No matter our sex or gender identity, we all contain some level of feminine energy. However, in a patriarchal society, sometimes it’s hard to embrace divine femininity or its energy to its full potential. After all, feminine traits are often belittled as a consequence of historical stereotypes, with these sexist ideas that women are somehow inherently weaker than men. Knowing how to tap into your feminine energy is an important step in combating your own inner perceptions of gender.
While the below guide is aimed at women embracing their feminine energy, anyone can use these tips! As we will explain in more detail below, everyone has a balance of masculine and feminine energy, and this does not always equate to gender expression. If you are a man reading this with full sincerity, then we welcome you to embrace these feminine energies! Live your authentic self.
What Is Feminine Energy?
Stereotypes in society can often lead to prejudice, bullying and negative connotations. However, sometimes there can be a little truth in these contrasts we create. Unfortunately, due to sexist expectations on the sexes, we often associate certain traits with each gender. Using the words feminine and masculine, as previously mentioned, does not necessarily equate to female and male. Whatever your gender, you may notice different fluctuations of these energies within you. This is more accepted and promoted in modern times, with more men being openly creative with fashion, makeup, and appearances, as well as toxic masculinity, being called out for suppressing feminine energies within a mass population.
Feminine energy is often linked with the ocean and moon; forever changing and flowing with subtlety.
Feminine Energy Traits
- Empathetic & Emotional
- Flexible & Fluid
What Is Masculine Energy?
In contrast to divine feminine energy, masculine energy is expressed more physically, with an energy of action. Complimentary to the feminine energy traits, masculine energy focuses on strength of will and logic. He is a warrior internally as well as externally.
As mentioned above, these energies can become unbalanced or affected which, in turn, can lead to unhealthy energy levels or wounded energy. For example, while healthy masculine energies would promote ideas of support, integrity, and accountability, wounded masculine energy results in aggression, narcissism, and competitive nature.
Masculine Energy Traits
- Logical & Strategic
7 Ways To Embrace Divine Femininity
The following suggestions can help you tap into your feminine energy and divine femininity today! However, remember this should be a regular practice, and being mindful and aware of your authentic self can be a life-long journey.
1. Observe The Moon
Historically, the moon has been linked to feminine energy in the way its moon cycles can be likened to the cycles of menstruation. Even if you don’t menstruate, all of us have fluctuating emotions and a spiritual flow. The moon is a great reminder of these cycles and connects us back to the feminine energy traits of flexibility and fluidity.
Moon manifestation rituals can easily be added to your self-care routines! For example, a New Moon as a symbol for rebirth can be a great time to start something new, set a new goal, and ground yourself. A Waxing Moon typically symbolises growth and intention. During a Full Moon, it’s time to celebrate! Release feelings of regret. Finally, the Waning Moon symbolises reflection. Therefore, during this moon phase, it may be time to evaluate habits, relationships, goals, and strategies.
I also would recommend you physically get out and observe the moon! Becoming one with nature helps to boost those feelings of authenticity. Plus, nature’s beauty radiates feminine energy and promotes revitalisation.
2. Slow Down & Reflect
Being told to ‘slow down’ often sounds like counterproductive advice; after all, we all have SO much to do! However, self-reflection allows us to connect with who we really are outside all the hustle and bustle. Exploring your thought patterns can particularly help dive into your internal feminine energy of empathy, emotionality, authenticity and reception.
This process can be as simple as a journal, or daily meditation. Many people find life coaches or therapists as a good outlet and soundboard for reflection and growth.
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3. Get Creative
Feminine energy and creativity go hand in hand. After all, creativity encourages gentleness, collaboration, empathy, and fluidity. Creative arts don’t have to involve logic or strategic approaches (which are much more masculine traits) allowing a flow of imagination and innovation.
You could express this creativity in many different forms; painting, collaging, writing, drawing, music. Using this creative exercise can also double up as a mindful practice!
4. Find & Reconnect With Your Support Circle
During this journey of tapping into your feminine energy, be sure to surround yourself with those who support the authentic YOU. Feminine energy has strong links with empathy, nurture and emotionality, so be sure to rid your support circle of any toxic influences!
Another aspect of divine femininity is about being open to receiving love. Many of us would claim to be natural ‘givers’ rather than receivers but this can lead to burnout and self-doubt. Allow yourself to receive the love and support you need from your inner circle!
Likewise, surrounding yourself with others with high levels of feminine energy can be rejuvenating. Women are often pitted against each other at work, in relationships, and even on social media. Break the cycle and get connected with a fellow feminine energy buddy!
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5. Get To Know, And Love, Your Body
Sensuality is an important part of femininity; receiving and experiencing pleasure while all being in the present moment. However, aside from sexuality and sensuality, knowing and loving your body allows you to form a deep connection with yourself.
Practising self-love in any form promotes authenticity and self-compassion. Across the world, unfair cultural expectations of women and their bodies have resulted in many women feeling insecure. Allowing yourself to move past any emotional blockages you have with your body will encourage the flow of positivity and divine femininity.
There are many ways you can get to know your body, from yoga, breathwork, meditation, self-massage, learning new physical skills, and even simply walking barefoot.
6. Discover Your Worth And Self-Confidence
The divine feminine figure may not be egotistical, but confidence is key when embracing your feminine energy. This self-love can help combat societal expectations of women and femininity. It allows you to not only connect with your own inner authentic self but boost your compassion and empathy for others.
For this point, I’d like you to really reevaluate your ideas of femininity and what it means to you. It is only after we truly discover the worth of femininity, do we really embrace it! With this, self-confidence comes hand-in-hand. Know you can be confident in your femininity and use it to thrive.
7. Let It All Out And Dance
With this point, I want you to embrace the feminine trait of spontaneity! Routines can be great in grounding us and promoting healthy habits. However, sometimes we need to break routines to value our own sense of ‘play’! This also helps to stay in the moment and be truly present.
Add that sense of mystery to your days… try taking time to do something new and fun each week. This could be a new food dish, planning a relaxing holiday or staycation, reconnect with an old friend, make last-minute plans… or even just dance around your living room!