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Masculine Archetypes: Reconnecting With the 4 Fundamental Energies

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Archetypes are everywhere: within you, within others, and they create the very foundation of human behavior. There’s no doubt that archetypes play an important role in our lives and build our character. Did you know that you can actually work with archetypes to increase self-awareness and boost your spiritual wellbeing? In this article, we will identify the sacred masculine archetypes and their importance for the divine masculine awakening. You see, the more you develop the qualities of these masculine archetypes and integrate them into your life, the more you will feel connected to your soul and life purpose. Therefore, it is so important to know and understand the fundamental masculine archetypes and how to embody their powerful energy.

What Is a Masculine Archetype?

In general, archetypes are patterns of behavior that aid and influence our mental, emotional, and spiritual growth as human beings. From a metaphysical perspective, archetypes are types of energy that form the underlying framework of reality. Like many pieces in the puzzle, archetypes are separate and easily definable qualities that compose the Whole.

Thus, masculine archetypes are the highest expressions of masculine energies that men embody.

Keep in mind that masculine archetypes aren’t personality types. Rather, the archetypes are simply patterns of behavior and thought, or “energies” that can be found in all people in varying degrees.

Masculine Archetypes

In the book “King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine”, Jungian psychologist Robert Moore and mythologist Douglas Gillette propose that masculinity is made up of four fundamental archetypal male energies. Moore states that the problems we see with men today–violence, shiftlessness, aloofness–are a result of modern men not adequately exploring or being in touch with the primal, masculine archetypes that reside within them.

According to Moore, there are four major masculine archetypes: King, Warrior, Magician, and Lover. In order for a man to achieve mature masculinity, he must be in touch with all four. When a man is not consciously aligned in a relationship with an archetype, he is automatically ruled by its bipolar shadow, often switching back and forth between the active and passive poles.

According to Moore, each masculine archetype consists of three parts: the highest expression of the archetype and two bi-polar dysfunctional shadows of it. The goal of each man (according to Moore) is to reconcile and integrate these two bi-polar shadows in order to attain the fullest expression of the archetype.

Now let’s take a deeper look at each of the masculine archetypes.

#1: The King Archetype

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The King is the central archetype, around which the rest of the psyche is organized. He embodies the energy of the Divine Father. It is the kingship that is important, not the King himself. He serves his family, his community, and the world. It is the King archetype that allows a man to discover the Divine within.

The King archetype combines masculine consciousness and wisdom. It is this powerful combination that allows him to create entire civilizations, cultures, technology, prosperity, and peace. He is committed to serving others and creating a harmonious environment of prosperity and well-being where members of society can flourish with a sense of purpose. A man who has matured into the King empowers others through guidance, discipline, and reassurance. He is able to make wise, fair, and clear decisions.

The King represents the qualities of order, reasonable and rational behavior, integration and integrity in the masculine psyche. His powerful energy is able to transmute chaotic emotions and out-of-control behaviors into order, centeredness, balance and is directly connected to the element of earth.

The King in his fullness possesses the following qualities:

  • confidence;
  • lives with integrity;
  • purpose;
  • cool, calm, and collected;
  • decisive;
  • provides order;
  • creative;
  • inspires creativity in others;
  • recognizes and honors others for their achievements;
  • leaves a legacy.

When a man is not in touch with his inner King, he falls under control by the active (CHA) or passive (SO) poles of his shadow, the Tyrant or the Weakling.

The Tyrant

The active pole of the King’s shadow is the Tyrant. The Tyrant feels like he’s the center of the universe and pursues only his own interests.

He possesses the following qualities:

  • ruthlessness;
  • mercilessness;
  • envious;
  • hateful;
  • deprecating;
  • abusive;
  • lacks inner structure;
  • he is afraid of his own hidden weaknesses;
  • sensitive to criticism (even the slightest remark can make him feel weak and deflated).

