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Moving Beyond Gender

Moving Beyond Gender

Whenever I talk about the masculine and feminine as it relates to Embodied Enlightenment, I’m not really talking about gender. I’m talking about qualities within each human being that help balance out that human.

I have written extensively about the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine coming back together and integrating on the planet because it has been extremely unbalanced towards the masculine. And even there, it’s not about men versus women.

The Divine feminine is here now on the planet and it is restoring a balance that has been needed for a very long time. The experiment of separating the masculine and feminine is slowly coming to resolution. It was a dynamic experience that was part of our soul’s evolution.

It’s no coincidence that right now on the planet there are a myriad of gender expressions, or we can even say expressions that are gender less. Or a mix and meld. It’s an indication that the self cannot be limited. Whether our soul wishes to express as primarily masculine or feminine or somewhere in between or something entirely different is a sign of the times we are in. Times of freedom from limitation.

Even though I have grown up in a female body, there are parts of me that have expressed as masculine and as androgynous.

I have expressed this androgyny in my artwork especially.

We all have expectations from family, friends and society to behave and think in certain ways because we are born into a particular gender.  Most never even considered that there are so many options available.  And if they did, they dared not act on it for fear of being cast out of family, community and society.

Those man-made rules are slowly being dismantled now.

We may still feel the pressure from others to behave or express in a certain way because of our gender, like females should be sweet and nurturing or males should be strong and stoic.

This is a time of testing of relationships because of our own awakening. Some relationships will not be able to withstand our own change.  Many of us can’t imagine being the person we were just a year ago.

STRIKE A POSE

Fashion is a wonderful example of expressing the myriad aspects of self. We now see non-gay males wearing skirts and heels and lipstick and nail polish. They want to express that part of themselves that is sensual. They still get a tremendous amount of discrimination and ridicule even by those who call themselves enlightened. But that’s because the feminine has been disowned for so very long.  And for such a long time a man who expresses that part of himself is considered less than.

DYING TO THE OLD BRINGS FREEDOM

As we move away from identifying ourselves according to our sexual orientation, our gender, our age, or any of these artificial constructs, we will experience a type of freedom that we have never felt before.

And it requires dying to the old.  Dismantling the old human identity that confined us to a set of parameters.  Those parameters served us, and we preserved the wisdom on a soul level.

And now we have the freedom to express parts of our soul that may have felt restricted before.

But only if we choose not to take things personally when others want us to conform to a particular gender role. We know better now. We know that our freedom does not lie in trying to please others on any level. Our freedom resides in being true to ourselves in every moment. Whatever expression or form that may take.

If you feel the desire to express an aspect of yourself in any moment you can be assured that is your soul wanting to express. And therefore, even if your mind is a little reluctant, you can’t go wrong.

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Image credit XIR155451 The Dream of the Poet or, The Kiss of the Muse, 1859-60 (oil on canvas) by Cezanne, Paul (1839-1906) oil on canvas 82×66 Musee Granet, Aix-en-Provence, France Lauros / Giraudon French, out of copyright.
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