Friday, December 7, 2018

Exploring the feminine from a new perspective

I have long struggled against the concept of feminine, buying into the prevailing attitudes that equate it with girly, pink, submissive, weak, indecisive, manipulative, a whole host of things I don't want much at all to do with. But studying mythology and archetypes has given me some very different perspectives.

  • The ability to move with the creative impulse without trying to force it is an aspect of the feminine.
  • Trusting the mystery of manifestation is one of the deep teachings of the feminine journey. 
  • Finding out about being instead of doing is the sacred task of the feminine.
  • Woman is nurtured and healed by grounding herself in the ordinary (warmth, security, human relationships).
  • The major task of the feminine is to protect human life and the sacredness of nature.
  • Embracing the feminine requires a conscious sacrifice of mindless attachment to ego power, financial gain, and hypnotic passive living. 
All of these things resonate with me and are giving me a whole universe of new ideas to consider. 

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