Around 13 years old, I became enamored with eastern religion and philosophy. I didn't have a very deep understanding of it all, but the concepts of balance and moderation in particular really resonated with me. However, I was way too young to have the life experience to be able to see the depth of these concepts beyond an intellectual level.
Now that I'm older and wiser, I am able to see just how important balance is. I could speak of all the dualities: Yang and yin. Action and reflection. Giving and receiving. Speaking and listening. Light and dark. Or, flowing with the seasons. Working with the four elements. Balancing the chakras. It's ingrained in my spiritual practices and I've seen direct positive impacts in my life on a profound level.
When I first learned about the energies of the masculine and feminine from a spiritual perspective, I saw that many of the above dualities were assigned to one or the other and it really bothered me. I thought it was incredibly sexist - why are women associated with passivity, for example? It took time for me to understand that these are just energies and do not necessarily equate to male and female. If feminine/masculine bothers you, you can call it yin/yang. But these are energies that live within us all and exist everywhere in the universe on spectrums, and they are complementary energies that work with rather than against each other.
When I started diving into my studies, I also saw that I was living way more in my masculine than my feminine. Not only was I unconsciously distancing myself from my feminine energies, but I actually loathed them (for reasons I'll share another time). Again, I'm not talking specifically about gender expression here - it's bigger than that.
Because I recognized that this was something I needed to heal, I spent the last four years reconnecting deeply to my feminine, and the transformation has been remarkable. The pendulum swung way towards the feminine, to the point where I began to have negative feelings towards my masculine.
Now I'm ready to reintegrate the masculine and have that beautiful inner union of both. That may sound weird to some of you, but I believe it's absolutely essential for each of us to recognize that both energies live within each of us. That they both complement each other and help each other. While you may not desire perfect balance between your masculine and feminine sides (and that's impossible to achieve anyway), it's still important to respect how both of these energies want to express themselves through you.
The 1:1 coaching that I do allows for the recognition of these energies, the exploration of the shadow self in relation to any imbalances or blocks, and a full and healthy expression of your true self. There is a full spectrum within you that is longing to be expressed in order to live an authentic, free, empowered, and joy filled life. If this sounds important to you, contact me to get in touch.