On this International Women's Day, we invite you to reflect on the power of feminine energy and the impact it has on our lives.
While the term might seem to be linked to the traditional gender roles, this energy is not limited to women. It's about embracing a set of traits and values that are typically associated with femininity, such as nurturing, empathy and intuition. It is a powerful force that is needed now more than ever to help us navigate the challenges that we face.
In this journal entry, we explore the importance of feminine energy and how it can help us create a more just and equitable world for all.
What exactly is feminine energy?
Feminine energy refers to a set of traits and values that are typically associated with femininity, such as empathy, creativity, receptivity and collaboration. These qualities are often seen as being in contrast to masculine energy, which is often associated with traits such as assertiveness, decisiveness and rationality.
It's important to note that both masculine and feminine energy are present in all individuals, regardless of gender and achieving a balance of these energies can lead to greater harmony and fulfilment in life.
5 ways to reconnect with your feminine energy
Spend time in nature
When life feels overwhelming, take a break from your screen and head to a park or forest where you can reconnect with your life force energy. Embrace the beauty of the natural world and let it revitalise and ground you.
It's time to breathe and leave the stress of the day behind. So, keep your phone at home, go for a walk and let nature work its magic.
Your feminine energy is a creative force and no matter how you perceive yourself, you truly are a creative being!
The key is to know how to unleash your creativity in the world.
You can dance, cook, draw, paint or listen to music; but whatever you do, keep in mind that art is not the only form of creativity. Don’t limit yourself to traditional art forms and try other non-traditional ways such as writing down your thoughts or getting creative with your yoga flow.
In today's fast-paced world, we often prioritise productivity and technology over introspection. As a result, we neglect our inner selves and fail to listen to our inner voice, which is a vital aspect of our identity. However, there are easy ways to delve into this feminine voice within us, such as reflection. By taking a few minutes each day to tune in or adopting a journaling habit, we can effectively connect with our inner voice and grant her a platform to express herself.
Our overworked and scheduled lives leave little room for fun, leading to a lack of spontaneous joy. To fight this, we should make every day an opportunity for spontaneous fun, even through small actions like showing up unannounced at a friend's house or trying a new route to work.
Practice saying "yes" more often and watch your life instantly become more fun.
Take care of yourself
When we say care after yourself, we mean on the inside and the outside. You can start by making time for things that make you feel good like a long bath, a walk by the beach or a relaxing yoga practice. Feeling good and comfortable in your skin ultimately makes you look good.