How does the divine feminine relate to these issues of time, energy, and money?
The four pillars of Change the Game are:
1. Businesses that aren’t built from a place of alignment waste time and money.
2. Alignment is all about connecting with your inner world and running your business from there.
3. The way we work is just as important as what we work on.
4. Business is changing. Masculine values, wisdom and power got us to where we are. Feminine values, wisdom and power will change the face of business in the 21st century.
Because of this, each month you’ll hear an episode about feminine values and power and how it relates to building your business. My purpose in offering these episodes is for us all to dive more deeply into the feminine and have a dialogue about her and embed her energy into our businesses and lives.
In the episode I speak about what I mean by the divine feminine. I mean working from a place of wholeness, with an emphasis on a feminine energy that has been suppressed for centuries. This is not the same as gender but there’s overlap. It has been suppressed through a patriarchal system and as a gender women have been silenced and tortured and maimed and killed and suppressed as a consequence of that system and still, the divine feminine is more than just a raising up of women. It’s a raising up of everyone. It’s an evolution in consciousness itself. Its transcendence.
The link to feminism for me is captured by Germain Greer who has said many times that she’s a liberation feminist not an equality feminist. She has a lovely quote about women not being ambitious enough if they’re just looking for equality. Inherent in this is also the understanding that men are just as trapped by this patriarchal system and the mindset it creates as women are.
So if what we’re really talking about is liberation then the ultimate form of liberation is spiritual liberation then our aim is to connect with the divine feminine and seek her support in realising that liberation.
This episode I speak about the divine feminine in relation to one of her aspects; her cyclical nature.
How the divine feminine relates to time
When we experience time from the perspective of the divine feminine, we shift from an industrialised notion of time to a natural, seasonal rhythm.
The Industrial Revolution (which occurred around 1780) took us away from the land and into factories. As a society we were driven by an idea of productivity – that we needed to be able to measure and control input and output.
From this time you’ll see the idea of scarcity starting to creep into the collective psyche as we move from rhythms and cycles and working with those rhythms and cycles, to minute by minute assessment of time.
As we started to become wealthier en masse, people’s time and the way they spent their time was being valued economically and concepts like time is money were popularized in the early to mid 1700s.
So we experienced a huge shift in terms of our approach to time – from feminine to masculine energy. From circular to linear.
How the divine feminine relates to money
Here’s the secret that the feminine brings to the topic of money; wealth generation is not linear. It’s cyclical. The moment you realise this you alter forever the way you approach money. It takes a huge amount of stress out of things.
So if you know about waves, you know that there are sets. Normally 3-5 sets in a wave. This is very comforting to know when you’re in the ocean and the waves are big. It’s going to end. You just need to get through the set.
It’s the same with money. It’s cyclical. Sometimes you’re in a low patch and there’s not a lot of money around. If you think about this in a linear fashion you end up really pushing to make more money because you feel like you’re going backwards or you’re really focused on that idea of getting ahead.
When you think about it cyclically, you know money is going to come back in because it always does – you’re in a cycle – it’s inevitable.
The cycle is like the four part breath where we inhale, pause at the top of the breath, exhale, and then pause at the bottom of the breath.
Knowing that means you know how to behave and what to focus on. Perhaps you’re in a phase where not much money has come in and now you’re at the top of the breath. If you work in a cyclical way you can pause at the top of the breath. You don’t move into panic and allow money to flow out too quickly. Instead you hold it and choose to spend consciously. You’re considering what will increase your next round of receiving.
Then you do the final and most important thing; you wait in expansion. You wait and you allow. The allowing has a magical component to it. It allows the universe to reconfigure around something totally new – to bring in something new. And so the allowing – which seems like nothing – is actually the key to what the next round of receiving looks like. If you contract in that phase, you affect the next lot of receiving. It’s less or it’s harder than it needs to be. If you allow, the next phase is easier, more expansive, building toward something ever more prosperous.
Let’s take one of your offerings as an example. Perhaps you put it out and let’s say it makes you $100. Rather than going, ‘Oh it only made me $100.’ You’d go, this round it made me $100. Let me pause with that. Let me think about consciously investing so that next time around I might double that. Then after I’ve taken action – consciously invested – let me allow the universe respond to that and rearrange itself so that I can double my income next round. And so it goes around and around. This is the way the divine feminine invites us to think about and engage with money.
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