From the suffragette movement in the late 19th century until today, women’s issues have been at the heart of humanity’s evolution
In more recent years, feminism has been the focus of women as we strive for equality in all areas of society and we have seen remarkable progression in this regard.
“The role of feminism, as necessary as it has been, has come to an end though. In most countries today, women have rights, but they are still not free,” says Nicola Middleton, founder and CEO of Godbrands. “And by freedom, I mean they are not free to be themselves.”
Women are designed to love and be loved; they are designed to be the heart of communities which nurture and grow their communities to a tighter bond of love and acceptance. This is where women are still held back today.
We rarely talk of communities today, rather we talk of tribes
We all identify with, and belong to certain tribes, accepting the tribe’s values and beliefs as our own and working to improve the tribe and the lives of its members. Unfortunately, many people are in tribes because they feel they should belong there or because circumstances put them there. This is naturally wrong.
“When it comes to the women of the world, we all belong to one specific tribe”
“When it comes to the women of the world, we all belong in one specific tribe,” explains Nicola. “Not a tribe preparing for war, but a female love tribe preparing to re-balance the world through the power of love.”
According to author Seth Godin in his book Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us, “A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.”
“A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate”
“A free world, a loving environment in which to live and grow, a re-adjustment from the winner-takes-all society we live in, is a shared interest of all women due to their nurturing nature,” states Nicola. “And when it comes to communicating, verbally or otherwise, women are far more capable and attuned to hearing and sharing in a non-aggressive way than men are.
“We therefore need to build and reinforce our female love tribe and let our true natures play a broader role in our society, from the home to the boardroom, to the highest levels of government.”
Nicola does not advocate another “war of the sexes”, but understands that men and women are joint partners in the world, each with a role to play
Our world is in a mess because this partnership has been thrown off balance. Men need to understand this and play an active role in supporting and promoting the feminine spirit.
“We’re not here to threaten men, but to make the world better for us all. Who would not want a better, more caring and just environment for themselves and their families. The feminine nature supports this naturally.”
It’s important to realise that the love tribe concept is not built on an “us and them” foundation, but rather an inclusive relationship in which everyone collaborates and relies on others to reach their own destiny.
At the same time, each individual also takes his and her place in the support structure to make sure that everyone else is able to find, pursue and achieve their dreams.
“This is the true nature of the planet and our species,” adds Nicola. “We are not put on this earth to use others for the sole purpose of our own profit, but we are here to create bonds of love and collaboration so that every person in the broader community can take their place in the sun and blossom into the full, successful and contented person they were always meant to be, while playing an active role in ensuring others enjoy the same privilege.”
“We spend so much energy and breath trying to be accepted in tribes that are not in our ‘soul DNA’. Learn to walk away from a table that has no seat reserved for you”
As Malebo Sephodi, a South African writer and researcher noted, “We spend so much energy and breath trying to be accepted in tribes that are not in our ‘soul DNA’. Learn to walk away from a table that has no seat reserved for you. Align, go with your flow and the rhythm of synchronicity will lead you to your tribe.”
Perhaps we should all take a look at the tribes with which we align ourselves, and decide if we really belong there or if we need to find a new tribe, a permanent home where we belong and can thrive.
It’s time to join the female love tribe and start making a difference in every area of our society
For the women in this country, it’s time to join the female love tribe and start making a difference in every area of our society, not conforming to the norms forced upon us, but redefining what it means to be a woman and what a dramatic, positive impact we can make on the world if we stand together in love.
In Kruger National Park