The Balance of the Sacred Feminine and Sacred Masculine require both to be present, act together or trade taking the lead, but one or the other, going to extremes, can create havoc.
A Familiar Illustration
This is charmingly played out in the movie The Sound of Music
In the story, we have the Captain, a masculine military man who believes in running a tight ship. He is a widower, with seven children ranging from preschool to high school.
What should a man with a military background do when left with a houseful of children?
He ran it like it was a ship. He used a bosun’s whistle to pipe the kids out of bed for inspection each morning. All were expected to be dressed, groomed, and standing at full attention. Even the littlest ones.
He marched up and down the line to see that each young person was tucked and buttoned as he would expect any of his sailors to be. Rigid masculinity. The children had to obey.
The Feminine Energy Regained
I seem to recall that there were several governesses who left, early on. Then came Maria, the misfit nun who wouldn’t comply with convent life. She sang, played guitar, danced with the children and took them on outings into town and on picnics. They had a ball together. She brought back the Feminine to their lives. They were happy, but not so disciplined.
Masculine and Feminine at Odds
The Captain wasn’t pleased. He and Maria disagreed, and she returned to the convent.
Of course the children were upset. The Masculine/Feminine balance of their home was lost again.
I think the Captain came to his senses and brought her back.
The result was that he also rediscovered the Sacred Feminine in himself. He mellowed out, even playing his own guitar and singing with his children. Balance was restored; it was a happy household again.
As Above, So Below
Sacred Masculine is at its best when paired and balanced with Sacred Feminine. In the Divine Wisdom of Creating Consciousness, there is a built-in pairing of these two in each of us. And it’s a good thing, as we use the strengths of each one depending on the circumstances we face in our lives. Neither can be continuously dominant. As you see above: Balance of energies returned to both the Captain in himself, and to the whole family. The Sacred Feminine must be reawakened, for us, as well.