WOMEN are being encouraged to step back into their feminine wisdom because â€œthatâ€™s where their power liesâ€ according to Limerick woman, Moira Geary, who hosted an open night on the subject, in the city.
Over 50 women from all walks of life and of all ages turned out at the Castletroy Park Hotel for the event entitled Understanding your Feminine Wisdom.
Moira who is from the South Circular Road, organised the event to raise funds for Self Help Africa.
Both Moira and her son, Dan, will make the journey to Ethiopia this week to work with the charity, particularly in the area of empowering women to start their own food producing businesses in Africa.
They will also take part in the Great Ethiopian Run â€“ Africaâ€™s biggest road race, a challenging 10km which takes place some 2,500m above sea level.
â€œThe work that I do is very much in the world of personal development,â€ Moira explained.
â€œWhen people get discombobulated I teach them how to realign themselves so that they can succeed.â€
One area Moira is particularly interested in is the power of feminine wisdom.
â€œWomen have this power but we have forgotten we have it,â€ she noted.
As part of the open evening, Moira shared various techniques that women can use to help them step back into the essence of their feminine wisdom.
â€œIn pursuit of our independence, equality, careers and juggling it all, us women have really reverted more to masculine traits and we have lost touch with our softness as women and the power of our femininity,â€ she explained.
â€œThe evening was about showing the ladies how this has happened and letting them all get an experience of identifying where they are at, at the moment in relation to their feminine alignment.â€
The techniques, Moira said, encourage women to work more from intuition rather than from their head.
â€œIt is a step-by-step process that I bring people through and when they come out the other end of it they feel the difference,â€ she said.
The fact that many men have lost their jobs as a result of the recession, Moira said, has resulted in more and more women having to step up and be the bread winner and take on what is perceived to be the masculine role.
â€œMany people are stressed out â€“ there is that whole thing about women juggling kids and juggling career and the pressure on them to perform well and earn money,â€ she said.
While Moira doesnâ€™t think that women are trying to be â€œone of the guysâ€, she does feel that they are trying to be strong â€œand while they do that they take on some masculine traitsâ€.
â€œAll people â€“ every man and every woman - are capable of displaying masculine traits such as the need to win, competitiveness and being driven. All of us have those traits. Thatâ€™s part of us â€“ every woman has masculine traits and every woman has feminine traits, those traits are very important to help us get things done but if we are not coming from our essence as a woman while we are displaying those traits â€“ thatâ€™s when it gets very mixed up,â€ Moira explained.
The key for women, she said, is to understand how to be in your feminine essence while you display those traits.
â€œAnd then people find that they are a lot less stressed because they are more authentic â€“ they are more believable, more trusting and more likeable and they find that they can get work done much easier and much quicker and they are a lot more peaceful. They connect with people much easier and their relationships improve massively,â€ she said.
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