It is truly beautiful to see the grace and receptivity that radiates from a man when he embraces the Divine Feminine. I’m not talking about a woman though – this would have to be his own, inner Goddess. Which, when mature and comfortably seated on her throne next to his inner Divine Masculine, would create a centred person (regardless of gender) truly in love with themselves and all of life.
Late last year I joined ISTA’s (the International School of Temple Arts) Spiritual, Sexual and Shamanic training in India. A big part of which included the balancing of the feminine and masculine within each of us. The men were given the opportunity to drop into a feminine, receiving energy and the women into a masculine, giving energy. Throughout the week, I’d been delighting in the rays of sunshine that streamed through the jungle outside. They’d filter past the colourful drapes and slowly make their way across the wooden floor each day. Nature has always held great wonder for me and I know that spiritual practices awaken my ability to see such beauty. But it was a sight to behold one man on the course, after surrendering to and experiencing himself in the position of the receptive feminine, to rise from his activity and open to the joy of these same rays. I watched him walk towards them as if suddenly witnessing a divine apparition. Hands outstretched he received the golden warmth of the sun onto his fingers, the elation beaming from his face too. We laughed about it after, enchanted again by the receptivity and love for life that he’d awakened by surrendering to his inner feminine.
Conscious Communication, boundary setting, emotional release and the healing of religious, social and sexual dogma were also explored. Tools and experiences designed to ignite an individual’s sovereignity, including the ownership of our humanity (feelings and the ability to manifest) and the integration of our inner Masculine and Feminine, creating men and women in touch with their own relationship dynamics and able to bring awareness into their contact with others. Encouraging people to operate from a high-vibrational, awake state. Who know and understand how to work with their desires and can support others in the communication and fulfilment of theirs.
Welcome to the real world of gender equality; of real, unconditional love. An experience of being that I aim to offer you in my upcoming workshop Truly Love; Starting With You – Saturday 11th March, 4.30-7pm, at Yoga Kula in Chapel Allerton, Leeds. This event will utilise both Kundalini Yoga and Meditation (White Tantra) teachings, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, as well as Spiritual and Shamanic techniques learnt during my training with ISTA (Pink Tantra from the International School of Temple Arts).
Through fun, partner work you’ll explore your inner masculine and feminine, regardless of gender. You’ll learn which aspects of yourself need maturing. You’ll work with breathing exercises, yogic movements and meditations as well as energetic locks to awaken the greatest creative force within you – your sacred sexual energy – and eel what it’s like to be liberated and empowered in love.
For too long, men and women have fought against each other for equality. However, I believe, that equality has to come from the rising of the Divine Feminine within all genders. The Immature Masculine has ruled by suppressing the compassion and tenderness of the Divine (Mature) Feminine and creating a society that’s goal orientated and competitive. The Immature Feminine fought this domination with divided gender roles – by becoming more masculine. Now, though, the Divine Feminine must rise within us all, encouraging the inclusive, holding and communicative qualities of the Divine Masculine to also rise.
When both the Feminine and Masculine, within each of us, is matured, then life becomes love-generating, rather than draining. We support both ourselves and others, communicate openly and work together to create a harmonious, pleasurable and free society. This starts with you….