In my efforts to empower women, I talk a lot about the feminine and the masculine -- our need to bring harmony into our work, businesses and leadership. I believe this starts with getting more women in positions of power who embody the feminine and the masculine principles in a balanced way.
As a woman, you have feminine qualities that are already instinctual and intuitive -- you don't have to work so hard to be creative, compassionate, curious, kind, generous, loving, etc. In general, you know intuitively how to have empathy, communicate intently and care with ease -- qualities that are typically thought of as more feminine traits.
While I'm sure you know some women who do not embody these traits well, or individuals who were born male but feel female, this subject can get murky and muddied quickly. This is why I like to talk in terms of the divine feminine and divine masculine.
Bringing the word "divine" into conversations about work, business and leadership made me slightly uncomfortable at first because that's just a hop and a skip away from words like God, spirit, and source -- and these words can be divisive, and they can trigger all sorts of reactions from you that might make you want to turn off, tune out, or dismiss my message -- a risk I'm going to have to take.
Because the thing is, your source, whatever that looks like -- your God, your religion, your spirituality, your agnostic or atheist beliefs -- play into the way you work, run your business and lead others. It just does. And if it doesn't, you are not bringing your whole, full, embodied self into your work, which is a disservice to you, your people and your mission.
You cannot check this shit at the door if you want to succeed in living a fulfilling, happy and meaningful life. You have to invite it in to all aspects of your work and your relationship to yourself and others.
And I believe that it's time I invite you to discover the divine part of your femininity that can be a source of power, wisdom and strength for you in your professional life.
Today's episode is a riff from me on this topic. I look forward to publishing more episodes like this as they arise for me. I hope you enjoy and I'd love to hear what you think.
What divine feminine and masculine traits did I not discuss? How are you using them in your work, business or leadership?
Thanks for joining me on this mission.
Take good care and I'll see you on the other side.