You may have heard about the divine feminine, but we rarely talk about the divine masculine. What is the divine masculine? How can you awaken it?
Before I even get into how to awaken the divine masculine, let’s talk about what it is. If you’ve heard of the divine feminine, that’s great, and it’s an important part of us. But, the divine masculine always seems to get pushed to the side. And it shouldn’t! It’s in all of us.
What is the divine masculine, you ask? Good question. The divine masculine energy is in balance with the divine feminine. See, the divine masculine inside of us knows when to say no to fear, toxic people, shame, or guilt. It’s the part which refuses to be distracted or held back from fulfilling dreams and goals. [Read: How to start fresh and move on from the toxicity – for good]
How to awaken the divine masculine
The divine masculine empowers us to do better, making us the best person we can be. When you’re feeling distracted and living in fear of achieving your dreams, it is suppressed and unawakened.
Yes, the divine feminine teaches us about love and healing. But the divine masculine is what pushes us. If you’ve been feeling unmotivated and separated from yourself, it could be that the divine masculine inside of you needs a little wake-up call.
When your body isn’t in balance, you feel it. So, let’s get it back in motion. It’s time to set the alarm to awaken the divine masculine inside of you.
#1 Understand you need both. This isn’t about awakening just your divine masculine. If you want to get the best of both worlds, you’re going to need to balance them. This isn’t about one dominating the other. Whether you’re a man or woman, you need the divine masculine to push you forward in life. Once you understand you need both, then you can have more emotional balance and mental clarity. [Read: The 20 steps to go from exhausted in life to effortless]
#2 Take responsibility. At the end of the day, the only person who’s going to take care of you is yourself. Even if you have a partner or parents around, you control the choices you make. Thus, you need to own your actions.
The first step is taking responsibility for your happiness. You’re not someone who needs to be rescued. To awaken the divine masculine, you’ll need to decide if you want to own your feelings. [Read: 15 ways to grow up and starting behaving like an adult]
#3 What’s your experience with men? Everyone has the divine masculine in them, but many of us suppress it because of our encounters with men. Do you have supportive male figures in your life? Did you have an abusive relationship with anyone close to you?
You’ll need to look at your wounds surrounding your interactions with men. That way, you’ll be able to understand the biases you have towards them. Once you overcome these blockages, you’ll strengthen your relationship with the divine masculine.
#4 Write down your feelings. When you’re examining your wounds surrounding men, you should write your emotions and thoughts down. This will help you reflect and pinpoint common themes you have in your relationship with men. It could be abandonment, friendship, love, hate, etc. [Read: How to be a man the way he really should be]
#5 Undo what was done. Listen, we’ve been told what it means to be a man. But at the end of the day, it’s not right. Men can cry, they don’t need to have a successful career or have a six-pack. That isn’t what being a man means.
It’s important to take a look at what society says a man should be and then ask yourself if it’s true. Focus on finding men in your life who embody the divine masculine rather than these stereotypes.
#6 Say hi to your inner warrior. We all have an inner warrior inside of us. Now, I don’t mean a literal warrior who kills and dominates others. This isn’t what I’m talking about. Rather, your inner warrior is someone who isn’t going to take anyone’s crap. This part of you is courageous and honest. Connect with this side of you.
#7 Find a mentor. Whether you’re Rhianna or Bill Gates, everyone has a mentor. Though you may read this and understand, it’s always easier to connect with those who’ve mastered the awakening the divine masculine. Looking at people such as the Dalai Llama or Mooji, these are people who embody the divine masculine. Now, you don’t want to worship these figures, your goal is to learn from them. [Read: How to develop into a better human]
#8 Connect with your inner father. I know this sounds weird, but hear me out first. We all carry this archetype inside of us. If you want to awake your divine masculine, then you’ll need to connect with your inner father. Your inner father is kind and tolerant. But can your inner father be better?
#9 Stand up for what you want. No, you don’t need to be angry or aggressive; this isn’t what standing up for yourself means. But, you need to show others and yourself that you respect yourself. You can be an introvert or extrovert. It doesn’t matter, both types of people struggle with being assertive. Focus on your needs and ask yourself if they’re being met.
#10 Work on your confidence. If you want to support your divine masculine, you’ll need to believe in yourself. You can start with your body language. Try this: hunch your body over and cross your arms. How does it feel? Not good, right?
Now, try this: stand up straight, shoulders back and your arms to your sides. Do you feel the difference? Sure, it feels a little awkward at first, but you’ll automatically look more secure and confident in yourself. [Read: Powerful changes in confidence you can make to change your life for the better]
#11 Start being active. You’re going to have to stop being passive. Even though you think you’re not, if you haven’t awakened your divine masculine, then you are passive. The divine masculine is about taking charge and standing up against those who are toxic. In your life, take charge and prevent other people from making the decisions for you. Set goals and work towards them.
No one said awakening the divine masculine was going to be easy. However, it’s crucial you find a balance between the two divines. It’s time to be the best version of yourself.