You cannot embody your feminine power while – consciously or unconsciously – denying the value of the feminine.
What does it look like to devalue the feminine?
* Minimizing or denying feelings
* Labeling feelings as weak, in the way, or unnecessary
* A constant focus on doing and productivity. Making sure you cross off all your to-do lists before you sit down to breathe.
* Disconnection from your desires
* An inability to receive
* Play and pleasure are missing from your life
* Your relationship with food is anything but nourishing and a source of delight
* Lack of movement and sensual touch
* You can’t remember the last time you danced or simply moved your body intuitively
* Your head rules the day as you focus on the task at hand while neglecting your body’s needs
Our culture has historically deemed the feminine as inferior to the masculine. In this post, I’m not talking about feminine as women and masculine as men. Rather, I am referring to the feminine energy that exists within all things.
It pervades everything around us as it is life force energy. When we truly embrace life itself as sacred, as holy, as beautiful, we can’t help but revel in pleasure. It requires reconnecting with our bodies, which need rest, nourishment and plenty of play.
These aren’t “luxuries.” They are necessities. When we push them off and deny them as “less important” than work or obligations, we come out of the present and disembody.
It is likely rooted in the belief – however unconscious it may be – that life is a form of punishment and separation from what truly matters (aka spirit). In contrast, when we honor the feminine, we see life as communion with the spirit in all things.
Or perhaps it’s the belief that you’re not worthy of play – because you have to keep working hard to prove yourself. To whom, I ask? Those around you? To your family? Or are you simply trying to prove you matter based on how much you do, achieve, or produce?
As if your being – who you are – is insufficient, lacking, not enough, unworthy. This, too, is a deeply embedded belief we have all been carrying around for thousands of years. It seems to have been instituted at the exact same time the feminine and life itself were damned as inferior and “lacking” in spirit.
We were told we could only find the divine up above – in the clouds – not around us. Or within us.
The good news is this: The feminine – despite being buried beneath our consciousness for so long – is still here. She – this creative life force – resides deep within us. She awakens as we drop into our bodies, our breath, our sensations, and our desires.
We begin to feel the urge to stop and listen. To feel. To be. She asks us to honor every single thing in our life as sacred. Even the rage. And the grief. We smell, taste, and ingest the medicine of our feelings. They show us where we have separated from ourselves so we can reunite once again: body and spirit, masculine and feminine, heaven and earth, soul and self. Right here, right now.
The entryway to this portal of pleasure? Your heart. The feminine knows this, even if she’s forgotten. She knows the heart must be open to restore balance both within ourselves and the world.
What is one thing I can do right now to open to the feminine within me? How can I hear my own life force? Where can I love myself more?
Listen. Feel. Trust.
The answer will come if you are willing to hear.
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