When I first heard the song “The Woman I am” by Michael Benhayon (Glorious Music), I felt very strongly that there should have been a nationwide, if not worldwide, Stop Everything press release.
Every piece of media out there that relates to women, either relates to their outer beauty, sexual attractiveness or accomplishments. “The Women I Am” is the first song I have come across that sees a woman for who she naturally is without requiring her to be or bring anything;
It is a song that encourages true self-confidence rather than lack of self-worth, comparison, competition and jealousy. This is a huge leap forward for humanity as a whole.
We have recognised how deeply damaging music videos, magazines, TV etc. can be for the youth and adults in our society. Just about every way a woman/girl turns in her day she is bombarded with images and ideas of who she needs to be as a woman.
The confidence of our young women (and women on the whole) is pretty low when we come from the understanding that they should be walking around freely expressing their power, playfulness, sexiness, cheekiness and many other qualities with complete confidence and respect for themselves and each other.
Instead, our young women are often talking quite nastily about each other, mainly to feel better about themselves. Everywhere they look tells them they are not enough. To survive at high school with friends, as a young woman, it appears the main way to do this is to fall within the accepted ‘norm’ and to quickly dismiss and ridicule anyone who may step outside of this. Grown women have not escaped this either.
I am no expert on music and the video music charts, but from time to time I sit down to see what my lovely daughter and her friends are watching and listening to. I am shocked beyond words every time by the totally graphic and sexualised material that is in front of me. It is basically telling all women that they are either a ‘sex kitten’ or that they have very little worth in our society or to men.
Sexiness is not a sexual thing – the truth is, sexiness is just one of the many playful and cheeky aspects that make up the sacredness of women.
Then I saw the clip of the song, “The Woman I Am” on YouTube. Wow, the truth and beauty it reflects to all women to remind them of the glory they naturally are, without having to do anything, is very power-full.
When I first heard this song, with lyrics and music by Michael Benhayon and sung by Miranda Benhayon, I knew it reflected the truth of who I am as a woman. It reminds me of the glory and graciousness that I am without having to do or bring anything; that simply by claiming the glory and graciousness I naturally emanate, I become a powerhouse of love. I may not always choose to live from this truth, yet it is so simple and natural for me to live this truth. I was born female, so all of this beauty is inside myself whether I am aware of it or not. All I had to do was to re-connect to the part inside me that knew all the words of the song to be true.
This song – “The Woman I Am” – is the call for all women and girls of all ages to stand in their power and walk as nothing less than the amazing sacred divine woman they are.
So why, when such a song is released, does our world not stop, re-evaluate what we have been producing up to this point and yell from the roof tops, “yes, this is what we want, this is how all women should feel from birth to death and beyond.”
So I am standing up applauding the amazing work of Michael Benhayon and Glorious Music, the new way forward they are offering women, girls and the music world. I have deeply healed much pain and anguish within me having listened to the lyrics and rhythms of “The Woman I Am” and felt how these words and rhythms resonate within me. I feel and know the truth they carry which I now know I carry within me, as all women do. As women we all have the ability to bring the same beauty and power inspired by our own individual flavor: we all naturally bring so much, just by being ourselves in all our glory.
Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine have a deep respect for all women and the sacredness they are. I am forever appreciative of the courage and beauty they offer in standing for truth.
By Toni Steenson, Goonellabah NSW
A Woman’s Strength is ‘KNOW’ and ‘NO’
It is a relief to listen to “the Woman I am”, sing and dance along to it and feel how powerful it is to celebrate myself as a woman within any mixed messages been given.
Beautifully expressed Toni. I wholeheartedly agree with all that you have said. All women young and old, hold within their divine essence that is sacred and precious. When we connect to this natural quality within, which we all have equally so, nurture this connection and honor the wisdom that we hold, we can express with a graceful power that is glorious to witness, inviting all others to celebrate this for themselves. Thank you Toni for being this glorious reflection. The song ‘The Woman I Am’ by Michael Benhayon – Glorious Music is a powerful call indeed for all women young and old, to feel and re-claim this quality, our naturally beautiful essence within. And to walk tall with who we truly are – Amazing.
‘The song ‘The Woman I Am’ by Michael Benhayon – Glorious Music is a powerful call indeed for all women young and old, to feel and re-claim this quality, our naturally beautiful essence within’. ‘All women young and old’, this feels so significant because we have marginalised so many women for so many different reasons, most often because we deem them to be too fat, too ugly, too short or too old. Women are so critical and non accepting of other women.
The women I am is very inspirational, especially in light of the current portrayal of women in music videos and in songs. The message they give to women, whatever their age, is that to be attractive, sexy, successful and liked, you have to look and act a certain way, often completely disrespecting your body in the process. But what the women I am reflects is that a women’s beauty, sexiness and warmth comes not from anything we do, but simply from who we are. This message is so needed for every woman, for it will begin to heal the massive amount of comparison, jealousy and lack of self worth so many women have.
I agree with you Toni, The Woman I Am is a song that has not only been written in celebration and appreciation of women everywhere it deserves a Stop Press moment to claim to the world that this is the first and most honouring song of women ever written and recorded.. ever. It too brings to me a great healing with each time I listen to it, and I often listen to the words and sometimes just the instrumental as the whole package confirms my delicate and precious nature.
Cherise – a true Stop Press moment. This is something women have been crying out for in their reactions to what they are normally presented with – finally something that is true. Not something that simply doesn’t denigrate women, but in fact celebrates us in all our glory!
Yes Toni. The Woman I Am is a theme song of CELEBRATION. It is written, played and sung in full recognition, appreciation and honour of all women, and what we bring to the world through our essence.
This is such a true reminder of who we, as women really are – worth treasuring in every moment of every day. I thank God for this reminder in this song, and also in the reflection of myself and others claiming and living the Women they truly are.
I find that the music videos these days have become very overly sexual and one step away from porn – what message does this send to young girls and women of all ages.
‘The Woman I Am’ song and video are none of the aforementioned and celebrates all women as being naturally beautiful from the inside out.
I agree Julie, the over sexualisation of women as shown in some music videos these days is in many ways a degradation of a woman’s true beauty and power. What you share about Michael Benhayon’s song ‘The Woman I Am’ is the absolute opposite as it celebrates a women’s true essence just as Toni has shared so beautifully.
I would also agree with all you share in regards to woman and girls in this world, and epidemic levels of lack of self worth. I observe and hear this in school everyday – as much as it is hugely supportive to talk about it and share it with girls and woman – it is also hugely important and powerful to be living in a way which claims we are worth loving and caring for deeply and that starts with ourself. This video and those woman in it, alongside many others are a living testament to the fact that taking care of, loving and nurturing ourselves allows us to connect to and be the innately powerful, sexy, beautiful and amazing woman we all are.
Toni, you picture emanates everything about “The Woman I Am” in full.
Hear hear Gyl it is a beautiful reflection.
This song is powerfully healing. It is as if layers of all that we are not as women rolls away as we are invited to connect to who we truly are in this beautifully written, produced and performed masterpiece. Thank you all at Glorious Music and any others responsible for bringing this too us and thank you Toni for such an eloquent, open and powerfully expressed blog.
For women to learn to truly appreciate themselves for who they are and bring out the beauty they all hold within them is an absolute top priority, because it can change society, for men and women. This song and video are paving the way for a new or rather re-claimed way of being for women. Thank you, Toni, for publicly claiming how amazing you and we are in this blog.
So true Janet. Women truly appreciating themselves for who they are and allowing their true beauty to be seen is very powerful and inspiring. The essence of a woman comes from within not from the external pressures society dictates. This song honours all women and their innate beauty and it is a joy to sing along to 🙂
A glorious post about ‘The Woman I Am’, a song, which helps me and women connect with our innate power and beauty. I just had to listen to the song and watch the video again, its so irresistible.
Very true Lorraine – it is irresistible, becuase we can feel we are being honoured to the bone.
The music by Michael Benhayon ‘Glorious Music’ is deeply honoring and appreciating all men and women equally and therefore very supporting and healing for humanity. A music which is not imposing and full of emotions but heavenly inspiring to remind us who we truly are to reclaim and live that truth.
This is a major difference within this song, that it does not impose, is not full of emotions and yes is deeply honouring of men and women equally so.
Michael Benhayon’s music is glory in music for sure. I have felt it clear and heal my body many times, bringing back to us our glory, and it honours and holds all of us equally. Music is a great science and I listen to it every day.
Toni it’s an incredible song that absolutely gives a whole new depth to music and the way we approach life as a society. For me I am constantly touched by the music from Michael Benhayon and Glorious Music. The music is full of vitality, of playfulness and life yet void of the hooks, the emotion and the hurt that the rest of the music industry use as basic ingredients.
