It is Springtime and there is a feeling in the air of 'new beginnings', refreshing the 'old', trying something new, cleaning and decluttering; Nature is full of new growth from baby lambs and birds to new leaves and blossoms. This has got me thinking about Yin and Yang, about the attraction between the feminine and the masculine, about the desire to create something new...
Much of my healing work is about relationships, not just between men and women but also between ideas we have about the world and about ourselves. Ill health or relationship difficulties can arise when our beliefs, understandings, thoughts and/or feelings do not agree or how they relate is unclear.
The idea of Yin and Yang is described beautifully in the Tao Te Ching, ancient Classic Chinese Writings dating back to the 6th Century BC, which underpin many ideas in various Eastern Philosophies and have also become very popular in our own culture.
The text talks of 'the One', the idea of Wholeness and a Higher Intent driving our existence and that by embodying the Yin (feminine) and Yang (masculine) qualities in 'ten thousand' different ways we create 'forms' - ideas, activity, aspirations... who we are... our lives. It also talks about 'achieving harmony' through 'Union', which refers to being able to easily use your own masculine and feminine qualities as needed (whether you are a man or a woman), being empowered enough to be logical, active, hot (passionate) alongside being intuitive and passive (supporting and listening); it is also relevant to being able to create harmonious relationships with others. So can men and women work in harmony with each other? Are men and women treated as equals? Can women be 'yang' and men not be threatened and vice versa? Can a woman or a man be 'passive' without being seen as 'weak' or 'of no value'? This is still a global work-in-progress obviously! We are all still learning how to empower and harmonise our own Yin and Yang qualities and to value and encourage that in others too. Your Life will show you the qualities you need to develop to achieve harmony... become aware of repetitive events or unresolved issues... try different tactics... become Whole :)