There is a lot of exciting talk these days about women stepping into their power, and a bit of fear that if we do, we will be taking power away from the men. Because, isn’t there only so much power to go around? This is, like a lot of fears that come up in change, not true. The Truth is there is one power and it is both male and female and neither male nor female.
Earnest Holmes in Science of Mind says: “ONE SPIRIT, ONE MIND, AND ONE SUBSTANCE; ONE LAW BUT MANY THOUGHTS; ONE POWER, BUT MANY WAYS OF USING IT; ONE GOD IN WHOM WE ALL LIVE, AND ONE LAW WHICH ALL OPERATE; ONE, ONE, ONE. NO GREATER UNITY COULD BE GIVEN THAN THAT WHICH IS ALREADY VOUCHSAFED TO MANKIND.”
One Power with many expressions. Some of these expressions we would interpret as female and some as male. With more attention being put on empowering our feminine nature, we may experience a bit of fear that the pendulum is swinging too far from masculine to feminine; that we will find ourselves out of balance again just on the other side. I don’t believe this has to be true. We can change the story. Anytime we experience a change in our energies, the ego pops up and tells us to be afraid. What if we don’t come from fear and breathe into the possibility of balance?
The question becomes, what does balance look like, and how do I obtain this balance? We are taught that we are co-creators with Spirit, but the Truth is, we don’t create anything. Creating means that we start with nothing and bring something into form. What we actually do is use the law of the universe and combine the right ingredients (qualities within us) to bring into form that which we want. When I am baking a pie, I don’t create the flour, butter, sugar, fruit, oven and heat. I use the necessary ingredients in the appropriate amounts, and wala, I have pie. If I leave any ingredients out, or use too little or too much of an ingredient the results are less desirable. This is true with our lives also, it is because we are in Spirit and Spirit is in us that we have the ability to make whatever it is we want in life. The key is knowing the ingredients that we have available to us.
Myrtle Fillmore says in How To Let God Help You: ” God – my Father and your Father – has made me to know that no matter what I have done or what others have done to me, He has implanted within me the pattern of perfection. He has given me the life, power, intelligence, and substance out of which I may recreate my soul qualities and my physical structures, and so come forth a new creature. You, too, by studying and proving this Truth can do the same.”
Within me is the pattern of perfection for me to fully express that which my soul desires to express. The qualities that are within me may be described as male or female. The important piece is that we develop these qualities by calling them forth and using them to obtain our desired results. When we call forth these energies, we free our mind from having to figure it all out. Decisions become easier with incredible outcomes.
Life is not male vs female, us vs them and it is not about comparing ourselves with others. Life is the experience we are making by combining our innate spiritual qualities, gifts and talents to live life full on, full out, right here right now.