In 2020, humanity co-created a full frontal assault on itself. Masculine patterns of abuse, violence and destruction had become so normalized, we started using the phrase “existential crisis” to describe our world’s finite future. Universally damaged immune systems, shrinking animal kingdoms, and GMO-flora, would not recover if we continued to enable the status quo. So Source took things into its own hands to redirect the trajectory of human history.
Covid arrived. It rebooted our world everywhere and for everybody. 2020’s pandemic abruptly began with no warning, no understanding of what was happening, no idea how to control it, if it would ever go away, or could happen again. Do you know what syndrome that describes? PTSD: post traumatic stress disorder. This pandemic reactivated civilization’s collective memory of victimizations. It destabilized our world and disordered our lives. Then trust issues and fear engulfed us. Would our president, legislators, governors, police, family, and partners, keep us safe? Once isolated, could we even trust ourselves to emotionally and physically take care of ourselves? THESE were the questions, the experiences, and the lessons, Covid brought us.
We continued to suffer together as The Masculine reactively floundered, blamed, bullied, and fought among themselves, costing us precious time and lives. Then in contrast, the world watched other leaders’ relationally-organized cogent responses (a Feminine process), to contain the virus and human loss. I believe the heavens can always be trusted to show the way, as we were guided to look to The Feminine to heal civilization’s core dis-ease (i.e. Our fear of the unknown). We observed a presence of mind, emotional strength, resourcefulness, and self-sufficiency, to be innate skills women had always employed to survive personal and collective traumas. Since we were never the ones making the rules we became the most experienced and competent in responding to the unexpected.
Women inherited the brunt of Covid’s shock wave. We represented 56.6% of American jobs lost but, as usual, absorbed the lion’s share of additional home, child and parental care. We also now represent the majority of long-hauler cases, from which complete recovery is uncertain. Yet we defiantly found innovative and resourceful ways to adjust and adapt, once again proving to ourselves, we can survive whatever threatens us or our loved ones. Our history of facing, and handedly recovering from trauma, make us the most qualified to lead out.
Always looking toward the unpredictable future, we had already begun investing in and preparing for, those leadership roles: now female-enrolled students will earn more law school degrees than men (52.38%); more medical school degrees (50.5%); and be the best educated in ALL fields of study, since there are 141 women enrolled in graduate schools today for every 100 men.
Feminine leadership is poised to redefine and energetically rebalance our evolutionary path by enthusiastically anticipating (not denying or avoiding) the healing improvements the unknown has always offered those who trust themselves. Now wouldn’t that be an existential relief?
Read Janey’s article in the May issue of Sybil Magazine.