I was one of the people shocked when Donald Trump won the election. While I was not a fervent Hillary supporter, Trump was not the outcome for which I hoped. Yet soon after, I realized the paradoxically horrible perfection of a Trump presidency.
At WisdomWomen, we are gathering women to envision the world from a holistic perspective, and practicing how we hold leadership in our own unique ways. I feel that Donald Trump’s presidency is ensuring an expedient death to the old systems, while we are part of birthing the new ones.
The United States was created on a foundation of genocide of the native people, on the backs of slaves, and without the leadership of women. Our country was not created to support and represent all those who continue to live within the same systems. This presidency is putting a huge spotlight on all of the division and damage that our country is built upon. We can no longer hide what lies below the surface, and we need to face these shadows.
Ultimately the systems need to die and we need to birth new ones. I believe that women are the ones to steward the birthing of these new systems.
Why women? Many of us are familiar with the yin-yang symbol and that yin represents feminine energy and yang represents masculine energy. Both sides are equal and each contains a small amount of the other. This creates balance. Yet what I learned not long ago is that the circular line containing these two sides is yin and the line dividing the two sides is yang. In general, women primarily hold yin energy, and this inherently means that we have the capacity to hold the whole. Only when the whole vision is held, is it safe and purposeful to have division.
Men have been leading our country and world forward without true vision from women. Women have both been kept out of leadership, and we have been hiding from leadership. I believe men and women need to create our world together, but I think women need to lead the way in holding a holistic vision.
Right now, we are all being woken up and we cannot afford to go back to sleep. People are organizing on levels like never before. We are voicing our opinions. Those who were once disengaged are engaging. We are learning as a society that nobody is going to save us but ourselves. Many who are leading us forward are women.
That is why I do not believe a Trump impeachment, one that many hope for, would necessarily improve our circumstances. The same outrageous things would likely continue as they have for so long (on both party lines), but in more concealed and insidious ways. The death could take longer and keep us divided. As things are going right now, we will all be impacted and hopefully we will all be outraged. While the left and right have been fighting each other leading up to this point, moving forward we may be given a great opportunity to come together and find a third way. Creation happens through tension.
While some will find every way to grip onto the way things were, or try to avoid the unknown of what might be, others of us will begin to birth the new way forward. WisdomWomen will be envisioning and beginning to actualize Life on this Earth from a fresh perspective. That is what we do as women. We birth new Life. Join Us.