Women need the guidance of women to do this work. We need to show each other our light, and call each other on our shadows. Our gifts as well as our wounds are different from men’s, and we need to fully experience both to be able to carry ourselves powerfully in the world.
Embracing both is the Tao, the Path, that spiritual traditions speak about. It is walking the fine line that divides yin from yang, it is integrating our inner masculine and feminine (anima and animus) that the psychologist Carl Gustav Jung defined, so that we can meet our opposite in a clear, balanced, joyful polarity.