I spent the first weekend in October with the remarkable Annie Bossingham in a “New Paradigm Workshop”. There was a great deal of discussion about the role of the feminine energy, the current turbulent shift from the distorted masculine energy which has held power to the evolving blend of feminine and (harmonized) masculine energies that will represent the new paradigm.
Certainly this is playing out on the world stage in dramatic ways that are easy to externalize. But what about internally? I know from past experience I would not be so triggered if there was not some resonance inside me.
Introspection begins to reveal the ways I have perpetrated a dishonoring of the feminine; perpetual doing as opposed to being, attempting to control instead of allowing, and of course the time honored platitude, “It is better to give than to receive”. In addition, there are the attempts to ignore or manipulate my emotions into submission. I believe most of these patterns and behaviors are instructed by a desire to fit into the world in a certain way, a world which has even more blatantly dis-empowered the feminine.
But the times they are a-changing.
My creative expression is changing too. I have just begun a painting class which is teaching a style unlike anything I have previous learned. I struggled so much with it at first, without realizing, I was missing the lines. I feel I need linear structure as a foundation for creation. God/Goddess/All That Is has other plans.
This piece which began as a mandala, features a feminine figure in the center. I added the elements, fire, water, earth, and was looking to add air, and the Goddess whispered. She is prominently featured, and she is blowing away the lines. Her presence is beautiful, powerful, loving, compassionate, intentional, inevitable. Her breath is directed into the left ear, which coincidentally for me has been intermittently popping.
There is a great healing taking place. The world as we know it is changing. There will be some chaos as structure falls away, but beauty, resilience, strength and grace will emerge. Your participation is essential!