The Weakling

The passive pole of the King’s shadow is the Weakling. The Weakling gives away his power over his life to other people, external circumstances, or substances. He may develop paranoia or a dependent personality disorder.

The Weakling possesses the following qualities:

  • lack of centeredness, calmness and security in himself;
  • he feels impotent;
  • incapable of acting or leading;
  • indecisive;
  • over-sensitive to the moods of his boss or wife;
  • anxiously needing approval and safety.

How to Channel the King?

So, how do you come in touch with the balanced side of the King? Here are some ideas:

  • live with integrity;
  • find a mentor or become a mentor yourself;
  • learn to create more and consume less;
  • establish your core values and life principles;
  • develop leadership qualities;
  • become decisive;
  • leave a legacy;
  • develop the virtue of order;
  • develop a life plan;
  • avoid the corruption of money, power, and sex.

#2: The Warrior Archetype

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The Warrior is always alert and awake. He knows how to focus his mind and his body, how to control his own mind and attitudes. A man matured into the Warrior achieves clarity of thinking and discernment through discipline and training. This archetype is related to willpower and success and is directly connected to the element of fire.

The Warrior in his fullness possesses the following qualities:

  • a clear purpose in life;
  • decisiveness;
  • keen situational awareness;
  • flexiblity;
  • discipline;
  • loyalty;
  • emotional detachment;
  • stratigic;
  • courageous;
  • comitted.

When a man is not in touch with his inner Warrior, he falls under the control of the active (CHA) or passive (SO) poles of his shadow and becomes the Sadist or the Masochist.

The Sadist

The active pole of the Warrior archetype is the Sadist. The Sadist creates unattainably high standards for himself and those around him. He runs his family like a miniature Boot Camp. He can be commanding, critical, and even cruel towards his wife and children.

He possesses the following qualities:

  • cruelty;
  • workaholic;
  • often feels empty, lost, and bitter;
  • critical;
  • commanding;
  • prone to disdain the weak.

The Sadist feels insecure about being “man enough” and projects this insecurity onto others. He hates what he fears is within himself. He is unsure of his own masculine power and is battling against what he experiences as the frightening power of the feminine, and against everything supposedly “soft”, emotional, or relational.

The Masochist

The passive shadow of the Warrior is the Masochist. He is obsessed with succeeding and doesn’t like to take care of himself. The Masochist feels powerless to change anything in his life. If somebody disrespects him, he will not defend himself. He often feels stressed, overwhelmed by exhaustion, and self-pity. A man of this archetype dreams but never be able to act to make his dreams come true. He may hate his job or the relationship he’s in and complains about it, but instead of quitting and moving on, he just tries harder to be who his boss or girlfriend wants him to be and takes even more abuse.

The Masochist possesses the following qualities:

  • lonely;
  • self-pity;
  • has no personal boundaries;
  • likes to complain;
  • avoids confrontation and conflict;
  • always stressed;
  • feels powerless to make changes in his life;
  • lacks vigor;
  • often depressed;
  • tends to procrastinate.

How to Channel the Warrior?

It is the Warrior energy that propels men to dream big, set big goals in life, and to fight for a worthy cause. Men in touch with the balanced side of the Warrior archetype are greatly needed today. So what can you do to access the Warrior within?

  • practice martial arts;
  • do something that scares you;
  • meditate;
  • concentrate;
  • learn to detach yourself from the opinions of others;
  • find your core values and life principles;
  • engage in competetive sport games;
  • work on becoming more decisive;
  • develop self-discipline;
  • get out of debt;
  • simplify your diet.

#3: The Magician Archetype

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As Moore puts it, “The Magician is the knower.” What does he know? “Secret and hidden knowledge of all kinds.”

