Today I wanted to clarify what I mean by FEMININE RISING.
The feminine is clearly rising up to take her rightful place alongside the masculine - within each of us individually, and collectively on a larger scale.
(I say "alongside" very intentionally - because I do not believe in punishing the masculine by overtaking, shaming or suppressing it. We need the healthy expression of both to be in balance. Men have a lot of work to do to release toxic masculinity and embody the healthy masculine. I fully support those doing this type of "men's work" - John Wineland, David Deida, Stefanos Sifandos and others - as it is very needed at this time. I can assure you, there are a whole bunch of men waking up and embracing this work, and it's a beautiful thing. At the same time, we as women have our own work to do, and that's what I am passionate about helping with.)
At the same time, many women are misinformed about the healthy expression of the feminine. What does femininity even mean, and why does it matter?
This is not about women vs. men or the physical bodies we reside in. This is about the expression of two different frequencies found all throughout nature, the yin + the yang, which ideally should be in balance. It's about polarity.
And while we are talking about polar opposites, true integration of both means we can flow along the spectrum, understanding and mastering the healthy expression of both and how they complement each other.
We all have both masculine and feminine energies within us, but the feminine has long been misunderstood + suppressed by both sexes. This can lead to energetic discord, especially for women who tend to have a more innate feminine frequency.
Women have been taught that embodying masculine characteristics is the way to get respect, power, and protection, at the expense of being able to relax and soften into our femininity. Constant striving, doing, and achieving have left us burnt out and unable to experience the bliss of deep receptivity and pleasure.
Many women have achieved great success and financial abundance through relying on masculine principles, but often struggle with burnout, disconnection from their bodies, and an inability to slow down + truly savor what they have accomplished.
There are also some women who appear very feminine on a superficial level, but deep down they are disconnected and/or confused about the true definition of the feminine and have this underlying sense that something is off.
The root of anxiety and depression in women can have many causes, but I believe that a lack of connection to our feminine essence, or shakti, can be an absolute cause in many cases.
Most women also lack the knowledge about polarity in romantic relationships, and may be in a partnership that lacks passion and magnetism, leading to deep levels of dissatisfaction.
I believe that we all have a need to experience deep love and sexual fulfillment, and when this is not being felt, we all have a yearning for something more.
Additionally, both the feminine and the masculine have healthy + toxic ways of expressing themselves. We are currently cleansing the toxicity within both frequencies that has been holding humanity back from true ascension. There is a beautiful divine union that occurs with the honoring and expression of both, the wholeness and true integration of yin + yang.
Through my own reclamation of the feminine, I was able to deeply transform myself and those around me, in addition to attracting the love of my life.
That isn't to say that I live in my feminine 100% of the time. I see and deeply honor both the feminine + masculine within myself, and thoroughly enjoy dancing between the two to experience the full spectrum of life.
Before getting to this place, I was disconnected from my feminine, totally burnt out, holding shame around my body + sexuality, and wasn't at all enjoying the slower, sensual pleasures of life.
Now, after studying the feminine mysteries for the past five years and really embodying the teachings, I have healed on a physical, emotional, mental + spiritual level. I'm living life at a completely different frequency, and everyone around me can see it.
I am now dedicated to helping women reconnect to their feminine, remove layers of internalized misogyny, heal burnout and imbalance, and experience what life can be like to live full spectrum.
My purpose is to help you:
Because I believe that we experience the most profound level of transformation through conscious partnership, which includes sacred sexuality, I have a specific focus on love, sex + relationships in my practice.
I currently offer individual sessions, women's circles, and specific programs for you. Reach out if this resonates.
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Leigh-Anne Lui is a Los Angeles based psychologist specializing in next-level love, sex + relationships. In 2017, she founded Feminine Rising, a women's community dedicated to reclaiming the feminine. She has a deep desire to help women manifest extraordinary love. Find her on IG @feminine__rising.