While the masculine dynamic involves offering energy out from within as in creating an intention, the feminine or receptive is about allowing energy in from outside ourselves. Think of human sexuality and anatomy- the masculine releases out and the feminine allows in.
Women and men have access to these both of
these energies. Both are essential and they work together inside of us. When we offer something, we allow energy in (feminine) to discern what is going on around us and then offer our intent or gift out (masculine).
This is the time of the year of the receptive, the feminine. With the decreased sunlight and shorter days, things are naturally more introspective and internal. This features allowing energy in. And, in a culture which is more structured around offering our energy out, this offers an opportunity to work with a much needed skill.
To allow energy in we have to first stop pushing our energy out. We tend to habitually push our energy out. Having something to say or making a point is pushing our energy out. Making something happen is often pushing our energy out. Anger, control, and willful intent all push energy out. To allow energy in, we have to consciously stop pushing, open our heart, and allow energy to come in.
When we allow energy in we have to open our heart and feel. This feels vulnerable and can feel scary if we are not used to it. But once we allow energy in, we can access all of our internal resources in our walk through life. The energy moves through our chakras or energy centers so we can have clear perception, pure feeling, and intuition. In other words, we clearly see what is going on around us, we feel how we fit in that experience, and then intuitively know what to say and do.
But allowing energy in requires us to walk with our heart open. We have to be willing to feel. We have to get out of our head. We have to let go of control and surrender to feeling the experience we are in.
About the Author
I, Michael Hoffman, am a licensed psychotherapist, teacher, and author with 25 years experience in counseling and teaching experiential workshops. I have maintained this blog since 2009, and my second book Natural Way of Being will published in 2019.
I offer in-person and video-conferencing counseling, intensive workshops, and online courses to allow participants to directly experience their natural way of being and the life they would have for themselves.