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divine-masculine-divine-feminineDuring these challenging times, we’re witnessing the end-game of a patriarchal value system that has gripped our collective consciousness for over 5,000 years. This phase of our species has been marked by domination, control, aggression, hierarchy and centralization. Its end-game reveals a greater movement towards feminine values.

It’s important to be aware that masculine and feminine values alike are guiding principles in their own right. Too much (a saturation) of one or the other (hyper-masculinity or hyper-femininity) creates a systemic imbalance which, over time, activates movement into the opposite direction as a natural inclination toward dynamic equilibrium. We can see this in a person who is scared about doing something, yet must do it anyway. They overcompensate with false confidence or exaggerate some bravado to mask their insecurity. It’s simply designed to maintain an inner equilibrium.

 

Active Receptivity

Listening to others or receiving from one another are often considered ‘passive’ characteristics, yet the key here is that they are apparently passive. In the act of receiving or listening, one responds silently or verbally—both internally and externally. In so doing, the receptive plays it’s own activating role in co-creating the future.

Women typically hear more than what is simply stated because they’re hard-wired to process complex information. In so doing, women are more likely to be attuned to larger dynamics that are in play.

 

Evolution and the Greater Good

The very essence of life is about growth and change. Women—at any stages of their lives—are literally hard-wired as evolutionary change agents in that they are designed to adapt, respond to alternating demands and nurture/support others. Men are typically taught to live up to the highest values in their societies—upholding and maintaining family and cultural status quos.

Three core qualities of a leader reveal someone who is dynamically adaptable, capable of holding and articulating a vision, and who can motivate others to not only share that vision, but find their own inner motivation within that vision to strengthen the vision and simultaneously build their own sense of identity and confidence. These are all inner activities that receptively respond to both inner and outer impulses such as dialogue, activities, results, symptoms, causes and naturally, new developments.

 

Constructive Co-Creation

The ability to respond thoughtfully and constructively to change is inherent in all living species. Some species take more time to adapt than others, depending on the cause agents of change. Depending on one’s species and on one’s survival perspectives, a cause agent is experienced on a tonic-to-toxic scale, principles that polyculture permies consciously embrace.  If, for example, each member of a colony of bees suddenly loses their ability to smell, navigate and communicate, a cause agent that is far more toxic than tonic is creating colony collapse.  Because 97% of our food sources require pollination by bees, such a loss has devastating results not only for the bee colony, but also nearby colonies and by extension, the food sources of our human species.

Taking this to a simple level, the flower is the receptor of the bee’s pollination, while the bee is the receptor of the flower’s pollen. Both hold a position in space (have a meaningful existence), and both receive from the other in different ways.

Public domain image, royalty free stock photo from www.public-domain-image.comThe ability to receive, to adapt, and to be an integral part of something larger (a greater dynamic at work) connects our species more meaningfully to one another through interdependence (have you ever doubted it?) and a mutual desire to thrive.

Next month: Thoughts on the Signature of All Things.

 

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