INTEGRATION of the MASCULINE and FEMININE PRINCIPLE

INTEGRATION of the MASCULINE and FEMININE PRINCIPLE

By Alisa Battaglia, BD, EFT, CHT, TH

The expressions of masculine and feminine energies are the focal point when we lose ourselves or encounter troubled parts of our being. When the Anima and Animus or soul is disconnected, there is self-devaluation and subjection to all sorts of self-limiting beliefs and painful emotions. Unfortunately, the systemic root within modern culture is to look outside of self for answers to inner dilemmas. This attitude is most prominent in the realm of relationships where vital energy for achieving inner congruency expends itself outwardly in search for the perfect companion. Although, relationships are one of the most fulfilling aspects of life because they mirror what is necessary to learn about ourselves through another, they also promote co-dependence when we look to them for our wholeness. Using a relationship as a crutch or distraction from self always stifles growth. Instead, we might guide one other to connect with the authentic self, the wise inner being that nourishes and frees us from attachments.

Regardless of gender or sexual orientation, there is both a feminine and a masculine part of our nature. True femininity, is connected to the masculine and true masculinity is connected to the feminine. Bridging and maintaining balance between these two compelling forces of energy is a power sharing arrangement. The archetypal forces of the assertive masculine qualities and the receptive feminine qualities are both fundamental parts of our bio-psycho-spiritual development.

Too often, there is restraint from fully animating the masculine side of nature because there is belief that it will harm or violate others, especially if experience has proven it so. In reality, power is neutral and depending on intent, power either harms or helps. In addition, the feminine counterpart erroneously equates with weakness and accommodation. However, we are power, effective and free when we animate both our masculine and feminine energies from a place of love and openness as opposed to fear and defensiveness. The result of inner fusion produces a shift in consciousness as a state of sovereignty within us. Sovereignty allows the soul that is whom we are to achieve with ease its true purpose, which frees us of co-dependency so we may relate to others in an authentic way that is not sabotaged by neediness of the bifurcated personality.

The feminine and masculine archetype represents through the right and left halves of the brain and the corresponding sides of the body. It is always interesting to note the side of the body where personal will, injury and pain originate. Are they fairly limited to one side of the body or are they evenly dispersed in different areas? Observing the pattern and where tensions or dis-eases, our strengths or weaknesses in body and character are held, is just as important as to which side of the body the imbalance dominates. Essentially, the left side of the body is the receptive side of the body with a negative ion (-) and therefore, feminine, which relates to emotions and intuition. The feminine principle provides the nurturing, inner awareness and vision to guide us through life. The right side of the body with a positive ion (+) is action oriented and therefore, masculine, which relates to logic and focused mental pursuits. The masculine principle provides the action and the will needed to meet our destination. If the introspective feminine is underactive and the active masculine is overactive, a clear and soulful sense of life direction is absent. Conversely, if an appropriate direction is envisioned of where we want to go in the feminine, but the masculine is underactive, there lacks will, making it difficult to ignite into action and accomplish goals.

Overactive masculine energy is characterized by tough love, hyper mental focus and achievement oriented. In such an overactive state, alot of mental energy is expended -circuitously locked in a pattern of unfulfillment even after months or years of effort  only to feel burdened with a backlog of unfinished projects and unfulfilled desires. This often relates to people married to their job or see value in life only in terms of materialism. In turn, underactive feminine energy often becomes an “inability to do” that relies on relationships as a substitute for self-development. Internally, masculine and feminine energies need to be working in tandem to protect mutual sovereignty. This means that when the relationship between the masculine and feminine self is non-communicative, inner energies are not working together in harmony and therefore, vulnerable to internal and external invasion. While the feminine is most vulnerable to the controlling masculine and saviorship patterns, the masculine is equally responsible for the pattern of invasion of its feminine counterpart and others. If the male cannot trust and surrender to his inner feminine he will find it difficult to trust and surrender in his relationships or will use his fear and mistrust to seek power over others. If the female cannot trust and use her masculine edge or inner phallic to defend herself or her family unit and support herself wisely, she will use this energy negatively to her detriment. She will either mistrust or hurt others with it unable to trust or surrender in her relationships or she will give her energy away on a silver platter and render herself victim to masculine power. She is unable to stand in her presence and fortify boundaries to feel safe, which is masculine energy. The healing process begins when a relational dialogue develops between the masculine and feminine energies, one at a time. This means getting to know the energetic expressions of each domain and how they play out in our lives.

