Today On my walk I ran across this creature, and I was fascinated by its beauty. And what it was about to do fascinated me even more.
As is customary, the turtle moves very slowly and will retreat into its home, its shell if it feels threatened.
As I walked closer it did just that, until it recognized that I was no real threat. Then it slowly worked its way to a small tree near the road, and began to dig a hole with its hind legs. I was intrigued. I wasn’t sure what was happening. So I watched for awhile.
it continued to methodically shovel dirt with its hind legs, first with the left one, then the right one, until I began to realize this could take awhile. So I left my ancient friend to do what it seemed determined, albeit painstakingly slowly, to do.
At home I looked up the turtle’s behavior on google and discovered that it’s a nesting activity, and that the turtle was about to lay eggs.
Apparently an act that has been taking place for over 200 million years.
As I continued reading, I discovered that Mother turtle would give birth to her offspring, cover them up with earth to incubate them, and then move on, not returning to the nest. The little ones were left to fend for themselves.
And I bet none of those little turtles have abandonment issues. Nor do they feel obligated to call on dear old mom at the holidays.
I’m just taking a moment to savor that thought.
Looking back at motherhood’s history, I am sure many women wouldn’t mind being less tethered to their offspring. Not that they don’t love their kids, but they have also been mothering humanity for eons of time.
They have also been accommodating the patriarchy and the toxic male energy for far, far too long. Women found themselves in the role of assuaging the male anger, and protecting the fragile male ego, for purposes of self protection, mostly. So it became a default behavior that was equated to love. The over-nurturing, and turning a blind eye to being disrespected and abused.
THE MOTHER OF ALL MOTHERS
Women had become the mothers to humanity, which included self-sacrifice as part of her service. She downloaded the emotional and even the physical wounds of her fellow brothers and sisters. She felt helpless to emancipate herself lest she be the target of male aggression.
it’s not personal. It’s a galactic story. Women have been doing it for thousands of years. It’s why we’re seeing such an uprising in so many women across the globe. They’re not taking it any more.
Because the Christ Consciousness has been birthed here at this time, along with the Divine Feminine, we are seeing the response to that consciousness in not so comfortable ways.
What we are seeing acted out on the world stage, the toxic masculinity being acknowledged and not side stepped as acceptable any more….and seeing that it’s been built on a house of cards…the efforts to protect a very fragile male ego. One that believes itself to be abandoned by the feminine, and feeling actually unworthy of her love.
If that were not so, there would not be so much aggression, and demeaning of the feminine. Think of it as a child who hates its mother because it feels abandoned by her. Underneath the hate there is a wounded little child who believes he somehow is responsible for her seemingly withdrawing her love and attention.
But rather than facing the deep feelings of abandonment and pain, he projects it onto her. Is this an oversimplified explanation? Well, if we look at the behaviors toward the female of those in power, and even those who live a low profile, humble life, perhaps even our own family or associates, we see various degrees of that anger.
Both overt and subtle sexism and misogyny live in our culture.
And of course this toxicity applies to both genders, as we see that many women try to also uphold the illusion of male power as being the right way.
Meanwhile the wounds of both the masculine and feminine have been playing out here for eons of time.
SLOW AND SURE WINS THE RACE
So as uncomfortable as it is for all concerned, these waves of protest and exposure of the toxic masculine are a good sign. The Feminine withdrawing its energetic support of an imbalanced masculine is taking place worldwide, Yes, there is a long way to go as far as real change is concerned, but it’s a good start.
The mothering, nurturing behaviors of the feminine toward others, and especially toward the masculine, is suddenly seen as being more of a protective behavior and less as a loving behavior.
The woman allowing the man to use his power to manipulate and to abuse her emotionally or physically is now felt deeply within her as unacceptable no matter the consequences.
Even if it means losing the male support she had come to rely upon.
And of course we realize that change won’t happen by simply changing laws and enforcing them, or even by the masculine and the feminine being more conscious of their attitudes, about how they feel about themselves and about each other.
Yet all necessary steps in the evolution of the species.
But until the masculine and feminine in each individual is united, in love and co-operation, nothing changes very much. But then, if we look at our turtle friend, we see that slow and sure wins the race.
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