This poignant Beatle’s song illustrates just how powerful female energy can be. When women are aligned with our true essence, being authentically feminine it magnetises the masculine so that, even though they don’t quite know why, they find us fascinating and compelling. John Lennon sings there is just, “something” that captures his attention.
In my own journey back into my feminine essence I didn’t always find it easy to let go of the habits that had made me lose touch with my true core. Like so many women, I had been conditioned to be independent and capable; this conditioning was written in my physiology and affected my posture, how I spoke and the way I moved. Once I realised I had been living largely in my masculine energy I started the process of reconnecting with my femininity. Changing the way I moved was very effective to helping me to access my feminine essence.
I had always loved dancing, so that was a wonderful vehicle for me to reconnect, but I hadn’t realised how masculine I could be in my movements, at other times.
One day I caught myself striding along the platform at South Kensington, as I rushed to catch my tube. It was as though I was watching a movie clip and it was so funny, I laughed out loud. With laser-like focus I had been seeking out my prey (the opening in the crowd) and when I found it, nobody was going to rob me of my goal. The accompanying conversation in my head was something along the lines of, “No you don’t! That’s my gap!” And driving through it, I scanned the horizon, in search of my next prize. I couldn’t have been more of a hunter-gatherer if I had tried!
Changing the way I moved was very effective to helping me to access my feminine essence.
After I finished smiling to myself, I realised the toll it was taking on me. My shoulders were tense and I felt the stress all through my body. And I was only going to a radio interview, not hunting buffalo. “How would a feminine woman walk?” I asked myself. The answers lay in the curves of my body. Women aren’t built to march; with our rounded hips and breasts, we are made to undulate and flow. I decided to work with my body, not against it and began an understated sashay along the platform.
I was amazed at the result. Not only did my body seem to breath a sigh of relief, as I began to move with its natural rhythm but, miraculously, the crowd parted before me like Moses at the Red Sea. I was amazed but I’m a quick learner and immediately made a mental note that this was going to be my default method of perambulation from now on. Okay, it would probably mean I’d have to add another ten minutes to my journey times but to feel this good, it would be worth it.
It’s always more comfortable, more natural, more authentic when we are in alignment with our true essence. I appreciate that this may be a new concept for some of you reading this article but I invite you to try the sashay on for size. You have nothing to lose and, I think you’ll find, a great deal of pleasure to gain.