Since we are all a mix of masculine and feminine energy, we
can benefit from a clear understanding of the highest vision of masculine
energy, whilst in the next class we will explore the feminine.
The displays of masculine energy are most raw in ancient,
more primal societies, where the man was the keeper of boundaries, the hunter
and provider of food, the physical strength behind manufacture and the
imagination of the innovator and creator.
The masculine energy is like fire. When it is used properly
it is creative, practical, benevolent and visionary. When misused it can burn
and destroy in egoic anger and/or resentment.
To be a warrior does not mean that we are stupidly brave or
recklessly courageous, it means that we act with complete confidence and faith in the dialog of
our spirit, with the voice of our conscience. Reason takes second place to the
masculine warrior who acts decisively and with clear purpose. One listens to
one’s heart, reasons with objectivity and intelligence, and then acts. Sometimes
to others, this may seem illogical but to the warrior there is a duty to the
authentic self first and reason second.
Bravery or courage is not within a warrior’s reckoning, it
purely is what one must do. There is always a flow of love in every action of
the warrior, where ultimately it is love that powers the action and connects the
warrior with the infinite power of the universe. This way of acting becomes
Many believe that real masculinity is fearless, but this is
not only impossible but also unwise. Every so called ‘negative’ quality as we
have seen in earlier classes, is a catalyst for ‘positive’ action, the negative
impacts come when we do not act. If we do not feel fear than we might act
recklessly, without weighing all options. Fear can paralyse, but for the
warrior, fear heightens and focuses our awareness and physical being, allows one
to contemplate all options and then act with decisiveness and clarity. When we
fight our fears, working against them, they become stronger because we are
creating more inactive fearful thoughts worrying about our fears.
‘What we resist, persists’
The warrior works ‘with’ fear using it as a springboard for
action, rather than ‘against’ it – and is empowered and strengthened. Fear
itself is quickly transformed into clear, decisive action. The warrior knows
that in anxiety and hesitation is paralysis and if fear is maintained in that
condition it can quickly eat away the insides of the warrior. The warrior
realises that the fear energy must be channelled into calm, positive action for
it to realise its highest purpose.
men are physically stronger than women and smarter then most other animals,
there is a physical dominance that men have that has nothing to do with
masculinity. This is a dimension of the ego that those without masculinity get
confused about. They see the actions of the masculine and believe them to be
about egoic or physical dominance, but in reality, masculine energy is never about dictating
to others or towering above. It is about the strength and power of the flow of love, about
the example we set, how we empower and inspire each other, how we rise above
division and how we give each other a hand up.
Men and women need this masculine energy as much as they
need the feminine energy. Without one or the other we are incomplete.
The New Age man has sometimes confused the warrior with war
mongerers. The real warrior is a man of peace, a man that realises that his
highest bravery comes from being at peace with himself and understands that this
translates to peace in the world. That war is of fear and peace, love.
Violence or other physical domination is cowardice not
strength, and the antitheses of masculinity. It is cowardice because it
egoically quashes free will and encourages paralysis by fear, because the coward
acts with fear and not love.
The whole person is a combination of feminine and
masculine, the height of connection, creativity and free will. War is fear’s
lowest ebb, neither masculine nor feminine it is a vortex of paralysing fear and
cowardice that halts creativity and free will and lashes out in terror against
the conscience of masculinity. It has only one lasting solution, its opposite
pole, the flow of love.