I so agree with what you have written Toni. Michael Benhayon’s music is a breath of fresh air and feels so light and joyful, every song is different but the lightness and joy remain and this is such a contrast to the songs being played today and all the negativity surrounding being a woman. Every time I listen to ‘The Woman I Am’ it lifts me, it is a true celebration of being a woman and the video brings so much joy. “This song – “The Woman I Am” – is the call for all women and girls of all ages to stand in their power and walk as nothing less than the amazing sacred divine woman they are.” …Absolutely it is so confirming.
Great article Toni about an incredibly powerful song – “The Woman I Am” – not the woman I could be, should be, will be if I look like that/ buy that/ be like that / achieve some massive milestone or huge transformation. The Woman I Am, as I am right now – as each of us are right now – is so worth celebrating!
Great point Hannah – quite often I may think about how good it would be if I could do that/look like that/etc, but this is not embracing the WOMAN I AM, at this current point, as that is really what it is all about. The future never arrives if we don’t embrace ourselves today
Well said, Hannah. To just be who we are, feel the truth of that in our bodies, and drop the mental perceptions that keep us lesser – a simple recipe for self acceptance and love.
This is gorgeous Hannah, ‘“The Woman I Am” – not the woman I could be, should be, will be if I look like that/ buy that/ be like that / achieve some massive milestone or huge transformation. The Woman I Am, as I am right now – as each of us are right now – is so worth celebrating!’ This really helps me to understand the power of this song and why it is so different to other songs out in the world, it is saying we are enough already, just as we are, very powerful.
Absolutely it is a song of complete acceptance, self-worth and celebration reaching out to women everywhere to do the same. What is really beautiful about this song as well which is so different to others is it is not about striving to get somewhere or making ourselves out to be something we are not; it is a call from deep within to truly reconnect and honour our beauty, sacredness, playfulness, joyfullness, sexyness and so very much more.
Beautiful powerful comment Hannah – definitely time to truly celebrate.
That’s it – right now in this moment. NOW is always the time. Well put Hannah.
Gorgeous Hannah, a superb reminder right here right now, we are all worth celebrating.
This made me smile Hannah
I totally agree Toni, this was a song that made me stop, feel and begin to truly appreciate the “woman I am”. It is such a powerful song that calls all women to begin to appreciate and live from the beauty that they truly are and I too have found it deeply healing for me. I feel what Glorious Music offers women and men is a fresh perspective on how women truly are and an opportunity to begin to consider the way in which we see women today. It is a song to celebrate and I feel it is a light in what could be considered an often dark music industry, that inspires us to see women in all their glory and to celebrate this fact.
‘simply by claiming the glory and graciousness I naturally emanate, I become a powerhouse of love.’ To live knowing that we are naturally beautiful inside makes it easier to let go of the belief systems that hold us back from being that powerhouse.
I love this line too Carmel ‘simply by claiming the glory and graciousness I naturally emanate, I become a powerhouse of love’. Wow, so very beautiful and true.
Wow Toni, amazing to feel the glory, graciousness and sacredness you describe. You absolutely emanate this and illustrate perfectly just how short we are selling ourselves with the current way of being we accept as ‘normal’. Here’s to true self-confidence, the loveliness of us and allowing this to shine right through.
I love your expression here Joseph – “Here’s to true self-confidence, the loveliness of us and allowing this to shine right through.” That just says it all.
Absolutely Joseph; Toni has exposed just how short women sell themselves with what we accept as ‘normal’. This goes the same for men too!
Beautifully shared, this song is amazing and inspiring. The lyrics just touch our hearts with so much joy and love.
What you share is so true, Toni. The way the media portray women, leaves everyone feeling ‘not enough’ or in comparison. “The Woman I Am” song allows women to connect to the fact that there is another way, that they are enough, and are beauty-full just for being themselves. What an amazing message for all women ‘from birth to death and beyond’.
I love your absoluteness in your blog Toni. Beautiful.
I love this Toni: “Sexiness is not a sexual thing – the truth is, sexiness is just one of the many playful and cheeky aspects that make up the sacredness of women”. What a contrasting view from what is common in society – that sexiness is how sexually attractive you are to the other sex. Thank you for explaining this, so that we can all know that sexiness can come from inside and just be for ourselves – not applying some product or piece of clothing from the outside, so we can look good for someone else
Yes Jess – true sexiness is far from the so-called ‘sex kittens’ rolling around half naked on TV or magazines.
“…the truth is, sexiness is just one of the many playful and cheeky aspects that make up the sacredness of women.”-this line stood out for me too, Jessica. Apart from many other aspects of women such as true beauty, grace, stillness – sexiness is often if not always associated with sex, isn’t it? What I’ve explored for some time, is that me just being me and feeling my body, connecting to it makes me sexy. Clothes, make-up, accessories might be just complements to it.
So I agree, Toni and Jessica, sexiness, playfulness, cheekiness-all is coming from inside.
So true Elena when we are feeling vital and alive we can connect to our sexiness whatever the circumstances. It is part of our essence and part of who we are and it is a feeling that fills our body and overflows with the joy of living life. It comes from a fullness and not from the need of sex.
I agree Toni. Everytime I have watched the video and when I listen to the song, I feel a sense of relief, in that this song feels true, unlike what we are seeing on TV which is getting more and more pornographic as time marches on. I’m relieved to feel that there are people out there like Michael Benhayon willing to bring truth back from where it came from. And note: Michael is a man….even more amazing!
I totally agree with you Toni, I too absolutely loved this song when I first heard it, it felt so confirming of women and who we are in truth. This song is a great step forward in women claiming more of their true and powerful selves and naturally expressing that out in the world, walking in their true sexy and reclaiming that word with every step.
Beautifully expressed Toni, I agree – ‘The Woman I Am’ is an amazingly power-full song celebrating the beauty and essence of each woman. Thank you to Michael Benhayon for writing a song that truly honours and appreciates women everywhere.
Hello Toni and thank you for the blog. I love this song as well and while the song is for women I found myself being able to relate to it as well, very easily. Michael Benhayon’s music that he produces under Glorious Music is in itself unique because of how it supports you and the words are very precise in what they say. This music is unlike anything that is on the market currently and I agree with you Toni, thanks again.
Wow Toni what a powerful piece of writing in sharing the true qualities of a woman that are so beautifully shared in The Woman I Am song. Going to Facebook this now as every woman needs to be blessed by your wisdom.
This is a beautiful blog and The Woman I Am by Michael Benhayon and Glorious Music is a divine song about the truth and celebration of all women. The first time I heard this song it was like finally someone saw and expressed the truth of what being a woman truly is, this truth that I know absolutely with no doubt to be true, and is inspired even more to express in commitment when I heard the song.
This song allows all women to connect back to the truth of their grandness, as women we are so much more than what we have been confined by societal standards to be. It was also by feeling into this grandness–the naturalness of this grandness, that I cried.
So strong, so claimed. This piece you have written Toni is a beautiful blog and I know through my own experience how truly amazing the lyrics of the song ‘the woman I am’ are. Those peoples like you daughter are blessed to have a role model such as yourself to show them another way of living and relating to songs.
Toni, thank you for sharing your sacredness with us. I could feel how powerful you are and hence I felt the power within me.
The Woman I Am is such a unique song. I love singing it as it’s such a celebration and reminder of what it means to be a woman from the inside, that has nothing to do with what we do. Just reading this Toni has encouraged me to put it on! Thank you.
‘The Woman I am’ confirms that I am already that woman – I just don’t always appreciate who I am. This song and the video shows that it is possible to return to that if we see through the ideals and beliefs that have been imposed on us and don’t allow comparison, doubt or judgment to affect us. Absolutely Toni, this should be the top hit of the century – not heralding women’s rights but celebrating the glory of being a true woman.
I agree Sandra and Toni, ‘The Woman I am” should be the top hit of the century, yes, a celebration of “the glory of being a true woman”.
I couldn’t agree more with you Toni, such a song that doesn’t dictate how a woman should be in life is extremely rare – as such I have not heard one before ‘The Woman I Am’ that celebrates women as this song does. And to be written by a man such as Michael Benhayon just goes to show the depth of respect that a man can have for a woman – not needing her to be anything but allowing her and all women to express themselves naturally and to have such a song that we can all benefit from is incredible. Because as shown in those women who do openly express the love that they are, such as Natalie and Simone Benhayon, it is not just her that it benefits but many others, gender being no boundary, that are inspired by what she brings.
Absolutely agree Toni, music that shows the sacredness and true beauty of women is very much needed and this song and video is paving the way.
