How may the insidious tendency to discount feminine qualities affect us when it comes to death, grief, and illness?
We tend to place an immense amount of importance on having an answer, on doing something to fix a problem, on being in control, and making sense of everything. These are mainly masculine qualities. They are important qualities, and certainly have their place. A balance of those with feminine virtues is what I find to be dangerously lacking, which has been exemplified in a variety ways poignantly throughout history and uniquely now. The feminine is about embracing the mysteries, the paradoxes, about listening and surrendering, with so much that we discount yet that death asks of us, both in terms of being there for others and when our time comes. (An excerpt from my book, Alive for Now)
We will explore the feminine and masculine within ourselves. We will consider how these polarities display themselves in your everyday lives, and in turn how that may affect ourselves and our loved ones when it comes to dying and living.