With the amount of light that is shining on women’s empowerment these days, what would be the real tragedy is if we missed the opportunity to understand the true magnitude of this movement as well as what is at stake.
Ladies let’s take the lead on this and make it absolutely clear what this is not. It is not a women versus men contest. It is also not a women are better than men movement. Otherwise, we will be engaging in the same madness under a different banner. Let us define the goals and objectives of the day. Equality? Respect? Balance? Harmony? I think we can all agree on these fundamentals.
This brings me to what I find most exciting about this time; the balance of the Masculine and Feminine. Men and women both possess within them an equal ratio of masculine and feminine energy. Think of the Yin/Yang principle; that all things exist as inseparable and contradictory opposites, for example light/dark, female/male. When this energy is balanced within us, we are able to achieve balanced peaceful lives. The lack of harmony within will obviously manifest in a lack of harmony in our external reality.
For women, this is an incredible chance with the world’s focus on us, to consider whether we are being loving, honouring and respectful of ourself in the way that we may be expecting others to be. Let’s face it, no one can know and understand our needs the way we do. Are we putting ourself first in the knowledge that if we feel full and nurtured, we will be bringing to the world our best self, rather than a weak paltry version which is waiting to be seen and attended to by someone else? Women hold the gift of carrying life inside of them and that alone keeps us constantly connected to the truth that the place of power for any human being, regardless of gender, is always within and never outside. The essence of feminine wisdom is creativity and nurturing and it comes with the inherent understanding that we cannot claim our power by undermining someone else’s. Imagine the impact of this perspective in today’s world. There would be no wars.
For men, it is an equally perfect time to reflect on whether you are able to combine the attributes of the feminine energy that resides within you and translate them into the way you live your life. Are you being inclusive? Are you looking at the best outcome for all involved? Where can you benefit by listening? Gentleman, this applies to your own self too. In being receptive, you open yourself to a greater awareness of your own needs as well as your own resources. When creativity works hand in hand with insightful reasoning we have the powerful driving force that brings dreams to reality.
Perhaps the most beautiful quality of the Feminine, is that it looks out for all, that its healing nature dictates the best outcome for everyone involved. Only when the sacred feminine shines as bright as the sacred masculine, will the much needed balance be restored. It is only through the harmony of these two equal and complimentary forces that will we be able to rise to the next level of our personal and collective evolution and realise our true potential.