Today, there is a resurgence of interest in the Divine Feminine.
What is Divine Feminine and why is it important for us to identify with this energy? Further, what about the Divine Feminine counterpart – Divine Masculine and how will it shift our consciousness to balance and align and integrate these two aspects from our soul, hear, mind and body?
The Divine Feminine is most commonly defined as:
1. a spiritual, psychological, and archetypal ideal of feminine energy. The manifestation of the purest form of feminine expression.
2. universal and inherent energy, counterpart to Divine Masculine, within all mankind that manifests through an individual’s thoughts, actions, and beliefs
The Divine Masculine is the counterpart:
1. a spiritual, psychological, and archetypal ideal of masculine energy. The highest, most inspiring, and truest expression of masculinity
2. universal and inherent energy, counterpart to Divine Feminine, within all mankind that manifests through an individual’s thoughts, actions, and beliefs
We each carry a complex psychological and emotional makeup of past experiences, learned behavior and self-discovery, contributing to one’s internal well-being and external reality. These can cause one or both energies to be out of balance, stagnant, oppressed, confused, or disrespected in some manner. Often times, self-imposed thoughts of inadequacy, self-loathing, or doubt tend to be the greatest perpetrator of imbalance in the feminine and masculine energies.
The Common misconception is the divine masculine is inherent to the male population.
However, all mankind has intrinsic DM characteristics, such as logic, rationality, strength and leadership. These aspects of human personality or behaviors are deemed masculine, and depending on their expression through an individual, they can be balanced or imbalanced.
A healthy representation of the DF is kind, generous, wise and supportive. With the continued growth of mankind dependent on the health of its women, the DF represents the ultimate mother – fertile, intuitive, patient, nurturing and healing. She is the representation of growth, not just in a physical way, but also emotionally and spiritually. We all birth something – an idea, a friendship, a business plan, a family – and it is DF within us all that brings it into fruition.
A healthy representation of the DM is witnessed through a person who is strong, but gentle. He has an appropriate action of guidance and leadership without the need of praise or ego-stroking. He turns away from greed and conflict and instead stays in a space of honor, honesty and diplomacy. He is confident but not arrogant, and adventurous but not reckless. He is someone you want to follow and makes you feel safe, supported and protected either physically, emotionally, or spiritually.
• Gender, that is, genitals or body and archetypal energies are not the same thing. We all have the DF and DM within our psyche. How they come out in our thoughts and behaviors are indicative of their strength, and often shape our personalities.
With ongoing and consistent self-awareness of your tendencies, weaker or strong aspects are brought more into balance. Please remember that it is normal human behavior to be naturally stronger in some aspects and weaker in others. The goal not to be in perfect balance all the time or to master all positive aspects of each energy – that is not always appropriate. There are times in life where it is necessary to be less flexible or more emotional. Honor where you are and work towards first finding an understanding why you react, think and behave the way you do, and then make applicable changes to emerge into more balance.
Here are ways to find balance:
Commit to meditation!
Sit every morning for 5-10 minutes, focus on your breath, inhaling to a count of 6 and exhaling to a count of 6 and repeat:
Inhale: “I am strong.”
Exhale: “I am flexible.”
Inhale: “I am balanced.”
Exhale: “I am strong.”
Inhale: “I am flexible.”
Exhale: “I am balanced.”
Continue this cycle for as long as you need to get settled and slow the mind. Some days that may be the entire meditation. Other days, you may feel rooted and calm much more quickly. Stay with it. And throughout the day when you feel out of balance, do this quick breath exercise to get you back to a centered space.
We can also process our emotions with our heart and we can process our thoughts here as well. Our brain is where we think and our gut is where we feel. This leaves our heart in the middle to feel and process both our thoughts and our emotions. We are culturally accustomed to ignoring our emotions and extolling our thoughts. Our heart is that place where we can integrate and process our discrepancies between yin and yang, between earth below and heaven above, our feelings and thoughts, our inner and outer, our feminine and masculine sides within each of us. Our heart acts as the “middleman” bringing our attention to troublesome emotions from below and attempting to “broker a deal” with that part of us that rules form above. For all the parts of our being must work together as a whole for our health and harmony.
Another esoteric understanding of the heart would reference it as being the actual seat of the soul, the first place it arrives at conception and the last from which it departs at death. In my 20 plus years of experience as a bodyworker and healer my understanding of the chakras or energy centers is the heart chakra has been found to be that place from which all healing occurs. The twelve chakra system reveals there are three heart chakras. They are the green chakra on the left/yin/earth side, being the compassionate, nurturing side offering mother love; the pink chakra on the right/yang/heaven side, being the unconditionally loving side, like Christ energy, offering father love; and the opal chakra in the center. The opal is actually that space or place of balance between the other two, offering us the grace of divine protection. So we cannot heal ourselves by simply being in touch with our emotions, we need to connect them to our soul mind and body via our heart.
Thus, to truly access all of our potential and emerge as well-balanced, integrated human beings, we must learn to focus our consciousness in our heart. Then from a place of balance and connection with our whole being, we can learn to process the entire gamut of emotions available to us with compassion, understanding and come to truly know all the virtues of our heart and embrace all the octaves of joy and sorrow, DF and DM attributes and feel fully alive, as we find balance within the wholeness of our being.
Excerpt from David Malin, Medical Intuitive who has been practicing in the field of Holistic Health since 1977. (Chakra Perspectives, May 2007 Positive Health)
It is a time for men and women to wake up out of the old paradigms and programs that no longer serve them. The age of destruction and domination is behind us and an era in which we have the opportunity to awaken to the unfolding truth of who we are is upon us.
“I love you” is perhaps the most powerful statement we can share with another human being. We can also add “And thank you for loving me!: for that creates an intimacy between friends that is empowering and good. (Ann Cates Sullivan, Ph.D. “How to Awaken a Man’s Heart – Keys to Divine Masculine.)
Being in company with individuals who have realized these essential attributes of their true self helps us advance and we know these people because they empower us and our lives improve dramatically. Eventually a time arises when we need to stop looking outside ourselves for our answers and begin to recognize that what we have longed and searched for all our lives is already within us.