We all transmit an equal amount of male and female energy. Ideally, you want to use both equally, but that can be a challenge. Most of us lack that balance. Our masculine side can be a safe haven, because it represents power, authority, leadership and control.
I have noticed that women in particular have a tendency to carry more male energy. This is especially true of working moms, women that work in a male-dominated work force, have powerful positions, are the family breadwinner or simply don't have a choice, and need to take the lead.
Men, on the other hand, can neglect their feminine side altogether or have a hard time embracing it.
When we neglect the female part of ourselves(and most of the time this is on an- unconscious level), we are only channeling half of our energy. It's like functioning with half our body parts. This can offset our life force, creating energetic roadblocks which can make it that much more of a challenge to achieve our goals. This can also result in feeling stagnate with our lives. Health issues can arise, along with moodiness.
Male and female energy are supposed to work together, to create balance on each level of consciousness (mental, emotional, physical and spiritual). This may be the goal, but we can get in our own way without realizing it. So, how do we find the balance or re-claim our feminine side? First, we must take a step back and look at areas where we might be lacking.
Work/Play/Replenish - If you are a single parent, business owner or workaholic, then play time is a necessary outlet. How do you like to play and have fun? Maybe it is time to connect with your inner child. Do whatever gives you joy. It's important to replenish and nurture your mind, body and spirit. If your idea of playing is a day a the spa, then have some fun and pamper yourself. Replenishing your energy will help keep you in balance.
Authority/Leadership/Control/Surrender - Those of us that have a Type A personality, love being in leadership roles or just love being in control, try to surrender for even just 5 minutes a day. Ask yourself what you can let go of today. Who can you trust that can take the lead for just one day?
Aggressive/Active/Stillness/Relaxing - If you have an aggressive nature, active lifestyle, love daily hardcore workouts, etc., it's important to replenish. Stop and take a breath. Learn how to chill at the beach or sit by the pool and soak up some sun. Relax and enjoy a good book. Some form of stillness gives your mind, body and spirit the rest it needs to be back in balance.
Logic/Analytical Creativity/Intuition - If you are a passionate thinker, love working with numbers and equations, have a tendency to over-analyze or perhaps have difficulty with your emotions, then it may be time for a new approach. Life isn't always black and white. Sometimes there are gray areas. Instead of just thinking things through, try to feel your way through.
Find at least 5 minutes a day where you just sit with yourself and listen within. Hear what your higher self is trying to tell you. Meditation can open you up to your intuition. Another way to get in touch with your inner-self is by being creative.
Working to achieve awareness and balance can take time, but if you put your intention into doing so, it will be so.