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What Balance Is
or Means To Me
As I pondered what balance was and was it obtainable I realized
that before I really could answer that I had to determine just
what balance was to me. In a true balanced situation I first
though that it would imply the typical 50 - 50 relationship
of one side to the other. The whole would contain equal amounts
of elements A and B to produce 100 percent, in my scenario using
two forms of energy, masculine and feminine.
I settled upon masculine and feminine
as they were the basic constructs of all life. Both could create
but the creation process was different for each in regards to
the way one worked in contrast to the other. Following more
of a shamanic & Green Witchcraft type path the visible and
hidden facets of life are clues to the way I view the world.
I see that the single celled animals may recreate from splitting
yet the farther one goes up the kingdoms the more prevalent
are the impacts of feminine and masculine energies. The more
examples one sees of a separating of the species yet the combined
influences of the energies upon the species.
Yet the more I reflected upon this
concept of 50 - 50, the more I realized that was the illusion
of balance. While it might be an obtainable quality in an experiment
or something it would not do for a living thing. Search as I
might I could find nothing that held a perfect 50 - 50 ratio.
Nothing was completely 50 percent good and 50 percent evil,
50 percent male or 50 percent female, literally nothing was
50 - 50. Yet that is the typical imagery of a perfect balance
the scales held level at midpoint.
Analyzing my own memories and responses
to events I began to see that a 50 - 50 balance was an illusion
but one might hold the 100 percent combination but constantly
change the amount presented in an action or guiding that action.
One might obtain a dynamic balance of the greater whole, while
the two parts actually stood quit out of balance in regards
to the amount present in a given instance. Yet they may shift
and align influence to create the balance that maintains the
As a visual example of those two
energies I chose the Yin - Yang symbol. It fit the assumptions
I had chosen to describe my position, clearly two types of energy
that where in a semi-balanced state and the combination of the
two reaching 100 percent. A imagery where one could be the rising
influence yet at any point the influence could be shifted or
changed, or a scale that could be viewed in an instantaneous
point to show inequality of the energy and a greater balancing
of the parts.
I realized that part of obtaining
the concept of balance was that I had to recognize there where
two primary classes of energy within me. That the means by which
each worked was different thus the manner of presenting it would
possibly be different as well. That in usage I might be pulling
part, some or all from one side then have to release and go
in the opposite direction or energy flow and influence. In essence
I maintained a dynamic sense of balance because I juggled the
influences of each upon me and the presence of their actions
I also realized to a great extent
it was not my awareness of the action that enabled me to juggle
it but the automatic balancing act that occurs within. Yet even
as the internal balancing act occurs I can change or influence
the impact upon myself in how I accept the influences and changes
being reflected upon the outer creature. I can allow the emotional
feminine to move me to tears or weeping or resist it and push
the harsher and colder masculine actions over it.
Granted the feminine in this instance
is not so much removed, as it becomes the fuel to feed the masculine
energy I knowingly pull into its position. Of course the inverse
is also possible where the harsh and cold energy of the masculine
is used to fuel the feminine and make it more powerful so it
has both a internal reflective and an external reactive.
It was in the deducing of how things
worked within me that I realized that to try and force the 50
- 50 balance that it actually became destructive to the whole
of self. To try and reach a point where the feminine and masculine
lay in a 50 - 50 balance is to destroy or undo their interactions
and influence upon each other. Basically, one reaches the point
where there is not enough assertion to move you to either course
of action for they would cancel out each other and seemingly
produce a state of no action.
I came to the conclusion, for myself,
that to try and balance myself between the influences was more
harmful. My balance would come from my recognizing that I did
possess each and that they worked in harmony and flowed and
ebbed as the influence of each was needed. I could influence
the physical and emotional outcome of that inner working to
increase or decrease a result but it would be for a few moments
at best and not directly impact upon the greater inner working
I also realized that to blindly accept
the results of the action of the two energies could produce
a null state or no response state. So not only was I subject
to the balancing act of the feminine and masculine energies
within but each had to have more faces than I initially gave
credence to. So it called for a sub-balancing act that must
occur within the workings of each. Perhaps a feature I have
no control over for it is ingrained or a survival feature that
overrides the higher level balancing acts that occur.
Those animalistic actions that override
the mind or body, the so-called fight or flight actions. Perhaps
something that operates on a lower function concept like the
routine actions of breathing, body action, food consumption
and processing, etc.
Now some might suggest that this
in no way accepts the concepts or actions of a god / goddess,
spiritual and religious perceptions or even their day to day
workings in the mundane world. For some this maybe a true statement
but for me the way I perceive my god / goddess (es) is a combination
of emotional (feminine) and internal reception. It is the feminine
energies that allow me to feel and look inter-perceptively,
to know my gods / goddess and what they mean to me and how they
interact with me, and I them. It is a combination of the energies
that make me love them or stand up and fight to defend them.
On a mundane level it is that which
influences the way I see the world, those within it and how
I react to them and what they do to me or for me or even with
me. It is the influence that determines
whether I meet them halfway or do I shut them out. It is the
filter through which I decide how to respond to them and just
what I shall allow them to see or be a part of.
It is part of the concept known as
balancing. Balancing of my inner energies, my outer workings
with the world and those about me, the way I acknowledge the
spiritual and religious about me. It is a balancing of the forces
I see in nature and the way I see them interacting.
Mostly, I think it is the dynamic
action that occurs within and without of me that allows me to
understand and function within my world. To be able to survive
and act in an ever changing world and spiritual landscape. It
is that process that takes 100 percent of me but changes the
parts of each situation and how I see it and respond to it.
But it is also an illusion for it
can never be the 50 - 50 balance that one might think of when
pondering the word balance!
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