|On Becoming a Young Woman|
|Written by Cedar Rivers|
Darling, your Mum has given us the delightful task
to guide you at this very special time of turning 16.
You are no longer a girl,
you are becoming a young woman
which opens a wonderful wide world of possibilities.
Discover what it means to be a woman,
daughter, sibling and friend.
Deeply contemplate what you would like to
be, do and achieve during
the years and decades ahead.
You know you are greatly loved by
family and friends here on Earth.
Know that you are also cherished by loved ones
in the unseen worlds.
Love yourself too.
Life on Earth is a privilege and a gift
designed for you to explore your creativity, love,
divinity, and service to others.
Think of Earth as a multi-faceted University of Life.
Your learning experiences will continue
until you are a very, very old woman.
absolutely everything you do and encounter
is an opportunity to learn more about yourself
and those around you
and for you to enjoy life to the fullest.
Some people speak of viewing life
as a glass that is 'half full' - they form the status quo;
or 'half empty' - they are the strugglers,
~ however Darling,
I urge you to consider life as a 'glass overflowing' -
Those with this attitude are the courageous ones
who truly live and in doing so
enhance and advance Life on Earth.
Discover all that you love to do
and what your talents and interests are
and pursue them with gusto.
Seek advice from the people you respect
and those who are successful in your eyes.
Learn from everyone - the young ones
as well as the old.
Constantly expand your experiences.
Curiosity, imagination and intuition
are your greatest allies.
Travel to faraway places
and immerse yourself in foreign cultures.
Give generously of yourself ~
and share the best of what you have.
Always remember that expressing your love
is the most important skill of all.
Read these messages given in love to you
on every birthday throughout your life
and remember to bring joy and harmony
to everyone you encounter, and to give
gratitude for every experience along the way.
Happy Birthday Darling
A facebook friend asked her pod to share
some guidance for her daughter who is about to turn 16.
What would you say to a young woman or young man on this birthday?