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New Year, New Beginnings

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Photo Credit: (c) 2018 LMRNeas In the year of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, an unprecedented 102 women were sworn into the United States Congress, yesterday.  Not only was the number a first for the history of the US, but other firsts included the first Native American women, the first Muslim women, the first Black women from two New England states and the first Hispanic woman. Why is this so important, not just to the US but the world? I am not a political science major by any stretch of the imagination. My expertise lies within the realm of literature, poetry, spirituality and healing. That said, I believe that the importance of this huge shift is that it is signaling a shift in the mindset of this tiny blue planet back to our maternal origins.  Humanity, at one time, was maternal. Women, because they brought life into the world, were honored, listened to, respected. Then, there was a shift of power. Eventually, the stronger paternal p…