You must have heard phrases like “don’t cry like a girl” or “man up.” This kind of talk reflects the gender stereotypes that exist in society. The gender roles which are most commonly demarcated into male and female are embedded in our subconscious and inform all our thoughts and actions.
But, do you know about the two gender energies that reside within each one of us? Yes, our soul has both a masculine and a feminine side. If we want to function at the highest level of our potential, a harmony between these two sides is a must.
We spoke to Natalie Matos, Singer, Song Writer & Reiki Master, to know more about gender energy and how we can strike that much-needed balance.
Meet your inner Masculine and Feminine
Our masculine side is our ability to:
- provide the structure for the implementation of our plans
Our feminine side is:
- our creative flair
- intuition and inspiration
When the inner Feminine envisions an idea, it is the inner Masculine that provides the planning and action needed to implement it.So, creativity and flow are as important as structure and planning; the Arts must come together with Science and Engineering.Natalie says, “The most beautiful explanation I received of the masculine and feminine energies was that the male side is like the banks of the river—strong, protective and present, guiding the flow. Our female side is like the river itself needing to simply ‘flow’. Therefore, when we get it right, the male side can provide the structure we need to let the female side flow, in full trust that she will be fully held.”What happens when either energy is suppressed?
We all know people who are controlling, power hungry, and rigid; they cannot bear if things don’t go as planned.
Or the highly creative, highly emotional people who can’t complete anything and only get through life in a haphazard haze.
They belong to the classic stereotype of the ‘shadow’—people who suppress a side of their personality.
Empower your masculine and feminine energies
We operate at optimal levels when our masculine and feminine energies are well-balanced. Which means, we need to do stuff that empowers both.
Ask yourself if your life reflects areas of the ‘shadow stereotype’ or the ‘long flowing river’?
If it is more like the stereotype, now is the time to work on yourself and restore the balance.
To strengthen your masculine energy:
- Indulge in mathematical, analytical, and physically aggressive activities
- Compete in a sport, construct something physical, or carry some weights or heavy items
To strengthen your feminine energy:
- Express your emotions freely
- Paint, guide people using your experiences
About Natalie Matos
Singer, songwriter and Reiki Master Natalie Matos has been giving treatments, teaching and leading music and healing workshops since 2004. Her primary passion has always been to help people get the most from life. In 2014, she developed ‘Conscious Voice’, offering multiple uplifting techniques that combine the power of music, meditation, healing, and voice, to create a deeply relaxing and transformative class. As well as her Sound Meditations she offers healing treatments (including distance treatments by Skype) individual voice coaching, group singing workshops, and live performance. We are proud to have her on board as a Thriive-verified therapist and she can be contacted here:https://tinyurl.com/ybcy73vx
Nikita Jhanglani is a technical and creative content writer, editor and book blogger. Currently, she is into world domination, one checklist at a time.