When I was faced with a decision to be a part of Ageless Women of Wisdom in the Fall of 2018, I accepted what could have become an impossible journey. And it did several weeks ago when my co-collaborator walked away which was a mutual parting. Never for an instant did I hesitate to take Ageless Women of Wisdom on as a solo project. I believed in what it had developed into through weeks and months of my hard work. End of that story.
Now into the final days of the first phase of Ageless Women of Wisdom, lovingly known as AWE Ageless Women Emerging, I am glad that the transformation of AWE happened because it created a transformation for me, a liberating transformation that may affect many parts of my life. I am moving on in a big way… Those of us who are truly BRAVE do move on and become BIGGER in so many ways. End of that story.
And more than a personal transformation, the Jan who has been here for years, after a hiatus in Oberlin, Ohio in order to create more, still believes in Oberlin, Ohio as a “romantic notion”, but now that “romantic notion” is stirring in my head, heart, and soul. I am reinvigorated, and I am positive that what folks here and outside of Oberlin might consider impossible is just an opinion, and I definitely have an opinion: Nothing is “Impossible”. Just this morning, flying in the face of remaining nonpolitical on social media, I was upset by several environmental stories: the dropping of criminal charges in the Flint Water case, New York ending its religious exemptions regarding vaccines, swallowing plastic by animals and humans, lab grown/factory produced plant-based meat, and more. This is truly a cataclysmic universe we are seeing. These are topics that concern everyone in all stages of aging.
So, now, as a founder of Ageless Women of Wisdom (AWW) and the first phase of Ageless Women Emerging (AWE), I want to ask each and every one of you to think about these topics: Will these topics affect my aging, the aging of my children, the aging of my grandchildren, and the aging/existence of future generations? While there are many future discussion topics that affect ONLY women, there are many topics that definitely include WOMEN that fall outside of that gender-specific areas. AWE throughout this summer invites women to put those topics into play for discussion, all topics that are of concern. End of that story…there are no limits!
While there are limits to what can be done by AWW, there are no limits to the discussion, and that may be exactly why the Universe removed my co-collaborator because her focus was much more limited than mine. And now, AWW and AWE can move ahead touching on subjects brought forward by AWE members to include the role of religion, the LGBTQ culture, and so much more than is typically covered by many in the energy field. AWE is going to listen to all suggestions. AWE could become a catalyst for women to begin new discussions through retreats and seminars that touch on the holistic future of our Universe.
THE ONLY “BUT” IS WILL YOU BE A PART OF THE DISCUSSION KNOWING THAT NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!