After emerging from Universal Consciousness, creative feminine energy began to function as the driving force of evolution. It is feminine energy emerging from every corner of the universe and from every female of every species that provides the power to create and procreate.
Feminine energy is universal and life-affirming. It motivates humans to unite and to experience intimacy with one another. It can never be taken away from you; because of that, it makes everybody a healer; a lover; and, on the deepest level, a radiant, transcendent being who has the capacity to transform the world through their work and relationships. The energy we’re talking about goes by many names and has been venerated in many societies. Taoists in China call it Chi or Ki. In India, it's called Prana and Shakti. It doesn't matter what name it goes by; this extraordinary energy can be used to heal trauma and physical disease. You can use it to empower yourself and to heal restrictive patterns that limit you and disrupt your relationships. And, most importantly, because it only has universal qualities, it can be used to heal your soul and spirit on the deepest levels so that you can experience the transcendent love and joy that is your birthright.
Below are two simple ways to increase the amount of feminine energy available to you; first by finding your strong center in Hara, and then by learning to perform the empowerment mudra.
Finding Your Strong Center
Most people in the West are unaware of the importance of Hara, which is one reason why so many people still lack all the vitality and healing energy available to them. It also explains why so many people are out of balance—and why they're suspended from a point just above their shoulders and dangle there like puppets. Their physical body, its posture and the way it moves, reflects the fact that they have not made Hara a part of their everyday life. Problems such as poor posture, chronic muscle tension (which inhibits the flow of prana through the human energy system), compressed and twisted spine, cramped body organs, and poor circulation can be directly linked to being balanced from the shoulders—and not from Hara. Not being centered in your strong center can create additional problems. It can put strain on the joints and ligaments, which can contribute to mental and physical fatigue—even depression.
So, what is to be gained by Hara? A great deal. Finding your strong center in Hara will empower you. It will connect the energy centers in your abdomen with those in your heart and head. Your reproductive organs will receive more nourishment and will function better. And, by liberating the energy in your abdomen you will have greater access to your deepest emotions and feelings.
Therefore, it should come as no surprise that most spiritual traditions agree that a solid foundation is a prerequisite for personal growth. Even nature itself reflects this principle. For a tree to reach the heavens it must have a solid foundation in the earth. Without this, the tree is liable to remain weak and reactive to each small change in the weather.
Exercise: Hara Breathing
The Empowerment Mudra
A mudra is a symbolic gesture that can be made with the hands and fingers or in combination with the tongue and feet. The word "mudra" comes from the Sanskrit root "mud," which means "delight or pleasure." Although new to the Western world, mudras have been used in the East for centuries to enhance the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Taoists in Ancient China used them to find inner peace; Indian mystics used them to attain samadhi (enlightenment); and healers have used them to heal everything from headaches to arthritis.
Mudras work because they stimulate the flow of subtle energy, prana-chi, through specific energetic centers and meridians in the subtle energy system. By stimulating these points for extended periods of time, usually for five minutes or more, it's possible to release blocked energy that can heal self-limiting and destructive patterns and lead to enhanced levels of self-awareness.
Exercise: The Empowerment Mudra
By practicing the two exercises in this article regularly, for even a short time, you will experience the power that emerges from feminine energy—that's because all the universal feminine energy you will ever need is already within you.
Keith Sherwood is a master of the four classical Yogas and the author of nine books on energy work, healing, and transcendent relationships. The exercises, mudras, and meditations that he has developed are used throughout ...