Today I’m going to write a continuation of my last blog, and start with the question that may have been left slightly unanswered: “What does it really mean to show up and do your work?”
For those of you struggling to make career, relationship, and health goals a reality, you may feel like you’ve already done so much work. You’ve taken the classes, made the plans and goals, written the press releases, gone on the dates, been a good friend, been to college, and basically “done your time.” So why can’t you manifest that which you desire?
Well, to start with, as I mentioned in the last blog, a big part of the formula is to trust and let go, but there is another component. This one involves your perception of the word work, and is very closely related to a major theme of my book, Holding Space- A Guide to Supporting Others While Remembering to Take Care of Yourself First. In the book, one of the concepts I cover is the difference between masculine and feminine energies, and how each of us have and use both, no matter what our physical gender is.
In brief, masculine energy is that of: plans, structure, doing, and the concrete. It it the energy of bringing things into form. Again, in brief, feminine energies consist of things such as: being, tapping into the creative field, and relationships. Here’s the trick- the feminine must be entered into before the masculine can be utilized. This may come as a shock, because Western culture has taught the exact opposite. What this means is that you have to do the abstract work of be-ing, before you can begin the concrete do-ing work that is also required to bring things into existence. And then again, after you do your work in both areas, you have to let go and trust that the Universe/God/Spirit/whatever your believe in that is bigger than you, is working to fit the pieces together and bring you what you ordered, if it is indeed for your highest good.
So remember when you are showing up and doing your work, that the work does not only entail the concrete things you learned in school as a child, or at a job as an adult. In order to be truly whole and truly manifest that which you desire, you have to do the deeper emotional, spiritual, and healing work required to remove any unconscious blocks to your success. You also need to be still enough to really get to know yourself and what you truly want to manifest, what’s honoring to you, and what isn’t. Once you’ve done both types of work, you must again trust that what you ordered will be brought to you in its right timing. No need to be jealous of others or upset at yourself that you’re doing something wrong. Tune in to that which is greater than you, follow your guidance and intuition, show up and do the work, and then trust.