So many messages about and for women have become sexualised and obsessed with the look women portray, as you rightly point out real sexiness relates to how we feels about ourselves, not the outward appearance. Michael Benhayon’s song captures that beautifully for women to be who they are.
A couple of days ago I was flicking through a women’s magazine and to my shock and horror I saw an article with pictures of nude women like mannequins strung up by their necks. The perversity of this left such a nasty feeling I could only look for a second before I hurriedly turned the page over. This image would have of course been seen by many thousands if not millions as it was in a main stream magazine. The message contained within those images was that women are just bodies for anyone to do what they like with. Work that promotes the natural, joyful expression of women is so sorely needed – so a heart felt thank you to Michael Benhayon for writing this song that then inspired the gorgeous video to go with it – a true and honest reflection of the amazingness and glory that women really are in their wholeness – a gift to humanity.
It is so wrong that women today have become obsessed with how they look which drives them to having all kinds of surgical procedures done, and then afterwards, they still feel the emptiness as before….because they fall for the trap that beauty is only on the outside – a message that women are bombared with 24/7. Real beauty and sexiness is when a woman accepts everything about herself and does not hold back in expressing how glorious she is.
Stephen you are so right about how the messages for women have become totally focused on how we look and the way we move, (gyrate). I feel an equal injustice has been done for men as well. In music videos and in magazines men are portrayed in a way that conveys physical toughness, toned physiques, wads of cash with gold and girls hanging off their bodies. It would be great if Michael Benhayon wrote a song called ‘The man I am’and I reckon the accompanying video would be incredible.
What an inspiring blog Toni. Yes I agree, the world should stop everything and appreciate the power of this song. Why do they not? Perhaps the energy of the usual mainstream music has such a strong hold that people are not able to truly feel the difference.
Great point Rebecca. It appears we are wanting music that expresses our pain and anguish and then to uplift ourselves after this onslaught of emotions we want music that sexually gratifies us. What a nasty cycle.
Wow Toni Steenson – you are so gorgeous in your photograph – it is lovely to read how you have been so inspired by this song by Michael Benhayon, Glorious Music – ‘The Woman I am’ to support you in re-claiming your innermost beauty so clearly.
I actually used to carry myself as the most ugly woman on earth, The way I dressed, did my hair and walked, all reflected this. It is only the power I walk with now that lets me stand so tall and proud, this is the beauty you see and feel. It is the power of a woman.
Thank you Toni. You are being a great model in how to even begin to relate to this song, which is an incredible song and I agree with everything that you have said, but I also love how you are presenting it in a very accessible way for everyone in context with what is really going on in society.
Toni your blog made me appreciate again how truly blessed we are to be within the community of Universal Medicine. To have had our eyes opened to explore and embrace what it is to be woman in her true essence: precious, tender, sexy, loving and beautiful. Equally, we are challenged as women to be honest, expose and release those aspects of ourselves that are false and harming: competition, comparison and jealousy. The Lyrics to the song ‘The Woman I Am’ are powerful because they affirm and celebrate all women and offer us a truer way of being with ourselves and in the world.
Beautifully expressed thank you Kehinde.
Yes what amazes me is the power and love I am reconnecting to daily that lives and has always lived in my body yet I was completely unaware of it??? How is this even possible when what is within is so strong, expanding, gracious and powerful. How can I have missed something this grand that I have had within right from birth yet it took me until my late 30’s to reconnect to it as my compass for life with me/ love being the destination.
And your picture shows it all Toni!
I have adored this song too Toni! The feeling of a Woman just being the Woman she truly is is so amazing and beautiful. You have put into words my EXACT appreciation for this song. Thank you!
I remember when I first saw and heard the song/video the feeling of true celebration of women and all that we are was amazing and humbling. I like you wanted everyone one to see the video!
I often watch the German edition of this video clip as I absolutely love the watching the women being so tenderly and genuinely themselves. I love to sing along, although I don’t know german that well, it reminds me that all over the world we women are exactly the same – divine and amazing just as we are.
“I like you wanted everyone one to see the video!” And I still do, vanessamchardy. I will be sharing it soon.
Dear Toni, at this moment I have no words to express the sacredness I feel in my body after reading your blog. And with you I am standing up to applaud for the amazing and beautiful work of Michael Benhayon and Glorious Music. Thank you for expressing the truth.
Well said Annelies. I am fully feeling the same. Every woman in the world needs to hear & feel this again..
I love what you have written Toni –
“Sexiness is not a sexual thing – the truth is, sexiness is just one of the many playful and cheeky aspects that make up the sacredness of women.” and it’s expression is as unique as we are. Yet because of the massive disconnection to ourselves and the quality and power that we bring as women there is an emptiness inside many women and we try and fill it by copying and emulating bizarre versions that are put in front of us in the media which in turns adds so much more confusion.
Love, love, LOVE IT Toni. I completely agree; ‘The Woman I Am’ is a gorgeous song, with a gorgeous music video to go with it, one that encourages young girls, teenagers and all other women to BE WHO THEY ARE, not be a ‘sex-kitten’ (as you hilariously put), object or feminist as most songs nowadays seem to advertise and preach.
From a true man, there is nothing sexy about a ‘sex-kitten’.
Thank you for naming it Toni, the Glorious Music recording, and that as women we are truly beautiful and powerful from within. If ever doubt it I put on the CD and it brings me back to that feeling I know is my truth.
Absolutely Joan. Whenever I hear ‘The woman I am’ it brings me back to the deep tender power that I know I hold and that can absolutely be lived in each and every moment if I so choose.
I agree Anne-Marie, each time I listen it offers me the space to connect deeper with my power as a woman, wow a song that just keeps on giving.
Toni, I agree with you wholeheartedly, what you say is true. It is great that you bring Michael Benhayon’s song to attention like this as it is the only one I’ve heard that actually empowers women to be themselves in a way that is true to their essence and it is written for everyone. Yes, I agree the world should stop and listen to it.
Thank you Toni and Josephine, I completely agree that this song is the first of its kind to actually empower women to be themselves. Thank you for bringing your appreciation of this song and of Michael Benhayon so that I too can celebrate all of the healing that is felt even more.
I agree Josephine it certainly stopped me in my tracks and suppported me deeply consider how I expressed as a woman and inspired me to claim the woman I am.
Thank you Toni, what you write is so true. Each woman who chooses to appreciate herself, know her absolute preciousness and accept the undeniable strength and beauty in her tenderness, offers this reflection to all women and men. When we commit to walking in this power, we allow others to do the same.
A beautiful blog Toni, and I absolutely agree with what you have written here. That song is an amazing gift to us all, women and men alike. And by the way, you look very sexy, in it’s true sense; so loving and empowered, tender and strong at the same time, with amazingly deep eyes!
I am the woman I am today because I have chosen to appreciate, love and thoroughly enjoy being me and that’s an amazing commitment right there. Thank you Toni for this lovely blog. I’m off to listen to Michael Benhayon’s glorious song ” Woman I Am,” right now.
Thank you Toni for sharing the beauty and amazing-ness that you are for humanity needs to hear the truth from the sacredness of women in their true essence and not be conditioned or controlled by the rubbish that comes via the many ideals and beliefs that exist in the world today.
“have deeply healed much pain and anguish within me having listened to the lyrics and rhythms of “The Woman I Am” and felt how these words and rhythms resonate within me” this is a revelation Toni, because when people mostly talk about how a song resonates with them, they say it’s because they recognise the pain, the sorrow as they have it in themselves, and not a song that confirms and embellishes the wonderful beauty that women have inside? Now that is what I’m talking about. Imagine if women everywhere walked in the power, their knowing of how divine they are, now I would certainly stop and go “wow”.
Great point Harrison.
When I was younger going through school, I used to be shocked when I overheard the bitchiness and bickering that went on amongst girls. It shocked me because it made no sense with how I felt women to be in essence, even at that young age. The two did not equate. I had the same experience later in life when I coached a women’s hockey team, and could not believe the games of manipulation and emotional turmoil that went on between players of the same team. It did not make sense that women needed to be this way. I know that these experiences are not stereotypical ,and I am married to a gorgeous wife who does not play such games, but it did open my eyes up to the fact that there are a lot of women in the world who really do not understand their own true beauty, and so all too often they get caught in games of comparison with each other – which is a pity, because a woman who knows her own truth is a beautiful woman indeed, and it is a beauty that goes beyond the physical, and yet funnily enough they become physically beautiful despite their particular shape or size – at least to those who really allow themselves to see them for who they truly are.
