We rely on the left brain, with its close attunement to the outer world and to logic, to order most of our action and control our responses to events in our lives. Meanwhile we neglect and discount the other half of the brain, a half that’s more inwardly oriented and gives us our greatest capacity for intuition. Awakening Intuition, Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz
The brain has two hemispheres. The left brain, considered the masculine brain, is experienced as the rational mind, just the facts, focusing on the external life. The right brain, or feminine brain, is the source of our knowing, our intuition, our instincts, focusing on the inner life.
The divine feminine can be said to be the inspiration (right brain) while the divine masculine is the energy that takes that inspiration and focuses on manifesting it, making it an actuality (left brain).
In this way, Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz (neuropsychiatrist, neuroscientist as well as a medical intuitive), says “the two hemispheres compliment each other.” So how come we have such a difficult time honoring our right brain, the source of our knowing, our intuition.
While it is true that we live in a culture that is left brain dominant, Dr. Mona Lisa says, “The left brain tends to lord it over the right. . .What’s more it will actively deny the perception of the right brain. . .”
THAT might make you laugh or cry.
The right side of the brain controls the left side of the body, so the left side of the body embodies the feminine. The left half of the brain controls the right side of the body, the right side of the body embodying the masculine.
In ancient Greece, participants in the processionals would dress in women’s clothing on their left side, and in male clothing on their right side. (Portrait of a Priestess, Joan Breton Connelly) In ancient Greece there was no separation between the secular (left brain) and the sacred (right brain). Even though by this time women had lost many basic rights, the divine feminine still had a voice.
“Although both hemispheres have connections to the body, the right hemisphere is more connected to the body overall, and especially to body pain and organ function, an important part of the intuition network.” (Awakening Intuition, Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz)
An auto mechanic once told me that women take better care of their cars because they listen to the sounds that their car is making and will bring it in for service. A man will not even hear the problem. That is the feminine brain working for us.
I have noticed that when I am experiencing mental stress, it is usually the right side of my body that actually feels the stress. My feminine side will be quiet and knowing, waiting for me to come back to my senses. The left brain (masculine) can ravage the feminine in its drive for facts and results and perfection.
There is tremendous value in learning to listen to and honor the messages from the feminine brain. For direction in our lives, in creating health, to help with everyday choices. Ask yourself, “How can I begin to honor the wisdom of the feminine (right brain) in my life today?”
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