The concept of the feminine is something that needs a little explaining and better understanding. It is not that only women have a feminine side, men do, too. And, in turn, women have a masculine side, as do men. The feminine and masculine are manifestations of energy in each being, and they are also known as yin and yang, thanks to Chinese philosophy and culture.
The yin is the feminine energy, and the yang is the masculine energy. When we speak about these two energies we are actually just speaking about different manifestations of the same energy that has a yin state and a yang state.
Through the Yin energy; you have a higher purpose in life and you are ready to do higher good for the planet while remaining receptive and full of intuition.
The yin is the softer, more passive, and much gentler feminine energy that seeks goodness, and strongly values the life of others. It is more about doing what is right, what is in the interests of the whole, not only for the self.
The yin is receptive, unselfish. It is about existing in order to do what is good for people. It is also about letting go of controlling the lives of others.The yin also brings you closer to the truth of your own being and you gain knowledge of your inner self. A balanced and leveled yin brings you to unconditional love and a high esteem for others where all fear and worry about yourself is gone. Having an unbalanced or weak yin energy would mean that you place a low value on others, you are not giving, and you blame others for your problems, or rather, in extreme cases, you become selfish and closed. Having an unbalanced yin or too much of the feminine is also a negative situation where you basically become too giving, too tolerant and you let others take advantage of you.
The yin also brings you closer to the truth of your own being and you gain knowledge of your inner self. A balanced and leveled yin brings you to unconditional love and a high esteem for others where all fear and worry about yourself is gone. Having an unbalanced or weak yin energy would mean that you place a low value on others, you are not giving, and you blame others for your problems, or rather, in extreme cases, you become selfish and closed. Having an unbalanced yin or too much of the feminine is also a negative situation where you basically become too giving, too tolerant and you let others take advantage of you.
Through the Yang energy; you claim your freedom, your strength within and you increase your self-esteem.
In contrast to the yin, the yang energy is a stronger, more direct, more aggressive masculine energy. This energy is more about influence and having positive effects on others, making an impact. At the same time, the yang gives the sense to be in charge of one’s own life, to look others directly in the eye and confront things when necessary. It is the strength within.
As we mentioned earlier that doesn’t mean that women are all yin and men are all yang. It is important to note that both men and women are made up of these two energies and the key to a better life and a beautiful world is to have them in balance in every human being.
Balanced energy in a person means that you take care of others as much as you take care of yourself. It also means that while being good and gentle you are also strong and full of the will to accomplish what is good for you and others. You are in charge of your life, you can manifest what is best for you and others too. You value your own life as much as you value the lives of all others.
The balanced yin is both giving and receiving there while being tolerant and letting people choose their own paths. It means having a lot of enthusiazm, and zest for life, and it’s full of persistence until the job is done, no matter how long it takes. However, the balanced yin also knows when to stop, and give up while still remaining kind and compassionate, responsive to the needs of others, but knowing where the limit is in order not to hurt oneself. The balanced yin is also having knowledge of the truth within and maintaining a connection to the spiritual self.
So far, in most self-development programs, and especially goal setting programs, it is the yang that predominates which is the “I can do it no matter what” attitude. Although this yang attitude is positive and good to keep to an extent; it is especially good for those who already
have a strong yin and who need to develop more of the masculine, the yang. Then, they can achieve balance and success. However, for people who are more balanced, or who already have a strong masculine side it would be too much. Although it is good for business and the bottom line of the business, it does not take into account necessarily the larger good of the people. It could be too competitive and powerful, and this is what has been happening much of the time in the past.
Women in business have had to develop a strong Yang and have achieved sometimes a strong balance of both the yin and yang, although at times it has been more at the expense of the feminine, the yin, or the loss of it.
However, much of the time men in business have not had to develop their feminine yin, and they still have a weaker feminine side. By bringing in and supporting the yin, the feminine in both men and women, while balancing out with the yang, we could bring about a more balanced abundance for all, and that would bring about a better balance in the world where the good of all becomes a stronger motivation.
By helping women, who naturally have a stronger yin energy, achieve abundance and balance in their lives, we help the world become a better place. The quality of the yin to persist until you get there, while doing what is right for the better good of all is a key quality to build upon, while nurturing the strong yang which helps us accomplish things.
The balanced yin is both giving and receiving while being tolerant and letting people choose their own paths. It means having a lot of enthusiasm, and zest for life, and it’s full of persistence until the job is done, no matter how long it takes.
Consequences of Lack of Balance
Dominance of yang energy can cause us to feel anxiety and frustration. We can become controlling, burned-out, angry, aggressive, overly competitive, overwhelmed, agitated, overconfident, unable to relax, and critical and judgmental. When we cut ourselves off from the yin or feminine energy, we lose our ability to fluidly move and adapt to our circumstances, be receptive to others, and connect with our creative inspiration.
This means that we place a low value on others, we are not giving, and we blame others for our problems. In extreme cases, we might become selfish and closed. Instead of feeling peaceful and rested throughout our day, we become rigid, agitated, and overextended. There is a feeling of continually needing to keep moving and keep doing.
The result is too much stress. And stress can harm your health. A certain amount of stress is useful to keep us alert and alive, but when we go overboard and cling to overexcited behaviors and attitudes, we tend to lose our energy and reap negative results.
Dominance yin energy can lead to depression; stagnation; feeling overwhelmed, tired, listless, hopeless, confused, submissive, weak, or lifeless; jealousy; obsessive-compulsive thoughts; lack of confidence; and feelings of low self-esteem. When we cut ourselves off from our masculine energy, we have a hard time creating the experiences that we want in the world.
We lose sight of our goals; that is, we lose the inspiration to create the things that we want for ourselves and can slip into depression and hopelessness. When centered too much in the yin, we basically become too giving, too tolerant, and too apt to let others take advantage of us. We are so concentrated and focused on the feelings of others that we let our feelings linger in second place, to the point at which we become really frustrated. This frustration is often the cause of dissatisfaction in our relationships. We tend to give little love and care to ourselves so that we can offer more to other people.
Identify an Area of Your Life That Needs Your Attention
Let us examine one area of your life. Choose an area of your life where you feel there could be an imbalance between the two energies. Which area do you feel needs your attention related to these two energies? For instance, how does this balance of energy manifest in your business and career, in your social and/or romantic relationships, or in your health and well-being? Which area will you choose to examine right now? Remember, you can always go back to this exercise and do it for any area of your life that you would like.
Have I been living my life in this area by being more protective, purpose driven, goal oriented, structured, and external, or was I less perfect, nurturing, chaotic, internal, and receptive? Have I been living my life in this area by reflecting more masculine energy or more feminine energy? What is my relationship with these masculine and these feminine qualities? What are my commonly held assumptions about yin and yang in this area of my life?
Close your eyes and try to observe your relationship to these energies. What becomes activated in your body? What feelings are evoked?
By going within and asking the universe for the answer, you can bring the two energies in balance. You will see where you have to let go and draw back the power and where you have to increase the power. Write down what has to be done to improve the balance of energies in the area of your life that you are focusing on.
Ask Yourself Questions to Achieve Mind Shift
Why do I tend to overperform or underperform? Why do I want to get this idea out so badly? Why do I need to get this product or service out? Why do I need this new relationship?
We need to ask ourselves this basic question: “Where does my desire for this object or situation come from? Does it come from my mind and my rational thinking? Does it come from a place of authenticity and purpose? Does it come from within me and my deepest desires?”