I went to a special event at Midnight Moon metaphysical shop (www.midnightmoonmetaphysical.com) in downtown Sandusky on Friday evening.
I loved it!
When it was over, I Ieft inspired! Midnight Moon hosted Marj Rody who presented “Reclaim Your Dame” (www.damesrule.com) – a one-woman play that was produced for women only. Marj did a fabulous job. Her message was filled multiple pearls of wisdom – enough pearls to do a series of blogs. What captured my interest was her opening.
She asked all of us in the audience to close our eyes, breathe deeply and think about ourselves as a human beings.
Then she asked us to think about our hair to our hips to our feet and everything in between. Did we like our hair? Our skin? Our face? Our shape? our size? Our age? Do we like who we are when we’re alone? How about when we’re in a group? Then she asked us to reflect on what we just said to ourselves. Wow! My conversation with myself wasn’t so good, and I don’t think I was an exception.
But the more important question is why? Could it really be as Marj said, in her talk, women have been socialized into believing themselves as inferior unless they have wrinkle free skin, perfect eyebrows, adorned in diamonds and the latest fashions. Only when they are thin enough are they good enough. You know this isn’t how it has to be. You can reclaim your own dame.
Now let me provoke you to ponder what Marj provoked me and the others in the audience to do. Close your eyes, breathe deep and think about your hair, your eyebrows, your skin, your arms, your waist, your hips, your thighs, how you are when you are with a group of people and how you are when your’re alone. Now ask yourself, do you like what you just said?
For those of you who actually took the three minutes out of your life to sit quietly and think about these questions, I would welcome your comments about your experience.