Def: feminine — having qualities traditionally ascribed to women
masculine — having qualities traditionally ascribed to men
But what are those qualities? Traditionally ascribed. Meek and mild? Strong and powerful? Outdated.
Last autumn, having experienced a breakthrough, I suddenly realized that I couldn’t easily ascribe any qualities to divine femininity and divine masculinity. I really wanted to understand, to reconnect with the essence of each. Of course, there are many who have written on it, and I simply need to discover (or rather, uncover) it for myself, to anchor it in.
In the early 2000’s, I came upon a native shaman in Arizona. His wisdom teaches that our essence is part feminine aspect and part masculine essence. I think we’re all pretty agreed upon that. What he said next I’d not heard before and found much resonance with it. He said that the physical vessel we are born into carries it’s own gender essence so that as women we are expressing as 2/3 feminine and 1/3 masculine with the reverse being true for men who are expressing as 2/3 masculine and 1/3 feminine. This feels good to me. I’ve always struggled to be half and half. I’m not. I’m much more feminine. Healing the imbalance isn’t as daunting.
Living High Fidelity in relationship with the divine (and mundane) aspects of feminine and masculine asks us to simply be clear about what it means, how it looks expressed, and how to embody these qualities within healing.
From my keen desire not to repeat relationship mistakes from the past — and I’m talking all my relationships — I’ve read much and come upon some serious paradigm shifting wisdom I can’t wait to share with you!
For now, just consider what it means to you embracing your feminine and masculine aspects.
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