Today I went for a long walk to a Baha'i temple that was surrounded by a beautiful garden. I was thinking about something I read by Tami Kent recently (read below) about how we need to balance our masculine and feminine energy. Not just react (masculine) but to reconnect (feminine) with ourselves - ground ourselves to the earth. So I laid down in the grass for a bit. Just feeling the earth fully support my body. Breathing into the connection and comfort that comes from being present. Awakening to my body's sensations. Taking the time to listen to my intuition. It felt so healing.
I encourage you to walk barefoot this week. Lay in the grass. Touch the earth. Connect.
“The secret to designing our lives from the creative center is to reestablish our connection not only to the feminine, but to the feminine-masculine alignment.We must recognize where we forgo the feminine and over-access the masculine mode of doing. We must honestly evaluate where we operate primarily on output and production, noting any tendencies to work until we are depleted, frustrated, exhausted, irritable, or even ill. And we need to recognize where we believe our sense of well-being depends on how much we accomplish or achieve rather than an inner state of harmony.
In the presence of the stress to produce continually, the body tends to restrict, tensing muscles which reduce our energy flow. Fortunately by recognizing the effects of stress on well-being, we can consciously reverse the constriction pattern and instead replenish ourselves by intentionally receiving the feminine as breath, downtime, nourishment, and dream cultivation. Receiving from the feminine first and then taking action with the masculine, we follow a more fluid and long-term sustainable inner flow pattern. Rather than running your engines on high in the ‘strive and drive’ model, using the feminine-masculine flow is like surfing and energy wave; I think of this model as ‘flow and go.’ When feminine energy is moving, a person can receive this energy and let it build until the movement shifts into a more productive phase. Likewise, when the flow is minimal or nonexistent, it is time to halt and simply be or seek restoration…Each of us enters the womb on a tide of powerful and deeply creative feminine energy. Yet because we are rewarded for developing an externalized sense of value based on what we do instead of who we are, this early feminine connection is often forgotten."