Wise to grasp that men and women are equal in value, but different in function. Understood this way both gender principles can be developed equally, rather than take a lopsided approach. For example, a common experience occurs when the feminine vision is clear, but the masculine heads off in another direction for lack of inner dialogue that prevents understanding and/or achievement of true purpose. In such a state of imbalance, the inner feminine expression is thwarted and fear takes over trust, intuitive guidance or wisdom. However, when knowingness and common sense of the masculine is confirmed by the feminine intuition, balance is found. We need to be both strong and sensitive, to dance without being polarized.

Awareness produces an ever-increasing dictum of how life exists in polarity or dual nature. When the masculine and feminine self becomes an integrated composite of highly creative energies or sovereign, spiritual forces flow throughout the body and we experience our lives more fully, inner directed and move forward on our path. When these energies are out of balance, progress is generally difficult, if not impossible.

Cultivating spiritual ethics, a set of values mediated not by thinking, but by feeling truth is a path of action that takes us from awareness to presence and in touch with lovingness, compassion and kindness that does not harm, but protects life.

Alisa Battaglia©2008-2018
2nd Publication©2019

Masculine & Feminine Principles

The expressions of masculine and feminine energies are what we must look to when we lose ourselves or encounter troubled parts of our being. When the Anima and Animus or soul is disconnected, we devalue ourselves and become subject to all sorts of self-limiting beliefs and painful emotions. Unfortunately, the systemic root within our modern culture is to look outside of ourselves for the answers to our inner dilemmas. This attitude often takes us into the realm of relationships where we expend vital energy for achieving wholeness within ourselves to outwardly seek for the perfect companion. Although, relationships are one of the most fulfilling aspects of life because they mirror what we must learn about ourselves through another, they also promote co-dependence when we look to them for our wholeness. Using a relationship as a crutch or distraction from self always stifles growth. Instead, we might guide each other to connect with the authentic self, the wise inner being that nourishes and frees us from attachments.

Regardless of gender or sexual orientation, we each have a feminine and a masculine part of our being. True femininity, is connected to the masculine and true masculinity is connected to the feminine. Bridging and maintaining balance between these two compelling forces of energy or the archetypal aspects of our selves, the aggressive masculine quality and the receptive feminine quality, is a fundamental part of our personal development. Too often, we refrain from fully animating the masculine side of our nature because we believe it will harm or violate others, especially if our experience has proven it so. In reality, power is neutral and depending on our intent, power can be used either to harm or to help. We equally equate the feminine counterpart of our nature erroneously with weakness and accommodation. However, we are most powerful, effective and free when we can animate both our masculine and feminine energies from a place of love and openness as opposed to fear and defensiveness. The result of inner fusion produces a shift in consciousness as a state of sovereignty within us. Sovereignty allows the soul that is whom we are to achieve with ease its true purpose, which frees us of co-dependency so we can relate to others in an authentic way that is not sabotaged by neediness of the bifurcated personality.

The feminine and masculine archetype represents through the right and left halves of the brain and the corresponding sides of the body. It is always interesting to note the side of our body where our will, injury and pain originate. Are they limited fairly to one side of the body or are they evenly dispersed in different areas? Taking note of this pattern and where we hold our tensions or dis-eases, our strengths or weaknesses in body and character, is just as important as to which side of the body the imbalance is dominated. Essentially, the left side of the body is the receptive side of the body with a negative ion (-) and therefore, feminine, which relates to emotions and intuition. The feminine half provides the nurturing, inner awareness and vision we use to guide us through life. The right side of the body with a positive ion (+) is action oriented and therefore, masculine, which relates to logic and focused mental pursuits. The masculine half provides the action and the will we need to take us where we want to go. If the introspective feminine is underactive and the active masculine is overactive we may lack a clear, soulful sense of where we are going. Conversely, if we envision an appropriate direction of where we want to go in the feminine, but the masculine is underactive, there is no will and we thus find it difficult to ignite ourselves into action and accomplish our goals.

