every woman needs a catalyst for awakening

Every Woman Needs a Catalyst for Awakening

 
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Every woman needs a catalyst.

And hear me: it doesn't have to be a rock-bottom, life-falling-apart kind of catalyst, either. It could be a gentle nudge, a soft gasp as our eyes flutter open.

But yes, we need a catalyst. We will never wake up out of our dream-reality of our own volition, throw off the veil, and finally begin to see and understand more clearly than we have before. Why? Because we cannot see what we cannot see.

So yes, we need a catalyst. But here's the other thing: we will also probably have more than one. We are, as Sue Monk Kidd wrote, always "waking up and then waking up some more."

And this is why the heroine's journey is a spiral, and not a circle like the hero's journey. Women are always waking up some more, undergoing the journey all over again, always starting anew.

We are never finished waking up. And what a glorious thought.