Masculine and Feminine Energies (P2)
Balance is the precursor to harmony
If we stop to look around us, we find that life is all about balance. We have summer and winter, up and down, good and evil, light and darkness, yes and no, love and hate etc. When we search inside ourselves, we see that we experience confidence and doubts, strengths and weaknesses, optimism and pessimism, moments of clarity and times of confusion, self-control and impulsivity. There must be an even distribution of operating in masculine (Yang) and feminine (Yin) energy to be the best version of ourselves. Only then can we indeed be in harmony and successfully manage any situation that comes our way.
What are some examples of feminine energy?
Feminine (Yin) energy can be viewed and is often associated with the two energies' as the softer and more gentle side. It is grounded in being adaptable, being able to flow with what life throws at you, and aligned with your inner soothing energy. When operating from this energy, you find that you can enjoy the moments in your life because you are grounded and present. This gives way for nurturing and letting your creative side manifest and reveal itself.
The feminine energy is about being tapped in and turned on to your inner world and frequencies, which enable you to express your masculine energies outwardly with balance and measure. Feminine energies include being intuitive, nurturing, creative, collaborative, caring, being, receiving, reflective, trusting, empathic, vulnerable, patient, grounded and playful. I will expand on a couple of these energies:
Many people ignore this powerful feminine energy, not realising that this inner calling or message has come from the divine within. The internal conflict can arise because we are never taught about this gift in school or to trust the intuitive ability to perceive something without conscious reasoning. To be intuitive means having the innate ability to understand or know something without any direct evidence or reasoning process. It is an in-built inner feeling, nudge or awareness that enables you to read between the lines or pick up on things that the natural eye cannot see. When engaging in this aspect of feminine energy, we are spontaneously connected to the divine that seeks to manifest itself through us. It is a beautiful gift given to humankind that can save us from heartache, disappointment and regrets if we only listen to its prompting.
“I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics.” – Richard Branson
A well-known quote says if you want to go faster, then go alone, but if you want to go further, go with others. Collaboration means working jointly with others. It also means cooperating in a concerted effort to reach a goal or objective and as with most things in life, being collaborative starts from within. This feminine energy within seeks to first be in alignment with your masculine energy to create synergy and a perfect balance of the Yin and Yang flow state, which then manifests itself without (as within so without). If we are unbalanced within, this will be evident by the imbalance within our relationships, the expression of our energies and how we react to situations and events.
“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” – Isaac Newton
Reflection plays an essential role in an individuals' success and ongoing development because they are thoughtful and contemplative. It enables them to look back (hindsight) at a scenario or event they experience to learn from it so they can improve. It also involves being thoughtful and insightful. Reflective thinking consists of looking at the bigger picture and understanding all of its consequences and benefits before acting. It is a powerful tool that helps you recognise the motive behind what you did and why it is essential to you. A fundamental trait that helps to facilitate reflection/reflective thinking is being self-aware. Without self-awareness (being in touch with your thoughts, feelings, experiences, and life events that shaped your views and perspectives), it can be challenging for individuals to experience the full benefits of their energy.
“Self-reflection is a humbling process. It’s essential to find out why you think, say, and do certain things – then better yourself.” – Sonya Teclai
It is important to remember that there needs to be a balance and an even distribution of masculine (yang) and feminine (yin) energy. Only then can we indeed be in harmony and successfully manage any situation that comes our way. It is also important to note that when used in excess or out of balance, the feminine energy can cause individuals to be people-pleasing, manipulative, over-giving, needy, controlling, critical, conforming, over-analysing, lack boundaries and insecure. So, remember, happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony [Thomas Merton].
I hope you found this blog helpful. Leave a comment below and let me know one thing you will take away.
Ezra AKA Voice of Reason