Overactive masculine energy is characterized by tough love, being very mental and achievement oriented. In this overactive state, we expend a lot of energy in a circuitous mental pattern that keeps us unfulfilled after months or years of effort only to feel burdened with a backlog of unfinished projects and unfulfilled desires. This often relates to people married to their job or see value in life only in terms of materialism. In turn, underactive feminine energy often becomes an “inability to do” that relies on relationships as a substitute for self-development. Internally, masculine and feminine energies need to be working in tandem to protect mutual sovereignty. This means that when the relationship between the masculine and feminine self is non-communicative our energies are not working together in harmony and we are vulnerable to internal and external invasion. While the feminine is most vulnerable to the controlling masculine and saviorship patterns, the masculine is equally responsible for the pattern of invasion of its feminine counterpart and others. If the male cannot trust and surrender to his inner feminine he will find it difficult to trust and surrender in his relationships or use his fear and mistrust to seek power over others. If the female cannot trust and use her masculine edge or inner phallic to defend both she and her children and support herself wisely, she will use this energy negatively to her detriment. She will either mistrust or hurt others with it unable to trust or surrender in her relationships or she will give her energy away on a silver platter and render herself victim to masculine power. She is unable to stand in her presence and fortify boundaries to feel safe, which is masculine energy.

The healing process begins when we develop a relational dialogue between the masculine and feminine energies, one at a time. This means we must get to know these energetic expressions that exist within and how they play out in our lives. To grasp that men and women are equal in value, but different in function. This way we can develop both sides equally, rather than only one side. For example, the feminine vision may be clear, but the masculine heads off in another direction for lack of inner dialogue that prevents us from understanding and/or achieving our true purpose. In such states of imbalance, the expression of the inner feminine is thwarted and we fear rather than trust our wisdom and intuitive guidance. When knowingness and common sense of the masculine is confirmed by the feminine intuition, balance is found. We need to be both strong and sensitive, to dance without being polarized.

Awareness produces an ever-increasing dictum of how life exists in polarity or dual nature. When the masculine and feminine self becomes an integrated composite of highly creative energies or sovereign, spiritual forces flow throughout the body and we experience our lives more fully and move forward on our path. When these energies are out of balance, progress is generally difficult, if not impossible.

Cultivating spiritual ethics, a set of values mediated not by thinking, but by feeling truth is a path of action that takes us from awareness to presence to bring us in touch to  become loving, that does not harm but protects.

By Alisa Battaglia, BD, EFT, CHT, TH

 

 

Alisa Battaglia©2008-2019

 

The Path of Union and the Law of Opposites

The Path of Union And The Law of Opposites

By Alisa Battaglia

Duality is not the nature of the Universe. Duality is an Illusion of a particular reality consensus held. It is the end product of ultimate equilibrium disturbed.

The foundation of the Path of Union recognizes the evolutionary process of the Soul and is thus, based within the living energy fields of sentient Earth. There is no ascension (disembodied enlightenment). The Soul of the luminous child of Nature is already ascended and eternal. It is a non-physical projection into the physical body as an extension of Source energy.

The bio-psycho-Spiritual process is about incarnational experience and expansive growth through the connection with Nature realities. Our Soul is connected to planet Earth and our Spirit is connected to the galactic core, our Source and origin. We are a part of Nature and her magnetism with this Planet, as we are to the electrical impulse of Spirit.

The illusion of separation is an Archon implant via the construct of the ego-complex that separates Soul and Spirit from physical awareness – to induce the human Soul into automaton from Source energy expression. The ego driven personality is inauthentic, divisive and thus, cannot participate directly with the Miracle of Life. As such, the unmanaged state of being is a threat to sovereign conscience and connection with the Spirit in Nature. The egos mechanized behavior bifurcates the fluidity of the bio-psycho-spiritual complex as the attention streaming is redirected into automaton and false authority, and today, via the technological trickery of simulation. For instance, cultural Memes are implanted into our minds that point to how we are to live by guiding attitudes that we end up living through scripts indirectly controlling what we think, feel, say, and do. Furthermore, we are convinced that the imprisoning social edifice is real offering freedom through its simulations and virtual realities. We are convinced that second hand experience is better than direct experience, that the authority imposed on us is to protect us from our sovereign conscience and that artificial is better than the natural forms of sustenance, healing, beauty, and perfection of Nature. Ultimately, these substitutions in lieu of the natural world disconnect the life umbilicus from Earth sustenance, asphyxiating the human spirit and inducing the human Soul into automaton. This Archontic deception played out by its psychopathic minions in vie for power and control over all life, is the source of evil on our planet. We know EVIL by its  “death urge agenda” that defies innate human goodness. Truth is inverted, which works against the symbiotic unity of life and impedes our species’ capacity to survive and thrive.

Nature, we begin to unfold unto our co-creative life potential in our current incarnational gender body in the fusion of opposites.

