Growing up I never really dreamt about being a princess. It didn’t really capture my imagination in the way it did for some of my friends.
I never had big, white wedding fantasies. I prefer a bit of edge to a bit of pretty.
I didn’t expect my Dad to make all my wishes come true (but it would be great if you could pick up the supplies I need to paint the fish-tank this weekend please).
I preferred to crochet vests for Snoopy than sew gowns for Barbie.
I preferred feisty Laura Ingalls to demure, helpless Cinderella.
Now that I am all grown up (well….I’m getting there) with a couple of anti-princesses of my very own, I realise that whilst the idea of princess life never held any appeal, I am actually not immune to a bit of sovereign fantasy after all.
I don’t know if it is maturity, life experience, or a readiness to heal past wounds but I feel as though I am ready to fully embrace my personal power….my inner Queen. She is arriving, and she feels very potent.
The series of Strong Women drawings that began to emerge this summer has set me on a journey of really exploring the power of self-rule, self-belief and aligning with personal truth. In the process I am discovering that a critical part of personal evolution is saying YES to becoming the powerful and potent women that resides inside us all. It can be scary putting ourselves out there – taking risks, speaking out, being seen.
However the time has come , it seems. My Queen demands to be ruler of her own kingdom. She welcome’s and accepts life’s riches, has the power to make her own rules, takes responsibility for her own domain, cleans up her own messes and leads by example. It’s not an easy gig, but I know the time is ripe.
How about you? How are you learning to fill the shoes of your own inner Queen?
I would love to hear in the comments below.