List Class Vancouver
This month I will be travelling to North Vancouver, BC, and I will be holding a List Class during the last two weeks of March. Please stay tuned for details.
International Woman’s Day & The List
March 8th is International Woman’s Day, and it comes to mind for me how helpful the List is for Women. While the List is beneficial for both women and men, the List has a way to empower women even beyond our current comprehension.
“No matter how I look at it, a woman needs a man’s protection,” Jann Timmreck told me, in one of our last meetings together. Then she looked closely at me, and added, “But you don’t Marnie. There are very few women who get to this point.” (Not that I don’t appreciate men: my husband protects me all the time, and on all levels.)
I asked her to explain, but I thought I already knew the answer. –Months and months of Good/Bads, on many of the emotional issues that women have today: “guilt, worry, a lack of confidence,” etc., were all words that each month I would do one Good/Bad on, hoping to change my powerless reality to an empowered one.
Essentially, that day, she told me I had.
It may also have been at this meeting when she told me, “You are safe Marnie.” Years and years of carrying my keys in my hand, when going to a parking lot or for a run, ready to defend myself at the drop of a hat, suddenly seemed obsolete. “What, I am safe?”
Yes, after the substrata of disbelief melted away, I realized it was true.
Then she explained, “Men usually set a structure for women. But the List empowers women to set this structure for themselves.” She added, “The relationship between men and women has become so out of balance on this Earth, that the List was brought here to fix that.”
One of the largest issues in my life was “failure:” failure in my work, in my relationships, with money, etc.: issues that are all common and detrimental to women. And each time I “failed,” I had to go running back to my brothers for protection, because their “structure” was so strong.
But when I found the List, this all began to change. I remember one of the first most powerful wordings I added to my List:
“I am employed by the Burnaby School District as long as I want and choose….” This helped to take care of the financial crisis I was in, getting my job back with Burnaby that year, and soon afterwards I received a continuing contract.
Over and over again, I have heard how the List has empowered women. Women being afraid of asking for divorce, were easily given one: women who were afraid to leave abusive relationships because of financial hardship, were suddenly given everything they needed to move out: essentially, women who felt powerless before, were suddenly empowered: empowered to stand on their own, and to be “safe and secure at all times, and on any level….”
Can you imagine what would happen if women in Africa had the List? Or women in India, or in China? These powerful women, standing up for their rights! Can you imagine the prosperity the world and these women would experience?
Speaking of women standing up: I finally want to share with you what happened when I went to the Grandmother’s Council in Sedona, Arizona. Believe it or not, this does relate.
Sedona Grandmother’s Council, 2009
Imagine my surprise, when on my first day in Sedona I was driving my rental car out into the desert, trying to find where the Council was being held, and I see this huge white statue of a woman looming in the distance; standing even taller that the cross on the top of the three story church beside her.
“Turn right at the church,” they had told me. –They didn’t mention the statue, I thought to myself. –But then I realized, that was because, on this day, they were “erecting” her.
Now, imagine this statue, for a moment, headless. Because that was the way she appeared, that first morning when I drove by. (I so regret not stopping and taking that picture.)
Because when I drove out that evening, she had a head.
–This gets even more interesting.
The conference lasted for three days, and each day I drove by this beautiful statue. On the third day, as I was leaving, I noticed that this woman’s hair had been painted a beautiful metallic gold.
“The Woman with the Yellow Hair;” that phrase kept running through my consciousness. –I myself couldn’t believe it. There she was, standing three stories high, and being erected on the third day of my second Grandmother’s Council.
My whole reason for attending the Grandmother’s Council was to promote and share The List. I had long ago been told that Jann was once identified as “The Woman with the Yellow Hair.” She had been made an honorary member of a Cherokee tribe, and was given this title, because of her work with The List. Long story short, I actually learned at this council, this title is an alternate for “White Buffalo Calf Woman,” the woman who brought many sacred ceremonies to the aboriginal people, many years ago. In some circles, it was foretold that she would return, bringing healing once again to the people of the Earth.
All this true or not, the existence of this feminine statue alone was epic. Statues reflect consciousness, and the existence of this statue represented the elevation of the feminine in our society, and to an equal and iconic level.
On this day, International Women’s Day, I celebrate Women’s Equality by sharing my stories with you.
On this day, I celebrate The List and it’s role in the return of women’s equality on the levels of women’s empowerment and safety on this Earth.
Thank you for listening.
Love, Light & Laughter,