Polarity is the law of life with its opposites, of attraction and repulsion or positive and negative currents of spiritual masculine and feminine force. Creation brings forth energetic opposites by its centrifugal force. They oppose each other on the surface and unite in the center creating equilibrium, as opposites have their origin in the common center of unity – the two in the One. Union is the merging of these two currents into One Focused Essence, an infusion of sorts. Thus, the focus of masculine and feminine spiritual energies is to find the co-creator within the other. Heterosexual love is the attraction of opposites and follows the same principle dynamic of compatibility.

The human personality also functions under the same uniting principle. To unite in the center of love, inner separations or gaps in consciousness need bridging in order to empath, rather than psychopath. The degrees of separation between head and empathic heart vary from individual to individual according to perceptual faculties. Myopia (short sightedness) amounts to broken filaments of light (vibration/frequency) with Source Consciousness streaming. Perforations within the light patterns break or disconnect our ability to see the whole Truth as it is. Too many people tend to think in terms of binary – good/bad, black/white, etc that causes bifurcation, a splitting of reality.

Within the myriad fields of mindal energies are patterns in variant expressions of frequency. The frequency output of harmony, love, and intelligence is an organized flow compared to the turbulent flow of unprocessed fear, anger, and pain. The directional flows are what produces our vectors of perception. For instance, a particular resonant pattern or energy signature is created from the inter-relationship we have with life: the Soul in relation to Spirit – our purpose and Soul expression; the Soul in relation to our personality structure – the amount of fusion between the heart and mind; sexuality and creative expression – how we care for our bodies and express our life urge through our gender body; and fusion of masculine and feminine spiritual forces; the personality in relationship with others – the misplaced chasm between men and women; and a reflection of our internal relationship with the conditions of the outer environment – our general surroundings and the relationship with self between Earth, Nature and our Kosmic heritage. As one can imagine, life is a myriad of interpenetrating relationships that form patterns or blueprints of intricate fields of life energy that informs all life in the NOW. All life holds a particular energy signature that contributes to Life’s orchestra. What sounds are you making?

The foundational energy pattern wrests upon integrated masculine and feminine forces within each of these areas of life to create balance, ease, and self-transformation. However, for many, entire internal content is missing. Polarity Integration is a composite approach that involves drawing out inhibitions and developing them, in addition to aligning inner and outer multiplicities or cleavages in the personality complex within the greater whole. This psychological fusion aligns us with the Divine Circuit of wholeness that is Love. As we are brought into closer alignment with our Authentic Self, Love energy begins its reweaving process filling the gaps, fissures, holes, and tears caused from fear, pain, deception, and trauma in the blanket of our creative expression. When we are on the track of love, we widen the sphere of our personal reality. As this ever-expanding awaring Self learns to persevere in the commitment of change and permits within a fullness of experience, a loving relationship with Self and all of life is realized. Reverence is born.

To begin to understand the forces at work in our lives, of grounding Spirit into matter, we move within to honor the sacred feminine, the pathway of the Divine Feminine in conjugation with Spirit. To correctly handle these forces of polarity, a strong relationship between the inner structure of our deepest self and the outer form or physical expression must be built.

Without this internal union, Spiritual energy is not properly distributed through the senses because the mind cannot hold or focus the continual stream of incoming spiritual energy with equilibrium. A lack of coordination causes the mind to resist and thus, poor decisions made and actions performed create a reality based on faulty perceptions, fantasies, or illusions. When there lacks inner integration, our perceptions also reflect that confusion and we cannot see with clarity or volition.

Volition or awareness posits the right use of the intellect in order to heal cleavages in consciousness or reasoning ways of thinking. Awareness is curative and if rightly focused, the release of blocked or inhibited energies awakens the mind to a deeper connection with soul and Nature’s forces. All problems inevitably resolve themselves through correct handling of force. It is simply a matter of proper distribution of energy or point of focus – that is… upon what we choose to place our attention! Ponder this last statement.

Polarity Integration is a bio-psycho-spiritual process that brings to attention an individual’s energy signature and their energetic complexities within the body’s own energy field and their expression within larger fields. While each individual is comprised of differentiating energies that include; stages of development or point of evolution, states of consciousness, amplitudes of heart, environing conditions, hereditary factors, ancient DNA, and aspect of Spirit or conditioning Ray, all must be investigated to ascertain where the lack of coordination within ones energy field exists. This means that results will differ according to where an individual is, the origin, and complexity of a pattern, but always addressing the most problematic of the aggregate bodies (physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual), first. This process of unfolding occurs in progressive stages: dissolution (letting go), alignment or congruency between what you think, feel, say and do, integration (interface of personality with Soul) with use of Nature’s initiatory tools for somatic enlightenment.

