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The 36 pages in this Sacred Feminine & Sacred Masculine
section are below.
Basically masculine energy is assertive
energy, it is active energy that is electric in that it is projected
outwardly rather than reflective and a drawing inward like that
of the magnetic feminine energy usage. Where the feminine energy
is associated with lunar cycles, masculine energy is associated
with solar cycles. It is also associated with the elemental
forces of Air in the East and Fire in the South on the Medicine
The masculine perspective is one
that is external, things must be seen, touched, and experienced
before they are accepted so it's linear perception. What is
experienced is through the logic of the mind and physical reactions
to things. If accepted it is taken to heart.
Endurance tests of strength and
prowess along with protective focus are very much a part of
the masculine path in rites of passage. In rites that initiate
a young man to manhood, Vision Questing or Sun Dancing we can
witness the endurance that is called for as men prove themselves
worthy or sacrifice in ways that are physically painful for
them. Often these rites call for life or death situations to
be faced, overcoming extreme fear to find their courage, strength
and stamina. Great preparation goes into this and weeks or months
can be called for as that is undertaken. Conditioning of the
mind, body and emotional state of the individual will be called
for. The spiritual focus is imperative and the warrior framework
I'm inviting the men in our community
to discuss how they experience their masculine energy along
sacred lines. Perhaps share some of the testings you've been
through and the perceptions of your spiritual teachings. While
I've studied the men's ways I would be doing comparisons with
the feminine ways to express the differences and I think it
will help the community immensely to understand this topic from
your perspective relative to individual experiences. Thank you
to all who willingly contribute to this forum.
SO glad this was added. I have felt a pull to balance the feminine
and masculine energies. As this is happening I do find the experiences
to be quite different- both powerful- and am very happy this
Sacred Masculine was added for with this we can be balanced.
was raised, encouraged and I studied ways to strengthen masculine
energy in my world and also about how to use it. I became very
unbalanced and I went through, and still am in, a learning experience
where I am learning to walk with Feminine and Masculine energies
in balance. I too would really enjoy hearing from the men in
the community about how you experience Masculine energy and
weave the spiritual into the mundane. *nudge, nudge*
sat with this thread open on my computer for several days...
I know that when you opened this section Cinnamon, you explained
the masculine energy...then the barest bones of the North American
Native initiative practices for males to step into their masculine
role within the community....and then you invited the men here
to share their experiences...
the masculine is a big part of my journey, despite being female
The battles I've fought physically are all done on the right
side of my body...
every surgery has been on the right side of my body... I have
all male children...all male cats (except 1 and she died young)
in my household... In the last 14 years I've had dogs and they
one of the classes I took in the tradition I follow, we did
something called Walking with the Sacred...and a good part of
that was an honoring of the Feminine (Light and Dark) and the
Masculine (Light and Dark) and then an honoring of a future
map in which we honored a time and stepped into it, where neither
masculine or feminine energy held sway over the other, but they
were united in love and creation...
a beautyfull ceremony...
It was a beautyfull journey...
And I've been walking it within myself now for a couple of years...
If it is alright with you Cinnamon, I'm going to start a new
topic in this section...about exploring a new map in which we
honor the masculine and feminine energies of creation equally
and regardless of the gender of the robes we now wear. Sort
of a dreaming a future into being that allows us all to embody
both comfortably and in harmony. I'll wait to hear from you
before I start it, as it won't be strictly North American Indigenous...but
more of a cross section of many traditions (as many as are followed
here) and about our personal journeys towards this union, rather
than a traditional path that has been followed by any specific
group of collective consciousness.
Absolutely, Wynsong! Thank
you so much. I too journeyed in my lessons through both the
masculine and feminine teachings and learned to balance both
so I'm all for that. Our men here are rather silent in what
they share so far so maybe this will help them to find their
voices too. I think the topic will help many community members
and appreciate your willingness to share what you've learned.
I'll be happy to join in and I'm sure others will too. I look
forward to your posts.
Cinnamon, I'll start to allow my thoughts to come together into
some form of cohesion...so I can share. Munay Ki
Well it has been a while
since I've posted here. Heck, had to create a new account as
I could not recall the old email Addy I used to create the original.
That's male energy for you he he he.
I think male energy is not only assertive
but also destructive to a degree. Yet that destruction is more
so in a creative destructive methodology. It is as we grow older
that I believe the destructive quality of it changes to a more
relaxed and controlled energy.
In some ways perhaps a better alignment
or merging of the female half or quarter of our energy. In our
youth I find male energy to be very pointed yet also unrefined
to a great degree. It seems to rule us more so than us controlling
it. It is explosive and charged to such an extent that we cross
into the warriors path for it is both a controlled release and
gives us role models.
I tend to think that male energy is
badly out of balance for long periods of our life but it is
because of the change of our social system. In the past many
males released and controlled that energy via hunting or other
sports that called for quick bursts of energy with a high burn
In some ways I think nature shows
us that young males need the release to learn control. In most
groupings young males are removed from the herd and travel in
Male herds dominated by an older male. In that grouping they
learn to be males and release the destructive slant to their
As we mature and get older we learn
to focus that destructive or wild energy into a purpose. Sort
of a: if I can see it I can make it or if I can grasp it in
my hand I can work it. Touch is a major component of us (me)
learning to focus and control that energy.
I think when we start getting in touch
with the female part of our self we learn to abstract idea's
or look beyond just the physical world. Yet that also causes
us problems for it is not a "natural" state for us
to be in for it goes in opposition to the look, see, feel and
touch facet of so much we do.
It may sound harsh but to understand
the male energy I think one only needs to look at the way males
respond to sexual urges and encounters. The male energy is to
burn quickly and take action. Yet the female facet of the energy
is subdued yet also touches upon us but in a limited degree
until we realize the importance of it. Yet that too if often
discovered as we get older and balance the whole.
I think I may have just confused
the issue instead of helping on this one.
Hey there stranger! Good
to see you and thank you so much for sharing. I don't think
it was confusing at all. You're describing the balance of learning
to bring the primal urges under control and then into harmony
with understanding. Makes perfect sense. Males are tactile and
there is a need (at least in those I've known) to discover things
on their own rather than accept the senses as the experience,
they need to have the physical experience itself. Women, just
the opposite, accept the sensory experience and then explore
the physical. We come from opposite poles to the same center
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