|Debbie Wight and Lulu Keating: neighbours and friends in real life... arch enemies in the wrestling ring. (Amy Siegel)|
We all have fears as human being. That fight or flight instinct is innate and in our life script, it can be a big challenge to find the balance between the two.
Growing up many of us weren't athletic, or perhaps we never felt comfortable within our own bodies, or maybe even hated them. We might of had a desire to overcome our fears head on, regardless of how fearful we felt, or might have longed for a strong sense of adventure, wanting to challenge ourselves when feeling like we're going to be overcome with fear, so we try to come out fighting. I know this was a big part of my life script.
Our bodies can be problematic for women, because we are either held up against a cultural and societal image of an unrealistic standard that can never be measured up to, or women all to often grow up to never feel good about themselves, just as they are subject to various kinds of neglect and abuse.
It took me a long time to finally learn that my body is what spiritually connects me to my mind and heart. It's what completes the circle, joining mind, body and spirit. I never knew this when I was young, or that, this is where my personal power lies. Reclaiming that power through the body has brought me happiness, health and peace of mind.
The Dawson City League of Lady Wrestlers are an admirable group of heroines that transform themselves and challenge the preconceived notions of what it means to be a woman and celebrate who they are, just as they are.