A few days ago, I went with my husband to see the movie Wonder Woman. I have to admit, that it is not typically the type of movie I enjoy. I tend to lean more towards romance and comedy and generally stay away from fantasy or science fiction movies. I was really curious about this movie, though, and I also had read a lot about Gal Gadot. I felt very proud that she is also Israeli, and I was eager to see how her unique personality comes across in her character.
What inspired me was that despite her super powers, there was something very human and gentle about her. She had tears in her eyes when she saw suffering and it motivated her even more to help humanity.
While Wonder Woman might seem like a super-hero story, it actually offers us women, a richer and deeper definition of feminine leadership from the heart.
Feminine leadership from the heart means?.
Trusting the process of life and being fulfilled by something bigger than us
Honoring our ancestors and the power of generational wisdom
Believing in love and having a deep sense of peace and heart-centeredness
Being willing to face fears, take risks, and challenge our limitations
Deepening our connection to the light within and staying in our power no matter what (and when we lose our power – to bounce back)
Feminine leadership from the heart means being the leader of your life while keeping a heart-centered connection.
A few days after watching the movie, I invited Wonder Woman to enter my life, as if she was visiting me in our Brooklyn apartment, and I took notes of the wisdom she whispered in my ear.
Wonder Woman, Feminine Leadership from the Heart Wisdom?
Be who you are without holding back
Growing up as an Amazon, she was never taught to hold back. She was taught to be real, to be authentic, and to never compromise on being who she really is. That’s a healthy message that our society need to teach girls of all ages at all times.
Always believe in love
One of the things that impressed me the most about Princess Diana was how human, emotionally connected, and lighthearted she was. She truly represented this specific quality of feminine leadership – loving yourself, loving others, and being able to give and receive love. “It’s about what you believe,” said Princess Diana, “and I believe in love. Only love will truly save the world.”
Face your fears, take risks, and challenge your limitations
Yes, I know, she was a super-hero so it was easy for her. Her glowing lasso, magical bracelet, and sword helped her be fearless and do the impossible. Your “equipment” might be different and maybe invisible – but it’s available for you at all times. Food for thought: Can you face your fears, take risks, and challenge your limitations? In what areas of your life? What does it look like?
Own and celebrate your power
Princess Diana had no shame about her body, her sexuality, or her femininity. She projects feminine leadership. It’s almost like the message on her invisible flag says: “I’m strong, I’m powerful, I’m fierce.” At the end of the day, she is a powerful warrior. Just like you!
Get clear with your purpose
“It is our sacred duty to defend the world. And it is what I am going to do,” said Princess Diana. Staying connected with her bigger purpose gave her direction, courage, and meaning. What would it look like if you were fully connected with your bigger purpose and your mission in life?
Take responsibility to find pleasure
I think one of the funniest moments in the movie was when Princess Diana said to Steve, “When it comes to procreation, men are essential, but for pleasure, not necessary.?” I don’t mean only sexual pleasure. You are responsible to create pleasurable moments in your life, without expecting somebody else to do it for you.
Be the Change Agent you are meant to be
You are meant to be a source of hope and to lead by example. You are meant to be real and to lead by presence. It doesn’t matter what you do. Your being and your presence are meant to shine and to inspire others.
Never make yourself small
Even when Princess Diana was faced with the hardest challenges, she never made herself small. Owning her power and knowing who she is, helped her to project feminine leadership from the heart, regardless of what was going on around her.
Find your tribe
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, Princess of the Amazon, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Her mom, her aunt, and the other women warriors she grew up with were her “tribe.” They protected her, and they protected each other, honoring their personal power as well as the power of their sisterhood. Who is in your tribe? Who would you like to be in your tribe? Honor your tribe.
You don’t have to be a fictional “super hero” to be a fearless warrior, in charge of your life. And you don’t need to lose your heart by being strong and sure of yourself. It is a powerful sense of self and a loving heart that makes YOU your own Wonder Woman, a feminine leader from the heart.
Imagine: Wonder Woman is coming to visit. She enters your house, bringing with her this sense of fierce, fearless, warrior that takes your breath away. She shares one Leadership Wisdom from the Heart tip.
What does she whisper in your ear?
Write it down below!