Taking action can be important. I'm personally learning how to bring much needed masculine energy into my life (writing helps me do this)
But setting my own personal journey aside, when I look at the collective energy here in the West, we are generally over masculine-ized.
The Masculine does have its gifts
Taking Action, setting Goals, and staying the Course
Engaging the intellect
Setting clear Boundaries
And building something tangible out of our creativity.
He is needed to manifest the non-physical into our physical reality.
But I see more and more people hearing the need for the Feminine. To balance out the doing, doing, doing and tying our worth to our productivity. She teaches us that it’s about so much more than outcomes and results.
The Feminine urges us to go within
Setting aside the outside world
And all of it's needs and opinions
Getting in touch with our Gut Feeling
To nurture Potentiality
She sees the Wisdom in non-action
Besides, we need her to sense the non-physical.
Otherwise we might just be recycling what already is.
Just choosing from what the world (and our intellect) says is available.
Which could have us rearranging the furniture in the same ol’ prison.
She can show us that the way to affect the collective is by making decisions beyond the collective.
And then the Masculine can come in to support the Feminine. To take action in the direction of our own inner compass. In support of our Unique Expression of Beingness.
My feeling is that a lot of people (of all genders) are bringing their own inner Feminine and Masculine together. And when the West comes into greater balance we will see more Genius.
Times are very challenging right now and I don't know how much more challenging it will get.
I can sense something new is being birthed. And we will see possibilities that were previously unimaginable.
Adversity has a sneaky way of doing that.
When we become totally disillusioned
When hope is dissolving
When the outer takes the complete opposite route to all that feels humane and right
When the world disappoints us and breaks our heart
and it all seems dark and heartless and meaningless and pointless...
This is such an unexpectedly beautiful place to be, if you are patient enough.
So don't reach for the old hope you had.
Don't sugarcoat it with false hope, as tempting as that can be.
Something new is being born.
Something very precious.
This is the turning point. A place where you have no choice but to ask deeper questions.
What if the world never comes to peace?
What if ‘they’ never change?
What is the purpose of it all?
Why am I here?
(find your own genuine question, it’s already there)
Maybe now you can start to head towards the true source of Peace. True source of Meaning, of Humanity, Wholeness and Love.
Maybe now you will give up.
Give up waiting for someone to come be the hero.
Give up spending tons of energy trying to be someone else’s hero.
Give up hoping the world will reflect something beautiful back to you (it will, but only at the right time).
The world, other people, they are not here to fulfill our dreams and hopes. They do not exist to make us happy and conform to our expectations.
Well, not in the way we have been taught.
They exist to help us learn and evolve.
And we need both, the light and the dark.
And we know which one we need to work with because that is what is showing up.
All that we long for, even if we find it 'out there', unless it also sparks an Inner Revolution, it won't really satisfy for the long haul.
So don’t be so quick to dis your disillusionment.
How To Tell When Someone Is Lying To You
Primary Traits Of An Energy Vampire
10 Signs You Are Dealing With A Psychopath
How To Spot A Manipulator
I’ve seen a great deal of articles with titles like these. I can see how this kind of information may be an initial eye opener and a helpful first step.
But here is how I’ve learned to discern these things.
By looking at how I’VE manipulated. Or how I still manipulate.
How do I shape myself in a certain way to get what I want from people?
What do I do to get...
When am I inauthentic out of fear?
Where in my life do I keep my true agenda hidden? And why?
Maybe this doesn’t sound like much fun. But actually, this kind of raw self-honesty, while it can feel pretty rough in the moment, has beautiful and amazing effects for us over time. It has for me and I see the same in so many of my clients and friends who practice this.
Because of this my intuition has skyrocketed and still continues to grow. I have MUCH less fear and hesitation towards others and the world outside of me because I have gained a sense of trust in my inner compass.
And it gives me an intimacy with my inner world. If I don't know where I'm coming from how can I make better decisions and create a better situation? How can I grow from life if I don't tell myself the truth? And if I don't tell myself the truth how can I expect others to be honest and transparent with me?
This intimate connection with myself is also so nourishing as well as empowering and liberating.
See there is this magical dance always happening, an interplay between our inner and our outer world.
The ability to see what's under the surface OUT THERE is connected with the ability to see what's under the surface IN HERE.
And most of all, whatever I'm seeing in others, it can be seen with much more compassion and understanding
Leela Haris - Expanding Consciousness