What I should have said

Have you ever had one of those moments where about 3 hours later you’re like “OH I totally should have said……..”

Yep, I had one of those today! LOL

I was talking with a group of women about the Connecting with Grace Conference and how excited I am that Devon Kerns will be speaking because he has a great perspective on women and power and how powerful women effect men….from a man’s perspective. The conversation made me reflect on when I worked in corporate america and some of the men in one office thought that I was intimidating! I didn’t want to come across as intimidating, but I also knew what my job was and knew how to do it well, so I didn’t want to act too “girly” because I wanted them to take me seriously. (now I could totally go off on a completely different topic here, but I’ll stay on topic!) I want to be powerful and feminine at the same time. I want to Embody Grace in all aspects of my life. I want to be “Gracefully Powerful”!

This one lady was somewhat upset and commented “isn’t it funny that women have to change, but men aren’t expected to do anything”….although I see her (somewhat skewed) point, it isn’t that women are expected to change, it just that I think there is a benefit to learning how to communicate in ways that honor both men and women.

I think God created us women to be different than men and I think the “corporate world” of the 80’s with shoulder pads and suits tried to mold women into something that we aren’t. We shouldn’t be expected to act like men, because we aren’t men….we are women. Beautiful, graceful, powerful, amazing, feminine… women.

I tried to explain to her that it isn’t about changing yourself it’s about communicating in a different way.  But she was adamant that I meant we had to change…

Anyway~ what I should have said was:

It’s not about changing who you are. It’s about allowing your feminine essence to be present. It’s about allowing yourself to be powerful and female. It’s about knowing that you can be both at the same time.

Allow your divine essence to shine through and

be authentically you!

Till next time,

Jennifer

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