that simply is.
And so it is, and so it is, and so it is.
Rise Sister Rise by Rebecca Campbell
Can you join us or do your own work with the replay.
“When we heal ourselves, we heal the wounds of the feminine – of our lineage, the women who have gone before, our sisters and our communities. We don’t have to hold onto the same story – we can rewrite it. In fact, it’s our job to.”
Love Your Lady Landscape by Lisa Lister