In the modern world, men are expected to achieve outward “success.” You may feel that success means a good career with recognition for your accomplishments and financial reward, a family, and a network of friends. I imagine you have worked really hard at whatever path you have chosen and still put in long hours. If that traditional path has not been yours – my message still applies – there is still a cultural pressure to have “exterior success” that determines your self-worth.
BUT, if you are browsing on the JungPlatform for inspiration, then you could reconnect with something priceless, something precious. You could connect with something that might be more important than exterior achievements and expectations. You don’t have to go anywhere or search outside of yourself, or “work harder” to find this elusive connection to beauty and joy. It is within your heart and soul. Meet your Feminine Erotic Soul. She is waiting for you.
You think, “I’m a man. What does that have to do with me?” This has everything to do with you. It’s not about gender, nor about whether you are gay or straight. In Jungian work, everyone has a masculine and feminine side. Your feminine has probably been disparaged in your life. We know her when we’re born, but you were conditioned to be “a man” and disown this inner sensitive soul as weak and ineffectual. If you are gay, she probably has been strong in you from the beginning. Let’s celebrate her.
The Feminine Erotic Soul invites you to the deepest creative spark. She is a doorway into the depth of your inner life. With her help, you can sense with your intuition and see the world and your work in a new way. She will tune the emotional sensitivity and sensual nature in you and in the people you love. She is the precious betrothed waiting to wed your inner hero that got you to where you are today.
Knowing your Feminine Erotic Soul will enhance the beauty in your life, deepen your soul, and enrich the intimate relationships with those you desire to be closer to. She can balance your view of the world and help you find a center point of tranquility and equilibrium.
So why is the Feminine Erotic Soul so absent in the modern world? How did we stray so far, and how did our masculine nature get severed from a more fully rounded life experience? Honoring our erotic nature was an integral part of the matriarchal world’s wisdom, culture, and religious practices. In 5000bc, when the patrilineal cultures began to replace this world view, they had to disparage and demonize the Feminine Erotic Soul because it was such a central connection to the cosmos, the earth, the soul, and the communal, equality focused cultures.
Where can we see this in history and today?
We read her in the eloquent word pictures of the poets like Hafiz and Neruda. The soulful music of the Blues, Mick Jagger, Jim Morrison, and Harry Styles expose her. We sense her in the writings of the mystics like Rumi, Rilke, and Meister Eckhart, who relate to the cosmic source through the power of the Feminine Erotic Soul. The detailed paintings of Klimt, Schiele, and the curved glass sculptures of Dale Chihuly reveal her. We learn about her through the healing practices of Tantric Yoga, Feldenkrais, and embodied imaginal work.
Everyone on the planet was born with her. She is in your body, heart, and soul and wants you to redeem her and bring her into your life. The treasure is there. It’s time to redeem the wisdom of the ancients and your Feminine Erotic Soul. The course on the Power of the Feminine Erotic Soul here on the JungPlatform will guide you to understand her importance and history and help you embrace her.
Enjoy the Erica Lorentz course The Power of the Feminine Erotic Soul. This course helps you to recover, re-connect with and embrace your feminine erotic soul in your personal life. It explores how the erotic soul of the Feminine can offer us balance and healing for our personal lives, for humanity and for the world.
Erica Lorentz, M.Ed., L.P.C. is a Jungian Analyst (IAAP) with forty years of clinical experience. Erica’s training and personal experience with verbal and non-verbal/embodied processes enable her to facilitate access to and understanding of the conversation between our conscious and unconscious, and between our body/mind/soul.More Posts by Erica Lorentz