Tune Tuesday #27 – Personal Power Starts with Self Love

It’s International Woman’s Day! Today is a special day that celebrates the strides woman have made from across the country and around the world.

We are living in a unique time in history where hidden cultures or subcultures and the challenges they face are coming to the forefront of human consciousness.

The broadening of the stage, to include at one time silent voices and silent histories, is celebrated by some. For others, this new awareness may be a challenge to accept. Your reality is expanding in away that can be unsettling. It may even feel like the power you have will be lost with the broadening of the stage.

Regardless of where you stand, a world that is based on love is a world that is equal across the board. There are enough resources and enough love in this world for everyone. We need to make conscious efforts to bridge any gaps and do our best to see the human in every person we encounter.

Today, I hope all women take a moment to reflect on the blessings of their life as a women. Express gratitude for the women in your family, life, the media or in history who have come before you and paved the way so that your life could be a little easier.

Express gratitude to your mentors, in meditation, in a letter or in person, for lighting your path or lighting the fire within.

If you are a mother celebrate the blessing of motherhood and give yourself credit for the daily work that you do for your children.

Above all, may you always know that you are beautiful and loved and know your personal power even in those moments were you struggle to find it.

Today’s song embraces the spirit of international woman’s day and the spirit of my meditation on love. To grow girls into strong woman, and for woman to own their personal power and voice, it all begins with self acceptance and self love.

Love – Stephanie XO

Lyrics Below.

 

“Video” by India Arie

[Verse 1]
Sometimes I shave my legs and sometimes I don’t
Sometimes I comb my hair and sometimes I won’t
Depend of how the wind blows I might even paint my toes
It really just depends on whatever feels good in my soul[Chorus]
I’m not the average girl from your video
And I ain’t built like a supermodel
But I learned to love myself unconditionally,
Because I am a queenI not the average girl from your video
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes
No matter what I’m wearing I will always be
India.Arie[Verse 2]
When I look in the mirror and the only one there is me
Every freckle on my face is where it’s suppose to be
And I know my creator didn’t make no mistakes on me
My feet, my thighs, my Lips, my eyes, I’m loving what I see

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
Am I less of a lady if I don’t where panty hose
My momma said a lady ain’t what she wears but what she knows…
But I’ve drawn the conclusion, it’s all an illusion
Confusion’s the name of the game
A misconception, a vast deception,
Something got to change

Now don’t be offended this is all my opinion
Ain’t nothing that I’m saying law
This is a true confession
Of a life learned lesson
I was sent here to share with y’all
So get in when you fit in
Go on and shine
Clear your mind
Now’s the time
Put your salt on the shelf
Go on and love yourself
‘Cause everything’s gonna be alright

[Chorus]

[Out]
Keep your fancy drink, and your expensive minks
I don’t need that to have a good time
Keep your expensive cars and your caviar
All’s I need is my guitar

Keep your crystal and your pistol
I’d rather have a pretty piece of crystal
Don’t need you silicone, I prefer my own
What god gave me is just fine…

[Chorus]