What Is Masculine Energy?

There are infinite levels of balance to master within each of us...(Lands of Wisdom, 2011)

That is an excellent question that looks like it would have an easy answer. Unfortunately it doesn’t mean a power source consisting of pole throwing, beer chugging, gun shooting, gut bealching, bad ass gas passing, with a prowess for deftly handling a car at 102 miles per hour. Though it would be nice if it did.

Masculine energy is exactly that…masculine…energy. I am not going to go into energy because anyone who has seen a two year old fresh from a nap and hopped up on candy knows what that is. The masculine part is a little trickier.

It really doesn’t have anything to do with being a man, the male of the human species. It has more to do with the energy we draw from having those “male” or masculine characteristics. Within each of us, male or female, we have two kinds of energy that we tap into. They happen to be masculine and feminine. They work like Yin (feminine) and Yang (masculine).

Depending on what you are trying to accomplish, the world’s best bag session or whispering sweet nothings to your girl, you will utilize either your masculine or feminine energy. I know it’s confusing but here is a list that might help:

Masculine Energy     vs     Feminine Energy

doing     vs     being

aggression     vs     surrender

analytical     vs     intuitive

concrete      vs     abstract

impatient     vs     patient

striving     vs     tranquil

rushing     vs     nurturing

assertive     vs     receptive

left brain     vs     right brain

thrusting     vs     receiving

organization     vs     synthesizing

logical     vs     creative

busy     vs     calm

hard     vs     soft

controlling     vs     allowing

(“Masculine and feminine,” )

So, think about the activity or goal you are trying to accomplish, how you go about it, and you will start to see which “energy source you are pulling from.

I like to think of myself as somewhat progressive however, when it comes to the depths of “spirituality” I have been a bit of a toe dipper. Like many of us, my youth was spent firmly grounded on the shores of religion. Ironically, as much as society pits spirituality against religion, if one takes an unbiased evaluation of both, there are patterns of compatibility that start to reveal themselves (but that is another topic for discussion).

For men, masculine energy is a no brainer, it’s the feminine energy that we have a harder time with. As much as I hate to admit it, we need it. What’s worse is…we need it now more than ever. Men, learning to utilize this severly underused resource does not make you GAY. It actually makes you more powerful.

There is an article put out by PUA (an excellent site that gives tips on how to snag and seduce a chick) that talks about the polarity between men and women and the scientific juxtaposition of the two. There appears to be an almost push/pull effect between the two of relative proportion. Reading the article gives one the impression that men and women are much like magnets. The “polarizing” effect is highly dependent on how much feminine or masculine energy each individual sex is giving out respectively. I highly recommend reading the full article http://www.pualingo.com/pua-definitions/polarity/ .

Still a little fuzzy on the whole masculine vs feminine energy concept? Let me take you back to that Yin Yang.  When we look at a Yin Yang we see perfect proportions of Yin and Yang. Yin represents the negative, dark, or feminine energy of the Universe, the polarized version of Yang; positive, light, and masculine characteristics. Now split the Yin Yang in half and look closer at Yang.

Within the Yang half is another circle. Next, imagine that the circle is a smaller Yin Yang. In order for Yang to be perfectly balanced or stable, it must first balance its own, respective, Yin Yang. And so must masculine energy learn to balance its inner or “core” feminine and masculine energy. Think of it as masculine energy’s power source, a spiritual battery.

I hope I have demystified masculine energy for you. I will be talking about it a lot, especially in relationship with feminine energy and how we can use them to redefine what it means to be a man in today’s America.

Masculine and feminine energy. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.fromthestars.com/page128.html

Lands of Wisdom, Initials. (Artist). (2011). Yin yang-medicine. [Web]. Retrieved from http://landsofwisdom.com/?p=508

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