A Mantra To Help You Own Your Feminine Energy (Regardless Of Your Gender)
Real talk: I don't think the future is female.
Hear me out. This catchy phrase implies implies that there's an inherent imbalance between female and male, and such labels and categorizations serve to only further divide us. Truly positive change can come only when we are all-encompassing rather than exclusive. People assigned male at birth are just as capable of acting in a way that's "feminine" as those who are assigned female at birth. And therefore, this future isn't solely to be championed by cisgender women but by everyone willing to tune in to and embrace their inner feminine power.
In my new book, Evolution of Goddess: A Modern Girl's Guide to Activating Your Feminine Superpowers, I propose a new idea: The future is feminine.
What does feminine energy look like in 2018?
Historically, feminine energy has described the call to nurture, protect, and tune into your intuitive and compassionate side. Now, that is something everyone can and should do. It is up to all of us to balance taking action with sitting back; balance talking with listening; giving with receiving. This idea is epitomized in the energy of the Goddess.
After spending many months researching what Goddesses have looked like through time, I've come to the conclusion that the evolved Goddess is someone who is mindful and acts as a role model for driving forward conscious change. A Goddess unites people, nourishes other people's energy, feeds them wisdom, and helps them feel safe and secure.
And for those who identify as masculine, dialing up your Goddess isn’t going to emasculate you. On the contrary, owning your intuition, emotional, and empathic side can make you a more in-tune lover, more emotionally intelligent in business, and give you a more well-rounded perspective on the world around you.
How can we embody Goddess energy in our day-to-day?
The most important trait of feminine and Goddess energy is simple: love.
Love is strength.
Moving forward, let this be your mantra and see how it feels. Say it over and over to yourself and let it help you meet opposition with understanding, and lead with your desire to be of service. Help all. Heal all. Before reacting to stressful situations, remind yourself of the power of love.
When hate meets hate it is easy to experience a spiral of destruction. For instance, imagine if you're having a disagreement with your colleague in the office. When someone chooses to talk over you, you can choose to talk louder and heighten the hate in the situation, or you can ground yourself and listen to what they have to say. Hear them. Understand them and ask them to understand you back. You may not always agree, but that doesn’t mean both of you can’t still speak and be heard. There is power in staying grounded, and not letting yourself be swept up or jump to conclusions.
It’s time to stop hiding. It’s time to own your power, claim your voice, and tip the balance back toward a feminine future. It’s no longer about man vs. woman. Commander vs. conqueror. This is a time for all of us to look for harmony and unity—to remove what has defined and divided us and activate our inner Goddess.
Now more than ever, it's all about the energy and intention behind your actions. As a society, the past year has seen unethical, immoral, and unauthentic behavior called out. From the #MeToo movement to the wave of new voices entering politics, 2018 is shaping up to be a year of unity and compassion. We are all being made accountable to step up, support, and be the best versions of ourselves.
Let this mantra—love is strength—help you be a force of good in the world, someone who shows kindness to random strangers. After all, these actions ripple in profound ways. Imagine how much change could occur if everyone took a little extra care of those around them, of the Earth around them. If we were each responsible for simply serving our part, we'd have a Goddess revolution on our hands.