Reframing the Divine Masculine and Feminine
Within the spiritual community, the terms “Divine Masculine” and “Divine Feminine” are used to describe two different and distinct energies. The explanation of these energies is often followed by a caveat that the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine are parts of ourselves that everyone has inside them, rather than something specific to a certain gender.
However, we live in a world that enjoys creating strict binaries (especially gender binaries), and punishes those who fall outside them. And as we live in a patriarchal world, the idea of “masculine” is seen as more desirable than “feminine”.We are rewarded for pushing ourselves to the limit, which ultimately leads to self destruction and burn out. We are rarely congratulated for taking time out to rest.
In this post, I’m going to distill the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine to their essences in order to explore how we can use them to our advantages, whilst moving beyond binary limitations.
Let’s start with reframing the Divine Masculine as Sacred Doing, and the Divine Feminine as Sacred Being.
Within the Sacred Being, we ask ourselves deep questions about who we are. What brings us meaning? What brings us purpose? We cultivate presence so we can start to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. Through taking our time, we learn the subtle intricacies of our world, taking note of what needs nourishment and what requires release in order to encourage growth. And we learn to listen and trust those deep waves of our soul.
The Sacred Doing is how we take all these answers and make them a reality. It’s the action we take, the imperfect and messy action, that allows us to make the world a better place. The Sacred Doing is the courage to take risks outside our comfort zones so we can make our dreams a reality. It’s our ability to stand up for our worth and set healthy boundaries. This is often the hardest part, because it asks us to leap into the unknown, trusting that our best self is on the other side.
We cannot have one without the other. If we are too much in the Sacred Being, nothing gets done. But if we are too much in the Sacred Doing, we risk burning out and losing sight of ourselves in the process.
A balance in the Sacred Being and Sacred Doing is where we are in a state of total trust in our abilities, where we are taking steps to know our depths whilst also committing to creating a better world for ourselves and others.
Tapping into both our Sacred Being and Sacred Doing is a radical act. We are conditioned to seek external knowledge and validation for our life choices. We aren’t taught to seek this wisdom from within. When we truly trust our bodies and our decisions, we are fully in our power. So giving ourselves space and time to truly understand ourselves and taking action on these answers is how we dismantle the systematic oppression inherent in our world, and make it a better place for everyone.
So who’s ready to get radical??