Category: Awakened Lifestyles Written by Maria Chambers Views: 1432
For most of us growing up on this planet, our perspectives were shaped predominantly by our early years. Whatever gender we incarnated into, our thoughts and behaviors were profoundly affected by the collective attitudes toward those genders.
As challenging as it has been as a female in a patriarchal system, I chose the female gender because I knew, as a soul, that we are the leaders of the new consciousness.
And once awakened, I realized that in a significant way.
Growing up in the 50s and 60s especially, before women’s liberation, I was indoctrinated with the belief that girls and women should not enjoy their own sexuality or sensuality.
By the way, women’s liberation actually backfired on the female gender, because they thought they had to be more like men to become heard and recognized, especially in the workforce.
So it was easier to lean into being more masculine than feminine, for survival purposes. To play down the sensuality. Which the latter is simply the joy of physical experience, and really has nothing to do with sexuality or sex.
But to an obtuse chauvinistic consciousness on the planet, that registered to them as leading men on, trying to play hard to get, or worse. There was so much shame and guilt connected to it.
So, over time, the sensual nature of our being, especially as women was suppressed.
Yet, as we awakened, we realized that our soul is predominantly a sensual presence. It loves to experience and express sensually. And our human self loves it too. Which has its own challenges. Because spirit will not compromise its joy, and we are going to appear very sensual and free to others who don’t yet feel safe to do so themselves.
And the male gender too, will be challenged to express their sensual nature. We all know how this planet still has a problem embracing the male who embodies the feminine qualities. And, sensuality, for whatever reasons, is associated with the female gender.
Those here who identify as gay have been terribly discriminated against, and yet they carry the balance of the masculine and feminine. They have brought in the balance and the sensuality that this planet itself desperately needs.
But, over time, as my awareness expanded, I no longer identified as a woman, just as I no longer identified as an artist, writer or musician. In fact, I really no longer identify as just the human.
These are just expressions or facets of my being. But they certainly aren’t who I am. And that’s liberating.
But having said that, I would never incarnate here again in the female gender. There’s just too much disrespect for the feminine, Although, this is my last lifetime on this planet anyway, so it’s moot.
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