I know the feeling Adam! In the past I have been very enjoined in the ‘bitchiness and bickering’, and on some occasions even the things coming out of MY mouth shocked me! As you say, this way of being is incredibly far from how women naturally are and can be.
So true Adam, is it no wonder that women’s health issues are so dramatically increasing, when women are expressing in a way that is so far from our innate essence and beauty.
So true Adam I know women that you would not consider beautiful in the temporal sense but when you get to know them for who they truly are you see them as physically divinely,beautiful and I also have observed the opposite happening. Women who you thought were beautiful looking and once you get to know them and if they are not nice women there looks fade into the back ground and you can only see the energy of the way they express.
So true Toni. Women really do deserve to know just how precious they are. Men too! As a society it is deeply disturbing that we have allowed such a depraved music/ music video culture to flourish.
I agree Leonne, it is very disturbing that we have allowed this music industry to descend to this level. And then we wonder what to do about the alarming number of women getting brutalised within their ‘love’ relationships….
Toni what a beautiful blog! You offer so much clarity about where we stand as women and girls today in terms of our outlook about ourselves, in reflection to what “The Woman I am” video is reflecting to us about how we could be and in fact, are in our essence. I love this video too and was so touched at the first viewing to feel the joy and connection of these women, whilst knowing I too shared the same equalness of expression.
I have witnessed you embrace your beauty Toni, the deep beauty that is represented in this song. Your confidence in yourself as a woman is something very special to feel…the same confidence that Michael Benhayon’s song calls forth in us.
I agree with you that the release of this song really ought to have been a “stop the press” moment in a world that is “woman eat women”. We see the nastiness between women playing out in magazines…we also see the fallout in the breakdowns and the breakups, but nothing changes. Then in this video clip we see the solidness of who a woman truly is…unshakable, loving and true sexy infused with power and dignity.
That is what the world is aching for.
It really is a women eat women world – society sets girls up to constantly feel inadequate and compare to others, their hair, make up, clothes, body – everything is assessed, compared to, criticised or desired. This song cuts through all of that, and call women back to the natural beauty within them.
Hilarious, but very true Rebecca and Rachel; ‘a women eat women world’ is pretty accurate and it’s crazy how much comparison, criticism and judgement we have towards one another. The Woman I Am certainly cuts through this, and even in the video you can see the women who are on the screen together are enjoying the joy of each other’s company, without an ounce of any comparison etc.
Yes, definately Susie. Is there any other song out there that not only celebrates one woman in her full glory, but all women, equally?
It is outrageous that this question actually made me stop and think Kylie. How backward are we living for such a sweet and celebratory song to be seen as different to the norm. We need to bring respect, and decency back into mainstream music.. too often in retail shops, even on the radio I hear music about sex that young children are exposed to everyday.. this isn’t cool and in fact is a far cry from the purity felt in ‘The Woman I Am’.
Abby what you wrote made me ponder on just how our children digest the lyrics in the music they hear in the shops and on transport etc. It must be very overwhelming and horrible to hear such things being sung about, and then watching those around them enjoying the music and singing along must feel like a dagger in their heart.
I agree with every word Toni. Since discovering Universal Medicine and Esoteric Women’s Health I have never felt so well taken care of as a woman, so supported and honoured in every way, from the practicalities of self care and my physical health, right through to the sacred essence I hold, and nurturing the deep inner beauty I have. This song is a perfect reflection of the truth Universal Medicine hold all women in, and as you write, it is sorely needed in a world keen to corrupt and degrade women by sexualisation. comparison and outlandish ideals. Even my Mum at age 71 asked to re-listen to this and watch “the gorgeous women who were just like her”. It’s deeply healing and confirming music for men and women.
Melinda, your comment has really reinforced Toni’s blog. Esoteric Women’s health really honours women as sacred and no less. “The Woman I am” is medicine for humanity and I love the fact that women of all ages can feel their own glory and know it is where they belong.
It is medicine Bernard and not the kind you can get from a tablet or bottle. It offers a true healing, one that happens from within and emirates outward for al to share.
Toni, I agree that this is such an amazing song and when I hear it I feel like dancing and being playful. The clearing energy is palpable and my body just loves it. I can feel the absoluteness of being a woman as I watch all the gorgeous women on the screen.
I totally agree with you Anne, just as you describe your feeling to the song is how I also feel.
“The woman I am” is such a lovely reflection of what truly is that radiates so much joy and stillness. A powerful moment to stop and feel that there is another way than our modern, hectic live full of stress and comparison.
Absolutely Michael – well said, I love the song because of that – it shows a different way
Thank you Toni “This song – “The Woman I Am” – is the call for all women and girls of all ages to stand in their power and walk as nothing less than the amazing sacred divine woman they are.” what are beautiful blog to start the day in deep appreciation for myself and all women equally!
The Woman I am . The most beautiful true meaningful amazing awe-inspiring song ever .It is for all women everywhere and brings the truth of who we really are . Every time I listen to it I am so touched and stopped in my self to appreciate and feel deep within a magical connection to my essence and knowing and I can feel this with everyone who listens to it also. It is so beautiful to play it to another women or man and feel them melt also with the beauty and knowing it brings. Thank you Toni for sharing this and to everyone involved in making it ..Inspirational !
I totally love this song and video too. I remember crying when I first saw it as to see so much naturalness and joy was beautiful. If this video represents our true essence then it seems crazy that we have accepted the lesser version of ourselves that we think we have to adhere to as women and girls. “When we come from the understanding that they should be walking around freely expressing their power, playfulness, sexiness, cheekiness and many other qualities with complete confidence and respect for themselves and each other” then we can clearly see how warped and sick the messages from society are about what an “ideal’ woman is. I am so totally appreciative too of the new bench mark for women this piece of music and video show humanity is possible.
I had a similar experience when I first heard the song, and then later on watched the video. To me I just felt like every woman – and every man – should hear this song. Fantastic blog
Thank you Toni for standing up and applauding Glorious Music and Miranda Benhayon, who are as you say offering us the real way forward in celebrating women and music. I love this sentence about the song The Woman I Am, “It reminds me of the glory and graciousness that I am without having to do or bring anything; that simply by claiming the glory and graciousness I naturally emanate, I become a powerhouse of love.” When I first heard the song I cried, because the beauty and joy of being a woman is so naturally celebrated and the video shows how we can truly celebrate and love one another’s beauty without one ounce of jealously or comparison. It is the medicine we truly need right now, to heal the devastating messages to young women that we are only good for one thing, Sex. As a young woman I found this message so unbearably crushing, I cannot imagine what it is like for teenagers and young women growing up today, where the bombardment is constant and comes in so many forms. Thank you for bringing this discussion out in to the open and openly declaring the real truth about women, that we are all a power house of love and grace, all we need to do is re-connect and know we are more than enough in this world just being who we naturally are.
Well said Rowena. The current messages to young woman are devastating. So much of who we are is being packaged into a tiny dot and we think that is all we are. We = as women = are so divine and sacred and powerful and gentle and incredibly sexy. As we are. Not for anyone else. We are the women we are.
I applaude this song with you. These lyrics carry with them the essence of a woman – for who she truly is not what she looks like.
The song resonated with me too – and when listening to the lyrics we’re allowing on mainstream radio – its so very different – always about looking a certain way or being attractive so men will want us and other women will be jealous of us.
We are the only species where the woman is put on show for the men. In animals – it is completely the opposite.
That makes me stop and think how much we’ve invested in exploiting women.
And thats what women of the future are listening too and using as role models.
True media should not impose – it should not need a result from the listener to be a certain way. ‘The woman I am’ absolutely does this and it truly beautiful and worth shouting about.
Well said Hannah! True media that does not impose now thats worth tuning in for!
Nature is a great reflection for me so this point you have brought up has me pondering what this shows me. It is like in the animal world the male shows and parades his grandness and then the female chooses to accept his form of grandness or not. Sometimes there is a game where she is letting him know what aspects she will and will not accept. I shall sit with this one.
Toni, you beautifully capture and evoke the essence and quality of the music of Michael Benhayon and Glorious Music and in particular the song ‘The Woman I Am’. It is a true anthem and rallying call for all women, and for men to celebrate the women in their lives.
Jonathan, that is so lovely to read – for men to celebrate the women in their lives. This beauty and love is the truth of who we truly are. It is time to start claiming this fully now and treat ourselves accordingly.
Thank you, Toni, for writing this. I have not until now fully let myself feel the enormity of what this song represents. As you say, it breaks through all the beliefs we hold towards ourselves as women of not being beautiful, worthy and enough just as we are. And why indeed do we settle for the ‘norms’ of society projected by the media etc which keep us far removed from our natural power and sacredness?
