Myth #1: Feminine power is an oxymoron
Our society defines ‘power’ in masculine terms. We associate power with the behaviors and values that originate in our left hemispheric brain function, the hemisphere biologists believe evolved to accommodate our hunter/killer instinct. Masculine power favors emotional objectivity, logic, convergent thinking, assertiveness, a willingness to kill— and by default men.
Much of what we know about femininity is derived from this masculine culture. As such, we are told that femininity is everything masculinity is not. If men are strong then we are weak; if men are rational, we are neurotic; and if men are heroes, then we are in desperate need of rescue. Femininity, as we know it, is a social construct created by men– and it’s holding us back.
I am here to tell you that femininity is far more than masculine lite.
Feminine power is unparalleled inner strength. It is objective intelligence paired with psychic intuition. It is comfort in the depths of emotion, access to healing energy, unbridled eroticism, and the miraculous ability to manifest both physical and psychic reality.
For far too long, women have suppressed these strengths, or at best, relegated them to the domestic sphere. Rarely is authentic femininity seen as a form of power in and of itself. Until now the playbooks and treatises on power have been written by men, and for men.
All that’s about to change.