The Masculine / Feminine Polarity
I recently had a bit of an epiphany. I suddenly realized that although we live in a male dominated, patriarchal society, men are not to blame…neither are women. What dawned on me was that this imbalance is much deeper than gender… it’s energy.
We can see clearly the opposing forces in the Universe; light and darkness, yin and yang, sun and moon, male and female. No longer do we need to point fingers or find someone or worse, an entire group to blame on why the world is so messed up.
All we need to do is acknowledge it’s all just energy and take responsibility for fine tuning and balancing our own male/female energies within us. Easy enough, right? Okay, maybe not…even if you get where I’m coming from, you’ll know that finding balance can prove tricky, at best.
Let me take you back some years (over a decade, in fact) to when I was 19. I was studying Women’s Studies at the University of British Columbia. At the time, it was mind-blowing stuff. I began to understand about social constructs and much about why women have been oppressed for so long. It was empowering. I found it to be vitally important, often wondering why I had not been taught this stuff earlier? This kind of information would have been seriously useful at the tender age of 15, when I hated myself, my body and felt completely lost and misunderstood. I realized in a very real way that we live in a totally messed up world, that I wasn’t to blame for everything, and that there are some forces at work, which are breeding apathy, fear and denial of the Self.
It is now 2012. We are living in a very exciting time and if you haven’t felt some changes within you (i.e. seeing the world differently, having certain realizations or experiences that change your perceptions, having certain insights, meeting like-minded people, etc.) then you may begin to! Personally, what I am experiencing is something I knew was coming. I am meeting like-minded ‘spiritual’ people at every turn. The conversations tend to revolve around these ‘changes’ that are happening as we speak…it’s written in the stars!
So, if you are feeling lost or not sure what to do or where to go. Start meditating, start writing, look around you and embrace the beauty of nature, appreciate what you have and most importantly, believe in yourself. Believe in all the best qualities; that you are talented, that you are unique, that you have a purpose and that everything will be okay. No one else can do that for you. All that you sense, all that you experience, all that you intuit is uniquely yours and must be encouraged to develop. There is no one person who is going to come and save you, nor is there anything outside of yourself that will ‘fix’ you. Everything you need is within you and the changes occurring around the world will inspire this expansion. Just trust it, and continue to focus on thinking positively and tuning into your infinite love, light and peace.
So Female vs. Male: It’s all just energy. So, get over it and start sharing your wisdom!