I agree with you Janet, I also “have not until now fully let myself feel the enormity of what this song represents”. Toni has shared such important insights into the truths that the song is presenting to ALL women, of all ages. Importantly, she has brought to the knowing for all of us the huge sacredness and power that women hold within.
Women (including all girls) just need to bring it out for everyone to see. And that is just by being who they are, not having to do anything. Amazing, so simple.
Wow – reading this stopped me as I could really appreciate what this song has brought in terms of showing a different way in music and how we are as women. It truly celebrates all that I and every other woman is, if I allow my amazingness to shine and this is exactly what I felt when I first heard it. These words capture this simply – “This song – “The Woman I Am” – is the call for all women and girls of all ages to stand in their power and walk as nothing less than the amazing sacred divine woman they are” Thank you Toni, for expressing this clearly.
Beautiful Toni, ‘This song – “The Woman I Am” – is the call for all women and girls of all ages to stand in their power and walk as nothing less than the amazing sacred divine woman they are.’ Wow, i find this super inspiring, when I look at young woman in our society I see such a lack of self worth and self care, music and videos such as this are exactly what is needed to show young women a truth, that they are worth it and they are divine.
Thank you for this wonderful piece Toni. On first hearing and seeing this video I was brought to tears. It reflected such beauty and depth and the truth of the qualities that every woman holds. I could feel so strongly the damage of the many false ideals that I had taken on as a woman and listening to the lyrics for me was also a great healing. A song that should be played again and again for all women to hear and feel.
I totally agree Toni, we need more of these true reflections in the media. We need the true power of women to reflect what is going wrong in todays society.
As we embody the words of Michael Benhayon’s song ‘ the woman I am’ each one of us reflects the same to the world.
That is beautiful and very inspriing, as we embody the song, we reflect ack to the world.
Wow this is spot on, the state of how we in general treat ourselves as women is appalling. ‘The woman I am’ is more than just a great song, it’s revolutionary in its call to women to remember who they truly are, and to appreciate that greatness and that grandness. AMAZING song and amazing blog too!
This is without question a very powerful article and one that holds a clear direction for all women. Connecting to this sacred and simply very playful part of us either through the glorious music or by our own simple choices are an important part of really getting to know ourselves intimately. Something I feel is a vital relationship to build on.
Toni, your words are beautifully expressed on the real truth expressed in this song. There is none so blind as those that will not see … now, there is something out there that is worth seeing. It should spread like wild fire on the winds to show women and men alike what real sexy is, not to put women on pedestals but to look them in the eyes and see the depth of their beauty and power.
hear hear Steve – i love what you share and confirm about the true depth and beauty of a women being in her eyes.
Wow Toni reading your blog is really feeling this powerhouse of love…thank You for expressing this for all of us. It is so true. Very inspiring to build on confidence and live this beauty and sacredness that we are as women. With love Nadine
Great blog Toni you are totally right this is a great ground breaking song that needs to pave the way to bring around a change to the state of an appallingly over sexualised music biz, which a lot of it is straight out porn and the lyrics are so detrimental to all women.
It is ground breaking Kevin. A track these days can go viral in no time at all. But it is interesting to think about what does go viral, what is ‘popular’ and what ‘makes the charts’. The tracks that promote women and men selling themselves out for fame and fortune are popularized the world over. A track such as ‘The Woman I am’, which can change a woman’s life forever by reminding her of her true power and sacredness, should be number 1 immediately. What is this saying about the state of the music industry?
And about what we as humanity have come to accept as what we want and ask for (apparently willingly so)
Dear Toni, I agree with every word you have written on this page.
You are very right to aks why the world does not stop re-evaluate its way with women in society after the release of this song. Women are to be treasured and seen for the amazingness they are, as it is for us as women to feel how amazing we are for ourselves. Thank you for writing this Toni.
Beautiful Lieke – “women are to be treasured and seen for the amazingness they are”
How true this is Toni, the song The Woman I am reflects this deep beauty, joy, playfulness and cheekiness of me as a woman. It brings light in all the wrong belief systems we hold onto as woman and ignites us to choose us as the women we are, the truth of our womeness and the deep love everybody of us holds deep within.
Yes Kerstin the song is reflecting and with that reminding us women who we truly really are – tender, precious, fragil, still . . . we are just wunderbar.
Thank you Toni, reading your blog reminded me of how important it is that we keep sharing Glorious Music and reminding the world of the true beauty that lies within us all. Humanity has become so used to overstimulation of the senses from music videos, whereas “The Woman I Am” is stripped back to a white background and sensationally, truly beautiful women of all ages. It is a beholding song, and Michael Benhayon is a true master of Soulful music with no self whatsoever. A first in my lifetime and the way forward for true music that does not impose, but rather uplifts to where we can be.
The Woman I Am – this song is gold, it uplifts me every time I listen to it for the divine simplicity that this song presents. I love all the music from Glorious Music for this reason, and I stopped listening to ‘other’ music because I came to realise it does not uplift but rather leaves me feeling
absolutely Toni, this song is a celebration of what women truly are and a breath of fresh air in music land. It is amazing how much we have lost the sense of sacredness and true sexiness, leaving our girls with terrible and surely very confusing role models that are the opposite of what they feel inside. Michael Benhayon and Glorius Music bring to us a whole new experience of music, one that leaves us unimposed upon and supports us to return to our essence.
Very true Carolien; when women lose their sense of sacredness and sexiness, young girls do indeed become confused as what they feel inside is so different to what they see outside in other women… But that’s why The Woman I Am song is so incredible, and why women like Toni who are re-claiming their true beauty are important, incredible inspirations.
What an amazing, powerful blog Toni, you have claimed the beauty you have inside you as a woman and are undoubtedly an inspiration to your daughter and the women around you. I too love this song and sometimes play it over and over to constantly remind me of who I am, it is inspiring.
“This song – “The Woman I Am” – is the call for all women and girls of all ages to stand in their power and walk as nothing less than the amazing sacred divine woman they are”, I totally agree and thank you for sharing.
Thank you Toni Steenson for promoting this song and video clip to the world. As you say, it is so needed that women and men in the world get to see the true nature and glory of women and this song it bringing it all.
Beautifully said Toni. This song is a whole new marker for women and for men and rightfully so, should be front page news. How is it we have become so comfortable with the denigration of women that it is now the norm? Thankfully this song it out there and will no doubt live through generations to come as the way forward for how to truly celebrate and honour women.
YES Sara, through songs like ‘The Woman I am’ and other songs from Glorious Music, we claim our true place and equality on behalf of all women and therefore play a critical part turning the tide on the denigration of women. Let’s celebrate our glory!
I agree with you Sara. When we stop and ponder on how the denigration of women has not only become the norm but with each successive generation how more extreme it becomes in the media – it defies belief!. To have true female role models who do not hold back the amazingness they are, which then inspires that same quality to shine in all the women they come into contact with is precious beyond words. As more and more women recognise their true power a new, gentle revolution begins, one with self love at its core.
Great question Sara, why have we become so complacent about the atrocious way we allow women to be portrayed in the society today. We are so awesome and this song truly celebrates and heralds that awesomeness. It will certainly live on for generations to come as the true way to celebrate all women. Definitely front page news.
I absolutely agree with you – this song is a new marker and should be in all the radios and news front page, the first song that is honouring women with each other and being themselves for a change,
“Great question Sara, why have we become so complacent about the atrocious way we allow women to be portrayed in the society today.” I agree.
When I stop to ponder on this question all I get is it would shake the very foundations that holds the worlds power at present….. It would inspire true change……will the powers at hand let this emerge, or have they too much to loose???
Thank you Toni for bringing this truth into the world, ‘The woman I am’ is the only song out there that truly celebrates women for who they are. It is time for all of us to say ‘STOP’, we don’t want this anymore, no more denigrating of women. We all carry this power to make real change and live as and reflect from the women that we innately are: gorgeous, sexy, wonderful, powerful, beautiful, inspiring, cheeky, nurturing, still and stunning.
With so much focus on our outer appearance and many times how it doesn’t measure up to an idealised image of what we think we should be, this is certainly a refreshing change. Yes, I’ve heard many times in my life that ‘beauty comes from within’, but always brushed it off as a polite way not to focus on our flaws. But since seeing this actually lived by Natalie Benhayon and the other women in her family and some friends around me I now see and feel the truth and power in those words. I have since began to connect to my true beauty within my own heart which has begun to free me from the shackles of low self-worth and self-loathing. This, I have found is THE way to re-claim ourselves as women. Thank you Toni.
