Unlocking the Code to Feminine Power
Today’s blog is for my sisters and for highly evolved men. Just joking, but the truth of the matter is that men and women are not created equal. Each sex has its uniqueness found even in the micro-functioning of our brains.
Research has found that biochemistry of a female brain differs from a man’s brain and lends itself to five gender-specific strengths:
- Using language and verbal skills
- Combining logical thinking with intuition
- Connecting emotions and memory
- Promoting community through relationship building; and
- Multitasking (adapted from Dr. Vicki Kloosterhouse’s recent publication Un*De*Terred).
Yet, due to western socialization of girls, in many ways, these strengths are not fully expressed in all environments, due to what Dr. Kloosterhouse identified in her book as the six (6) self-limiting setbacks commonly shared amongst women in westernized countries:
- Over thinking
- Lack of self-confidence
- Relational aggression
- Impatience with waiting; and
- Searching for happiness instead of joy
The key is knowing your individual area(s) of challenge, which increases awareness, and then intentionally purposing to reprogram those neuropathways. Brain mapping is an excellent strategy to accomplish this, if you are visual, like me.
Remember, life is a journey not a destination.
I recently interviewed Dr. Kloosterhouse on EPIC New Media, and she shared research findings on young girls today and the continued high incidence of perceived low self-esteem.
The Dove Foundation’s study “Real Girls, Real Pressure: National Report on the State of Self-Esteem” purported that a great majority of the girls (7 of 10), who participated believe they are not good enough. This belief then is thought to be carried over into adulthood and women experience the “impostor syndrome.”
Simply, even when women are successful they feel like frauds and tend to brush off their own achievements. These findings are alarming and serve to provide additional understanding of why there is such an increasing incident of exploitation of our children by predators.
Just having spent several days presenting to groups, who in one way or another are involved in the fight against Domestic Human Trafficking, I can share that the number one consistent theme amongst survivor victims was the vulnerability of their self-concept and esteem.
We have to do a better job of empowering our self and our sisters with the knowledge that one’s efficacy begins with identification of who you are because of whose you are.
In my extensive work to inspire and empower others with the strategies to cultivate resilience, the core foundational principle is the love of one-self and believing in something greater than oneself.
The reality is that in order to bounce back (employ resilience) from adversity, it requires Self-love, alignment with the Creator of the universe, identification of divine purpose from passions, and strategic strength building. Then creating a life of joy, fulfillment, and abundance is promised!