January 4, 2018 by Speakers' Spotlight
2018: A Year for Feminine Energy
Cheryl Cran helps leaders and their teams to build future workplaces, today. Her research into the future of work, technology, innovation, and generations impact provides data and strategies to help drive transformation in a fast paced world. Thousands of her clients have benefited from her expertise in change leadership, organizational development, leadership development, communication planning, project management to result in growth, evolution, and success.
She writes in Huffpost that following on the heels of events in 2017, 2018 is set up to be a year where female energy rises to the forefront. She explains what she means by that below:
If 2017 was the year where underground behaviors came to light then 2018 is the year of feminine rising.
Post election women’s march, Wonder Woman movie, heroines of sexual misconduct scandals and the women of the entertainment industry forming an alliance against sexual harassment in 2017 have paved the way for the feminine energy to get her just rewards.
I am not talking about the linear perspective of male and female here – I am talking about the ‘energy’ of feminine which includes empathy, collaboration, unity, communication, emotional intelligence, respect for human beings, honouring the planet.
I am also not talking about feminine energy being superior to masculine energy – masculine energy includes power, direction, focus, driving for results, taking charge, protector, and dynamic transformer.
What we are seeing is the rising of the feminine to be in her rightful place as equal (not in the literal sense) to the masculine energy that has been dominant on the planet for eons.
We are seeing a shift away from the dominance of masculine energy in both men and women towards an integrated energy of both feminine and masculine energy.
At its worst feminine energy can be controlling, manipulative and vindictive.
At its worst masculine energy can be dominating, overpowering and destructive.
At its best feminine energy is about unifying humanity and at its best masculine energy is about powerful drive to create. Together feminine and masculine energy have the power to transmute and transform.
What this means for you and I is that we are being urged by an unseen force to wake up to the calling of the feminine and masculine energy integration.
The calling is asking us to evolve to the next level of understanding of what it means to be human and to change ourselves in order to change the world.
What feminine and masculine energy integration means for business is a greater focus on business for good, respect for the diversity of humans and a focus on people first (employees/customers). In integrated business technology is not glorified as the be all it is seen as a way to enhance the human experience and make the world a better place.
What feminine and masculine energy integration means for the world is greater respect and honour for women and children and those in need.
How do we know if we are integrating feminine and masculine energy?
We are congruent – our deeds match our words
We are discerning – we seek the truth
We seek to contribute to the betterment of the world
We are able to see our own attitudes and behaviors and commit to growth
In 2018 the rise of the feminine is an opportunity for each of us to look at how we can evolve our thoughts, our patterns and our relationships. As each of us commits to the journey of integration we ultimately contribute to making the world a place of feminine/masculine integration.