This is how Moore describes it:

“All knowledge that takes special training to acquire is the province of the Magician energy. Whether you are an apprentice training to become a master electrician and unraveling the mysteries of high voltage; or a medical student, grinding away night and day, studying the secrets of the human body and using available technologies to help your patients; or a would-be stockbroker or a student of high finance; or a trainee in one of the psychoanalytic schools, you are in exactly the same position as the apprentice shaman or witch doctor in tribal societies. You are spending large amounts of time, energy, and money in order to be initiated into rarefied realms of secret power. You are undergoing an ordeal testing your capacities to become a master of this power. And, as is true in all initiations, there is no guarantee of success.”

Thus, all knowledge that takes special training to acquire is the province of the Magician. Teachers, shamans, scientists, inventors, doctors, stockbrokers, technicians, priests, etc. – all are using the power of knowledge. This means that one must be committed to the diligent study of whatever profession or body of knowledge one is in pursuit of. The Magician archetype is most closely related to the element of air.

The Magician is the archetype that possesses:

  • awareness;
  • knowledge;
  • stability;
  • objectivity;
  • insight;
  • centeredness;
  • self-reflection;
  • emotional detachment;
  • reticence.

Moore says that the Magician “understands the link between the unseen world of the spirits – the Divine World – and the world of human beings and nature. Playing the role of the mediator between these worlds, the Magician has the gift of explaining complicated spiritual, mental, and material ideas and theories in ways others can easily understand. You can easily recognize this archetype in action when someone starts explaining complicated ideas by using simple metaphors.

When a man is not in touch with his inner Magician, he falls under control by the active or passive poles of his shadow, the Detached Manipulator or the Innocent One.

Detached Manipulator

The active shadow of the Magician is the Detached Manipulator. The Detached Manipulator teases others with the prospect of learning his secrets, but he does not give them all his knowledge in order to feed both his pride and his wallet. He charges a ton of money for that little information he gives, which is usually just enough to demonstrate his superiority and feed his ego. Unfortunately many spiritual teachers today have fallen victim to this and are expressing the shadow of the Magician archetype. As students, it’s important to understand this concept in order to avoid such teachers or you might just wake up one day realizing you are a member of a cult.

Here are some examples of how the Detached Manipulator can be manifested:

  • The teacher who attacks his students, trying to kill their enthusiasm.
  • The lawyer who charges tons of money and doesn’t inform his client that his case is actually hopeless.
  • The medical specialist who withdraws vital imformation his patients.
  • The politician whose promises worth nothing and only designed to manipulate people to get what he wants.
  • Spiritual teacher who’s promising you enlightenment if you take his $5,000 course.

Do any of these examples look familiar to you?

The Detached Manipulator possesses the following qualities:

  • self-serving;
  • cruel;
  • cynical;
  • fraudulent;
  • dishonest;
  • manipulative;
  • egoistic;
  • mercontile.

The Innocent One

The passive shadow of the Magician is the Innocent One. The Innocent One wants the power and status that belongs to the Magician, but he doesn’t want to take the responsibilities that this status requires.

The Innovent One can get very excited about a new project, a hobby, or a job, but when the easy part has passed, he realizes how much hard work and effort is required to get really good, they give up.

Men with the shadow of the Innocent One want to be millionaires but aren’t willing to put in real effort and work years to achieve it. They are fascinated by the idea but are not willing to take the necessary steps to achieve it if it takes more time than they expected.

You can see many examples of the Innocent Ones in the spiritual community. When men want to be spiritual, but without all that prayer, meditation, disciplined behavior, or study.

The Innocent One possesses the following qualities:

  • irresponsibility;
  • envy;
  • inner desolation;
  • lack of effort;
  • inner desolation;
  • laziness.

How to Channel the Magician?

If you want to come in touch with the balanced side of the Magician, here are some ideas to start with:

  • meditate;
  • find a mentor or become a mentor;
  • commit to lifelong learning;
  • create more, consume less;
  • work with your hands;
  • study spiritual scriptures;
  • develop conscious discipline;
  • spend more time connecting with nature.

