Balancing Our Feminine And Masculine Sides.

@Pose123 (21662)
Canada
May 16, 2009 12:53pm CST
If we have ever looked in the mirror and viewed our profile from each side, We may have noticed that the two sides of our face are slightly different from one another. We may notice too that our left hand is similar to but different from our right hand. In fact, these subtle differences pervade both sides of our entire body. Most of us have probably heard of the idea that the right side of our body is masculine and the left side feminine and this may shed some light on how balanced we are in relation to our masculine and feminine qualities. Intuition, feelings, openness, and unselfishness govern the feminine side of our natures. The masculine side is characterized by logic, facts, systems, and self-interest. When we give too much to others to the detriment of ourselves, our feminine side may be overactive and our right side may need strengthening. On the other hand if our life is too rigidly structured, our masculine aspect may be overactive. Maintaining harmony between the left side and the right side, the feminine and masculine, is a key to health and wholeness. We can foster awareness of our own relative state of balance by tuning in to our body. If we close our eyes and scan our body, we may find that most of our ailments, from acne to muscle tension, occur on the left side of our body. This indicates that our feminine aspect is out of balance in some way. Similarly, if we notice a lot of tension in our right shoulder, perhaps our masculine side is overtaxed or weakened. Just noticing an imbalance is the beginning of healing it. Some imbalances may be long-standing, and it may take time to bring our system into equilibrium. We have to remember to be gentle with ourselves and listen to our body. Over time, this can guide us to a dynamic state of inner and outer balance and better health all around.
4 responses
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
17 May 09
Wow! I have never heard of this.....and it's something special to know! As soon as I began reading it I understood what you are talking about and it explained some of the issues I have! Thanks for sharing!
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@Pose123 (21662)
• Canada
17 May 09
Hi jillhill, Thanks for responding and I'm surprised that more people hadn't heard of it. Blessings.
@xuyiyi (35)
• China
17 May 09
Yes i also noticed that slight difference between the left side and the riht side of our body. I have disscused this with my mum and some of my friends. My mum said that this difference is caused by our everyday use of our hands and legs. Usually we use our right sides ,including the right hands ,arms and legs more often and frequent than the left ones. As we all know that the more exercise we do the more muscle we will get in our body, so the right sides seem to be more strong and masculine than the left sides. I tell my friends about my mum's opions, they agreed with me. The left side makes us look more woman and the right side helps us to do the labourous work. That's really one kind of harmony in the human body. so a balance between the right side and the left side would enable us to be more energetic and handsome.
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@Pose123 (21662)
• Canada
17 May 09
Hi xuyiyi,Thank you for that response and it is an interesting thought from a material perspective and you make a good point. The masculine and feminine natures of both men and women is however well documented. Blessings.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
16 May 09
It seems to me like I have heard all this before, but I can't remember where and I had certainly forgotten. Never stop learning, that's my goal. Thanks
@Pose123 (21662)
• Canada
16 May 09
Hi savypat, Thanks for commenting and that's a very noble goal. Blessings
• United States
27 Apr 10
I am very interested in how both of these sides work together. I am a ballroom dancing competitor and started 4 years ago. Part of my hobby is using ballroom dancing as a tool to learn more about my body and my self in my life. I am now becoming aware through my instructor that moving forward with my left femine side is not as aggressive as my right. My partner is facing me I am moving as you say through him or need to be the aggressor. what I first think about is that when thinking of aggression its masculine, I do know that we can also be powerful with our feminine side. I am in the process of looking at what about my feminine side that is inhibited by this movement or by facing my male partner and for taking charge. Amy