Women, rather than seething with resentment whenever your husband behaves badly, take responsibility for how your man shows up around you. If he isn’t cutting the mustard in or out of the bedroom, you can still do much to shift that dynamic, by shifting how you yourself show up.
A woman is taught that man’s purpose is to make her happy. She feels continually disappointed by men, starting with her own father. In adulthood, a woman tries to coerce her man into giving her what she believes will make her happy. Either he disobeys her and she is disappointed, or he obeys her and she is still disappointed. The woman is unhappy and blames him for not giving her what she needs.
Does it feel like male maturity has swung back around to being female responsibility again?
As a single woman, do you make conscious choices regarding your beliefs, patterns, and habits? Do you have an embodied sense of the self-mastery that you expect in a potential lover. If no one shows up with such mastery, can you be content being on your own while you hold space for potential partnership to manifest. Are you unwilling to compromise your energy by on anything less worthwhile than being alone?
Throughout years of misogyny in the collective and media, women need to consciously seek evidence of men showing up in emotional mastery. I sought evidence of healthy masculinity throughout the elections through the #MeToo movement, through countless attacks on female physical autonomy, reproductive freedoms and equal pay rights. Focus on cultivating healthy, mutually supportive friendships with men. Do you hire men as facilitators, or manifest mentorship from men to aid your evolution? Spend time each day envisioning the kind of aligned partner/partnerships you want for yourself so as to fully inhabit that energy on your end. Try to identify healthy masculinity models in the media that you consume.
However, if there is a way to shift your behavior that causes more evolved, aligned men to show up in your reality, then stay open to exploring that welcome possibility.
I suggest that you be unwilling to:
- turn a blind eye to the harms of the patriarchy or pretend that collective misogyny is a myth;
- use dating apps if each time that you have used them, you end up feeling worse about the male evolution around you;
- betray your intuition to just give a man a chance if it feels like a chore to leave your house for him; and,
- settle for a man who doesn’t inspire any desire in you or doesn’t convey a sense that he could be an equal counterpart.
So, in order to shift the evolution of the men around you, strive to consciously modify your own behavior and energy. After all, you always attract the type of energy that you put out. Ask yourself, “What is it that I am really missing in this particular dynamic?” How can I get to “yes”in this relationship?
Twenty-first century male evolution issues clearly involve far more than just how women are showing up; however, you can do your part to achieve what you want for your own version of happiness.