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Activities Do You Consider Masculine?
As the new Celtic year started at Samhain I felt a new lesson
starting: a lesson in connecting more deeply with my masculine
side having connected deeply with the Celtic feminine this last
year via working with the Celtic Moons. But as the first couple
of months of the year have passed, I feel it is deeper than
just the masculine
So what activities
do you consider masculine, particularly in terms of your spiritual
not overly masculine I don't think, but the ways for me masculine
and feminine seem to balance is that the feminine brings security,
the masculine freedom; the feminine stability, the masculine
flexibility. Or maybe it's the other way around and I have the
masculine-feminine switched up. I can't quite make the distinction
very well. But what I was getting at was travel verses homing.
Masculine for me would be more about travel, feminine about
nesting/home, and hence I thought of long car ride/motorbike
ride as ways of traveling 'masculine style'.
question. Not sure I really have an answer. I know when I was
managing for a brief period of time, that had a masculine feel
to it for me. The way I had to make decisions and implement
things was based on the need to get stuff done, to accomplish
an end rather than what I'd consider more feminine for me which
would be concentrating on the flow and experience rather than
the result. More recently, the plan to move from one home to
another the middle of this year felt like a combination of masculine
and feminine. The brute strength and implementation of the move
(masculine) combined with the flow and flexibility of the moment
and details (feminine). But, I'm not sure I really delineate
solid lines between masculine and feminine in myself so I may
not be a good source to listen on it. The creative force it
takes to do anything, moving, management etc... seems to me
to be where I tend to focus the most energy. In generalities,
I tend to see feminine as flow and masculine as form, now that
I'm thinking about it. Not much but maybe you can find something
I tend to function a lot
like you do SEDD, and I think once we've found our balance and
are able to employ both successfully that it is a harmony of
the two working together in all that we manifest...whatever
it may be. I can see where someone would want to define the
two and take each deeper for fuller understanding but that comes
with the teachings we receive along the way too. I know I explored
the teachings from both angles, not everyone does that but my
path took me there over the years and Stars was I resistant
toward the masculine. It felt like the long way around to me
because of all the exploration and physical effort it called
At the time I didn't understand why
I had to go through all that, it seemed so senseless because
when I employed my feminine abilities the answers I was seeking
or the accomplishments would come about much easier...and faster...or
so it seemed at the time. I could See and Feel my way through
things expediently with the feminine. The masculine way of proving
what I was feeling seemed almost redundant to me back then.
Now I do appreciate those lessons, there are many layers that
have been touched by them, understanding the masculine nature
itself for one has made
communication with men a lot easier; then the 'how to' of delving
into things deeper as I explore them is another; I find that
sometimes that's necessary when we need to learn new means of
accomplishing things too. I still find I'm resistant to it but
I will do it when necessary. I tend to trust the things I sense
and feel, always have, and they have guided me all my life.
I don't second guess those things where the masculine is all
about proving them before embracing them and has always felt
like the long way around as I mentioned. The trust factor having
to be explored more readily so I can see where understanding
the feminine would challenge a man too. They'd want the tangible
proof first where a woman tends to be more comfortable working
from the intangible to the tangible, for a male it's usually
the opposite due to our genetic natures.
I also see the masculine as more externalized
where the feminine feels more internal and think I naturally
balanced the two in my nature to begin with, I just didn't define
it as such at the time. Over the years that did become defined
and then unified again. It's a lot like walking the Wheel either
from the world of form to the center (masculine) or from the
center to the world of form (feminine)...my personal take on
it anyway. I'm not sure that's helpful to you either Wolfie,
but I've been working with the two in union for so long now
defining just seems futile to me. I don't use one more than
the other, just jiggle things in one direction or the other
as needed and define them by what actions are receptive (feminine)
and which are assertive (masculine) as you've pointed out. I
do see that it takes both to create though and feel that everything
(life forms, physical objects or actions) has a masculine and
feminine aspect to it to some degree. I'm not sure I've even
really addressed what you were after here but I hope so.
also see the masculine as more externalized where the feminine
feels more internal"
tree male in general, deeply grasped into Mother Earth?
I was in a tug of war along with my marriage, male female this
We separated for one full year. In that year I found the male
and female deep within myself and had a marriage ceremony.
When I merged deep within and partnered up, I found the tug
of war over and our marriage is strong.
I respect and honor the male and female within my hubby and
he the same.
Oh sure there are some battles, but we/I have spent plenty of
time watching the male and female in nature and in animals.
is not sacred unless the male is joined with the female.
The stem obviously the male and the bowl, womb, the female,
it is beautiful when the male and female become ONE in many,
I heard a story....it was probably just to get our minds to
let loose of things, that before we lived here we lived with
the stars we were (still are here) star people....star people
Externally and internally. I thought deeply about that. How
that would make us be.
How some things would just be un... important. Is just a story
to open the mind. It worked on me!
