The Nature of Masculine and Feminine Energy
Tonight I can literally feel Mercury getting ready to move forward tomorrow, and that definitely puts a huge smile on my face! For those of you who understand astrology, both my sun and rising sign are ruled by Mercury and my brain sure feels scrambled when it’s retrograde. Fortunately that ends tomorrow!
We can all breathe a sigh of relief about all forms of communication, travel plans and beginning new projects. I’m sure it affects other things as well, but these are the ones most commonly thought of when Mercury goes retro.
I’d like to say more about the male/female energy that I made reference to in my last blog because I may have given a negative impression about the male energy and I didn’t mean to. I’d like to clarify the characteristics of male and female energy because some people think when we’re talking about male/female energy that we’re talking about men and women. We are (sorta/kinda), but it’s a bit different. (Bear with me, it gets less confusing later!)
One of the reasons our souls reincarnate is to become completely balanced beings, and the way we do that is by living many lives as a man, and many lives as a female. We need to have complete understanding of both sexes when we reach the fifth level in heaven (it has seven, although some say eight).
My teacher taught us that in order to sit on the “right hand of God” (another way to say the ultimate goal of reincarnation); we need to no longer be in judgment of anyone. We need total understanding of each sex.
God is a complete balance of male and female energy, and because we are striving to know our oneness with God, we need to recognize the masculine and feminine in ourselves. The Bible says we are made in God’s image and likeness and many people don’t know what that means, so let’s take a look at what masculine and feminine energy is.
Characteristics commonly associated with men : Intellectual, courageous, disciplined, competitive, aggressive/assertive, practical, hard working, mechanical, strong, protective, leaders/rulers, hunters, sexual, loving and fathers.
Characteristics commonly associated with women: nurturers, creative, loving, compassionate, vulnerable, sensitive, empathic, romantic, emotional, talkers, intuitive, observant, spontaneous, socially sensitive, and mothers.
None of us is only female or only male. We all have many of both characteristics. Some of us may seem more masculine, which means we’ve lived many male lives and need to focus on embracing our feminine side. Many of us seem very feminine, which means we need to embrace our masculine side more.
The fun part is realizing that we have both masculine and feminine characteristics within ourselves and as we grow from life experiences, we become clear on how beneficial both parts of us are.
What is Your Body Telling You?
Have you ever noticed if most of the injuries to your body occur on one side or the other? The right side symbolizes the masculine side and the feminine side is the left side.
My sense is that whichever side is prone to injury or illness is your stronger side, and you came in to learn to give more attention to your other side. My male side has always been very critical of my female side. And all my injuries and health challenges have been on the right side of my body. I’ve had to learn to speak up for my female side and honor her, which has been tough for me. Creativity, spontaneity, vulnerability were all things I shied away from until I started to realize the value in each one of them. Then I started to embrace them and it’s changed my life.
In a previous post I was making reference to the old male energy, I’m talking about what I call the “John Wayne consciousness.” The beat ’em up, shoot ’em kind of energy that gets no one anywhere but dead. It’s prideful, boastful, egotistical and usually pretty self centered and that’s the kind of energy that needs to change in our government.
It’s time to move towards the feminine energy of reasoning things out, getting creative with new solutions, giving birth to a new way of doing things rather doing the same things over and over hoping for different results. The old prideful, egotistical “my way or the highway” consciousness needs to step aside for the new, creative more nurturing way to comes into being on the planet. When both sides work together for the good of this planet, we will truly see heaven on earth.
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