Finding Balance Between Our Masculine & Feminine Qualities

feminine masculine polarity Jun 22, 2020
Relationship is the biggest game on the planet and most of us don't know the rules. We therefore don't know how to play successfully and with ease. 1
 
Have you ever stopped to think that you're playing a game where you might not know the rules? 
 
What do we mean by this? 
 
From whom did you learn "the rules" of relationship, that is, how to relate to yourself, others, and everything around you? Are your rules yours or were they passed down to you from someone or somewhere else? 
 
Most of us learned how to relate to others and the world from family, organized religion, society, etc. While we may have learned valuable things from each of these bodies, what most of us did not learn was the foundational concept of masculine and feminine energy. 
 
When we refer to masculine and feminine energy, we're not referring to the gender identifications male and female, we're referring to an expression of qualities. While most men tend to express more masculine energy and most women tend to express more feminine energy, we all possess and express both, with either energy being our leading energy in any given moment. 
 
Pause. Take a moment to think about your qualities as we briefly describe some of the attributes of the masculine and feminine. (Note: this is only a partial list; we think you'll get the point). 
 
Masculine
Feminine
Linear
Non-linear
Direct/projective 
Surrender/receptive
Focused
Flowing
Logical
Emotional/intuitive
Assertive
Nurturing
Discipline
Creative
Courageous
Unconditional love
 
Do the qualities in one of these columns sound more like you? Do you possess qualities in both columns? Does possessing qualities in both columns make you any more or less of the gender you identify with? 
 
The rules we've been taught about how men and women "should" be have us boxed in and confined to a set of gender norms that cease to acknowledge that we are all a mix of masculine and feminine energies. 
 
Understanding the nature of masculine and feminine energy and allowing space for both sides to exist can allow us to feel more authentic, self-expressed, and balanced. 
 
This week, we invite you to take a look at which qualities feel most natural for you. We also invite you to question what "natural" means to you. Does it mean "by default" or how you were conditioned/taught to be, or does it mean, what feels most nourishing and supportive to your well-being? 
 
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