“When sleeping women wake, mountains move.” This is a Chinese proverb. When I read it the first time it vibrated my soul. There is an awakening happening on this planet and more and more women are being called to step into everything they came here to be in this lifetime. The feminine energy inside each of us is stirring. That feminine space in our hearts is reminding us that there are mountains to be moved and that it is time for us to awaken as women.
The planet is in need of feminine energy now more than ever. The world has no shortage of problems to be solved and I don’t believe we can solve them living in the same space that created them. Masculine energy leadership has been dominant for a long time. That leadership has been about achieving and conquering. That masculine energy leadership has created competition and started wars.
It is time for feminine leadership to be awakened. Feminine energy leadership has a very different approach than masculine energy leadership. Feminine energy leadership is softer, more nurturing and more focused on people. Feminine energy leadership is about connection more than competition. It is about compassion and experiencing the journey rather than achieving at all costs.
Society teaches us that feminine energy leadership is weak. Some even believe feminine energy leadership isn’t leadership at all. We live in a world that has been conditioned to put value on achievements and conquering. Even as I write these words my feminine heart is aching. I can’t claim to have lived my whole life in feminine energy leadership. The truth is, I spent a lot of years leading in masculine energy leadership. In that space I conquered tasks and projects and I achieved what society had defined as success.
There was one ginormous problem for me in having success in masculine energy leadership, it didn’t feel good. At the end of the day when I tallied my achievements and all I had conquered, they didn’t amount to much. The achievements felt good for an instant and then the feeling passed and I was left with nothing more than another achievement to strive for.
When I learned to lead in my feminine energy, I learned society is wrong. There is nothing weak or “less than” about feminine energy leadership. I found when I focused on guiding and inviting rather than giving direct orders, I accomplished more. When I nurtured people around me and encouraged them to be more, achievements felt good.
I have this saying on my wall, “People may forget what you said and what you did but they will never forget how you made them feel.” I believe this is a huge part of feminine energy leadership. When we as women focus on feeling good in leadership and making people around us feel good, mountains do in fact move. Feminine energy leadership can accomplish everything masculine energy leadership can accomplish and the bonus is it feels good. It is time for us to awaken as women, to honor the feminine energy leadership within us. Mountains are waiting to be moved and the world is waiting for the changes only feminine energy leadership can provide!
Are you leading in feminine energy? Do you believe the world is awaiting feminine energy leadership? How do you believe the world would be different with feminine energy leadership? Be a part of our sisterhood by sharing your comments. We all learn and grow together when you share.