My therapist assigned me this book as homework, and so I hunkered in and started to read Feminine Genius by Liyana Silver.
I’m going to be honest… I wasn’t really sure what to expect, or if I was going to like this book. Turns out I struggle with balancing my masculine and feminine energies, and diving into this opens a can of worms for me.
The book starts by explaining the difference between the masculine and feminine energies, and the importance of having both. She talks about when we want to draw on our rational, linear, get it done, goal oriented and will powered abilities (our masculine), and when we benefit on using our intuitive, meaningful, collaborative, spiraling, and emotional abilities (our feminine).
Then she dives deep into the feminine energy, its power and potency, its unique features, and how we can bring more of this flavor into our lives. She also touches on living with our cycles (everything from menstruation to birth and death), feeling our emotions, sensuality – tantra and sex, the dark night of the soul, and learning to trust our deep inner wisdom (which she refers to as our oracle).
One of the concepts I appreciated most (there were a few) from this book was a practice called “creating a field of appreciation” as a way of cultivating and caring for our inner light and brilliance. I love anything that respects and acknowledges the value of something and Liyana defines appreciation as that which “recognizes the full worth of” something. She invites us, even when it’s challenging, to emit an appreciative field of energy around us so that we can all rise in value and recognize everyone’s full worth. This is an example of one practice she recommends and invites us to try as a way of cultivating our femininity.
I am happy to have read it and to have learned more about the power and potential of my feminine energy. Being a modern woman in a very masculine dominated (and revering) world, it was beautiful to take time to honor my innate nature by recognizing and incorporating more of the feminine in my life.
Thank you for the homework Christina. I love you.
Namaste and love,