"We got this," she responded to the man having trouble determining how best to support progressive issues. The response made me laugh because of its confidence and I thought this is what's needed. Even as an artist, I have never found archetypes to be particular interesting, but I have come to believe over the last several months that two great archetypes our battling it out across our entire planet and life itself is in the balance.
The battle is between the Masculine and the Feminine. The Masculine, with its aggressiveness and desire to control has taken a dominant position over the last seventy years. It has manipulated situations to the point the the Feminine is hard to find. Masculinity, unbridled, will push until it controls everything and bends reality to its own perception. It will push until its whim becomes the command of thousands.
Weak people, power and money are its tools. Masculine is smart and will use the greediest and most capable people to lead the others to His stable. His lieutenants use money and power to manipulate masculine people while punishing feminine people. The less capable masculine people live vicariously through their leaders and support the attack against the Feminine, even if it means attacking the ones they love or even themselves.
Masculine creates identity by creating a team. The team members need testosterone, a reason to be excited and revved up. They are whipped up by Masculine to a point where they are beyond reason, caught up in the rush of Him through their veins. Being beyond reason is a problem in a breakable world. It is like being a bull in a china shop. But, at this point, the bull is not just breaking dishes, he may destroy the shop itself. How can this bull be stopped before its too late?
Telling Masculine's people to be less masculine does not work. They will feel unappreciated because they are being asked to be something other than what they desire to be most - resulting in their pushing even harder to prove that the world does not need the Feminine, that Masculine is all that is needed and all will be right. But, of course, all will not be right for Masculine does not know how to stop, how to assess, how to heal, or how to have compassion.
The only answer that will save this world is that the Feminine must rise.
I wish it was as easy as Wonder Woman swooping in at the last minute to save the day. But Wonder Woman really is just Masculine in female form. Masculine has dominated the world to the point that He has been defining what is and what is not Feminine in our eyes. We need the true Feminine to rise, to stride onto the scene in Her full glory, healing people of all stripes, healing the planet, having compassion for the weak and even the masculine people
The current talk is that for things to change, for the world to be saved from itself, people need to protest, vote, and call their representatives. Perhaps, more importantly, it is incumbant upon every person to bring forth the Feminine, to clear the way for Her ascendance. This is done through fostering actions of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and faithfulness. These are not of the world of the Masculine and are the only things that will bind Him.
So, in response to the woman's "we got this," I say "yes, yes you do." As a man I will listen to you and have faith in your ability. I will love you and seek to be at peace with you at all times. I will support you and wait patiently until your goodness shines forth. Whenever the Feminine arrives, today, tomorrow and in tomorrow's tomorrow, I will blow the horn and announce Her, embrace Her and rejoice in Her so that Masculine will retreat to his rightful position of being in balance with Her. It is the only way we will survive.
Let the Feminine rise!