The beauty that comes from within, starts within and then explodes out. Since I have been exposed to true beauty I no longer find what I used to see as beautiful as beautiful, in fact sometimes I find it repulsive. It is not the appearance that is repulsive but the way in which the woman has put this appearance on for display. It can be quite sad to observe as I can feel the beautiful woman in-front of me pleading for attention and recognition, and this can feel quite sexual and grotesque in nature, even though underneath all this trying she is, this beauty she strives for, this is undeniable.
This is a superb blog Toni. Isn’t it amazing that one song can inspire all of what you have shared. I find this quite amazing. I have been a music fan my whole life and never has any piece of music asked me to stop and to really consider who I am as a women. Not in a ‘feminist’ kind of way, but in the way that says “Do you know how precious and divine you are and how powerful you are”? This is music that offers healing as we begin to uncover the beliefs that we have of ourselves as women that prevent us from connecting to this inherent beauty that is always there for us.
So true Jennifer, and we, the world, are creating the forms of music out there by the support we offer when we press the play button. What do you truly feel to support?
I remember when I first heard “The Woman I am” the tears welled up, it left me feel the woman I was. It was the most beautiful feeling.
I remember the first time I heard the song too, I was deeply touched and confirmed in the beauty that I naturally am. I couldn’t stop singing “The Woman I am” for days and days.
I was the same Bianca! In fact even now, for days after I hear the song I get snippets of the lyrics popping into my head to sing 🙂
Me too Fumiyo, it is the most beautiful celebration of women and the tears definitely flowed. I had the privilege of seeing the video at the same time and the joy of seeing women gracefully celebrating themselves and one another brought a mixture of joy, relief, inspiration and love all at once. A ‘must see’ for all women, especially young teenagers who sadly lack any true role models to show them what being a real woman is truly all about.
I felt the same Fumiyo. What’s amazing is that through ‘The Woman I am’ we celebrate not just ourselves, but all women.
A very similar feeling for me Fumiyo. To feel the true woman that I am reflected by the video and the lyrics was powerfully healing.
It sure reminds us of the quality we can live when we choose to become responsible for the choices we are currently making and how they can prevent others from seeing the quality we live in.
Toni I clicked on the link and listened to both English and German versions of the song. The music, the lyrics, the beauty full faces of everyone in the videos and the joy made for a very nurturing moment for me this morning.
What a beautiful, nurturing way to start your day, beats listening to Breakfast News any day.
I agree Sandra, great way to start the day, it lights up the cells in my body.,
Awesome Toni , what you have written should be front page story in a major paper or magazine, its so crazy to see the sexualisation woman portrayed in music video, film and media. It is definitely giving out a completely wrong and sick view of how and what woman should be. I agree totally with what you have said quoted ” This song – “The Woman I Am” – is the call for all women and girls of all ages to stand in their power and walk as nothing less than the amazing sacred divine woman they are.”
Hi Toni, I loved reading your blog and I agree – this music, this song “The Woman I am” has a place to be there at the top of the charts for all the world to see, hear and to feel.
What is it I wonder about our human race that doesn’t recognize the opportunity to be up-lifted and brought to a deeper awareness of their true being – and in this case the beauty and true deliciousness of the feminine being. Maybe we could support a world-wide television programme with Natalie Benhayon expressing “The Woman I Am” – now that would be extra-ordinary.
Seriously does any one know how to make this happen??? If so let’s see if it is a possibility because boy-o-boy would it rock the socks off the world. As a joke imagine watching A Current Affair and then Natalie Benhayon came on expressing what she felt living and loving in a woman’s body is about for her and then this clip played. It may take 5-10minutes of the program yet it would be the program.
I agree – currently the world doesn’t know another way to chose, but it is with these things, ‘The woman I am’ and Natalie with love, that will start to give the world a choice.
Toni thanks for sharing the true honouring that all woman can feel with THE WOMAN I AM video from Michael Benhayon. You’ve made a great point in sharing the true meaning of the word sexy which encompasses being playful and cheeky not projecting a less than approach that is often shared in current songs and music videos.
A great call out to what is true and what needs to be questioned.
I too love ‘The Woman I am’ song and the video clip. There is nothing like it in the world and it is so honouring of the sacredness of women. I cant say the same for most of the other songs & videoclips out there. Recently I had a reality check of what is becoming the norm & I was so shocked at what I was witnessing. The Anaconda video clip which most young girls and teenagers would be watching is so disgusting and degrading of women as objects. We need more video clips like ‘The Woman I am’ so that girls can get a reflection that there is another way to be and live that is respectful and self-honouring…rather than the objectified & ‘slutty’ persona that has become pornography in mainstream media.
Awesome, thanks Marika and I agree we need more video clips that show women expressing in their true beauty and true sexiness with no hook or enticement which the media is currently so full of. The other day I was at the shops with my children who looked at a women’s magazine and they said to me after looking at the cover “being sexy is not being yourself” I confirmed what they felt and said yes the way it is portrayed in the media is not about being yourself and is a false, put on sexy. We then spoke about my understanding of what truly sexy is – allowing ourselves to be connected to our sacredness and letting this sparkle for all to see, it is a most natural state of being and one that is innate in us all.
Bianca what you write is so true “allowing ourselves to be connected to our sacredness and letting this sparkle for all to see, it is a most natural state of being and one that is innate in us all.” I love the way you expressed this.
‘allowing ourselves to be connected to our sacredness and letting this sparkle for all to see’ – Beautiful description Bianca. Sparkle is the new sexy.
I so agree Bianca – that word ‘sparkle’ really captures what we feel when we are emanating out to the world what it is to be a true woman in our tenderness and sexiness – every cell is reflecting this out to the world in a very playful and powerful way that claims our true essence.
And to observe that is such a joy!
The difference in the way sexiness and beauty is portrayed by these music videos is like comparing chalk and cheese.
Thank you Toni, I love that you have written about this song. It is so worth celebrating and I feel like it was a gift to me and to all women. I was listening to it yesterday in the car and thought to myself, why do we not celebrate ourselves more often? Why is it more generally accepted and normal to pick on ourselves, find all our flaws or faults rather than see the beauty, the power, the sweetness and all the wonderful individual aspects that make up the amazing women we are.
This song, have really supported me to see the amazing woman I am and that you are are that all women are.
I often play this music on the way to work and it makes me smile inside, and inspires me re-connect to my tenderness as a woman and to take that with me into the office.
Listening to this song, I have no flaws or faults. I actually want to be nobody else but me and who I am is not just OK, but is actually really, really, really great 🙂
I agree Suzanne. Being who I am, all of it, is just great. Amazing actually – there is so much of it and it feels so warm, expanded and all-encompassing.
So true Rosie, it is crazy how our default position so often is to go to self criticism and not to appreciation, this song confirms the natural beauty of all women unlike any other.
here here Rosie
Rosie this sentence stood out for me – Why is it more generally accepted and normal to pick on ourselves, find all our flaws or faults rather than see the beauty, the power, the sweetness and all the wonderful individual aspects that make up the amazing women we are. And yet I can feel the beauty, power and sweetness in women I meet and yet we have so much trouble accepting that this is who we naturally are.
Wow Toni, this is a beautiful confirmation of you and all women through your connection with and appreciation of the lyrics and music of Glorious Music and Michael Benhayon. The availability and presence of this song is a true gift and legacy for girls and women as we reconnect to the depth and sacredness with us and begin more and more to live from our true glory. The simple truth of this is profound and immediately available within every woman!
The words and video of ‘The Woman I Am’ are extraordinary, especially in contrast to what is popularly available these days. Each time I listen to it, I have the opportunity to let the words sink deeper into me, to accept that women (including me) are amazing, powerful, beautiful etc and there is nothing for us to do for this to be true. This helps to undo all the years of societal messages about what it is to be a woman. I love the video and it sometimes makes me cry. To see women in such beauty and joy – together in harmony is such a gift. You can feel the love and support between them and the power that women united in harmony can have.
I like what you say here Fiona about how the song helps to undo all those messages around being a woman. It seems that this is true for me as a man as well, the song helps to clear many ideals around women and see the inner beauty there naturally and equally in all, regardless of outer image and even regardless of how charismatic one may be.
Simon I really like what you have shared here, I hadn’t considered that the video could clear ideals that men have around women, which is even more testament to the power of it.
I sometimes cry too when listening to this song Fiona. It’s because I become overwhelmed with appreciation that Michael Benhayon wrote this song in the first place. And then it is because I feel the depth of understanding of what Michael wanted to share with the song that Miranda Benhayon sings the lyrics with.
On watching the music video too, I feel every woman’s simple beauty and their understanding too, that this song is so very powerful for every single woman out there and they don’t even know it.
