Father’s Day of last year, I broached the topic of “balance” and the importance of recognizing the both the masculine and feminine aspects of our being. Here of late, with March celebrating Women in History, women’s/sister marches in 2017, and women speaking their truth on the topic of sexual harassment, we can see how more and more women are bringing their courage, strength and personal power to the table – virtues that are categorically “masculine” or the yang of yin/yang.
What I am focusing on in this newsletter specifically is the Divine Masculine and how we can choose to incorporate that “male” energy into our lives on a daily basis. Yes, this is about Yin and Yang, but more importantly, it is about us being whole within ourselves, regardless of gender.
Before we step into defining the Divine Masculine and what that energy looks like, let’s look at how “Men in Power” tend to be perceived. This is important and necessary to conceptualize because we often confuse divine power with ego: ruthless, driven, no holds barred, calculating, dominating. And by perceiving male energy as “dominant,” we repel, even fear, the masculine empowering energy that is naturally within. We might even try to search for it outside ourselves.
But here’s what the Divine Masculine, pure and simple, is comprised of. It is beautiful and light. Think Jesus, Ghandi, Buddha energy. Think calm, focused, confident, assured, fearless, courageous and loyal. Think “protector,” the kind of protector that does no harm, that is conscientious of all energies around them and how their actions affect the greater whole. They know their power, but use it wisely; they do not abuse it. They know their power comes from something greater than themselves – and this is something we all need to revisit consistently. What we do is not really about “us,” it’s about how we use our soul’s purpose to serve and improve the greater whole.
Tip: When we do experience or witness the former of the two perspectives on masculine energy, do not judge, merely observe and discern. Take no offense, but instead identify ego-based power for what it is. And if it’s “not yours,” then don’t own it, meaning do not give it power. As Eleanor Roosevelt said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” I bring this up because like you, I have experienced many personalities who have tried to take advantage of me, my light, my innocence (or at least that is how I perceived it), and I realize now that it was only because they were “inspiring” me to step up to the plate! I have most certainly accepted it and now apply that strength – particularly with my three year-old!
So, in celebration of Women in History, I’d like to pay my respects to the amazing ladies who possess the Divine Masculine characteristics that made them powerful and eternally influential. Think Eleanor Roosevelt, Mother Teresa, Marie Curie. I like this link on the Top 10 Most Influential Women. Consider and thank all these women you know who possess those same characteristics. It is through that balance of the Divine Masculine within their feminine beings that they made the change the world needed in their time and era.
And my advice to you? Get focused! Get passionate and voice your opinions! Stand in your truth with love in your heart! Listen to your gut and say “no” when you’re spent! Be the badass that you came here to be!
How do you embody the Divine Masculine? Respond with any rituals, practices, actions. I would love to hear and share with your permission!
Much love and strength!