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.
By Toni Steenson, Goonellabah NSW