I am still able to be amazed and in awe at how much the Benhayon family, and equally many, many others, work for humanity, for no reason that involves themselves, but because they see so easily how much of a difference truth is in people’s lives and they want nothing less than for men and women to know the truth. This song totally nails that concept.
How beautifully expressed Suzanne – your words have offered a new depth of appreciation and understanding of how well served we are by the Benhayon Family. What they offer is a reflection and confirmation of truly living life responsibly and fully exploring our inner depths which offer us true wisdom.
so true Susan, we are very well served and supported with the Benhayon Family, their reflection is what we have chosen, too.
I agree with all the comments above, and I find it all, that is the reflection from our amazing brothers and sisters in the Benhayon family, the music that is subsequently inspired, and in this case of reference “The Woman I Am” all quite humbling and divine.
Yes, I agree Fiona, the song and video are divine, made with love. I find that when I listen to this song it helps me to reconnect and feel me as woman. Sometimes if I am feeling a little off, I like to turn up the volume and sing this song, it helps me to get back in touch with the beauty, the preciousness and loveliness of me as a woman. Other times I like to listen to it simply as a celebration of me and of all women.
Beautifully written Toni.
When a woman lives and expresses “as nothing less than the amazing sacred divine woman they are”, then imagine the affect on men. For some it would be confronting, yet for many it would be the catalyst for men to come out from behind their defensive shields and open up to love. And ultimately, love would prevail.
For humanity it would be a game changer.
I agree Rod – and I am realizing it is our responsibility to do this if we ever want anything to change in this world. We have to do it for ourselves true but the whole world is waiting for us to do it.
I agree Rod, if all women were to express from their divine essence the world would be a very different place. I have met women such as this and they not only stop men in their tracks, they stop women too! Their gorgeousness and power can be felt a mile off.
So true Rod, it would be very liberating for both men and women – as you say a true game changer for humanity.
I agree Rod, we ŵomen need to take responsibility and truly start to express from our divine sacred essence, only then can we make a change. Only then the ripple will flow through the world, as everyone feels the wave.
Indeed Amita! This is so inspiring to read 🙂
Gorgeous Rod, look out men for the true sexiness in women and look out women for the true men!
Hear hear Marcia!
I got goosebumps from head to toe when I read your comment Rod.
It’s amazing how we all effect each other!
What is truly amazing is that Natalie is maybe one of the youngest women on the clip but the support she offers and inspires all women shows this has nothing to do with age but simply choosing to be all of you no matter who’s watching or who’s reacting, WOW what a powerhouse of Love and unity.
I love that Toni – ‘no matter who’s watching or reacting’. Often times we can hold back just being ourselves and play small because a) we’ll stand out or b) because we don’t want to upset anyone, but that behaviour really is very damaging and can be the precursor to illness and disease. Who we are is meant to be expressed and shared and not suppressed and stifled. If we stifle our natural vivaciousness, joy, love and sexiness we become sick as all that energy that was meant to be let out and shared is trapped inside, like a pressure cooker!
Just the thought of that Rod made me smile. How delicious would that be.
Love it Rob. A game changer that will lead to a channel change no doubt as more and more people, women and men are fast outgrowing the objectified images of women that are sold to us at the expense of us being able to receive images of a woman’s true beauty. We are well and truly need to change the channel here.
Wow Rod thank you this is stunning. What a game changer that would be for all of humanity. Monumental.
The responsibility you have named here is spot on Rod. To be living the amazing beauty we all are is what the world sees and what can bring more depth and quality to all the men we know and meet.
Mm I agree Toni. ‘the woman I am’ is completely different to what most video clips and songs portray of women. I’ve actually only just really realised how different it is and the incredible-ness of it. This would be the only song I know of to celebrate women in all their glory.. To not diminish the beauty of a women to suit another person but fully open it up and let it be known. Gosh, super incredible.
I like this line when you said ‘Sexiness is not a sexual thing – the truth is, sexiness is just one of the many playful and cheeky aspects that make up the sacredness of women.’ Feel free to be yourself ladies !
I feel that line about sexiness being just one of the playful and cheeky aspects of a womans sacredness so freeing. A woman is naturally this way and to express it without fear of giving sexual ‘come on’ signals is a joy.
Absolutely Catherine I agree. This line also stood out for me as I know my sexiness is not sexual yet the world around us continues to portray it as such by objectifying women’s bodies. It feels horrid and degrading and the total opposite of how I feel when I watch this video. Being sexy is just part of who I naturally am and is a gorgeous and fun expression of that, I don’t need to try or put it on, I am just that in connection.
That feels so true Candida – sexiness is a natural feeling that is innate in all of us and does not need to be influenced or contrived by the outside.
Yes Candida we are all playfully sexy in our own ways and it is in our connection with ourselves where this is so strongly felt.
For me, true sexiness is a feeling I have on the inside and not something I want to parade on the outside. Something that I have done in the past which just left me feeling more empty and a bit of a fraud because that is not what I was feeling on the inside. And yes, it gives me a feeling of joy feeling sexy on the inside.
Sandra you are spot on when you talk about sexiness being a feeling on the inside. So often in music videos and in magazines the focus is actually on a woman’s sexual organs. We see breasts, butts and mouths doing erotic movements and these images get taken on by girls and boys as to how women should behave in order to be sexy. I took images of what I thought was ‘how to be sexy’ into the bedroom and ‘played them out’ not questioning that there was another way to be sexy. No man ever showed me another way either, and so who are we being in the bedroom and who will our kids be in the bedroom having gorged on titillating music videos?
Alexis what you share is very open and honest. I have noticed how impactful our sexual relations are on our children. Even though they do not witness the physical act they feel it. I know this to be true as I have noticed a difference in my children’s behaviour dependent on whether my husband and I deeply connect with each other and make love or if we fall into the trap of having sex. I t amazed me when I was open to seeing how this effected my children.
Catherine I agree that women are naturally sexy but given such a sexualised media many may fear it being misinterpreted as a sexual ‘come on.’ ‘The Woman I Am’ liberates women by saying it’s 100% your right to claim your sacredness as a woman. Lyrics and video show women expressing their natural sexiness and playfulness in all it’s glory.
love that Emily – feel free to be yourself ladies! How gorgeous it is to have the inspiration of the ‘woman I am’ song to support us to be just that free to express ourselves as the simply amazing women we all are.
I agree Emily, it is amazing the contrast between the ‘woman I am’ music video and most usual music videos about women. It is amazing just how degrading some can be. And just the ‘woman I am’ is simply a celebration of everything every woman is in a way that doesn’t ask them to do anything, just be themselves.
This song celebrates women in a way that I’d rarely seen before and the beauty is it really is a song for ALL women, about ALL women and who we really are deep inside. It’s a beautiful song to listen to or sing along to. Singing it to yourself while looking in the mirror is highly recommended.
Lovely recommendation, Shevon! we can do a little dance with it too
I love that Shevon and what a gloriously beautiful reflection that would be looking back at ourselves from the truth of what it means to be a lovely, sexy woman in the world.
Yes Shevon I agree – for me the video clip showed as well that it is about ALL women because all the women in this clip are women like you and me. Women who walk what they talk and don’t hide behind a mask. They are real role models for us to see and feel that there is an other way to be as a women – wunderbar.
Absolutely Rebecca… As you say, ‘The Woman I Am’ is a celebration of being (not doing) a woman. There is nothing to aim for or to live up to, no expectation or imposition, simply a reflection for us to celebrate and appreciate who we all really are.
And from there we as Women have the power to truly change this world and reflect to all of humanity how simple it can be to live in a truly honouring way as a women.
YES LET’S BRING IT LADIES and set the world on fire.
If we momentarily forget how to do this we can come back to this song/video clip and be re inspired, it is all here.
Yes, I love coming back to the song and video clip as a little reminder every now and then of the true woman that I am. When I go into a drive or a push I find that when I listen to “The Woman that I Am” I am able to come back to feeling my innate essence, feeling me and who I really am.
I guess you could say that the “Woman I am” song is the only song out there for woman that expands the horizons of who women are and celebrates how amazing woman naturally are, whereas most music squashes women into a box of how they should be and doesn’t allow for that unique expression.
That feels so true what you say Stephen there is an amazing expansiveness about the song, as with all Michael Benhayon’s songs as they do not impose, as they reflect back to us who we are innately. Women and men can become squashed into a box when all the natural feelings of connection have been squeezed out of us.
I agree, what this song does is 2-fold, – it celebrates the woman full stop. And in this allows a woman to celebrate herself as this and in all her beauty, but equally it also establishes within men an honouring of the woman in which they can feel the sacredness a woman holds, so clearly expressed, felt and heard through Michael Benhayon’s words in the song.
