I came across this blog post tonight, by Aaron Paquette, and it really hit me. There is a whole lot of intense and powerful movement happening right now, with all of the energy surging around the awakening of the Divine Feminine. I love this, I really do. As a trance dancer and medicine woman, I have been anxiously awaiting this time in our earth's history. I could feel it coming, ever since I was a small child. I am prepared for the upheavals that the earth has in store for us, the cracking open of surfaces that have been still for too long, the washing away of old and harmful patterns, and the healing of ancient wounds as the dust is wiped from our eyes.
Now, as a mother and wife, I have witnessed and experienced firsthand the struggle that our men face. There is a bit of a sense of loss, a triggering of deep and old wounds, and an uncertainty that can shake one to the core. New ground is being paved now as a new world is being formed. And for those men and fathers that, with thanks to the mainly unconscious conditioning of our 'modern' society, feel that they have nowhere to turn with their emotions... this can be a time of depression. It has been long bred into the veins of our society that emotional expression by a man, particularly expression of fear or uncertainty, is unsettling. More than that, it can be looked down upon as a sort of 'weakness'. I feel for our men. I really do. Now more than ever, they could use a place to lay their heads and weep. I have witnessed much anger on the parts of women - anger toward the domination that masculine power has symbolized, and weariness of the patriarchal system.
All of this is well and valid. I fully understand the anger toward the patriarchal system which has held us in chains of linear action and scrutinizing thought. Can we turn this into a positive, and allow for the release and emotional expression of the masculine energy? Can we find it in our hearts to allow for this shift, however intense it may be, and make room for new growth?
I believe that with deep wisdom and new acceptance, we most certainly can. Thank you Aaron Paquette, for inspiring this post.
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