It’s been an interesting day. Especially with all of the Divine Feminine energy flowing around at the moment. #Me Too. Time’s Up Now. Women’s Marches. Are we witnessing a turn around in the fortunes of feminism? Or is the underlying energy rebalancing finally visible?
When I talk to women of different generations there is a muddled picture of what feminism represents. Perhaps the last big sweep of Divine Feminine energy struggled to be articulated by women who were still realising that they could break free of the domestic sphere and move out into the world without fear. Certainly, as with every breakthrough movement, there were extremist views. And not enough momentum behind the debate to keep the spark of collaborative equality alive. After all the world had too much inequality to address all at once.
So for some women the idea of power because they were feminine creators of future generations never really took root. Not surprising really. As there were so many other issues about the life of women to change. As the wave faded during the eighties and nineties it was easy to sink back into the old habits of years gone by. The changes demanded by feminism, the acknowledgement that every single person was of equal value, got tied up in arguments and resistance. Interestingly, for me, during the rise of Spiritualism in the mid 1800’s,, these same debates were raging as women became mediums and stepped out of their traditional domestic sphere too.
Do feminism and mediumship go hand in hand then? That’s an interesting argument.
Of course I might be comparing apples with pears. However, I love that my Guide Team bring these thoughts to me for consideration. Especially as they have always asked me to think about things from an energy perspective. And that throws a different light on the rise of feminism. In fact it puts it fully in alignment with the rise of Divine Feminine energy. After all, in energy terms, we all have feminine and masculine energy. It is how I balance both those energies that is important. I have to recognise that my inner world is a mix of creativity and ‘make it so’ moments. So it’s not surprising that my outward world will be so too.
If I learn to flow naturally from one energy to the other and back again I have the best of both worlds. And so does the world outside of me. Because I can access and use all of my abilities to their best effect. In the same way that anyone else can too. We will be equal in giving of our best. That way the whole community will benefit from these combines collaborative efforts. Feminism is necessary because as communities we have stopped letting everyone give of their best. We devalue the work that is most important to our survival – that of producing and caring for the future generations. In the end this makes us emotionally and spiritually poorer.
I think we have a lot to do. It is important to recognise that equality is part of our spiritual journey. Therefore we have to be ready to embrace the feminine within us. And ensure that women’s concerns are heard and acted upon. Feminism is not the new excuse for men to say ‘poor me’. It is the opportunity for all men to embrace their own Divine Feminine energy too.
Day 795 of my blogging challenge
Several things came together in my head today. When I was visiting my friend I gave her an update about my Inspired 2 Write challenge. The group I set up has been writing every day since the first of January and we are nearly at the end.
I’ve been enjoying reading what people have been posting. I can see the progress they are making in finding their writing voice. Talking to my friend I was explaining how I was inspired by a challenge to search for my own writing voice. And how, now that I have found it, I want to write a lot more. I love being able to share things my way. Even if I’m only sharing them with myself. We drifted into a conversation about the Women’s Marches last weekend. I’d read an update that 673 marches took place. It felt to me that here were many thousands of women finding their voices too. Not necessarily in writing but in taking some form of action.
I watched the update of number of attendees pop up on my social media on Saturday mesmerised by the tide of peaceful protest. By the power of collective action. There were some inventive signs. Lots of comments and clever ways of expressing their concerns. Our language is a wonderful gift. Expressing ourselves can be such a positive force for change. So our conversation took me all the way back to the writing challenge. I know that I will be running more writing challenges. I feel strongly that the internet can be a force for positive change. But only if people are prepared to raise their voices so to speak.
Every time I update my social media feeds I can choose to post something positive or negative. That seems simple. It’s up to me how I express myself.
I also know that whatever energy we give out we get back. So my writing is generally positive. I want to encourage not dismiss. It’s important for me that I show my daughter how to communicate in an empowering and supportive way. And especially that I am comfortable with the fact that people may totally disagree with what I write. But that I can respond positively to their world view too. Which is why it was disappointing to see some conversations about the marches descending into personal attacks. Everyone has the right to voice their views. Even the most offensive to me. And I have the right to voice my views in return whether anyone agrees or not.
Only by listening to the views of others will we make radical changes to the way we relate to one another. I would expect the same respect for marches in support of Donald Trump. Because in the end, one way or another, we all have to learn to get along. And sometimes it takes someone to be the voice of unpalatable opinions. If only to get us to realise that to get along we need to change our deeply held beliefs about the world. I feel the way to do that is to have lots of voices speaking, a great big debate and plenty of understanding that reaching a consensus point may take time.
Big changes do take time. Getting us to update our world view of women is a starting point.
I would like many more women to be heard. So my challenge, in part, has been to get other women confident in their writing voice. Because women do see things differently than men. I feel it’s one of the best things we have about being human. This ability to have both a creative and a make it so input into our lives. Yet the voice from women has been subdued for a long time. I know it’s time for us to update our view of what women contribute to the world. It needs women themselves to share their voices. Our daughters, granddaughters and great-grand daughters need an example to follow. So my challenges continue. For myself and for anyone who would like to share this journey with me.
Day 436 of my blogging challenge.
I spent quite a chunk of today in bed. It’s the place I like to do all my processing. Withdrawing from my working environment I can let my mind and intuition bounce things around inside my head.
Already this year I feel very different to last year. I have a surge of energy that is propelling me forward. My plans are coming together. I feel motivated and ready for action. To make sure I don’t miss anything I took today to check out the direction I’ve set off in. When I’m making changes I can quickly get myself lost. I have a habit of rushing ahead, because I’m glad to be doing not procrastinating any longer, then finding I don’t really know why. Processing my thoughts, feelings and ideas is a great way to add extra layers to my plans. A bit like constructing stepping stones across a river. Testing each step, at least in my mind, to be sure it all hangs together.
I took my lead from the energy of yesterday. It was very moving to see so many Womens Marches across the world. And to read about my friends experiences in my Facebook newsfeed. What impressed me was the surge of Divine Femenine energy that rushed like a tsunami to touch each one of us. Even the voices of the women who didn’t agree with the marches were calling for equality too. I know we will have to deal with the changes now going on to the patriarchal structures we are used to with as much compassion as possible. Because change is here. The Divine Feminine energy will continue to flow into the world. And we are being reminded that it is an energy within all of us.
It will take some time for all of us to understand our own creative power. Processing the Divine Feminine energy will be about finding new and interesting solutions to the ways we currently live our lives as a global community.
At an individual level I know that I am processing this incoming energy by integrating it into my plans. I’ve been asking myself to apply creative solutions to make sure I’m moving forward in my life and work. Challenging myself by asking “is that the best you can do?” And “is this way of doing something in line with my feminine energy?” Interestingly, I’ve been taking my lead from the Morrighan too. She is a Goddess with a rather kick-ass attitude to life, a force to be reckoned with and a powerful connection with death and life. After all, if I’m going to make progress I have to be able to motivate myself to get on and do it. No point waiting until the Afterlive and then wishing I had got on with living.
So my processing is done for now. My plans are in place. It’s time to make progress happen!
Day 434 of my blogging challenge.