This is a call
not to arms,
but to the unleashing of gifts.
For too long many of us have waited
for others to give us permission;
to give us space
to speak, act, write, create.
We have asked politely,
not realising that no permission is needed,
other than our own.
All we need, and more, is in our possession.
how many hours have I wasted
waiting for someone to throw me just a bone?
there is no need to gnaw on leftovers
when there is a feast here,
ready to share.
Believe that you were born
with the most precious of treasures within.
Wait – I see you looking over there,
over your shoulder
I’m talking to you!
You were born
with unbelievable things inside your being.
They will transform the world, if you let them.
The world needs you to.
Who are you to deny it?
it is time
to stop keeping your God-given gifts hidden,
out of some false pretence of humility.
Believing the lies of a patriarchal world
is not the same thing as humility.
Humility is this:
Letting go of those layers and layers
that are covering your inner light.
Shine, sister, shine!
This is the time to unite.
That’s right: sisters unite!
We don’t need to wait for others to create things
so we can participate when asked.
No! We must create things ourselves.
Organise the forums.
Form the networks.
Create the businesses.
Start the organisations.
Raise the funds.
God knows, we are so very capable.
The world needs us to act upon this.
if you can write,
for goodness’ sake, write!
If you can speak,
for goodness’ sake, speak!
If you can organise, if you can oversee finances,
if you can cook, if you can care,
if you can paint, if you can knit,
if you can govern, if you can direct,
if you can mentor, if you can preach,
if you can code, if you can design…
for goodness’ sake, do these things!
And do them well.
Do them to the best of your God-given ability.
God knows, the world needs you to.
And one more thing!
Go and find your fellow woman
and help her to be all she has been created to be, also.
And then –
Let us make things together.
that is what the world
is crying out for us to do.