The flow of the feminine

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If you have yet to be called an incorrigible, defiant woman,
don’t worry, there is still time.
— Clarissa Pinkola Estés

For so long, the feminine in both men and women, has been pushed aside, undervalued and turned away from. We’ve thought our feminine aspects would make us appear weak in a man’s world. That we wouldn’t be taken seriously. That we wouldn’t get ahead at best, or keep our jobs, at worst. That we’d be laughed at, ignored, rejected. That we simply would not survive.

 But we haven’t been surviving all that well, have we? Whilst everything might look alright on the surface of our lives, for millions of women, there has been an internal shrinking taking place for centuries. A shrivelling. A withering away of the parts of ourselves we long to reclaim and own again.

When we are in the flow of our feminine, we are tuned in to ourselves. We know what we need. We know which direction to go, which decisions to make, what is right for us. We take care of ourselves and each other, nurture our spirits, look after our bodies, and give ourselves the time and space for what we long for most. We trust ourselves, our inner knowing, our truth. We know the boundaries we need in place and we hold those lines. We say no. And we mean it.

 There is a rising that is taking place amongst women all around the world. A rising to take back what is ours. To redefine our womanhood. To value once again the core essence of who we are.

 It’s a reckoning. A reclamation. A revolution even.

We don’t need to throw out our masculine traits. We need those traits to take our place in the world, to lead, to get our work done. But we need to bring those masculine traits into balance with the lost feminine.

To reshape the world, we need to lead like women, not be bad clones of men, and our feminine traits are the pathway home. To be able to balance our ability to listen and nurture with our ability to drive and control. To be able to lead with authority, whilst at the same time show our vulnerability. To care for our people as much as we care about profits. To come home from work and step out of the masculine and soften into our feminine (and yes, the wild feminine too) so our relationships can flourish.

The feminine in all her forms is what is required here. Now. In this world. At this time. In all of us. Let’s bring her forth with a power that will shake the world.  

Affirmation:

I live and lead with my feminine rising.


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