Edited excerpt from “The Septenate Human ~ A Spiritual Psychology of Alignment, Integration and Initiation,” Alisa Battaglia©2008-2018

Mending the Cracked Womb Into Fullness, Sensuality & Creativity

All women are beautiful, there is no woman that is not, whether she argues with her mirror image is irrelevant…the fact remains that all women are beautiful. There is only a slight shift in perception between what we see as beauty and what we refer to as ugly. What we each consider to be beautiful is defined by a composite of thoughts that we have collected in our search for a definition of beauty and this composite is the image of the beautiful person we have in the back of our minds. It is from this composite belief or concepts that we match all images against in our definition of beauty. Everything is a concept until it is integrated. Often our sense of personal beauty comes from society’s definition of beauty, misaligning us from our actual truth, beauty, and love. The message to disconnect from our Essential Self and Source is integrated into what becomes our reality-ugliness!

When we judge ourselves against society’s standards and norms of beauty and mutilate our bodies to fit that distortion we in turn distort ourselves to reflect this distorted image. When essential or divine beauty is lost in the concepts carried in the head rather than of the heart, our unique beauty is fabricated into something false. It is this false concept of beauty that causes us to become unattractive in our imbalance. When we are unbalanced, bitter and angry our uniqueness and love cannot shine through and we become ugly fulfilling a self-prophecy in the way we think about ourselves.

Women must begin to see her beauty in terms of her innate power and unique beauty as a reflection of God-dess that she holds within her, rather than just a physical identification of her attractiveness. She must identify with her essential wholeness that in part comes from the creativity and power generated from her womb, her ability to create life and to nurture that life in hardship until that life can care for itself. The reproductive system is the power center that responds to the instinctual urge to procreate and the extra source of creative power in the female gender body that is foreign to the male. The extra life force lays within our ovaries that are whole in their life giving capacity to produce either sex – other whole females or changes to create a male. Within the female is both male and female simultaneously and thus, her power resides in both masculine and feminine strengths. Symbolically, women unlike men innately contain an inner phallic and a physical womb. This essential difference between the gender bodies makes it challenging for men to embrace his feminine aspect, which must be cultivated through discipline. The Taoists masters call the male practice of attending the feminine within, cultivating a spiritual embryo. Females are born with this life-giving capacity and it is already an inherent part of her nature.

The female does not have to use her reproductive powers to bear children, but she must be wise to understand that her power resides from her power to reproduce. Once the Soul (the inhabitant of the physical body) recognizes the endurance advantage of the female body its power resource can be used productively and creatively in ways mundane or sublime. A wise woman in touch with her essence will often seek advanced options and use her powerful forces to preserve her self by retaining or controlling her sexual power that she shares instead of giving it away. In place of forming a fetus from a fertilized egg, she uses her ovarian energy (Uterine Chalice) to raise her primordial sexual energy into the higher energy centers in the body for productive use. On a spiritual level, she gives birth. Literally, a rebirth or new life that brings confidence in controlling the powerful flow of creative energy within her that gives satisfaction and a higher sense of balance and harmony with the world.

Before cultivation of female sexual energy is possible, we must transform or neutralize our wounding experiences so that our generative region can re-gain sensitivity and open up. The vagina is like a flower and the wombs energy is the force that unfolds her. If her bud is outwardly forced to open too soon or roughly, fissures are created in her womb space and she may never blossom. Her womb energy is withdrawn seeping through the cracks of her fissured womb and her petals grow weak and shrivel from lack of feeling nourishment. She may never trust or feel safe again to unfold her glory. This is the deep wound that must be healed. When the womb is cracked it loses energy with capacity to hold energy at all, rendering the female powerless. When the womb is whole again it regains capacity and flexibility to hold and cultivate sexual energy. How can we begin to normalize the genital area to help restore wholesome sexuality? With Polarity Integration, the Infinity Body Awareness Technique and trust in your deepest self are the tools for integration that will help the feminine address personal issues on multi-dimensional levels.

Excerpts from The Essential Self, Cultivating the Sacred Feminine through Polarity Integration by Alisa Battaglia©2017

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