Amalaha's worldview is based on the grand principle of the complementarity of polar opposites. Gender polarities have constituted the pillars of nearly all worldviews in the Old World since late antiquity. Eventually the European colonizations made the gender polarity a standard.
A growing group of women leaders is emerging in every one of the world's faiths -- from the most institutionalized to the radically reformed -- bringing the fierce tenderness of the feminine to the table and offering much needed sustenance to the withering collective spirit.
I realized that in order to stay competitive and be taken seriously in a business setting, women had been hiding their natural feminine gifts and abilities and adapting to a more male-centric model and approach to success.
Seeing high-profile businesswomen under fire for something that wouldn't even rise to radar for men is very stressful to me. Like Gwen Stefani sings in "Just a Girl": "I'm just a girl, my apologies. What I've become is so burdensome."
The philosopher Aristotle once said, "We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right matter at the right moment and for the right length of time." But what about a woman who feels angry?
Gabrielle Bernstein is a bright and shining light, a feminine voice of great impact. When Gabby mentioned her new book, May Cause Miracles, I asked if we could sit down together and chat about our parallel missions to elevate the feminine in 2013.
A few weeks ago, I sat down with one of my greatest teachers, best-selling author and spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson, to talk about women, politics and her upcoming, unprecedented event Sister Giant.
In many women, including myself, there is a deep call to explore the feminine within themselves. And for many, it feels like a strong magnetic attraction. For some, it feels like the whole reason we are here.
So, what WOULD happen if Linda shucked off her jeans, clogs and spaghetti-strap tank top and put on a strapless Lily Pulitzer dress and a pair of strappy sandals and headed out on a date? My best guess? It wouldn't turn out well.
We as a culture have held fast to the idea that we need to protect the boundaries between male and female. This is wrong, and even dangerous. Instead, we need to be reframing the discussion, and asking: What makes a boy a boy?