#4: The Lover Archetype

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This is the archetype of emotion, creativity, sensuality, feeling, unity and idealism. The Lover seeks to experience as many dimensions of life as possible, using all of his senses: seeing, touching, smelling, tasting, hearing and relates to the water element. This is the world of sensory pleasure. He seeks to experience life through his emotional and physical senses. The Lover feels deeply, whether those feelings are positive or negative. He is connected to his inner depths and those of others.

The Lover seeks to understand the world through experience and tends to have a hunger for sex, food, creativity, and reproduction. He is passionate about his goals, women, and life in general. When a man taps into the Lover archetype’s energy, he feels alive with vim and vigor.

The Lover in his fullness possesses the following qualities:

  • passionate;
  • sensual;
  • inspired;
  • creative;
  • in touch with his emotions;
  • empathetic;
  • lives life fully;
  • earthy.

When a man is not in touch with his inner Lover, he falls under control by the active or passive poles of his shadow, the Addicted Lover or the Impotent Lover.

The Addicted Lover

The active shadow of the Lover is the Addicted Lover. The Addicted Lover is forever searching for that one thing, person, or experience that will make him feel truly alive. We see two problems here:

  1. the Addicted Lover doesn’t really know what he’s searching for;
  2. he has overinflated expectations.

Because of this, the Addicted Lover’s hunger is never satisfied. In this case, his energy works to his destruction and the destruction of others around him. He becomes lost in an ocean of the senses, a prisoner of his own passion and sensitivity. He lives for the pleasure of the moment only, which locks him in a prison of immobility he cannot escape.

The Addicted Lover is a collector of possessions, experiences, or women. However, he has no structure or life philosophy to connect the things he collects. Therefore, his life feels fragmentary instead of whole. Due to a lack of focus, his energy dissipates into a million directions.

The Addicted Lover possesses the following qualities:

  • restlessness;
  • never satisfied;
  • addicted to pleasures;
  • chaotic;
  • obsessive;
  • lacks focus;
  • self-destructive.

The Impotent Lover

The passive shadow of the Lover is the Impotent Lover. The Impotent Lover tends to be bored, listless, and often depressed. He feels dead inside. Nothing brings him joy anymore. He has lost his passion for life. Libido is non-existent in this man, as is his sex life. Underneath all of this listlessness, there often lies smoldering anger against his wife, work stress, or money worries.

The Impotent Lover can arise in a man who is too strict with himself and disciplines himself too much. This is often the case with devoutly spiritual/religious men, who laden themselves with overly strict rules, and feel shame when indulging in life’s pleasures. 

Here are the distinctive traits of the Impotent Lover:

  • speaks in a monotone voice;
  • alienated from family, co-workers and friends;
  • disconnected from himself;
  • may speak about himself in the 2nd or 3rd person;
  • bored;
  • often depressed;
  • listless;
  • not in touch with his feelings and emotions;
  • doesn’t enjoy life;
  • no sex life;
  • overly strict with himself.

How to Channel the Lover?

If you want to come in touch with the balanced side of the Lover, here are some ideas to start with:

  • take more time to really enjoy the stuff that brings you pleasure in life (but, at the same time, cultivating the virtue of moderation);
  • instead of reaching for more, enjoy the things you already have and do in a deeper way, using all of your senses;
  • turn life’s little everyday activities into indulgent, pleasure-inducing rituals;
  • take part in a hobby you’re passionate about, particularly ones that involves artistic skills or craftsmanship;
  • make reading a lifelong habit;
  • spend more time outdoors close to nature;
  • take time for romance.

The Bottom Line

In order for a man to achieve mature masculinity, he must be in touch with all four of the masculine archetypes. When a man is not in a balanced relationship with an archetype, he falls under the influence of its bipolar shadow, often switching back and forth between the active and passive poles. Instead of using the constructive and creative power of an archetype, he uses its destructive energy.

Therefore, it is so important to know which archetype dominates too strongly in your psyche or is animated in the active or passive shadow poles. This provides an opportunity for healing and integration, resulting in getting your power back, achieving mature masculinity and aligning oneself with their true potential, power and purpose.

