By Stephanie M. Schwartz, Freelance Writer, Member, Native American Journalists Association (NAJA)
Excerpted from the book, “An Old Woman Speaks” © 2009
It is so easy to get caught up in the chaos, the stress and the material confines of our daily lives. Living life at such a hectic pace can often bring us to our breaking point, and to a place where we realize that we require something more in order to live a truly fulfilling life.
It is during moments that we often turn to the God of our understanding, and our spiritual faith, to gain the necessary strength, courage and wisdom to move forward, face our challenges, and renew ourselves.
How is gender balance restored within the human race?
The Teal Swan states: “It is a common and preciously tended belief in the spiritual community that balance in humanity will only be restored when Divine Feminine rises to power and the tyranny of man falls. This belief is held especially tight by women who have spent their lives feeling powerless to men; and men who have resisted the masculine energy within themselves out of mercy for women; but, this perception is incorrect. The restoration of balance within the human race is not about decreasing masculine power while increasing feminine power; as if we were sitting on some kind of cosmic scale.
Instead, it is about both rising to power simultaneously.
Now you’re probably thinking: “Wait, men have been in power for thousands of years.” What if you were told that this perceptions isn’t true? The truth is that men have not been in power for thousands of years; far from it. Instead, they’ve been stripping power from women for thousands of years. There is a big difference between gaining power in and of yourself and stripping power from another. When you strip power from someone else by brute force or by manipulative subjugation, you do not increase your power one bit. Instead, your power stays at the same level while you diminish the power of another.
You are not powerful because someone else is weak.
Women have made a major mistake since the 1960’s woman’s rights movement and that mistake is to try to do the same thing to men that men have done to us for centuries… diminish their power. Women have tried to take their power back by demasculinizing men; and it is coming from an understandable place.
Women have felt powerless to men for so many thousands of years that the natural step towards the improved feeling space is into anger and revenge. And so now, our western culture has stripped the masculinity out of men. While it is true that patriarchal misogynists still exist, many men (especially those who read articles like this one) are afraid to come into their power as men because they are sorry for what men have done to women in the past. They are afraid of becoming monsters.
They associate their masculine power as negative instead of positive.
As women, many of us resist our femininity because we grow up in a society, which leads us to believe that it is better to be born a boy. We are objectified and many of us are brutalized. We are taught that there is shame in the functions of our female bodies. We are made to believe that there are just certain unfortunate things that come along with being born a girl that we must accept because they are “our cross to bear”. Whether we are male or female, we make an enemy of our gender, yet we cannot escape it.
Men and women today are locked in a struggle against each other’s power.
We are determined to take it away from each other. But the buried truth is that we are not actually attracted to our polar aspect (whether that be male or female) when our polar aspect isn’t expressing its full power.
Men try to take power away from women and find that they do not respect and are not attracted to ignorant, weak, subjugated lemmings.
And women try to take power back from men only to realize that they do not respect and are not attracted to demasculinized, confused, over grown children.
We are not attracted to weakness in each other.
We only want weakness from the other sex when we, ourselves feel insecure and powerless to them. The truth is, we enjoy freedom (such as the ability to choose to work or to raise children regardless of what gender we are). We cannot remain happy and restrict free will by saying that there are things only women should do or things only men should do. But we all secretly love gender roles. They turn us on. Men and women simply have no idea how to express these gender roles without hurting themselves and each other.
It is true that all people, whether they be physically male or physically female have both male and female aspects present within them; this is why from an energetic standpoint, gender is inconsequential.
It is also true that one day, our race will have no gender.
But as of now, this polarity actually serves our expansion. We cannot resist what we are and where we are and find balance. Most of us (men) are trying to embrace femininity within ourselves because we resist our masculinity. And most of us (women) are trying to embrace masculinity because we resist our femininity.
So how do we get out of this cycle?
We embrace the very thing we’re resisting. The human race is not ready to come into a place of individual androgyny. We must first learn how to embrace the polar expression of ourselves as women and as men. And this has never been done. The human race has never experienced the tandem rise to power of both divine masculine and divine feminine.
When both sexes rise to power, one cannot triumph over the other because neither is more powerful than the other.
There will be balance.
Men need to learn to become men and to come into the full power of divine masculine. Women need to learn how to become women, and to come into the full power of divine feminine. To do this, we need to stop worrying about each other. Meaning that we need to embrace our own gender and let them worry about doing the same.
Women need to forget about what men are feeling or not feeling, doing or not doing and come into our own power as women. Men need to forget about what women are feeling or not feeling, doing or not doing and come into our own power as men.
It is time that we embrace and honor the Divine Feminine in honor of the the Divine Masculine
and allow them to rise together to a state of harmony and balance within the world.
ALNORANI PEACE INITIATIVE
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