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Arianna Huffington Arianna Huffington political powerhouse. media mogul. author.

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Katherine Woodward Thomas Katherine Woodward Thomas bestselling author. transformative educator. creator.

Katherine Woodward Thomas is the bestselling author of Calling in "The One." She's a licensed psychotherapist, speaker, transformative educator, and co-creator of the Feminine Power Global Community. [www.femininepower.com]

I’m really inspired by feminine power and so excited to be living at this particular time as a woman. What’s happening for women throughout our world is unprecedented in the course of recorded human history. Never before have women en masse started to wake up and take on the realization of our greater potentials so that we might make our greatest contributions.

If we really look at what feminine power is, the closest word we find is magic, which is about harnessing the creative energies of life. In our consciousness, we still have one foot in the old and yet new possibilities for what it is to be feminine are calling us as we are being pulled towards consciously creating the future. We’re pioneering the feminine of the future, which is all about integrating the power of relatedness into the gains we’ve made inside a masculine paradigm of power.

In my work with Claire Zammit, we’ve been developing what we call the three power bases of the feminine.

The first power base gives us the power to transform our own lives. In order to cause the full flourishing of life for our world, we need to cause the flourishing of life for ourselves. We do this by getting related to the parts of ourselves that hold old, false beliefs. The emotional center of beliefs are held in the body and are pervasive world views. We can actually feel where a belief is in the body by breathing into the emotional center of that perspective. If we ask that part of ourselves, “How old are you and how big is the energy you’re holding there?” we can begin to gain some distance from the beliefs in order to wake ourselves up from their trance. It helps us to connect with the grown woman we’ve become who now has access to resources, strengths, and objectivity, who can see things clearly, and who’s been developing herself for years.

The second power base of the feminine gives us the power to realize our destiny. For most of us, there’s no model for us as women organizing our lives around the realization of our greatest potentials. We’re a pivotal generation, called to midwife the future of our lives and of our world by deciphering the possibilities present and making ourselves available to midwifing the unmanifest potentials seeking to emerge. We do so by learning how to navigate life inside of a partnership with the creative energies of life by following our own intuitive knowing to discover what our next steps are.

The third power base offers us the power to change the world. Many of us feel called to become agents of change and begin participating in the upleveling of consciousness and culture. And in our masculine paradigm of power, we’ve assumed that we must do this alone. Yet, we’ve discovered that when we come together and join in collaborative, co-creative, evolutionary partnerships, we are empowered to create so much more than we ever could alone. When we open ourselves to the power of relatedness we understand that we were never meant to do this alone, but in relationship with each other. Together, we can actually do this.

So we learn and develop the capacities and skills to partner with each other, to co-create, collaborate, and work interdependently to bring about the change we so yearn for in the world.

This is the evolution of what it is to hold power.

– Katherine Woodward Thomas

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