Painting by Belynda Wilson Thomas
I always thought that humanity has two wings. The male and the female, and these wings need to be equivalent in strength in order to fly. Justin Baldoni
It’s dark, cold, and raining this morning. Yesterday was beautiful and hot, with a hard rain in the afternoon. Our weather is changing, or is it us that must change with the weather? Sundresses in the rain aren’t much better than rain boots on the beach.
In a four-season climate, we have clothes for every occasion. If variety is the spice of life, then those of us who live in four-season climates have it the best. We get to experience weather in all its glory, and fury.
Women have been likened to the weather. We bring sunshine and rain into the lives of those we touch. Feminine energy is a thing and I’ve always noticed the difference when I’ve entered homes where women live and where they do not live.
The difference between a female dog and a male dog is quite different. I noticed the difference between my children even as babies.
We are free to embrace whatever energy we want. Do we feel different if we wear slacks or a skirt?
Women are marketed to endlessly to become more by buying this cream, that product, this whatever… We are who we are, we may feel better with a new hairstyle and lipstick but we are who we are regardless of our hair, makeup, power suits or dresses.
Both spouses are equal, yet different. One of the most beautiful things about a relationship is that the feminine energy can feed a masculine man’s heart. And, the masculine energy can totally light up the feminine energy. Renee Wade
Jordan Peterson refers to women as nature, nature equals creation and chaos. He refers to the masculine as order. Too much order or too much chaos is not good. This is why if we can balance the feminine and masculine our society is likely to be better.
Have we balanced the feminine and masculine in Western societies, or have we negated the feminine to some degree?
What do we think more feminine energy would look like? Some may think we would have fewer wars? Why would we have fewer wars? Men live in hierarchies more than women do. Women have been the queen of their castle more than men have been king of theirs. Men went to work and in their workplace hierarchies were present. Women who stayed home were the queen of their domain.
The more things change the more they remain the same, this may be true of our search for equality, meaning, and purpose. Is there more meaning to be had in this world than to birth a child, and raise it to take its place? Is there a job on this planet that actually competes with that?
What we think in our twenties, thirties, and forties may be quite different than what we think in our fifties, sixties, seventies, and eighties.
I often say to my husband, I thought achieving goals would look different, and feel different than it does. It feels good to achieve goals; it also feels like next… If we are to find fulfillment in our life we are forever moving forward, but toward what?
The family seems to be where meaning is. We do what we need to do to feed, clothe, provide a home, nurture, educate, and help our children take their place in the world so they can do the same. The circle of life continues and being part of that circle is the power and privilege of being a man or woman.
No matter what else we may achieve in the world giving life to the next generation will likely bring us the greatest joy, meaning, and purpose. If we are lucky enough to have brought forth the next generation it came at a price most of us have gladly paid. If we have not paid this price we need to find meaning and purpose elsewhere.
Have we found meaning and purpose, or are we still looking for it?
Yin and yang, male and female, strong and weak, rigid and tender, heaven and earth, light and darkness, thunder and lightning, cold and warmth, good and evil… the interplay of opposite principles constitutes the universe. Confucius
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