Men and women both possess qualities that are masculine and feminine. When you balance the feminine and masculine aspects within yourself, regardless if you are male or female, you get to experience the complete and powerful human being you were designed to be. We feel our wholeness and healthiest when we are able to bring out these aspects of ourselves. Being balanced means that we are in touch with all the parts of who we are, and express the whole spectrum of our being. This means that we allow ourselves to be action oriented, firm and logical, but we also allow ourselves to be vulnerable, nurturing and emotional.
It is our nature to embody both masculine and feminine qualities, however in our past history and culture, we have witnessed an over-emphasis on the masculine energies which have dominated and brought us off-balance.
Some believe that today we are in need of embracing more the feminine aspects within us all, such as being nurturing and receptive, which in the past have been perceived as weak. The masculine qualities have overtaken in our culture evidenced by our state of chronic stress.
We are in need of re-balancing as a whole population for the continued growth and existence of our population.
Let’s take a closer look and notice how we may start to bring more balance to our world, one person at a time. When we take the time to embrace the whole person that we are and balance between our feminine and masculine aspects, we each bring more balance to our collective consciousness, planet and universe!
The masculine qualities are characterized by:
- action oriented
Feminine qualities are characterized by:
- instinctual wisdom
Notice if any of the above qualities in you require more practice or development and choose to bring more of those qualities into your every day being.
Do you resonate more with the feminine or masculine aspects of yourself? Notice if you feel balanced or preferring one or the other.
We sometimes seek an opposite sex partner to feel more whole if we are off-balance within ourselves.
The more we balance our feminine and masculine energies within us, the more we are able to attract a healthy and balanced partner where we can come into a relationship both whole and not in relationship out of “neediness” to feel whole.
How balanced are you between your feminine and masculine energy?
Take this True or False quiz.
_______ I know how to set healthy boundaries for myself and say “no” when I feel I have to.
_______ I express my true emotions, desires and feelings with others. I am in touch with my emotions and it’s ok for me to cry.
_______ I nurture my body-mind when it is tired or overwhelmed by slowing down, resting and engaging in activities that relax and re-energize me.
_______ I make time to just Be myself without any agenda or need to accomplish. I know how to play and have fun, but also know when to work and get things done.
_______ I know how to initiate a project and complete it.
_______ I know that I am valuable, lovable and respectable. I hold myself in the highest regard. This self awareness allows me to do the same when I relate with others.
_______ I care about others and seek balance and peace in our community, rather than only thinking about my own self and my own personal gains.
_______ I live my soul’s purpose and I focus on achieving my personal goals instead of focusing on what others need to change about themselves.
_______ I nurture myself and know how to be compassionate towards myself and others.
If you answered true to most of these, then you are balanced between your male and female qualities. If you answered false to more than half of these statements then you may greatly benefit from embodying the above mentioned qualities into your daily life.
How balanced are you? What do you do to balance and feel more whole? Let me know! Comment down below and share this article with a friend!