The Sacred Dance of the Feminine and MasculineMiguel Dean
There has been a lot to do recently. A never ending ‘to do’ list that phones me, messages me, emails me and arrives through my letter box.
We live in a world where the masculine energy of ‘doing’ is put on a pedestal. Where action is revered and venerated, often on the altar of avoiding oneself.
‘Are you keeping busy?’ People ask. ‘I am doing my best not to.’ I answer.
The blind, distorted unconscious ‘doing’ is the energy of the lost masculine patriarchy. But some doing is better than other doing! We would do well to discern and know when our doing is just part of an addiction playing out and when it is an expression of our love, when our doing arises from the depths of our being, when we can’t not do it, when we have no choice but to put love into action.
In many ways we have done a thorough job of keeping busy in our search for love and happiness in the consuming of material stuff, entertainment, addiction and power over others; we have worked very hard inflicting suffering on each other, sentient beings and the planet. Inside the hearts of humanity there is an insatiable poverty and longing for intimacy, connection and homecoming that can only be avoided by movement and can only be experienced by stillness, by receptivity, by surrender. This feminine energy of stillness in which expansion occurs has been denigrated and it is time for the balance to be restored.
It is time for humanity and each of us to make that epic journey from the head back home to the heart. It is time to have the courage to feel again. To feel all that was denied and supressed and to feel the joy and bliss and gratitude for this miraculous human experience of flesh and senses and emotions that we have been gifted. It is time to rest in the not knowing, in the uncertain, in the mist of confusion and deepen our faith that when the time is right the way forward shall be revealed because our minds cannot begin to comprehend what is really going on!
Yin and yang, ‘both light and shadow are the dance of life’. When there is imbalance between the masculine and feminine energy of creation there will be suffering. This imbalance is reflected in the disharmony between men and women. The mistrust, abuse, generations of pain live in all of our hearts and bodies and until this work is done there will not be peace on this earth.
It is time to unlearn everything that we were taught. The story of our world that has permeated our bodies is not the full story. We splash about in a small puddle of options unaware that that beyond the veil of doing and busy-ness and not feeling, lies an infinite ocean of possibility accessed through presence.
The feminine, yin energy wants to be embodied inside us. Do what you need to do, but remember to value the spaces, the emptiness, the resting. Action that does not arise from the still, pure, clarity of a feeling heart may not be always be the best way to spend your precious time here in this incarnation. Get back in flow with the cycles and flow of natur, for that is the true rhythm of life.
Make time to feel and grieve and shed your tears if that is what is needed. This is what may arise in this spacious place initially. There is no need to do this alone, share with your brothers and sisters because they feel it too. There is no shame in lamenting that which was lost and this actually is a necessary precursor to coming home. Feeling the grief of the world means you are coming home and this feeling will be replaced by active hope. When you feel the depth of our lostness you can’t help but take action knowing that small things consistently done by many, will inevitably result in massive changes. The results may not be seen in our human lifetime, but so what? Do you only want happiness for your children while you are alive or do you wish them the best for all of their days?
Beneath the ocean of our collective sadness I believe there is a labyrinth of crystal caves that lead us to worlds and realities that our minds cannot begin to comprehend.
Remember to honour the spaces. This sacred dance of masculine and feminine energy, of man and woman is key to our homecoming. It is time to for union. Time to recognise fully the mutual value of yin and yang which are complimentary opposite and also present within each other.
A symphony of musical notes played by the greatest orchestra would just be a cacophony of noise if it were not for the spaces between the notes. A note and a space, another note and another space.
Perhaps this dance of yin and yang, the divine union of the masculine and feminine is essentially the dance of Life itself?
What can we do but keep dancing our dance? What can we be but keep being the dance?