Feminine energy refers to a specific set of traits, considered to be the opposite of traits associated with masculine energy. The set of traits we’ve come to define as “feminine” do stem from the expectations we used to place on women throughout history to behave a certain way.
Likewise, the traits associated with being “masculine” are traits we used to expect from men.
For people of all genders, both feminine energy and masculine energy are necessary to embody in order to feel like a complete person. Men are usually encouraged to identify more with masculine energy, but that’s not how it should be. It’s important to raise boys without gender stereotypes.
Bro, it’s satisfying for all of us to have outlets for both our masculine and feminine energies.
In our culture, masculine energy is more valued more than feminine energy. While it is true that women have suffered terribly from a masculine dominated society, on a different level, men have too. They have had to bury their emotions and feminine essence, causing great pain to themselves and others. Embracing your feminine energy doesn’t mean compromising your manhood, whatever that means to you.
Femininity isn’t about rocking high heels and a cute dress. Don’t get it twisted, it isn’t about being a certain gender. It doesn’t make you a “softie” or less of a man. Femininity is part of our DNA as human beings. The “man-box” has rejected the idea that men can rely on their intuitions or be
nurturers. We all need to ditch that way of thinking and behaving.
Some men think of the feminine energy as being quiet and rejuvenating, but that’s only half the story. Feminine energy is bold as well – it’s the force of transformation. Your masculine side gets expressed when you’re working toward a goal, and pushing forward. Your feminine side gets you move with the flow of life, embrace your creative energy, dance, play and attune to your internal process.
Embracing feminine energy has nothing to do with being attracted to other men. It’s the kind of energy we need to make deeper connections. Femininity can no longer be in the same category as weakness. The society we live in today encourages us all to feel and be present, otherwise we’d miss the whole point of being human.
Bro, now is the time to come together to heal and honour the feminine side of us all. Being a whole
person is about embracing both feminine and masculine energy.