The Most Important Work You Will Ever Do
Our root problem is that we believe in the illusion that there is a lack of love (fear), and we then act from that belief.
The mechanism which enables that belief is patriarchy.
Patriarchy is the suppression of the divine feminine essence within each of us (and as a consequence, the feminine bodies around us).
The feminine is our emotions, our empathy, our intuition, and our connection to the divine. Without the feminine, we would not be able to know, feel, or recognize that we are all connected, and that we are all one with the greater force of the universe which is Love.
We have created a culture where the feminine essence is shunned and suppressed, especially within men. When the connection to the feminine essence is severed, it creates a deep core wound. And then those men (and many times women as well), cut off from their connection with universal Love and operating from that core wound, perpetrate acts of violence and oppression, whether overt and obvious or subtle and insidious, as a means to control and dominate others (toxic masculinity).
When we talk about the rise of the divine feminine, we aren’t talking about female bodies. We’re talking about the feminine essence in all of us – a reconnection to our emotions, our empathy, our intuition, and our divine selves.
Only with this counterbalance can the masculine essence be recalibrated to its true purpose, which is to protect the vulnerable, not control them, dismiss them, or otherwise disempower them.
Each of us can only reconnect with our feminine essence if and when we participate in the work of examining our shadow (our ego) and unlearn all of the negative cultural and ancestral programming that we have operated from, participated in, and enabled in our society at large and HEAL the core wound, which we would experience on a personal level as an ego death. The process of an ego death is what we call a dark night of the soul.
We have to look at how this plays out on an individual level as well as within group collectives (because one enables the other, thus creating a mirror effect).
“The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do is to withdraw the projection of our own shadow onto others.” – Carl Jung
Shadow work is THE work.
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