Well said Stephen – I know when I listen to The Woman I Am I feel confirmed and celebrated for being who I am, not like others asking me to be something to fit into an ideal picture which feeds the need of what people want a woman to be. A need based on an emptiness because most if not all of us have been brought up looking out from who we are and are not connecting to the inner beauty that is inside of us. A beauty that is beyond anything we have decided is more attractive than what we really are. So much exposed from an amazing song.
I agree Stephen, I would go as far as to say it obliterates the ability for a woman to come from her true expression completely.
I felt like crying when I first saw the video, in fact I think I did. What I loved about it was that all the women were just themselves and how much love I felt for them. This is so needed for all of us young and old, we have never had role models like this before or not for a very long time. Women being themselves and being unashamedly gorgeous, sexy, joyful, playful, wise and powerful. More of that please! Thanks to Glorious Music for laying the foundation for a whole new sound.
What the world needs now is music that “…encourages true self-confidence rather than lack of self-worth, comparison, competition and jealousy…” This song, The Woman I Am, delivers this in truck loads, and should be gracing the music charts at the very Top. This is music my daughter and her friends, male and female, can listen to freely, without fear of being tainted with a brush that isn’t them.
So much of the music out there confirms young women as what they are not therefore implying that there is something else they have to be (sex kitten etc.). The Woman I Am – presents the what is- the who we really are as women – deeply nurturing and sacred and as mentioned by Toni – sexy without being sexual… this is a great realisation for all women and men.
It is shocking at times hearing the lyric of songs played on mainstream radio, in shopping centres and retails stores, sex, rape and cheating are such common themes in modern music and we continue to expose our children to this day in and day out – so the next generation grows up thinking this is all normal. Young girls grow up equating becoming a woman to sexualising yourself.
I’ve been shocked too by the lyrics of many songs – shocked not only that the language and what it conveys, but the fact that few blink an eyelid when listening because it has become so normalised. ‘The woman I am’ exposes how far we have come who we really are , and offers inspiration for what we are returning to.
This song is very different. Interestingly, most consumers of music are asking for the buzz that comes from listening to emotional music or highly sexualised videos – as if the disgust at the graphical display immediately gets overridden by that buzz.
It will be a few more years until an empowering song without the emotional song – even one that sounds as great as this one – will become mainstream.
It may well be that ‘The Woman I Am’ may not yet be mainstream, but it should, and could, be (!) if / when more of us stood up to confirm that most of what is currently popularized, does not in any way truly celebrate women. Thank goodness for music such as that offered by Michael Benhayon and Miranda Benhayon, which offers us a different approach to music, one which does not impose and which does not involve emotion, but one that simply allows us all – men & women alike – to simply be and feel who we naturally are.
In watching the film clip again I agree Angela this song in no way imposes upon us anything and yet tells us all, that we are sacred and divine and that this innate quality within all women should be celebrated by all.
It’s a joy to watch th music video which is just filled with harmony – there’s no rivalry or any one woman trying to get her face in front of the camera. It is the epitome of what the song is about. It’s often easy to listen to songs and get caught by a catchy tune and be oblivious to what I’m singing – but with the Woman I Am – when I really listen to the words and pay attention to each word as I sing – I can’t help but feel beautiful.
The music doesn’t come at you in any way and the music clips do not hook, entice or parade.
What can be felt throughout The Woman I am music and video clip is a quality of being – the true quality of women and the lived quality of this truth – very powerful.
To me it appears it depends on how willing we are to feel our own beauty that effects how we hear this music. I noticed one day when I was not quite myself and I was listening to Michael’s music I found it to be something I did not enjoy as I normally do and I could not feel or hear the beauty this music offers. It made me consider that if we feel bad about ourselves and do not see ourselves for our inner beauty we may not be able to appreciate all this music brings.
I so agree with you Christoph. “The Woman I am “is a song that asks you to connect to yourself and to your natural expression. Emotional music and highly sexualised videos invite you to check out and numb yourself to how you are feeling or to get you to be emotional and identify with those emotions rather than with your essence. It feels like many are not yet simply ready to let go of the “buzz” of emotions or to admit that this is not who they are.
Yes the “buzz” factor is what often keeps us buzzing so that we don’t have to feel what is truly going on and after a while a new marker appears, which leaves us feeling that the last buzz just doesn’t work anymore.
Christoph the lude graphics are an integral part of the buzz and generally the more buzzed up the better !
I agree Suzanne, currently music is helping to stuff up people with extra emotions – heightening depression and sadness or helping to check out at a club or simply walking around constantly with your headphones in. The world needs to be given equal opportunity to experience another quality of music.
Exactly Rebecca and what a beautiful quality of music it is. The world needs more music like this so people can feel the difference for themselves.
I agree with your words Rebecca, “The world needs to be given equal opportunity to exerience another quality of music.” – the word that stands out for me here is ‘quality’. I happened to turn on a t.v. show where one singer was pitted against another singer in a ‘battle’ to see who could flood the auditorium with the most emotional output, to the point that not only were many in the crowd ‘balling their eyes out’, but most of the judges were also – my goodness me, as if we don’t have enough emotional garbage in the world to be affected by already. What an absolute joy it is to listen to and watch the music of such a quality as “The Woman I Am” – no imposing energies, no comparison, no jealousy – just harmony, playfullness and joy.
Roberta you are right but the problem is that because many are so used to being lifted up, shaken around and basically made to feel extremes then when they are presented with anything that leaves them alone to feel themselves then they feel very little other than bored. Once the inner has been fed and watered enough to sprout then being left alone is utterly gorgeous because you get to feel your own flower bed.
Roberta what you offer in your comment is so true. Music is seen as powerful and great depending on how much of an emotional response it can conjure up. It is like we thrive on emotions to the point we seek out emotions that are not even our own.
Exactly – wow – when I read that line I was shocked to feel actually how little music actually encourages women to be confident and sassy and true to theirselves. This shouldn’t be a rarity but it certainly is!
Very true Meg you only have to watch some of the young women singers today and the disregard for their body and who they are is sad, they have no respect for themselves as women it is as though they are trying to trash anything that would make them feel like a true sassy and sexy woman. The more they can trash their bodies the better they think this is…….what sort of message is this sending out to our young today and what sort of message does it send to young men when all they see is young girls like Miley Cyrus looking and behaving like porn stars
You make some great points here Alison and sometimes we can be in a self-destruct mode, without even realising it, doing all that we can to suppress our natural beauty by behaviours that make us look acceptably ‘sexy’, but as you rightly ask what kind of message does this give out to the world including our young men? How will they know what a true woman is? A woman who respects and loves herself to the bone, if what they see around them is completely the opposite?When we look at it like this I feel very responsible as in no way shape or form, knowing that another way is possible now, do I choose to contribute to the demise of women by not loving and respecting myself. The whole world, including our young and older men, deserve to feel the glory that shines from a woman who just loves who she is. I’m sure if we spoke to the men they would have a lot to say about how being around a woman who has claimed herself, leaves them feeling, especially about themselves and actually we have a number of men who have commented on this blog as some rich examples.
From my experience and talking with my teenage son it appears young men feel very uncomfortable around women and girls their age that put on the fake sexiness society deems as sexy. Young men feel quite intimidated and do not know how to act or what to do when a woman presents themselves in this way. Of course if they are in front of their mates they will act like they like this behaviour and encourage it but on the inside they are cringing.
And you can’t but light up – a whole being smile when you listen to this music for The Woman I am is deeply honouring of a woman’s true essence and quality and no where else in the music world are women confirmed in our divinity and celebrated for all that we naturally are.
You won’t see this song in the current pop charts as we know it because I feel this music does not align to what the entire music industry dictates popular music should be. Fortunately in this day and age we do not have to succumb to the music industry’s over endorsing power because we can now produce quality music in our own homes and share it with the world via independent channels. This is something to celebrate for it gives music back to the people. We are only at the tiny tiniest beginning of unravelling the absolute harm music and the music industry has been delivering. It’s hay-day is over and the towers are crumbling down. It’s up to us to share this in the best way we know how – play it, sing it and declare the truth you know it to be from every cell in your body. This music belongs to all of us and we know it!
Suzanne I have to agree with you. We choose the music we listen to because of how it feels and the emotions it delivers us. As an example when we have a relationship break-up we choose to listen to music that allows us and fosters our feeling of sorrow. ‘The Woman I am’ offers no such emotions, rather it simply lets us be and inspires us to feel the beauty within, not many of us want to go there.
Absolutely claimed Suzanne…you have called out the music industry’s game and the fact they no longer have control, but also the truth and knowing of what this song offers and to share this with everyone, everywhere…pure gold!