Monday, September 17, 2012
As some of you may know, my partner and I have a radio show on blog talk radio every Sunday night. Last night the topic was: “Upgrading America – the Importance of Women in Politics.” (We’ve decided to continue the topic next week due to the questions uncovered by the discussion.) We began by looking at where we are now – polarization, division, anger, hatred, disappearance of the “center” and seemingly devoid of love. Statistically, the Congress is made up of approximately 17% women though women constitute at least 51% of the citizenry. In state legislatures, women make up about 23% of legislative groups. There are 89 nations that surpass the United States in terms of women’s representation in government (including Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa and Cuba). We also talked about the impact of the energetic shift accentuated by the 2012 phenomenon – the idea that we are moving from a more separation/polarized consciousness toward one of unity and balance. When I think of just the energetic wave we’re experiencing, it only makes sense that for humanity to come into balance, the feminine must be on the rise.
When we talk about the feminine, we aren’t just speaking about women. We’re talking about the feminine energy – unconditional love, nurturing, intuition, feeling and heart-based decision making. Whether a man or a woman, we all have both masculine and feminine energies – so the rise of the feminine is the increase in each of us of the characteristics previously described. For years, women have attempted to make their way into corporate, business and leadership positions – many times at the expense of the feminine. Masculine energy is doing…thinking…..the energy of action. There is nothing wrong with masculine energy – we need the masculine. However, we need the feminine as well. It is the feminine that supplies the direction (heart-based, intuition, the energy of being). Without it, we end up in a world without love….without the heart energy….ruled by the energy of thinking….unconnected to the All That Is…where competition, battles and wars (verbal, physical, etc.) dominate.
Last night, as we continued to discuss where we are currently as well as the direction we sense we’re headed, it became apparent why many women are feeling a call to pay attention politically. I have chatted with women of all ages and political affiliations and each has stated the same thing, “I’m tired of the fighting and the inability to work together. We need something different.” Little did we know that it’s us that need to be different – and many of us are being moved to be different. We’re being called (unconsciously and consciously) to take an interest, and speak and act from our hearts in the world around us. This is what politics needs – in fact it’s what the world needs.
Through a discussion with a caller, it also became apparent that many of us are feeling the call but have no idea what to do. The national level seems overwhelming….the state level not much better. The fear of the enormity of these systems can be paralyzing. However, it occurred to us in our conversation that all we need to do is bring the feminine into the places, organizations, schools, stores, etc. where we already are. If I’m a teacher, bring the energy of the heart into my classroom and site. If I’m a manager, listen to my heart when making decisions. If I’m in the corporate world, bring heart-based, intuition-led decision making into my office. If I’m in public office, begin listening to my heart, treating others with respect and leading by example. There is so much that can be done right where we are, right now. Lasting transformation happens from the inside-out or the bottom-up. We only need to start with ourselves - right where we are.
P.S. Last night’s show can be heard at www.blogtalkradio.com. Search “konsciouskonnection” and click on the appropriate show.
P.S.S. Please join us next week on Daring to Live Outloud! 7 p.m. Pacific