Integration of Male and Female Energies

Integration of the Male and Female Energies within the Psyche

Kathleen H. Christ, LMT, NCMBT

Last month our topic was Kaseeka, accessing the subconscious for the deepest and most stable healing physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. As we cross this threshold into the subconscious, many possibilities become available, including speaking with our younger and older self, and seeing and directing the path to full brain and body integration of our male and female energies.

We have existed in a male dominated culture for the past 10,000 years. Men and women have been raised and programmed with very similar beliefs in how each should behave and process our particular place in the world. Granted, we are different. Each of us has amazing strengths and weaknesses. We complement each other and work from our innate gifts to support our selves, families and communities in the best way possible. Becoming more aware, intentionally striving to see what makes us tick, and seeing our unknown blockages, perceptions and misperceptions are tremendously liberating and healing. Regardless of the events or traumas we’ve experienced, coming to terms with our life and having the opportunity to view this with new eyes, understanding, and clarity, is life-changing.

So, this is the construct in which we begin to explore a very basic part of ourselves – our male and female energies. People are usually surprised with their discoveries and how easily we can begin to change our working selves; like cleaning up our computer programs that are no longer serving us, if they ever did.

In the columns below, I have assigned a list of characteristics that could be called male and female energies. Integrating both energies are essential to living a full, rich and balanced life. If you feel you don’t like some of these energies, then that could be an interesting place to for you to begin looking more closely at those characteristics in your life. A word of caution and consideration: No judgments and all things in moderation.

Male Energy Female Energy

Animus Anima

Expressed on right side of the body Expressed on left side of the body

Active Passive

3-dimensional realm Subtle realm

Linear Circular

Outer-directed Inner-directed

Within space and time Outside of space and time

Left side of brain Right side of brain

Concrete Intuitive, abstract

Competitive Cooperative

Individual-oriented Group-oriented

Aggressive Patient

Materialistic Non-materialistic

Task & goal oriented Process oriented

Future centered Present centered

Theoretical Pragmatic

Respect for youthfulness Respect for agelessness

Conquest of nature Harmony with nature

Skeptical Spiritual, mystical

Verbal Non-verbal

Nuclear family Extended family

Science, Math Creativity, music, dance

Business Meditation

Ego Soul

Manifesting Dreaming, visioning

Doing Being

Accomplishments Journeying, practicing

Giving Receiving

Conscious Subconscious

Authority, Power Responsibility (responding with ability)

Logical, Analytical, Rational Illogical, Irrational

We are interdimensional beings and tapping into large, way-out-of-the-box concepts, can be disorienting. Yet with the help a good therapist, the journey can be life-saving and life-giving for ourselves and others. Coming from a place of peacefulness, depth and understanding, allows us to also become better co-creators with the divine and universal energies of goodness, love and harmony.

If you would like to learn more about the integration of energies done either in the water or on land, please contact the St. Louis Aquatic Healing Center at 314-432-5228.