In these socially volatile times, it takes character strength, courage, and trust in ourselves, to remain optimistic. We know Feminine strength (not macho blustering), is not about building muscles or physical prowess. It’s about having a vision, the will, and the emotional fortitude, to be who we say we are, obtain what we say we deserve, acknowledge how overdue we are for being treated as equals, and accept nothing less.
It’s today’s intolerable levels of relational conflict that demand a collective change, to shift all of Humanity to a more humane inter-relational style. Since 2008, I’ve envisioned such an Aquarian relational model – I’ve call it “Atriarchy”.
Patriarchy and Matriarchy archetypes (fraught with unresolved Karma) preserve and dictate gender and management style preferences. As long as women and men consciously, and unconsciously, perpetuate stereotypes of what is, and is not, gender-appropriate appearance, behavior, or beliefs, we will continue to enforce, and be eternally conflicted by, these archaic rules and mores. In contrast, Atriarchy promotes equally shared authority and responsibility, that’s non-competitive, and non-accusatory. Most importantly, its shared purpose is to use problem-solving as a co-creative opportunity, to reach higher levels of relational functionality and intimacy, in every present moment.
Atriarchy introduces a more situational, role-flexible, value-aligned approach, which feels inclusive, honest, and open. This progressive style allows couples the freedom and independence to be themselves, to establish a stable and long-term relationship, where both parties can trust each other and evolve together.
Relationships which exhibit more Aquarian-Atriarchy characteristics are gender-neutral role models. They are more conscious, have more physical and emotional impulse control, and significantly reduce disharmony among couples, employers/employees, citizens and governments. These more advanced Aquarian-Atriarchy behaviors promote self-reliance, uniqueness and optimism, which generate more enthusiasm, calm and sensitivity into all our interactions.
When we compassionately value each other as equals, consider different perspectives and respect other‘s boundaries, our humanitarian sides initiate positive change across the globe. This level of mutual support encourages the creation of innovative, win-win solutions for personal, business, and governmental problems alike.
It’s certainly apparent we must revise our communication styles, and replace our inherited, strictly gender-based, archetypal models. The elimination of hierarchical Patriarchy and Matriarchy archetypes, in favor of adopting an egalitarian Atriarchy Model, advances shared-purpose and collaborative negotiations for mutually beneficial outcomes, whether conducted at the dining room table or the United Nations.
This existential moment, in which each one of us chose to reincarnate, requires our (Feminine) relational brand of leadership and non-linear forward thinking. I believe we have come into this New Age to improve the human condition, by pooling our Feminine energy and resources. I have never doubted that women would find innovative ways to emotionally, spiritually, physically, financially, and intellectually, support other women in the world, to reverse this regressive (Masculine) trajectory. We can and we must, take the lead, to create a future worth living, for ourselves and the generations that will follow.
Read Janey’s article in the December 2021 issue of Sybil Magazine.