So I thought I may as well jump on the bandwagon, and now present you with:
How to be a Man and a Woman Both At The Same Time
If you are going to live forever you need to have your male and female energies working well together. So…
1. Get the urge
Learn to recognise your intuitive promptings. Intuition is your first impulse. It is a feeling of just simply wanting to do something. It is a quiet voice that just “knows”. For the purpose of this post, I’m saying intuition is the female energy that is in us all.
Intuition is not emotional reactions. With practice you can tell whether you are being motivated by intuition or by anger, fear, jealousy, hurt and so on.
Intuition is not “good ideas”. Such as ideas you arrived at by some logical process, or ideas someone else is browbeating you with, or goals you set yourself some time ago that may not be best for you now. These ideas feel a bit flat and stale.
One way of learning to identify intuition is to think of things in your life that worked out well, and recollect how you felt when you made the decision to go in that direction. You were following your intuition then. It could be something you bought (clothing/computer/car/house/whatever), a relationship you started, an organization you joined, a class you went to, a phone call you made, a restaurant you went to, the route you took driving home, a nap you had, or a walk in the park.
2. Do it
When you think you are getting an intuitive prompt to do something, do it. If it’s something that’s at hand, like going for a walk around the block, then do it right then. If it’s a longer term thing like going on a holiday, then start planning it. For the purpose of this post, I’m saying taking action is the male energy that is in us all.
Most of us struggle at some point with knowing whether to follow through with the things we want to do. You can trust your intuition—it will take you to an expanded place. But you need to be able to identify it amongst the other voices calling out. If you act on what you think is your intuition, and you observe how you felt at the time and notice how things work out, over time you can educate yourself as to what your intuition feels like.
Doing what the intuition says can also mean not doing something. If you don’t feel like fulfilling some obligation, it can be a challenge to follow through. I suggest you start small with taking these sorts of risks, and educate yourself as described in the paragraph above—practise on the small things before you chuck your job in. When you know it is your intuition telling you to take a big risk, you will just know what to do, and it won’t even feel like a big risk (just a little one, maybe).
3. Know it’s OK
Your intuition is your built-in guidance system. If you follow it you can never go wrong, and you will be lead in the path of greatest fulfillment for you.
I like Shakti Gawain’s description of how the intuition and action (female and male) principles work in a healthy person… the female guides the male and the male supports the female by doing what she wants. (These are different from people’s masculine and feminine qualities—a man’s inner female may guide him to go hot-rod racing, and a woman’s inner male may carry out the actions of baking a cake, for example.)
Shakti also points out that as men develop an inner female who guides their inner male, they become outwardly more masculine, and as women develop an inner male who supports their inner female, they become outwardly more feminine.
Some people throw up their hands in horror at the idea of everyone doing exactly what they want. They think everyone would be selfish, and the dishes would not get done. You need to know that you are an ethical person, and the things that you truly, really want will benefit EVERYONE.
Most of the ideas in this post have come from Shakti Gawain’s book ‘Living in the Light’, which I’ve listed on the ‘Recommended’ page—thanks Shakti.
Would love to hear what you think! – Robin