I love your use of the Pipe. It fits so well the need for us
to hold both genders in perfect (merged) balance and equality
- within us... without of us.
my spiritual journey searching for androgyny - to release gender
differences. It took me a while to realize you need to embrace
BOTH first and your word finishes that step for me in a way
I hadn't really realized before... merging. Thank you.
we are moving into an era where humans will see less and less
gender differences as there is more merging.
exciting just to think about.....I like your name White Crow.....I
love Crow, white Crow though, humm, I just got chills thinking
about it. The whole idea of White Crow has never ever entered
my mind.......it is so different! I love it!!
you. The name was given to me a while back, well... I asked
who I was and this was the reply. When I went looking for information
I found out that the term "a white crow" is used in
science to mean one different fact that changes an argument
completely. I kind of like that - it's sort of something that
makes you look again and see other possibilities.
not really sure about feminine and masculine. Feminine receptive
would make sense to me, but I'd think of masculine more like
active. Assertive to me would be in the middle, because as I
understand it as it's applied in the business world it means
that we are both receptive and respectful of the beliefs/thoughts/emotions/choices
of the other but also if it becomes appropriate assert that
we're entitled to our own.
would be examples where that gets out of proportion along the
female/male line. Flow to me would be like a balanced neutral,
because it's kind of gently receptive at one end and gently
active at the other. I would think of empathy as feminine and
synthesis as masculine. These seem to be the things that most
nearly differentiate between most women and men in psychological
research studies, followed next by emotions and thoughts.
tangible, not so sure about that, as abstract would seem to
be more air associated and concrete more like earth and they
are usually considered male and female. But things can always
kind of be looked at either way on. Whenever any kind of communication
(in the widest sense of the word) there would be reception at
one end (female) and transmission (male at the other). The communication
itself is both male and female with respect to the ends.
There are things
like introversion and extroversion. Most people in US/UK are
extrovert rather than introvert. But I would say when younger
that females tended to be more introvert and males more extrovert
and have found this often occurs in the work place, at least
in the more male dominated environments in which I've worked.
There are personality
tests that attempt to test degree of female/maleness and I come
out male on those, but more female than most males. A lot of
people associate right-brained with female, but most
people in our culture are left-brain dominant as adults whether
they are male or female. The left brain is associated with judging
which is usually considered a more male trait. In other cultures
that are less competition oriented and more communal and cooperative
most people are right-brain dominant. Young children in our
culture are right-brain dominant, and I am quite extremely so
in most respects. And there is some research in relation to
neuroscience and mental health that relates to left brain and
right brain in autism and schizophrenia. For example schizophrenia
has sometimes been associated with damage on the left side of
the brain, and some research suggests that the left brain isn't
working properly so the right-brain is dominant in a way that
it shouldn't be. And other research suggests that both sides
of the brain are fully active and they are connected and neither
is dominant. It's also kind of relevant to hearing voices, because
it's been found that when people hear voices, areas in the right
brain are active when with hearing of sound from external sources
is associated with the mirror of that part of the brain on the
to be much better at language and communication, but this is
a left-brain function. Abstraction and creativity are right
brain and concrete and logic and reasoning are left-brain. High
internal locus of control where on feels a high degree of control
and responsibility over ones own life and destiny and
circumstances is left brain. That's about the only left brain
function that I personally (very) score high on. People who
are more right brain oriented usually tend more to think and
feel that events conspire to affect them in a way that they
have little control over.
If we take the
right and the left as female male, then the left side of the
body is female because it's associated with processing in the
right side of the brain, whereas the right side of the body
is female. And to me this would seem to make sense (at least
for right handed people). I find there are reflections of this
theme in positioning, and posture and focus. For example, for
me looking down to the left for a long time always feels strange
and negative and judgmental and contradictory, while looking
up to the right feels positive and uplifting and that would
be more familiar and comfortable for me. It strikes me that
most adult females are shorter than men so they would tend to
look up more in social situations, but I'm relatively short
and was particularly so when I was young. I also find that I've
always generally preferred to position to the far right of a
room so I'm seeing through my left eye whereas teachers would
always pay more attention to children sitting more to the left
and in front, so they were both engaging left brain more in
my estimation. But if the teacher turned round to the blackboard
and heard someone say something they would blame someone at
my side of the class, presumably because they would be processing
it more in the left brain and associate it with something happening
on their right. Generally, I think people who are right brain
dominant might be more likely to be considered mentally ill
in our society, particularly if they ever hear voices, given
the auditory link and if I remember correctly the right temporal
lobe, there would also be a link with any kind of altered state
of consciousness as this would be more likely to engage processing
which would be more likely to be associated with that kind of
effect. That would also seem to be supported by experimental
research into the psychology of perceptions that altered states
brought on by prolonged exposure to certain conditions tend
to lead to perception shifts.
I've kind of gone
off on a tangent a bit, but I know people have considered how
female and male brains might work differently before, and I
know some people have heard voices or had other perception
shifts, so I thought the perspective might be of some interest.
Some of the scientific
research will undoubtedly have arrived at the wrong conclusions
but it kind of at least gives a flavor of these things.
liked what you wrote about the name. Science does rely on a
set assumptions that tend to remain in place and be taken for
granted unless and until they are experimentally disproven,
as happened with some of Einstein's theories which initially
met with resistance, but were eventually accepted and replaced
Newton's as the current model. It's a recurrent theme in science.
But yet some people think it's the answer to everything, even
if the evidential basis is very slim and uncertain and poor
On the other hand
paranormal phenomena doesn't get accepted and the required conditions
for experiments and thresholds for acceptance just get more
and more demanding, because they go against the grain of accepted
scientific theory. I bet we all kind of feel like that in some
ways occasionally, like we are the phenomena that's not quite
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