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What Is Ensoulment? Blossoming into Alignment with the Universe

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Who are you? Well, many aspects give us identity, including the body, mind, and our affiliations. Moreover, the soul is the innermost essence of our true identity. Since birth, the soul evolves, going through different phases to blossom and arrive at a level of peace and comfort. Yet, trauma or certain events can make us feel out of touch with our soul, going through the motions of life only to survive. Are you having trouble finding your identity? If so, you can connect back to your soul through ensoulment. So, what is ensoulment in the first place? This is a detailed guide.

What is Ensoulment?

Ensoulment refers to the moment at which a human gains a soul. This process can happen in two ways: –

#1: At Conception

Many religious scholars believe that the soul is pre-existing and enters the body at the time of fertilization. Like Aristotle’s time, scholars thought this process took place 40 days after conception for boys and 90 days for girls.

However, this association of ensoulment with the growth of the human embryo still fuels debate supporting or criminalizing abortions globally. And, the idea of a pre-existing soul forms the foundation of beliefs in reincarnation and the afterlife.

#2: When Undergoing a Spiritual Journey

Second, the ensoulment process can happen when you undergo a spiritual awakening, Kundalini awakening, or when in a Dark Night of the Soul. In these circumstances, ensoulment relates to the process of embracing, living, and expressing your authentic self, the soul.

·  Ensoulment during a Spiritual Awakening Process

A spiritual awakening journey is a state of enlightenment where your soul “wakes up” to life, transforming into higher consciousness. The journey begins with a sense of emptiness and confusion, usually triggered by traumatic or life-changing events. This initiation stage leads to a quest for answers about your beliefs or thoughts about life.

Next, you develop an urge to find the answers within you, to discover your life purpose. This third stage can be painful, as you acknowledge your shadow past and deal with it. Still, if you are patient, the fourth stage opens up the joyful and hopeful new you.

Finally, you attain spiritual alignment, the ultimate goal in this journey.

·      Ensoulment during a Kundalini Awakening & the Dark Night of the Soul

Kundalini awakening is an energetic awakening emanating from the spine and flowing through the seven chakras leading to instant spiritual enlightenment. Kundalini, the energy that remains dormant at the base of the spine, can awaken through such methods as yoga, meditation, and mantras.

Once awake, our senses become sharper, our perception of life changes, and we begin to identify our soul paths.

·      Ensoulment during the Dark Night of the Soul

Now, the Dark Night of the Soul is one of the signs of a Kundalini awakening. Here, you feel disconnected from your surrounding as you look inward to discover your soul purpose. For example, you feel lost and stuck and want a deeper meaning in life.

Physical symptoms of this experience include a change of appetite, increased thirst, distorted sleep patterns, and a change in your sex drive. Since the Dark Night of the Soul is a transitional period after shedding our old identity and before the new and true identity emerges, this process leads to ensoulment.

The Phases of Ensoulment

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In this guide, we explore what is ensoulment when undergoing a spiritual journey. By understanding the process, we get to know our identity and soul purpose. If you are currently going through any spiritual journey, you could be in any of the following phases of ensoulment: –

The Stages of Ensoulment

#1: Waking Up

A spiritual awakening process triggers the soul to wake up. Here, you may experience an overwhelming feeling of disconnection or detachment with people or things you once enjoyed. There is confusion as you begin to question your true identity, beliefs, and thought processes.  Likewise, some individuals start to re-evaluate their current beliefs.

#2: Descending into a State of Soullessness/The Dark Night

The symptoms of the Dark Night of the Soul characterize the second stage of ensoulment. It makes us notice and yearn to deal with the shadow aspects of our lives. Only when you integrate these shadow aspects into your life can you then blossom into your true developed soul. Hence, this second stage is the most painful phase of ensoulment.

#3: Spiritual Alchemy

Do you sometimes feel you are living in your past but also connected to your future self? That is a sign you are in the alchemic stage of ensoulment. Here, you feel a sense of transformation, inner freedom, and change that makes you aware of your soul.

