Good morning loves,
Richard and I were doing some deep conversing this past weekend and we realized that we use terms on this website that someone new to this and to us may not totally understand. We’ve been told by our friends and loved ones that we have a language all our own anyway – and you tend to need a glossary to really “get” what we’re saying at first. This would be a lot easier if you could come to Austin, sit and rap with us for a few hours over at Halcyon – a kick arse coffee joint- but in the mean time I thought I’d start here with one of the terms that is MOST misunderstood by our visitors.
What on earth is this Feminine that I’m talking about.
When I talk about the Feminine I’m not speaking about ruffles and lace. I’m not talking about a woman who just sits on her hands with her eyes downcast.
I’m talking about a specific type of ENERGY.
Feminine energy and Masculine energy complement each other because they reside at opposite poles. (Richard will write about Masculine energy in a few days).
Feminine energy is:
When I talk about women being “In your Feminine” I’m speaking of operating from this succulent space. It truly does make a HUGE difference in everything. Men treat you differently. The world responds to you differently. In fact what happens is that just by “being” instead of focusing on “doing” – you find less stress and more getting done – with ease. This is not a passive being – but an active state of being.
Cultivating your Feminine is not something thats just for Southern belles, nor is it about learning how to wear make up and dresses. It’s an ongoing practice much like Yoga – where a woman learns to sink into her self and to fuel her experience of life, love and purpose from there.
In today’s world many women have bought into a Masculine ideal of power. Even though there is a huge movement for women’s empowerment it’s based on a masculine ideal of power that does not serve women. In fact this masculine ideal leaves us exhausted and worn out – frustrated and under appreciated. I talk to many women who feel like they “can’t” operate from their Feminine because they’ll be run over, taken advantage of or who see the Feminine as weakness.
It’s powerful. Potent.
The Feminine takes that which is seed, contains it, gestates it and pushes it into the world through her blood, sweat and tears.
That’s power ladies!
The Feminine aspect created all that exists.
The Feminine understands seasons and times – and has an innate knowing of when to act and when to be still – therefore conserving her precious energy and resources.
She is the Great Conservationist!
The Feminine sees into a situation and all of the component parts – and can weave them together holistically.
Far from holding the Masculine in contempt- the Feminine (when not in shadow) understands the value the Masculine brings to the equation – because Masculine energy moves in ways that are not pleasurable to the Feminine.
The Feminine is not grasping or clingy, it’s moving, flirty, seductive, intoxicating.
The Feminine is also fierce, fearless, fabulous- but always in ways that create a spark of energy. Not dry, not harsh, not shrill.
As a wife, mom of 8, a business woman, educator, and Oracle- being able to operate in my Feminine has been the practice that has sourced my life and enables me to do all I do without being burned out (Yes! That’s my secret ladies!)
This is why I created SOFT – to provide other women a space to learn the same tools and techniques I have used.
What is your biggest challenge with being in your Feminine as a woman? I’d love to hear from you… Share and Comment!
Live. Love. Lush and Fearless,