We live in a world of duality but also of spectrum and continuum. Often masculine and feminine energy is associated with gender but every woman, man and non-binary person has an individual makeup of their own personal energy.
Often when we think feminine we think woman and when we think masculine we think man. There are also all these definitions and meanings around what men are and what women are. There are a lot of limiting beliefs floating around our collective unconscious about women being crazy or men being arseholes. Many people have grown up hearing ‘men only want one thing’ that limits a natural flow of connecting on mental, emotional, physical and spiritual levels. Many people regardless of gender want a deep connection and many people regardless of gender want a purely physical connection.
It is interesting to contemplate qualities of these energies. Maureen Murdock writes about qualities of light and dark feminine and light and dark masculine. She includes light feminine qualities such as being nurturing and creative and dark feminine as chaos and manipulation amongst others qualities. For light masculine she describes holding space, being assertive, making choices and dark masculine as being domineering and aggressive.
As human beings we are constantly in shift and what we feel and express can be different day to day and moment to moment. What is your current balance of masculine and feminine energy? Is it showing up in its light or dark forms? What would like to develop and explore more? I have been working on drawing in light masculine energy to give more structure and assertiveness to my morning routine.
We can find balance internally between our energies or in our partnerships wether they be romantic or professional. It is valuable to have balance. Globally, we are out of balance. This world has seen a denigration of feminine energy for eons and it is my hope that we will as a global community move towards more balance of these energies. For example, to have a triple bottom line where the social and environmental is just as valued as the economic. Where we can have intelligence and growth but be in harmony with the earth.
It is much like enjoying a beautiful cup of tea where the cup represents the masculine energy and the tea represents the feminine. A cup without tea is empty and tea without a cup is just hot liquid all over the floor. We need to use our logical minds and our imagination in life to create effectively. Our logical, conscious minds relates to the masculine energy and our subconscious and imagination relates to the feminine. When you want something you use both parts to effectively achieve the results you desire. I have work with many athletes and artists to create peak performance using their conscious and subconscious and the results are incredible.