Spiritual alchemy happens in seven distinct stages as follows: –

  1. Calcination – a breakdown of distractive personality traits, including our ego, stubbornness, and arrogance. It sets the foundation to discovering our identity underneath.
  2. Dissolution – a feeling of the fading false self.
  3. Separation – sharpening of our thoughts and emotions.
  4. Conjunction – combining of the remaining authentic elements in you.
  5. Fermentation – start of a rebirth.
  6. Distillation – further purification.
  7. Coagulation – spirit manifesting in material form
#4: Blossoming Into Ensoulment

After the spiritual alchemy, you break away from the mind, allowing your soul to connect to the spirit. At this point, your soul is now manifest in material form, allowing you to embrace your true identity.

Note that the four phases of ensoulment develop gradually at different times in our lives. For example, you may be in the Dark Night of the Soul, feeling soullessness as a mother but fully ensouled as a pianist or a teacher. 

More so, in many mystical traditions, age matters. Hence, even though ensoulment can begin in childhood, many people become aware of the process only when they are in their 30s or 40s. At times, they confuse it with menopause or a form of spiritual crisis.

Conclusion

Now that you understand what is ensoulment, I must mention that it is a lifelong journey in the physical whereby our souls evolve, arriving at a level of comfort and peace. At this point, we become aware of our true identity and soul purpose. Then, we begin to live a purposeful life that is in alignment with the universe.

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Divine Feminine Awakening: 6 Signs You’re Going Through One

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The universe revolves around two polar energies that work to complement each other in harmony. Likewise, humans possess these two powers; feminine and masculine energies. Still, only one of the forces can be dominant at any given time. Do you feel the urge to step into your sacred feminine power? If so, you could be going through a divine feminine awakening. In this quick guide, I share the top signs of a Divine Feminine Awakening. That way, you can recognize arising feminine power and experience the goddess in you.

Let’s get to it!

What Is a Divine Feminine Awakening?

Divine Feminine Awakening refers to a spiritual phase where an individual steps into their full high priestess potential. Here, the Divine Feminine energy, also called Lunar energy, the Greater Yin, or Shakti, starts manifesting in our lives.

It begins following a trigger from a spiritual crisis, past-life recall, childbirth, or any other mystical events happening in our lives.

The Examples

Think of how your compassion for animals is altering your eating choices. Similarly, if you are undergoing a self-discovery journey, it may trigger an urge to fight social injustices in your community. This gradual change of your perspective of life from a preoccupation of power to a nurturing approach indicates your Divine Feminine energy is awakening.

6 Signs of a Divine Feminine Awakening

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Do you feel like you are going through a Divine Feminine Awakening? Here are the tell-tale signs to be sure:

#1: An Insatiable Quest for Knowledge about the Divine Feminine Power

Not many people are aware of the concepts of masculine and feminine energies. Still, if your discovery about these two powers creates a yearning for knowledge about the Divine Feminine Energy, you could be going through an awakening.

Here, you find yourself researching, watching videos, and listening to audios that affirm what you already know about your inner feminine power. The attraction and curiosity grow, making you want a deeper connection with this part of you.

#2: Ready to Face Your Shadow Side

Do you have unresolved emotions from a hard childhood, marriage, sickness, or past traumatic experience? If you find yourself more open to discussing the details regarding this rough time, you could be going through a Divine Feminine Awakening.

One of the benefits of going through spiritual growth is by dealing with our shadow emotions. These include feelings of guilt, resentment, shame, or anger due to what you underwent. Besides, without dealing with your dark side, it tends to crop up and distort your life when you least expect it.

#3: Attentive to Your Intuition

Anyone with dominant feminine energy is often an intuitive person. Hence, if you find yourself shifting from rationalizing situations to trusting your gut feelings when making decisions, that is the Divine Feminine Awakening in action. The awakening also helps you trust yourself more. Like if you are a victim of an abusive relationship, you now stop questioning your motivations and begin paying attention to the nudges you get.  

