Birthing the new masculine
I had the privilege this weekend of seeing a most beautiful and spectacular performance of dance. The dance was depicting the role of the feminine in birthing the new masculine. A young solo female contemporary dancer, performed on a circular, central stage with over 150 people present. In the centre of the space was a life-size statue that was wrapped in paper.
At the end of her dance she unveiled the statue which was a modern and supremely evocative expression of ‘David’ (previously and famously sculpted by Michelangelo and Donatello to name but two) by an artist called Wolfgang Kossuth.
When the statue was unveiled it took my breath away…what the dancer had succeeded in doing was inviting us into the world of the feminine through her dance – full of strength, joy, agility, beauty, power and love amongst other qualities. The image she then revealed, of a man with his hands on his heart – one at the front and one at the back and his head right back looking up to the sky – equally strong, powerful and beautiful and equally full of love and joy.
It’s impact on me was almost indescribable as I connected with the birth right awaiting all of us. If we can only find the way to truly honour and celebrate the feminine in our lives – we will in turn birth a new masculine energy. An energy that takes us beyond the more physical and control-based expression of power, into one where will and power are expressed through the heart. The combination of both of these will not only take our collective breath away it will change our world for the better in ways we can barely imagine.
We will experience a world of true beauty, joy and power. One where we feel we can smile each and every day. One where we can celebrate powerful creative achievements that build a better world…literally day by day. Isn’t that worth waking up for?