Pussybilities

I love books! But I read only a few from the beginning to the end. One of those was “The Betrayal of the Self” from Arno Gruen, a Swiss-German psychoanalyst. A book that I read many years ago in a time that I was in desperate need for a profound soul experience. I definitely recommend this book to everyone interested in the preservation of authenticity. But please be aware that what you will read is the author’s view on the topic.

The reason why I mention this book here is because it made me realise that for some of us being a woman, being born with a pussy, means that there are no allies, no one to help us develop our essential nature. Until the moment of reading this book, I was suffering because many people tend to ignore the fact that girls are born with a pussy. And after reading it, I continued to suffer but then in a different way. It’s not that everyone is deliberately ignoring it. Some people are just unconsciously replicating what has been a norm for a long time. And the norm is that the ones that are born with a pussy should suppress at least the feelings and needs that may arise from that part of the body.

These kinds of rules are very imbued in our collective psyche. Many women are forced to fight for their own autonomy and against many opposing forces. But there are no victims or villains here as our biggest enemies live insides of us. We need to confront our shadows and to conquer our deepest fears. Today, more than ever, a woman needs to be courageous and stand for the freedom of their pussies — of their souls. As Noami Wolf says, a woman’s vagina is linked from her pelvis, up through her heart and into her brain. When that connection is broken her entire life suffers.

My vision for Pussybilities is to inspire each and every woman to claim back their uniqueness but also promote sisterhood connections among us. In other words, to have the flexibility and wisdom needed to know when to support one way or the other.

I stop here for now but I’ll elaborate on the topics above as soon as my inner voice tells me to do so. Thanks for reading and therefore contributing for the liberation of pussies — of all of us.

Body as Solution

“See the body as the solution, not as the problem.” – Ra Uru Hu

Asaf Avidan interview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMZQkv0KA6o

No choice for the authentic self

We can just be who we are. Being authentic means being unique. On the assumption that we can be everything we want lies all suffering. I cannot be you and you cannot be me. If we want to be at peace with ourselves and life in general, we can just be who we are!

Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story

http://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story.html

The best years of your life

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own.  You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president.  You realize that you control your own destiny.” – Albert Ellis, Ph.D.

Powerlessness, empowerment and self-esteem

Whilst I was going reading through some texts material from my bachelor’s degree in social work, I came to across an interesting concept called powerlessness. It states that many people perceive themselves to be powerless in the face of different systems and institutions, the environments in which we engage on a daily basis, whilst accessing education or participating in religion and on a more immediate level, inside the family structure or peer group.

The Princess Who Believed in Fairy Tales: A Story for Modern Times

The Princess Who Believed in Fairy Tales is an enchanting and inspiring modern-day story set in olden times that symbolizes the journey we all take through life as we sort out illusion from reality, come to terms with our childhood dreams and pain, and discover who we really are and how life works. Raised by a king and queen who are as strict and unaccepting as they are loving, the sweet, gentle Princess Victoria grows up dreaming of being rescued by a Prince Charming, as in her beloved fairy tales. When she is rescued all seems right with the world-until the prince turns out to be less than charming. On the advice of a delightful, singing, banjo-playing owl, the princess embarks on a challenging journey of self-discovery on the Path of Truth. Along the way, she nearly drowns in the Sea of Emotion, passes through the bewildering Land of Illusion,learns how to recognize truth at the Campsite for Lost Travelers, and enters the eye-opening Land of Is in search of the Temple of Truth and the Sacred Scroll. Finally, with the help of the owl and other unique, insightful friends, she discovers that fairy tales really can come true-although not in the way she thought. For all those who have struggled with childhood pain, with feelings of not being good enough, or who have given up their power to a hurtful prince, The Princess Who Believed in Fairy Tales proves that happy endings-and new beginnings-are always possible.