Did you know that we each contain a mixture of both masculine and feminine energy, regardless of our gender or how we identify ourselves? Being a man does not mean that you have only male energy and being a woman does not mean that you have only female energy. Just like night and day, light and dark, yin and yang, male and female energies are two poles that are an integral part of everything that exists in the Universe. Each of us contains these energies in different degrees, some leading more towards one end of the spectrum and some towards the other. The beauty of each of us as individuals means that we each represent and lead from different combinations of energy.
Many traditions and cultures have embraced and explored the idea of the divine masculine and divine feminine. Chinese philosophy sees men as yang and women 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 the feminine and the masculine into somewhat fixed and stereotypical ideas of gender. We see the feminine as soft, emotional and sensitive and the masculine as hard, rational and brain-oriented.
It is quite normal to have a dominance of one energy over the other, one that we channel through more often than not. Not only that, our energies can vary and change throughout our lives or at different stages of our personal growth. Your energy will even change depending on the situation you are in or the people you are communicating with. Of course it will not always be possible to have your energies in perfect balance, however it is ideal to keep things as balanced as possible, like everything else in life.
We know that eating a balanced diet is essential to our health, as is getting enough sleep and exercising frequently. Also, in the same way, having a balanced and healthy energy system is essential.
It is possible to convey too much of one energy, for example having an over nourished male energy and an underdeveloped female energy or vice versa.
Wondering how to 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 or feel you need to develop and nurture.
Characteristics of Balanced Feminine Energy
Unbalanced Feminine Traits
Characteristics of Balanced Masculine Energy
Unbalanced Masculine Characteristics
In our current society, one of the most normal things is for women to have an overactive masculine energy as a result of struggling 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 is common for men to also deny an expression of their feminine energy. Men feel that they cannot be truly vulnerable or express their emotions and therefore overdevelop the masculine energy within them to their detriment.
The dominant energy around the world has been the unbalanced masculine for many hundreds of years. Both sexes have been driven primarily by insecurity, fear and a desire for excess. In general people have been consumed to always want more, do more and produce in excess regardless of the welfare of the planet and the environment.
If you are reading this, I imagine you want to learn how to reconnect with your true self, and find a balance of energies within you to live a healthier life.
Do you always feel stressed and overworked? Are you 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 with your feminine energy,
Do you feel like you are constantly taking on other people’s energy? Do you feel lonely or insecure? Feeling powerless and not sure how to empower yourself? All of this is a sign that you have too much feminine energy present and you need to tap into your masculine to regain balance.
Essential Tools to Balance your Energies.
Silent meditation can be a wonderful way to truly understand the unique blend of energies within you. The more you practice this and tap into your true sense of self, the stronger you are and the more you learn to recognize where you need to balance. Silent meditation simply means being present with yourself, no striving or thinking just being. It is powerful.
Turn on your Physical Body
The feminine rules the left side of the body and the masculine the right side. Our body reflects what is happening emotionally and mentally, you can tune into any complaint you have and see where maybe your body is encouraging you to make some changes. As you bring your dual energies into balance you may find these races, strains or pressures 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 authentically you can be. 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 the time to be alone and really get to know yourself. Do you prefer to get up early and mediate 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 be afraid of 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 deep happiness, because you are aligned with your life.
Integrate these easy tools to live in balance in your life and learn how to always live from your true identity and express who you really came into this life to be. Wholeness and balance is achieved by integrating both aspects of the divine masculine and the divine feminine into our lives.