December 21, 2018, Prescott-
I love balance. Today featured several imbalances in the wider world, not the least of which is what happens every year at this time, with regard to day and night. The Winter Solstice has power to heal, though, by initiating a gradual, minute-a-day increase in daylight and by summoning so much collective spiritual energy. It is no accident that Holy Days based on hope and resilience: Hanukkah and Christmas, occur during this time. It is also no accident that those whose concerns are primarily material suffer so many setbacks during December. This last month of the year has been tough on the governmental and financial sectors, for four of the past five years-with 2016 being an anomaly, for the world of finance.
Let me get to the main point of today, however. This evening, I spent ninety minutes on a conference call with four women. The topic was the integration of masculine and feminine energy, which exists in each human being. As we concurred in the discussion, this is not a gender matter nor is it a question of sexual orientation. I am happy to be a man, have never been sexually attracted to other males and have always valued my nurturing energy as much as I have my building energy. Every other person on Earth has both, and those who have experienced the most lifelong success are those who have tapped into both, on a regular basis.
I pondered my current friendships, as I listened to the women and offered some of my own thoughts. Of the ten people I regard as my best friends, outside of immediate and extended family, four are women who are in committed relationships. Three others are single women, to whom I am either not physically attracted or who are not so drawn to me, and three are men. So, romance is not a factor in my present circle of friends. This, in one who has been bonkers over the female of our species, from the age of eight-and probably earlier, is quite a self-revelation.
The other thing that occurred to me during this discussion, is that I have arrived at a point in my life where my only concern, regarding others, is that I am prepared to do everything possible to help them advance. This is true regardless of any physical, mental, or circumstantial status of an individual. Many, if not most, of the two rising generations are already at this level of understanding. Perhaps this is why I feel such a psychic closeness to the young.
It all boils down to intuition, and to self-awareness. I credit Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz, whose book, “Awakening Intuition”, started me on this path of self-examination; Ms. Corina Luna Dea, whose online group has offered boundless insights into the process of self-awareness; Ms. Medea Bavarella Chichik, who co-moderated this evening’s call; and a person, who shall remain anonymous, whose challenges of two months ago led me to a long-overdue self-examination, as to the level of my presence in day-to-day interactions.
The work of integrating feminine and masculine energy is ongoing, and as I said above, it is independent of both gender identification and sexual orientation. It is about the total human being.