When Crone and Wild Child Meet.
Getting older hasn’t been easy for me. Every new line and sag can be a blow to the self-esteem. But I’m getting a handle on it. I’m starting to embrace my crone phase.
I think this is actually an amazing time for women in their 50s and 60s. If you’ve taken decent care of yourself and you’re not dealing with any major health issues, this can truly be a magical time for you. If you haven’t taken care of yourself, it’s never too late. 😉
With age can come deeper wisdom, understanding, and acceptance, if you allow it. You may also find yourself with more free time. The kids are grown and living their own lives, hopefully. 😉 You may be retired or looking forward to it in the not too distant future. You may have aging parents to care for but hopefully, this doesn’t take up all your time. The things in life that used to kept you busy as a bee are finally falling away.
When You Lose Your Purpose in Life
Some empty nesters don’t know what to do with themselves. Some retirees fall apart or fade away, feeling like they’ve lost their identity without their job and/or kids. Their life purpose is gone with nothing in its place. Cue the crickets. 😉 Does this resonate with you?
If so, I invite you to shift your perspective and see things from a different point of view.
This is your time! I’m sure you’ve heard the expression about women being like fine wine that develops its richness with age. Don’t let your riches turn to vinegar.
Reconnecting with your ‘wild child’ self will keep your spirit and mind youthful. It could possibly have some rejuvenating effects on your body as well.
When a woman in her crone years reconnects with her ‘wild child’, that’s when the real magic happens. All sorts of endless possibilities can open before you. You’re no longer bound by the rules of conduct that may have been pushed upon you in the corporate world. You don’t have to worry about scarring your children for life because they have an unconventional mother. They might still get upset by you now but they’re grown-ups, they can handle it. 😉 If you have grandchildren, they’ll think your the best Grama ever!
If any of this lights the slightest spark in you, I challenge you to consider doing something radicle.
Explore your creativity, not to necessarily make beautiful art, though that may happen, but to reconnect with self. Get out in nature more. Buy some good hiking shoes and use them. 😉 Go for daily walks. Plant some flowers and herbs. Eat more colorful salads with your flowers* and herbs. Keep exploring. Find out what you like and what you don’t like. Perhaps you’ve never really known because you’ve been pleasing everyone else.
What’s Your Superpower?
The world needs the authentic you right now. Take the time to reconnect with her and rediscover who she is and isn’t. This isn’t a selfish act. It’s a wonderful act of courage and love. I know with certainty that you have gifts that can heal, change or support the world. You wouldn’t be here at this time in history if you didn’t. But, it’s only you who can choose to reclaim them and put them into action. Are you willing to put on you magic shoes? Not everyone will.
It’s not always an easy thing to do but it’s most definitely an exciting, rich and worthwhile thing to do.
Nature is my strength, my healer, my purpose. So is humanity. I want to see a beautiful, sustainable, integrated future for us all. We need to reach a tipping point. More of us need to wake up. Women hold the key to this possible future. I honestly believe that.
We are the life givers, the caretakers, the holders of Earth wisdom.
But before you can go out and save the world, you need to reconnect with your truth, your essence, your gifts.
There are so many amazing teachers out there, but in truth, nature and yourself are the best teachers you could ever have. Listen to Mother Earth and listen to your heart. They can guide you. You’re never truly alone.
If you feel you need some support in navigating your way, I would be honored to be that for you.
Either way, I would so love to hear from you and hear what you’re going through right now. What’s your particular life situation? What do you struggle with? What are your realizations, your hopes, your dreams?
Talk to me. I’m here with open heart.
Sending Big Magical Brave Wishes,
* Make sure your flowers are edible ones.