The future is feminine and that means everybody. The world in so many ways whether it be in relationships, the environment, business, and family dynamics is starving for the feminine.
She has been raped, pillaged, and most of all denied. Denied her right to exist. Denied of her right to be seen, heard, or expressed.
So what did she do? She retreated. We can see it in the dried up rivers, the state of the honeybee, the trafficking of children as sex slaves, the raping of our women and men.
The void of the feminine creates hyper-masculinity — in everyone. The balance is thrown way off and everyone loses. I will say that again — everyone loses.
The future is feminine is not about displacing men — it’s about healing the masculine in all of us. Returning him to his harmony with his feminine besides him. And bringing her back, with her masculine counterpart beside her. Supporting her, protecting, her, giving her the space to flourish.
As an organizational consultant, I’ve seen the insides of over a dozen Fortune 100 companies. I’ve seen leaders and teams struggle to find flow. I’ve seen them struggle to create harmony amongst teams, departments, within their own lives.
The solution is simple and in many cases obvious. What the solution is not necessarily — is easy. It can be made so and once accepted is a profoundly easier way of being.
Yet decades, even centuries of masculine overdrive has us all trained. It’s almost a go to a natural way of being — especially for those in the corporate world.
The feminine is shunned and frowned upon in Corporate America. She is seen as weak, a flaw to overcome, a reality to deny.
Then systems fail, people burn out, environments are ruined, communities are destroyed. The masculine tries harder. Oh, he means well, in the deepest of his hearts I trust he does. But he’s lost without his feminine. His guiding light, his way shower. He knows.
He tries harder, largely to call her back. He knows he’s floundering — he searches for her, he beckons her. However, no matter what he does he can never be her.
Thus, we have the masculine in overdrive all in efforts to call back the feminine he once scared away. It’s understandable — the feminine is unknown and scary to delve into. It can be dark, it’s magical, fluid, and cannot be controlled.
We’re taught that which cannot be controlled, cannot be trusted. We’re taught control is the way to be secure. Yet we know we need flexibility.
The entire agile movement, arguably, is the masculine seeking to systematize the feminine. Create operations that create the room that allows for flow, adaptability, fluidity — the feminine.
Yet systematizing the feminine has its limits. The feminine cannot be designed. She is the creator, she brings life, and every effort to duplicate will eventually fail.
The only way to connect with her is to surrender to her. The calling, the desire, the creativity, and the process deep within.
She has never really left, she’s just been denied — on a planetary, national, communal, familial, and individual level. On all levels, she has been denied — individually being the most core.
Individuals make up the larger.
The solution? Return to your feminine and allow her to flourish within you.
Step one? Get still and listen. She’s crying to be heard. Simply listen.
Why? Your struggle for diversity, to save the planet, for a happy work environment, health, simple peace of mind — they all lie within her.
Give it a try. You’ll be happy you did.