I thought it was a good time to repost this article. I also wanted to add that it brings me so much joy to see the male energy on the planet coming back into more balance. A friend of mine who lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, told me that he and his husband frequent a church in which at least one of the male parishioners alternates between wearing men’s and women’s clothing. And this is in a rather conservative Mormon area. He said he sees more and more embracement of transgender, and gender-neutral, or androgynous expression. He said he is surprised to see how alternative lifestyles are being embraced and accepted. How the divisions between men and women are giving way to a more free-flowing expression of the individual. To be able to express the various aspects of ourselves freely and openly is the New Consciousness.
Many men are awakening to their true nature and are embracing their Divine Feminine. Now, if you tell that to some men, they will become pretty uncomfortable. They will misunderstand that to mean they are not fully masculine. That they are somehow weak.
Quite the contrary. It takes courage and strength to open up to the emotions and feelings. For eons men in particular have been shut down emotionally, due to training and conditioning. For the most part their feelings have been delegated to their sexual center….to the consternation of many females since!
But now as the veils thin and hearts are opening, it is creating an opportunity for men to heal. As they embrace their more gentle nature and integrate that into their masculine nature it creates a balanced being. They now have the opportunity to be the loving, nurturing energy for themselves, rather than looking for it in another. As they begin to feel, they develop their empathy and will not be able to harm another being (such as in war). We’re seeing this happen more and more as men are more at peace and are more involved in the rearing of their children.
In general men have sought their identity and self-worth through status, sexual potency and money. All of which translate into ‘power.’ They have had to shoulder the responsibility of providing for women. Even now that women are more independent financially, men still hold the belief that they must be strong and be the provider. So in the new energy, men are struggling with letting go of that old role. For without it, who are they? Will they be accepted and loved for who they are, without having to have money or status? Will they be accepted as someone who feels sadness or even cries?
Will they be seen as weak, as a failure?
It can be confusing for a man these days: should he allow a woman to pay for her own dinner? Should he open the door for her? Can he show his more gentle side? With the messages from the media, a man may think he needs to compete with other males, set goals and work hard, and even perform sexually well into his 90’s! Here open and honest dialogue is essential between men and women. Because there is unrealistic pressure on both sexes.
THE NEW MALE
The new male is someone who is not afraid to express his deeper feelings, who is in touch with his gentle side, and who is open to receiving love and nurturing, especially from himself. He sets boundaries easily, takes inspired action when it is required, and knows when to relinquish control and allow things to be.
He doesn’t feel pressured to ‘perform.’ He feels his value and worth independent of money or status or sexual prowess. He is in touch with his inner child. And he allows that child room to play and to feel sad or scared or angry. He knows how to soothe the child and because he no longer ignores him, because he no longer judges the feelings as bad, the child doesn’t rule the roost. There is a beautiful balance of the mother/father/child within him.
Awakening is not the easiest of journeys. It is why so few have chosen it. It is not for the weak. It takes strength and determination to face all the inner ‘demons’ and to love oneself unconditionally. But many men are doing it, and in the process helping other men to follow. The rewards are many, including finding the inner peace, joy, and freedom.
Ultimately, both men and women will no longer be defined by their gender, but will be sovereign, self loving beings.