#4: An Urge to Create

The feminine energy brings out the creativity in us. See, you could be thinking deeply about those business ideas, science, or art projects that come to mind every now and then. If you are a woman, you may have a strong urge to get pregnant and start a family.

These are random ideas that you usually ignore.

For example, you feel now is the right time to write your business plan about the recreational park you want to create. Creative feminine energy helps us express ourselves through writing, art, business, or new relationships.

#5: An Unexplained Desire for Deeper Connections with Women

This sign mostly shows up in independent women who now want to form deeper and genuine friendships with other women. They may search for forums that connect like-minded women to pursue common goals or even chit-chat.

#6: Becoming More Sensitive

Are you becoming sensitive to your surrounding? It could be a heightened sensitivity to alcohol, the smell of fabrics, or prescription drugs. Also, you may find yourself internalizing other people’s feelings of sadness, anger, joy, or excitement. Feminine energy makes us empathetic to others. In turn, we may become highly sensitive people (HSP), sometimes to our harm.

Tips on Working with Your Feminine Power

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Now, the Divine Feminine Awakening can occur in both males and females. When it does, we should embrace it and attain inner balance. So, do you identify with any of the above signs of a sacred feminine awakening? If so, start working with your feminine power and experience the goddess in you.

These are some actionable tips to get you started: –

#1: Find and work closer with goddesses that resonate with you

Research and identify which goddesses’ energy connects to you. Journalize their attributes and meditate on them.

#2: Use your senses to gain pleasure

Divine Feminine Energy allows us to acknowledge enjoyment. Rely on your five senses to search out satisfaction. For example, be alert to what you see, smell, hear, taste, or feel, taking note of what makes you happy most. In addition, do more of the things that give you pleasure.

#3: Create a paradise around you

Here, you attract the Divine Feminine Energy by making it respond to beautiful or sacred spaces you create with love and intention. Start by de-cluttering your home or workspace. Then, bring in nature elements like healing crystals, potted plants, water fountains, or a window birdbath.

#4: Have a regular grounding and shielding practice

This will help you deal with your heightened sensitivity, ensuring you do not become an emotional sponge.

#5: Pay attention to your body’s wisdom

For example, enroll in dance classes, practice Yoni Mudra, breathe deeply, or listen to positive affirmations. These activities tap into your body’s wisdom so that you can honor it.

#6: Acknowledge your feelings

This practice is especially crucial if you are a man undergoing Divine Feminine Awakening. It helps you cope when surrounded by a community that stereotypes masculinity as the only expression for males.

Conclusion

We all have inner powers that we can use in conjunction with the laws of the universe to transform our lives for the better. If you are going through a Divine Feminine Awakening, tap into this inner power to bring out the empath, creative, intuitive, or nurturing nature in you. These traits help us appreciate nature and live in harmony with it.

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8 Signs You’re an Old Soul & What It Really Means

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Suppose you didn’t know your current age; how old do you reckon you would be today? If you guessed a number higher than your current age, you could be having an old soul. See, anyone with an old soul behaves too mature for their age. More so, they find their age mates too immature; hence struggle to fit into society. As outsiders looking into life, Old Souls prefer living solitary lives. In turn, society misinterprets this personality as anti-social. So, do you have an old soul? In this article, we discuss the eight signs you’re an old soul:

Becoming an Old Soul

Some Old Souls are born that way, while others grow into it through a spiritual awakening journey. Whatever the case, you have wisdom and a mature outlook on life that indicates your intelligence. This intelligence comes from your past experiences and not from memorizing books. Hence, young persons who are Old Souls are a gift to humanity.

For example, they become better leaders who focus less on material possessions and more on solving societal issues. Plus, they have better intuition that keeps them and those around them from harm’s way.

