Balancing Male and Female
We All Carry Both Genders Within
In various indigenous cultures, including the Navajo, the traditional attitude towards homosexuality is that of respect for those who are "two-spirits," often regarding them as having mystical powers that made them good healers, medicine people, and tribal counselors. Two spirits have the ability to embody both genders in one body and therefore can experience the work of balancing male and female within themselves in ways that others cannot, affording them unique perspectives and wisdom. While homosexuality is more common than being transgender, the concept still seems to fit.
In today's society, unfortunately, this attitude is not common towards any variance in "normal" sexual or gender identification. And yet we live with the desperate need for balance in all areas of our lives and with the consequences for ignoring that need. Our society has become polarized, disconnected, and unbalanced as pendulums swing frantically from one end of the spectrum to the other, hardly ever finding a point of balance in the middle. Many women seem determined to prove they're really men without penises. Men frequently struggle to find socially acceptable ways to express their emotions. All of us fight an uphill battle for acceptance of our Truth, whatever the criteria used for assessing ourselves and others and sorting by categories, as humans are wont to do.View Full Article
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