Never before in history has there been such a need for humanity to evolve. We must evolve, and to do so, we must develop a culture where feminine power is accepted and honoured, and masculine power has evolved beyond toxic ideas of separation, scarcity and competition.
It’s going to demand something from every one of us. But what that is is not yet clear.
It’s new territory.
Here in the middle of the birthing pains of a new paradigm, there is no longer a ‘normal’.
A safe and precisely ordered life where things happen as expected may seem like the ideal life. How many of us think so when things go wrong? In the midst of massive disruption we long for safety and the comfort of ‘normal’.
But if we look honestly at all the major upheavals that life has thrown at us, most of us can see that they led to important and essential changes.
We know that while we danced around trying anything and everything to avoid the gaping hole in front of us, our souls had other plans and tipped us in.
In the throes of the pain, we wanted OUT.
In hindsight, we can see that something wonderful emerged from the pain, and we can honestly feel deep gratitude for the experience.
There is a massive shift in perception happening right now in our world. It’s a shift from the avoidance of pain to seeing everything that happens to us as an invitation to conscious evolution.
Like it or not, women are the collective lightning rod to ground humanity as we go through this shift and emerge into the new.
We’ve had centuries to get ready!
Here’s what to watch for.
Feminine Power Means New Creative Impulses
Feminine power is intrinsically linked to creativity. We become aware that a deeply creative and dynamic impulse is bubbling up inside us. While it’s thrilling, at the same time we’re terrified. We know we’re being called outside of our comfort zone.
The courageous women of#metoo and #timesup are to be admired but they have the whole machine of celebrity to work with.
For women out of the glare of the spotlight, it will likely be very different.
Yet what we all have in common is the creative impulse to DO SOMETHING.
The impulse rises because we’re hungry for something more than our current life and while a large part of us longs to respond, another part resists at the same time. “Oh no”, we think, “what if I have to change?” Or maybe we say, “Why me?”
We can refuse the invitation within the impulse.
Yes, there are ways.
How To Say No to Your Own Fierce and Feminine Power
It’s easy to find ways to say no.
- Pretend the desire is not there.
- Distract ourselves with social media.
- Jump back into an addiction; food, shopping, work.
- Protest that we lack enough resources, skill or knowledge.
- Argue that we don’t have enough clarity yet to make it happen.
- Insist it’s too big for us, we don’t have enough money, or we’re too old.
But even as we try all those things, becoming anxious, frustrated, even depressed and angry, still that impulse won’t leave us in peace.
The impulse doesn’t quit nudging us on the edge of our consciousness. It keeps us awake at night or shows up unexpectedly as an idea in a book or a conversation.
Saying no costs us.
We MUST create, and if we don’t create according to our gifts, we create according to our limiting beliefs.
I know this experience first hand and it completely changed the direction of my life. Chances are if you’re reading this commentary, you know it too.
Do we resist because we sense that saying yes to the invitation will lead to chaos? We’re right about that. It will, but it’s not ordinary chaos.
Let’s call it Divine Chaos.
What is Divine chaos and how do we recognize it?
This is how I’ve defined it in my life.
It’s Divine chaos when there is somehow an underlying sense that whatever is happening is good and purposeful, even when our lives are turned upside down.
It’s Divine chaos when we recognize the disturbance as a way into the invisible realm that stands in readiness to deliver every potential and possibility we can imagine.
Divine chaos signals that once we say yes to the fiercely creative impulse rising in us we’ll have to become Who We Really Are. Yes, capitalized!
It’s going to demand more from us than relaxing in an easy chair. Life will tax us. We are going to be shaken up so we don’t recognize our lives any more.
We will be giving our hearts, our creativity, and our life’s blood to this soul journey.
That can be a terrifying thought.
But once we realize that the cost of not following the creative impulse will be much higher than facing the uncertainty of Divine Chaos, we say yes.
What Breaks Your Heart?
Your creative impulse will be deeply connected to 3 things: whatever it is about the world that breaks your heart, your unique and sacred gifts, and your answer to the question how can I serve?
I started YUE as a response to that question.
What breaks my heart are old dysfunctional ideas; where women feel shame and fear and despair, where they’re silenced, where they’ve been limited in how they bring their gifts to a world that is crying out for those very gifts. I long to hold a mirror up and show them the feminine power and radiance of their being.
But most of all, my heart aches when I see talented and gifted women who have yet to understand the Truth, capital T – that they are eternally creative beings with their own unique way to serve.
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Once you’ve made your own discoveries, you can’t help but recognize that you are inextricably and irrevocably linked to the creative force behind the emergence of a new paradigm. It doesn’t matter how it all manifests. You do have a role to play in defining and creating it; a role to play in building a world that works for everyone. Once you’ve pulled back that veil, you can’t return to ignorance. What you have seen cannot be unseen.
Where We’ve Been
To look at where we’ve been is not that productive unless we use our knowledge about the old way as fuel to propel the new way.
The old way is sneaky and manipulative. The mechanisms and systems that keep it in place want to survive. They try to stay hidden in the shadows.
But once you know what to look for it changes everything.
The old paradigm teaches us that the acquisition of things is more important than the currency of ideas and creative pursuits. It:
- Compromises peaceful communication between individuals and between nations.
- Consumes but does not give back.
- Poisons our bodies and our minds.
- Pollutes our water, our air and our food.
- Values technology over our true nature as human beings.
- Separates us from each other by the colour of our skin, our gender, our economic status, because it knows that’s a way to keep us from rising up together.
- Perpetuates victim-hood with the question, “But I’m only one person, what can I do?”
And it teaches us to be very afraid.
The Old Way Only Exists Because of Us
Am I making it sound like a living entity? In a way it is. The old paradigm is an entity driven by what we hold in our collective unconsciousness; meaning our entrenched beliefs, our perspectives of limitation and separation, and our beliefs in scarcity and competition.
But there’s good news.
There are signs that it’s losing.
It’s losing because strong individual women are rising up and saying no more.
Feminine power is emerging and the world is starting to listen.
Read Fierce and Feminine Part One
Read Fierce and Feminine Part Three