The feminine and the masculine energy…

I’ve been reading about feminine and masculine energies. I’m writing this using the “traditional” definition of these energies, I’m not receding to gender purely energy and the different parts of ourselves.

We have both within us and we can easily intertwine between the two energies. However, I feel there is a lot of deep healing which needs to take place both within myself and within society as a whole in order for there to be greater harmony.

I’m running a chakra course, we recently looked at the and the heart chakra. I felt inspired to write this while thinking about my content. I’m in a happy place leaning more into my feminine energy, (no coincidence my progressed moon is in cancer) creating, growing, feeling, having space to heal. Nurturing both myself and my blossoming business and life path.

Heart chakra Mandala

I also step into my masculine when I’m doing, when I was out in the world working in a fast passed role, leaning into my masculine energy. This work left me feeling burnout and drained. I now know it wasn’t the right path for me.

We are led to believe that ambition and getting ahead is a masculine energy. Of course many many women achieve great things and break through the glass ceiling. Ambition and achievement are both equally amazing and admirable.

However women are conditioned to repress their feminine energies when they are striving in their career. Is this because the masculine energy is valued more?

It’s not that long ago when women were asked if they were thinking of having children in job interviews. My own mum was asked this very question.

Why do we suppress the feminine side of ourselves?

Is it because feminine energy is seen as a weakness, something which isn’t desired. Ironically men have feminine energy, they may not show this side often or feel comfortable. My main question is why?

Men are conditioned to be strong, brave, don’t cry, don’t be vulnerable. I personally find this conditioned behaviour outdated. When we are vulnerable it takes great strength not weakness.

Everyone is well aware that we live in uncertain times. It’s apparent that now more than ever and finding a balance, amalgamating both sides much like ying and yang is needed.

The many contradictions we learn about our feminine energy.

More and more women and men are reaching burnout, pushing and striving but at the same time denying the other energy within themselves.

I feel exhausted when I’m in my masculine energy, you can achieved so much but It’s also draining. Finding a balance, which allows you to interchange your energies seamlessly is my goal.

Right now I’m happy in my feminine and during the recent full moon I felt rooted in this divine, nurturing beautiful energy. It was amazing, I also feel happy to draw in my counterpart, the divine masculine. ⚡️


Published by Janine Petty

Hi I’m Janine I make hand poured soy wax candles, I’m a reiki healer, vibe queen, card reader and all round spiritual entrepreneur. Graves disease fighter, depression and anxiety sufferer.

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