So, I’m walking backwards today. I’ve often said I do things backwards in life, in terms of my career growth, progression of tackling various challenges, both mental and physical, etc. But today, I’m applying this to writing a post for the blog.
I usually get some type of thought bubble, stumble upon related materials and then try to link them all together. A draft comes together. I polish and post it. And I enjoy, and learn from, the comments that follow.
Today, I’m going to ask for comments before I write. Yes, the backwards approach.
You see, I’ve been wanting to write something about gender issues for some time, but the topic seems to be in a perpetual firestorm, and I’m not sure even the most sincere and honest intentions can be perceived beyond the veil of anger and natural bias that is fuming out there in the cyberworld.
Men and woman have been burdened with certain societal expectations of behavior ever since their DNA split. And these burdens, maybe more appropriately called traditions, victimize both genders.
There has re-emerged a concept of being a “Woke” or “Conscious” male and a concept of re-awaking the “Divine Feminine.” Both of which I believe are as old as time (these are not some new discoveries), and both of which honor the “true” nature of the feminine and male spirits. Spirits unbridled by fear, guilt, and shame. This evil triad said to be used as mechanisms of control, which are wielded as weapons of government and religion, and imprinted upon us as unwritten societal mores.
So, I’m asking for some early feedback. And I’ll let you know ahead of time that I don’t follow conventional custom here.
I truly believe a person’s worth is wrapped up in their heart and soul and not dependent upon stereotypes, materialistic and superficial qualities, nor with fitting in with “normal” societal dictates.
I believe both sexes have to own their persona, beliefs, and actions. Individually, we must take responsibility for everything in our lives. This means taking a pretty hard look in the mirror, because many of things we may give lip service to as despising are tactics we employ on a daily basis in seeking to fulfill our own needs and our sense gratification.
Let’s have a bit of honest discussion here 😊
Photo: The White-Nosed Coatimundi. Not the best photo I’ve ever taken, but I was lucky to snap this one off with a cellphone camera when I was blessed with this spirit’s presence on a hike. I chose this photo because the Coati is in the Raccoon family and Raccoons symbolically represent the dexterity in which masks are worn. Disguise and secrecy is the magic of the Raccoon, and I believe that we, as humans, engage in wearing masks all the time – including to deceive ourselves as to our own self-image. Today’s post is working towards unmasking our true natures.