8 Signs You’re an Old Soul

#1: Empathetic

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Old Souls show lots of empathy towards others. Their high sensitivity, open-minded and open-hearted nature makes them emotional sponges. They pick up negative and positive energies from others and own these mixed feelings.

The Old Soul doesn’t think twice when lending a hand to those in need. And they use their wisdom to make other people’s lives better.

#2: Seeing the Bigger Picture

Does philosophy intrigue you? Or, do you question systems in institutions instead of accepting them at face value? An Old Soul has wisdom and a mature outlook on life that indicates their intelligence. This intelligence comes from observing what happens in the world instead of skimming through textbooks in class. Hence, such a person relates what is happening today to its possible impact on the future.

#3: Happiness in Solitude

Old Souls have unique interests, hobbies, and beliefs; different from their peers. More so, these are self-motivated individuals who are creative and original thinkers. They seek quality and not quantity in friendships. Hence, any small talk or group mentality annoys them.

For example, an Old Soul will struggle to stay up to date with friends on social media. Besides, they are direct in expressing their ideas, often seen as being rude. For this reason, an Old Soul prefers to have their own space and spend most time alone recharging their energies.

#4: Deep Thirst for Knowledge

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Would you rather keep up with a reality star or spend an hour watching a mystery film? See, Old Souls are intellectuals who are always yearning for wisdom. Even though they never acknowledge that they are smart, they are the kind of people who challenge their knowledge by reading or trying out new things. They prefer factual instead of trendy literature.

#5: Abhor Superficial Small Talk

Do you prefer having meaningful conversations that stimulate your thinking instead of small talk about the weather, food, or trendy stuff? You could be an Old Soul. Here, Old Souls want to make all their thoughts count. Hence, they are selective in how they talk or the words they use to express their views.

That’s why an Old Soul will naturally have strong communication and verbal skills. It can get lonely when those around you struggle to keep up with your conversations.

#6: Struggle with Dating

We live in a hook-up culture where the young and old meet online and date. It involves shallow flirting, playing games, or stringing others along to know each other better. Yet, this dating language is too hard for an Old Soul to wrap their heads around.

See, an Old Soul lives by personal standards they don’t intend to lower in the name of dating. Doing so will deny a core part of their true identity. On the flip side, when an Old Soul meets another Old Soul, dating becomes almost automatic. The two connect easily and cherish their soul connection.

#7: Exceptionally Good at Reading People

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If you are an Old Soul, you will often get strong gut feelings about someone you meet for the first time. This feeling will make you like or dislike the stranger instantly, regardless of how they portray themselves. Afterward, you realize that your intuition was on point, saving you unnecessary heartaches or propelling you to take risks that others would turn down.

Likewise, Old Souls are excellent body language readers and natural psychologists. By observing how someone twitches their lips, shifts eyes, or changes tone when speaking, the Old Souls can tell when the other is upset, honest, or deceiving.

#8: People Gravitate Towards You for Advice

Old Souls have a contemplative nature that will find valuable lessons in the most chaotic situation. They reflect and find clues to issues that we often overlook. In turn, friends and loved ones admire this maturity, clear and sound judgments. Others even view the Old Soul as a role model. Hence, they turn to them for advice, conflict resolution, or second opinions.

Can an Old Soul Be Bad for You?

Well, Old Soul traits can become challenging if: –

  • Your focus on the bigger picture or future goals distracts you from accomplishing mundane but necessary tasks. For example, not paying your bills or going to work due to procrastinating about the possible multi-million business you intend to run in the next five years.
  • Your desire for solitude leads you to chronic loneliness, even when surrounded by people.
  • Lack of dating skills leaves you feeling empty and unwanted.
  • You use your role model position in the society for selfish gain.

Conclusion

If you suspect that you are an Old Soul, use the above tell-tale signs you’re an old soul as your checklist. This will help you and those around you to understand and accept your unique personality. More so, determine if your Old Soul traits are interfering with your healthy lifestyle and make necessary lifestyle changes for better living.

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