The rational mind is often considered to be more ‘masculine’. It is our thinking mind, and carries logical, rational thoughts.
I went for a hike today and put in my earbuds.
Some hard-hitting tunes came on one after another (fun fact my favorite band is AC/DC). I went to my happy place in nature. Normally I keep it peaceful and serene, walking meditatively through the forest.
But not this day.
After a light pop tune accompanied me to the trailhead, AC/DC led me into the forest, followed by the extended version of The Black Keys’ Howlin’ For You. And somehow this seemed divinely perfect.
I’d been writing about feminine energy all day, so the idea that my shuffle brought forward this song mix of masculinity felt interesting and alive.
My body enjoyed the rapid pace and deliberate movements that came through with this energy as my background music. I moved quickly, so much so that I ended up needing to run back to my car because I’d gotten so far into the forest without noticing, there was no way to make it out before dark without running.
It was not my normal hike.
As I mentioned I’d been writing about feminine energy. I’m not an advocate for the feminine at the exclusion of the masculine, but rather the two working in harmony with one another.
As the masculine took the lead in the forest for a change, I thought about how important it is to use this energy, to use BOTH energies, as we lead our businesses.
Then I thought about a recent conversation with some male friends on the topic.
I’m not an advocate for the feminine at the exclusion of the masculine, but rather the two working in harmony with one another.
First, they were raving about the book The Four Hour Workweek as the ‘book of the decade,’ and were curious about which book would take that spot in the decade to come, along with reminiscing about those they considered to be the most important in decades past. All of their top hits were written by white men.
“Imagine if it were written by a woman!” I declared (thinking quietly about how short-sighted their selections were.) After just a brief look of surprise on their faces, one chimed in that he thought that would be great, “It’s about time,” he said.
The conversation shortly after drifted to the topic of intuition and spirituality. (Much to my delight!)
The guys were speculating on this new way of leading and how helpful it could be.
[Sidenote: a part of me in this moment wants to laugh and poke fun at their new awakening about intuitive leadership – duh… we women have been on about this for DECADES, and even written books about it, ones that might be better than 4-hour workweek! However a bigger part of me realizes that we women have also been quite quiet and hidden about this, relatively speaking. So even for us, intuitive leadership can feel like it’s ‘new’ — and I am so grateful these men are speaking about their feminine gifts so I do not really wish to make fun!]
Again I spoke up. I shared about one of my favorite books I’ve been sharing about (for a decade) by Kurt Wright called Breaking the Rules.
Kurt studied what he called ‘being on a roll.’ He did a very masculine (rational, linearly measured) comparison of companies that were on a roll (year over year of consistent double digit sales growth) and those who were not (had double digit growth one year but did not repeat it). You’ll have to read the book (I recommend it!) because being on a roll has everything to do with energy.
The rational mind cannot discern truth. The rational mind is designed to ask great questions of the intuitive mind, which is where the truth, the ‘knowing’ lives.
Back to my conversation – I shared with the guys Kurt’s teaching about the rational mind and the intuitive mind. The rational mind is often considered to be more ‘masculine’. It is our thinking mind, and carries logical, rational thoughts. Kurt describes that the rational mind is incapable of discerning Truth.
The intuitive mind is thus considered to be more ‘feminine’ (women’s intuition!). Of course we modern lightworkers know feminine and female are not the same thing, but that’s another conversation.
Kurt describes that the intuitive mind is where Truth lies.
Let me say this again. The rational mind cannot discern truth. The rational mind is designed to ask great questions of the intuitive mind, which is where the truth, the ‘knowing’ lives.
I suggest to them, as I will to you now… what if the masculine parts of us, the masculine energies that we all have access to, were meant to be BRILLIANT at asking the feminine parts of us, or our feminine energies of inner knowing, what the Truth is in any given situation?
How might that work out for us?
And what if we humans were to cooperate with one another in such a way that those who were actively harnessing more masculine energies were to ask questions of those who were actively harnessing more feminine energies, so as to tap into Truth and use that truth to make intuitively AND rationally sound decisions?
Because “just be rational” on its own is simply not enough.
Because “just be rational” on its own is simply not enough.
And if YOU are harnessing more of the feminine energy – how can YOU assert and own the VALUE of that as THE ONLY truth-channeling energy?
And if you are, as I was during this particular hike, channeling more of the masuculine, how can you use that energy to create the right solid questions to bring to your intuition? (Or the intuition of a trusted friend who is tapped in to their feminine.)
I can tell you this led to a rich and interesting conversation — one that I likely would NOT have had were I not LIT UP about what is possible right now if we can only, collectively, find a way to lead differently.
In the coming week’s I’ll be sharing with you some ideas about this. I am even looking at creating a live virtual workshop at the end of the month to support you in nurturing more of your magical (divine feminine) leadership so you can find your right balance.
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