Balancing the Masculine and Feminine

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Balancing the Masculine and Feminine

By Helen Roberts


            You can’t understand the Dr. John teachings without studying the nature of masculine and feminine souls. The soul, like God, is androgynous, containing qualities of both sexes, but the soul polarizes into a masculine and feminine half when it begins its earthly incarnations. This division has nothing to do with sex. Each half-soul is called masculine or feminine because it consists of the characteristics mankind has labeled masculine or feminine.


            The masculine half of the soul contains strength, mental acuity, a drive to succeed that encourages competition, because this half was entrusted with the survival of man on earth. The feminine half of the soul contains truth, beauty and goodness, the desire to nurture, and the urge to cooperate, because this half was entrusted with bringing God’s values to earth. Both halves are necessary and one would not be complete without the other.


            However, the masculine soul must develop its own feminine qualities and the feminine soul must develop its own masculine qualities.  It is the development of non-native qualities of beingness that both challenges and rewards souls. It is also this development of non-native qualities that forms the purpose of a large portion of people living today and answers the problems of many. 

            Some souls resist the non-native gender lives, but even these souls learn in time to strive for a balanced existence by experiencing what its other half is all about. In between lives and after earth incarnations, the soul halves reunite. That reunion would be schizophrenic if either half failed to develop the qualities of its other half.


Ella—Life Reading #2179


            Ella received a life reading in 1963. She was born in 1916 and was not married and had no children. She had been a nurse since 1938 at a time when few women worked outside of their home. The “woman’s liberation movement” was quite young in the 1960s and unheard of in the 1930s. 

Ella’s traditional role would have been to marry, have children, and remain in the home, but she chose a career in nursing and did not seem to miss being a wife and mother.  She wanted to improve the quality of nursing and was studying to be a teacher of nurses.  She preferred sciences and the world outside of the home to clothes, cosmetics, cooking, etc. Dr. John brings her a soul picture that explains this attitude. 

Dr. John:  She is basically a masculine soul, in a feminine cycle of lives, but the cycle is coming into a new pattern. The former feminine lifetimes have been in times and societies in which the experience of being a woman was pretty much limited to the home environment, and to the role of wife and mother in the home. In contrast to that, the masculine lives of this soul have been lives of quite some freedom and contacts with the world beyond the home.


Now the soul is seeking a balance by expanding the framework of the feminine earthlives to include the pattern familiar to it in the masculine lives. It is now in the process of being in feminine expression in a society and in a time that gives a place to woman over and beyond the traditional place of home…


Now it is doing a very good job on the whole in this learning. The refusal to be bothered or unhappy at not being in the traditional position of woman, a wife and a mother, is  a good resistance. It is good that the thinking of others toward her in this field does not essentially bother her. Her non-conformity in thinking and in activity is in line with this whole learning pattern.


Now she brings into this framework from the soul level a very real compassion and concern for other people as individuals, and this is an element from the feminine nature. This is an added quality to what the masculine soul had in its masculine lives. There it had the contact with other souls but it was more in the framework of what it could get from contact with them and what it could get them to give the soul. In this lifetime, to balance that, there is this very genuine concern and interest in others as individuals…  

The holding to high standards in an environment where lower standards were set, and her desire to be in a position where she might contribute to the uplifting of lower standards, is a major purpose of this lifetime. Therefore, we would suggest to her that she continue with this training she is taking to become a teacher and to contribute to the lifting up of the standards. As she continues with this preparation, she will be guided. (2179) 

Having been born in 1932, I experienced how women who never married were looked down on as being incomplete and unworthy.  The woman’s goal was to “catch” a good husband.   

However, Ella’s purpose meant that homemaking was not for her.  She is helping to balance her soul by following a career outside the home. As she does this, she adds to her soul the qualities of genuine concern and interest in people, while helping to raise the standards of her nursing profession.  

Indeed, this is not the picture of an incomplete and unworthy individual.  This is the picture of a full and complete life being lived by a competent woman. 


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