There's a Native American prophecy* from the Cherokee community that refers to humanity as a bird with two wings: one male and one female.
According to the story, the male wing has been growing to the point that it has over-extended, while the feminine wing hasn’t fully expanded yet. As a result, the bird has been flying in circles and has become somewhat aggressive in order to stay afloat. The prophecy says that in the 21st century, the female wing will fully extend, expressing itself in all humans. And finally, humanity will be able to soar.
Between Us is an invitation for all of us to explore and expand our feminine wing through the way we communicate.
When we stay open and engaged in complex conversations without shutting down, fighting to be right, or suppressing our voice, we can start dismantling toxic power dynamics.
We can argue without blaming.
We can share our ideas with passion and listens to others with humility.
We can stay connected despite our differences.
We can be Confident AND Compassionate leaders.
Do you want to practice with us?
* Thank you to Lynne Twist, author and activist, from whom we first heard about this prophecy.