Separation, competition, hierarchy, patriarchy, domination — these are the crumbling foundational elements of old governments, corporations, markets, and ways. These elements represent an old paradigm, no longer sustainable as we rise in our consciousness, vibration, and pace as a planet and species.
Collaboration, community, care, harmony, oneness, inclusion — these are the ways of the Aquarian Age. We are living in one of the most powerful shifts humanity has ever gone through — a shift that is calling us into new ways of treating and seeing each other as sisters, brothers, reflections, and peers. A time when we see we are more than our origin, ethnicity, orientation, dogma, or sect. A time when we are invited to recognize that we are part of one human race and asked to honor all life forms.
Welcome to the rise of the Divine Feminine.
Now, let me be clear, this is not the same as the rise of the woman, although many women are rising up and that is awesome, given the inequity, inequality, and treatment of the past! But the rising of the Divine Feminine is a rising of the feminine aspects within all of us, whether you are male or female, to balance the dominant masculine qualities that have been in control for centuries. It is a shifting of balance from the reliance on our left brains (our analytical, logical, systematic way of thinking) to a trust and use of our right brains (our intuitive, creative, fluid way of feeling). It is a shift from head to heart, competition to collaboration, and from hierarchy to community.
Recent research and life experience is showing us that the reliance and use of our right brains is a key contributor to our happiness, relationships, and choices. Success, adaptation, and evolution in today’s fast changing world relies on our ability to utilize both our right feminine brain and left masculine brain, as well as our head and heart. The health and happiness of ourselves and the world is being restored by balancing these aspects.
And yet, many of us are taught at length how to use our masculine brain while also being told that the feminine brain is soft and unreliable. Ironically, it is the reach of big data, worldwide networks, and mass media that has allowed us to see the limits of the left brain — and the healing needed from the right. We can see the imbalances coming into view as we start to see with clearer eyes what is really going on with our communities and planet. A new generation is coming to age with different, more inclusive values. Inc. Magazine recently reported that 88% of Millennial workers prefer collaborative environments over competitive ones. Worldwide, regardless of age, we are seeing evidence that human kindness, genuine care, and a sense of oneness is needed more than ever to heal, thrive, and evolve -- qualities inherent to us all that are activated in the heart. So how do we nourish the Divine Feminine within us to thrive in this new way? Here are a few tips:
1. Pay attention to how you feel.
When you are in someone’s presence, in a conversation, room, or meeting, notice how you are feeling. Are you feeling expanded and open? Or, are you feeling contracted and tense? Your body will tell you exactly what you need to know if you notice it.
2. Trust your gut.
Listen to your instincts, your first reaction or that first impulse of insight. Whatever you call it, trust your senses even if you don’t understand them or if they don't initially make sense. Follow the pull. Notice where you lean.
3. Practice curiosity and caring.
Ask questions and care about the answer. Put down your cell phone, look people in the eye and bring your full presence and attention to those you are with. Then, notice how you and your relationships change.
4. Share what’s in your heart.
Be vulnerable. Share what you are feeling with others, even if you can’t explain the what or why. Practice getting comfortable with emotion (energy in motion) moving through you and notice how it is constantly shifting.
Look for the positive qualities and commonalities with those you meet, interact, and share time with. Close the distance with others by looking for what’s wonderful, unique, and beautiful instead of critically searching for what you don’t like about them. Remember, you can't see that which you're not, so choose what you focus on wisely.
6. Care for yourself.
The feminine energies are associated with the role of the mother. Mother yourself with gentleness, unconditional love, and forgiveness. Make yourself a priority and nurture your body, mind, and soul with gentleness, attention, and time.
You have innate wisdom, right now, within you — you'll be amazed at what that wisdom can do!