"Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness." Alejandro Jodorowsky
I have had the honor in talking to some young women, who have recently left the religion they were born in, and they shared how oddly they are now viewed.
I am sure those still left in the cage are seeing their flight as a sickness.
Or even that the devil has taken hold of their senses.
They are like free birds...colorful, bright, creative, excited to do what their souls are calling to them.
Nothing dark and devilish as the religion often preached of the space outside of its cage.
But freedom of choice and self expression.
Birds dancing and trying many choices the world has to offer; that the cage forbid.
The small cage of their religion didn't allow for the innocent delights of individual creative self expression and inner connection to spirit.
The cage was for the cage; mindless or heedless of the consequences to those who gathered there.
I love speaking to these young women as they recognize their self worth...for them to feel the inner love and innocence. For them to be giving their children choices and voices and to dissolve the idea of the devil outside of the cage.
Each young woman who gets her wings, who exits the cage; lends hope for others still inside.
When you can hear and feel their wonder and awe at how wrong they have been taught. To hear them experience the joy and happiness of freedom...you know that freedom will be the new pattern.
I love how brave they are.
How they are willing to disappoint their families to hear the flapping of their wings.
To stand up against the adults that raised them; and honor their truths.
My greatest vision of the future is to hear the cage doors creaking open....and to hear the empowered joyful voices of the newly set free!
Each conversation fills me with hope that the generations who are following.... will leave the cage doors open.
Imagine a world where each soul felt its Worth!!