This episode covers the incredible topic of male and female energy. This can be understood through so many different modalities and representations, and they are all equally vital!
Male and female energy can manifest in an infinite amount of ways, both physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
One of the most ancient ways to understand this duality is through Yin and Yang. They are the two dualities of this reality — light and dark, giving and receiving, movement and stagnation, straightforward and sporadic.
Both sides of the coin are vital to understanding the other, for we need darkness even to have the opposing concept of light. Every light casts a shadow! Even the great Lotus Flower must push through the thick heavy mud to emerge at the top of the pond and sprout its most beautiful flower.
Male and female energy is present in everyone; we must practice observing this as a concept beyond gender or person. Male energy is like a forward-pointing laser; it is quick, piercing, giving, logical, rational, mental, and thinking.
Female energy is like a leaf in the wind; it goes with the flow based on feeling and natural curves. It is receiving, nurturing, intuitive, emotional, and tender in nature.
Another distinguishing feature of these energies, and also described in this episode, male energy observes the world in parts, focusing on the details, where female energy sees the entire picture as a whole.
Both are equally necessary and required to exist in this world. It is important to practice balancing both energies within us. As the great “Zhuangzi” said: So it is said, for him who understands Heavenly joy, life is the working of Heaven; death is the transformation of things. In stillness, he and the yin share a single Virtue; in motion, he and the yang share a single flow.”
Too much male energy can look like using only logic and forgetting about your intuitive abilities, or to an extreme, it can look like aggression and being overly harsh.
Too much female energy can look like getting lost in emotion without the use of the rational thinking mind and allowing our feelings to control us. To an extreme, it can look like irrational, emotional explosions and victimization.
A balance of male and female energy is the ability to see the value in both logic and emotion. It’s relying on both our feelings and rationale to make decisions and be able to zoom into the details of a concept, while still seeing the bigger picture at the same time.
Overall — our world has become very male dominant energetically. This manifests in our wars, global disruption, harming mother earth, the oppression of women and other species, and so much more.
Female energy is soft and nurturing, like a mother — and that’s what this world needs desperately. The divine feminine has been greatly suppressed and has been seen as unneeded or not as important for centuries now. However, this is dramatically changing in our modern age.
In order to create a shift, we must practice living in our hearts, and softening our sharpened edges, which will allow us to accept and love one another. In this way, we can truly create the peace on earth that we’ve been dreaming of.
This episode focuses on channeling or the inherent ability we all have to perceive information from beyond our physical selves! There are many aspects of what channeling actually means — and many people can easily become skeptical of this concept — understandably so, for it deals with that which lies beyond the physical realm.
Despite this, the most fundamental process of channeling is something we do all the time, such as thinking and expanding our thoughts to understand concepts we had not previously considered. In a sense, even breathing is simply channeling energy in and out of your body.
When you paint, sing, dance, or create in any way, you are channeling your creative energy. When you are in the flow of something, when something just comes to you easily, that is channeling creative energy! It is pure, source energy that just comes through you when you are deep into something you love doing.
Being a channel for something is simply allowing it to flow through you as you act as a conductor of it. This doesn’t necessarily look like someone sitting down and having spirit talk through them, but can be experienced in many forms, such as the feeling of electricity shooting through you in a rush of creative inspiration.
As you explore your spirituality, channeling can evolve into something much deeper and amazing. Fundamentally, everything in our universe is one single energy, expressed in an infinite number of ways.
From this understanding, we can learn that EVERYTHING exists — and there’s no need to question if something does or doesn’t exist, because even thoughts are real, and there is no limit to what we can think of. Becoming aware is the first step, aware that life is infinite, and a great deal of it may even wish to communicate with us. So just as we must practice awareness of intentions with other humans, so too must we practice this with the beings we encounter beyond the physical plane.
When we open ourselves up to this realization — we open our energetic channels to receive information from much higher dimensions, and our higher selves.
For now, we would like to describe how to channel your higher self, which at the end of the day — is truly all you need. The first step to being able to channel is quieting our mind actually to hear the information being told to you. Our minds are constantly scrambling with thoughts, often causing confusion, and stopping us from tapping into the various streams of information.
Meditation becomes very important here, learning to quiet our minds, and see how many of our own thoughts try to wiggle their way back in. Once we can hold an open mental space for more than 5 minutes, then you are ready to ask bigger questions to the universe and listen intently.
If you try this, you will probably hear the answers in your own voice, and it will seem like your imagination at first. You may find yourself having conversations in your head with yourself and confused about “who is the one speaking?”.
This is perfectly normal, as we begin to clear our minds we may find a lot of mental voices that have an influence on us which are not our higher selves, and becoming aware of them can help us clear those voices out of our thoughts, so that the true “us” can shine through.
The more you practice, learn, and understand different techniques, the more open you become to channeling outwardly. Listening to your higher self and allowing the greater “I Am” to flow through, you will allow you to be more fully you in any particular moment.
Of course, being aware that it is very easy to think you are channeling your higher self when you are really just pulling in your own ego and mental understanding. Your breath and the intention in your heart are key in distinguishing the difference!
You can also practice channeling with your friends by sending mental images back and forth and seeing if you can receive them. This is also an inherent form of telepathy we all can learn — but like a muscle, it’s something that we must exercise in order for it to become stronger.
The more you practice, the more open you become!
Jim Self — Masculine and Feminine Energy:
John and Micki Baumann — Masculine & Feminine Side