Original Post from Sep 8 ,2015: changed & extended on April 9, 2017
The reason the Divine Feminine is being highlighted at this time, is because we have all been living and operating in a World where most societies have been actively operating within a masculine energy bias!
That is not a condemnation of the masculine energetic principle as a whole, but a recognition that we have, for a long time, elevated the masculine principle above and beyond the feminine principle, and our collective social psyche commends acting upon the energetic principles of the masculine, whilst quietly condems the feminine.
For a long time, it has been more revered and respected to
‘Act’ rather than to ‘reflect’
Overcome rather than align
To control rather than to surrender
To expand rather than to contract
To initiate movement, rather than to remain in stillness
Learning from other Cultures
There are some societies that still retain a balance between the masculine and feminine principle, and these are rare, and generally in remote, less ‘developed’ areas of the World.
When you watch this video, consider the actions that are documented in terms of the expression of the masculine and feminine energetic principles. The documentary shows how a remote tribe were forced to adopt the masculine principles of our society, in order to protect themselves. Before the introduction of 'prospectors' into their forest, they had no idea about boundaries - they could move throughout the whole of their forest without restriction. The invaders disrespected their home forest lands in their search for gold and created disruption and even destroyed whole areas of the environment. The Waiapi Indians have had to learn to create 'boundaries' that they previously never had, and have been required to adopt our ideas in order to defend themselves and their homelands.
We have much to learn from these societies – as they are operating in a far more balanced eco-system than ours. Their internal and social balance of the masculine and feminine principles allows them to 'expand' only to the extent that is required, and to withdraw and respect their environment in a delicate dance of balance that requires action, but only to the degree required; movement and then stillness. This is the respect required within the dance of the Divine masculine and feminine - one requires the other in order to create a balanced and harmonious 'whole'.
We have manifested and live in a society that is reaping the rewards, and the penalties of an overly empowered male principle, which although required in the creative manifestation of life, can if left unrestrained, become like a crazed child in a sweet shop - acting without limits and without supervision.
If the Divine Masculine energetic principle came first in the act of creation, in order to create movement - and experience existance beyond itself, the Divine Feminine energy principle was required to bring balance and a sense of purpose through the reflective and internal processes of the feminine. Of retunring to the still, center point. Only the sensitive and respectful interplay of these energies can allow for purposeful and sustainable expansion and growth.
As well as being evident in society at large, this imbalance in the masculine and the feminine energy system is evident within ourselves as individuals.
In our daily interactions, we are always moving from one ‘side’ of our masculine or feminine energy system to the other – we are always in a state of either projecting outwards and acting within our masculine energy or we are retreating inwards, in order to receive and reflecting within our feminine energy. This is the difference between reflective thinking, or creative thinking - otherwise we might call this 'pondering', or daydreaming, or imagining, or even intuitive awareness. This is being 'present' in the NOW and 'allowing' ourselves to connect to the creative sea and surf within the matrix of information that operates beyond time or structure or action. Versus active creative output: doing, making, contributing and activity that comes from the creative inner process that must occur before action is initiated!
But what if the movement from one side of your masculine or feminine energy system to the other, were in some part, responsible for your health? A well balanced relationship between the two areas of action and non-action in our life might maintain a more harmonious relationship between all of our body systems, whilst an extreme one, or one which does not honour one of the sides, whilst putting the other on a pedestal, might create an imbalance that could result in physical or biological health issues, which is also then evidenced in our psychological, emotional, spiritual and ecological health (even as we have seen above - affecting the health of the planet):
What if you knew that depression, anger and aggression were results of an imbalance between the masculine and feminine energy systems?
What if by balancing the masculine and feminine energy within you, your stress levels were actively reduced?
What if by understanding and balancing the interaction of your masculine and feminine energy system you were able to feel more balanced and grounded in all areas of your life?
What if by balancing your masculine and feminine energy systems you were able to pin-point the origin of the trauma as an energy imbalance that was affecting both your behaviour and your emotional well-being?
What if by balancing your masculine and feminine energy system you were then able to find and integrate the SOUL-ution of that energy imbalance into your body?
What if the rebalance of the masculine and feminine energy system enabled you to connect in to the core of your cells and enlighten them at the level of your DNA?
Without conflict, and in perfect balance the flow of energy between the masculine and feminine principle within us can flow naturally and unhindered – and we naturally fall into a balanced state. However, with social and territorial stresses come greater pressures and conflicts that push us further into the extremes of our masculine or feminine energetic principles - where extreme emotion and behaviours become more common and we can find it increasingly difficult to remain ‘within our own energy’.
Ultimately, becoming more intimately connected to both our masculine and feminine energy is the pathway to loving and accepting the Divine masculine and the Divine feminine within ourselves.
It is not about sex, or gender or any other ‘labels’ that we have given to our interpretation of what it means to be feminine or masculine.
No - this is not about being or expressing more feminine or more masculine behaviours, but becoming intimately connected and aware of what those energetic principles mean - and how they are interplaying within our bodies, our minds and our emotions.
The fact is we are all feminine and we are all masculine – all of us, to a greater or lesser degree!
Rebalancing our Masculine & Feminine Energy Principles
In my new 12 month Divine DNA course (see upcoming blog) I will be sharing my new unity consciousness techniques and the ideas behind them. These techniques look to redress and rebalance this divine dance between the masculine and feminine energy principles within the context of the whole energy system.
In it I use the new 12 chakra system that I have been working with over the last couple of years.
This course may be of interest to you if:
You feel drawn to explore your own relationship to the divine masculine and feminine through your energetic body.
You feel that you have hidden gender issues that you would like to explore.
You feel that you would like to look further into how the balance of the masculine and feminine energy system may be affecting your overall health.
You have an imbalance, or a loss of connection to your divine masculine or feminine energy; this can also be felt as a sense of 'feeling lost' and unable to define your position in life - not knowing what your boundaries are, or who you are, or what you want or need in your life.
I work with men and women who are drawn to redress this balance, or somehow feel that they have lost either their masculine or feminine power - this is evidenced through symptoms such as depression, anger, frustration, fear, anxiety, high or low libido and other high emotional states.
Physically, these types of issues can typically show up in Ovarian or Cervical issues, thyroid issues, prostate issues and many other symptoms.
Please contact me if you would like to discuss working with me, or joining the 12 month Divine DNA course - starting in October.