Did you know that we each contain a combination of both masculine and feminine energies, regardless of our gender or how we identify ourselves? Being a man does not mean you only have masculine energy and being a woman does not mean you only contain feminine energy. Just like night and day, light and dark, yin and yang, masculine and feminine energies are two poles that are an integral part of everything that exists in the Universe. Every single one of us contains these energies to varying degrees, some leaning more towards one end of the spectrum and some the other. The beauty of each of us as individuals means that we each represent and lead from different energy combinations.
Many traditions and cultures have embraced and explored the idea of the divine masculine and divine feminine. Chinese philosophy sees male as yang and female as yin, within yogic traditions Shiva is the masculine and Shakti the feminine, and in ancient South American traditions these two energies were defined as the eagle and the condor. In our Western culture we have divided feminine and masculine into somewhat fixed, stereotypical ideas of gender. We see the feminine as soft, emotional and sensitive and the masculine as hard, rational and mind-oriented.
It’s pretty normal to have a dominance of one energy over the other, one that we lead from more often than not. Not only that, our energies can differ and change during our lives or at different stages of our personal growth. Your energy will even shift according to the situation you are in or the people you are communicating with. Of course it’s not always going to be possible to have your energies in perfect balance, however it is ideal to keep things as balanced as possible, just like anything else in life.
We know that eating a balanced diet is key to our health, as is getting enough sleep and getting frequent exercise. Well, in the same way, having a balanced and healthy energetic system is essential.
It is possible to lead too much one energy, for example have overly nutrued masculine energy and underdeveloped feminine energy or vice versa.
Wondering how you learn how to tune into and understand the unique balance of your own masculine and feminine energies?
Read on to discover which traits you identify with most and to what extent and think about which traits you might want to express more of or feel you need to develop and nurture.
Traits of Balanced Feminine Energy
Traits of the Unbalanced Feminine
Traits of Balanced Masculine Energy
Traits of the Unbalanced Masculine
In our current society, one of the most normal things is for women to have an overactive masculine energy as a result of striving to make it in what has been a very male dominated world and patriarchal society. In a world that values hard work and external validation it’s common for men to also deny an expression of their feminine energy. Men feel unable to truly be vulnerable or express their emotions and so overdevelop the masculine energy within them to their detriment.
The ruling energy the world over has been the unbalanced masculine for many hundreds of years. Both sexes have been primarily driven by insecurity, fear and a desire for excess. On the whole people have been consumed with always wanting more, doing more and producing to excess regardless of the good of the planet and the environment.
If you are reading this, I imagine you want to learn how to connect again with your true self, and find a balance of energies within you to lead a healthier life.
Do you always feel stressed and overworked? Tired? Do you feel emotionally disconnected from your goals? Do you just go through the motions of life without thinking? This is all an indication that you need to reconnect to your feminine energy,
Do you feel like you are constantly taking on other people’s energy? Do you feel lonely or insecure? Do you feel disempowered and are unsure how to empower yourself? This is all a sign that you have too much feminine energy present and need to tap into your masculine to regain balance.
Essential Tools to Balance your Energies.
Meditating in silence can be a wonderful way to really understand the unique mix of energies within you. The longer you practice this and tap into the true sense of yourself, you will strengthen who you are and learn to recognize where you need to balance. Meditating in silence means simply being present with yourself, no striving or thinking just simply being. It’s powerful.
Tune into your Physical Body
The feminine rules the left side of the body and the masculine the right side. Our bodies reflect what is happening emotionally and mentally, you can tune into any complaints you have and see where perhaps your body is nudging you to make some changes. As you bring your dual energies into balance you may find these sprains, strains or tightness go away.
Enjoy Life and Laugh
Don’t worry so much about getting things right, enjoy your life and make sure fun is part of your every day. The more you soften with laughter and open yourself to each moment, the more you can be authentically you. Laughter is one of the most spiritual things you can do, it is a high vibrational state to be in and one that attracts immense positivity.
Love who you Are
Get clear on who you are by taking time to be alone and really get to know yourself. Do you prefer to be up early and mediating or are you a night person? Do you need structure or freedom to achieve your goals? Figure out what kind of person you are and own it. Don’t shy away from yourself, shine your light and be a true and honest embodiment of who you are every day. When you know who you are you tap into profound happiness, for you are in alignment with your life.
Integrate these easy tools for living in balance into your life and you will learn how to always live from your true identity and express who you really came into this lifetime to be. Wholeness and balance are achieved by integrating both aspects of the divine masculine and divine feminine into our lives.