Feminine energy, you know it when you see it. It’s soft, it’s gentle, it’s nurturing. It protects and values self-worth. It attracts without needing to try. Feminine energy is powerful, and it’s worth cultivating more of in your life. But how do you get more of this energy if you feel like your femininity is suppressed or repressed?
You may have grown up in a society that devalues anything traditionally feminine. You were probably criticized for being “too girly” when you were young. Maybe you dialed it down to avoid the stares of men and the disapproval of other women. Unfortunately, there are many reasons why women have to dial down or tune out their feminine energy.
Fortunately, you are a woman and this energy is always with you. You just have to learn how to access it and use it in healthy ways.
What Is Feminine Energy
A woman with an open mind to new ideas and experiences (self-expressive). A woman with strong feelings (emotional). A woman who is willing to listen (nurturing). A creative or imaginative woman (imaginative). An artistic or creative woman (intuitive). A spiritual rather than religious attitude towards life. It’s not that she is against religion, but she has her individualistic way of expressing her spirituality. It’s very important to her that everyone, including herself, are free to believe what they want.” A woman who is comfortable being vulnerable and open about how she feels (authentic).
A woman with strong intuition or instincts. She knows things without being told or having it explained to her. This includes the ability to quickly size up people and situations for what they are, even if it runs contrary to what you’d expect based on first impressions.
She enjoys being in the moment and taking life as it comes to her. Life isn’t all serious business” it’s time for play too! She’s not afraid of life’s down moments when they come because she knows they are a natural part of the cycle.
A woman who is proactive, not reactive. She takes charge of her life and sets goals for herself. She knows what she wants and goes after it.
So how can you start tapping into your feminine energy? Here are seven ways:
1. Connect with your body.
One of the best ways to get in touch with your feminine energy is to connect with your body. When you’re disconnected from your body, it’s hard to access your inner power. But when you tune in to what your body is telling you, you’ll start to feel more connected and empowered.
Try some simple exercises like yoga or pilates to get started. Or take a dance class, go for a walk in nature, or do something that pleases you and makes you feel safe and relaxed. The more you make time to listen to your body, the easier it will be to access this energy.
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2. Be honest with yourself about who you are, what you want, and how you feel.
One of the biggest roadblocks for women is holding back on speaking their truth because they are worried about what other people think or how they’ll react. This subtle self-censorship drains us of our strength and power. It makes us feel afraid and disconnected from ourselves, which is not a good recipe for feminine energy!
So sit down with yourself every day and ask some simple questions: What do I truly want? What do I need right now? How do I feel about that person/that situation/my life? What are my goals for today, this week, this month? Don’t hold back or worry about being judged or being selfish. The more you practice speaking your truth– even if it’s just to yourself –the more confident you’ll be in expressing yourself moving forward.
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3. Connect with other women.
Women are especially adept at empathizing with each other. We know how it feels to be misunderstood because of our gender and what we stand for, which makes us compassionate toward one another. It’s often easier for us to communicate freely with other women than it is for us to communicate with men. So don’t underestimate the power of girl talk! Find a female mentor or friend that inspires you and start connecting regularly over coffee or cocktails.
4. Get rid of the things that no longer serve you.
Every woman has a few things in her life that hold her back from accessing her feminine energy: old friends, clothes she doesn’t wear anymore, and music she doesn’t listen to anymore. Take some time to go through your home and get rid of anything that makes you feel disempowered or reminds you of people who threatened your self-worth. This is a great way to clear some space for more positive interactions with yourself and others!
5. Take care of yourself first—always.
Feminine energy is all about self-care and self-love. You can’t give what you don’t have, so if you don’t make taking care of yourself a priority, there’s no way you can be your best for others. This means practicing yoga regularly, eating well, spending time outdoors, meditating, or doing whatever it takes for you to feel happy and fulfilled.
6. Avoid comparisons with other women at all costs!
We all know that woman who is always trying to show her friends up. She doesn’t want any of the spotlight to shine on anyone else because she feels threatened by their success or feminine energy—even if it’s not directed toward her. There’s nothing more off-putting than jealousy masquerading as friendship! Whenever you catch yourself envying another woman (especially when it comes to appearance), stop what you’re doing and ask yourself how it would feel if you were the object of her envy. Would it feel good to be put down by someone who is supposed to be your friend? If not, then stop making this a part of your social life.
7. Dress how you want to feel!
When dressing for yourself, always ask yourself: How do I want people to treat me today? This doesn’t mean that you have to wear armor every day just because other women are harsh or unsupportive. But if you’re going into a situation that requires power—whether it’s business meetings, an event with your significant other’s friends or family, or even just getting together with some girlfriends over cocktails—it might be time to rethink what you’re wearing and the message you’re sending out there.
There’s no “right” way to dress like a woman, just as there’s no “right” way to be a woman. But when you feel good in your own skin and you’re dressing for yourself (instead of for others), that’s when you’ll really start to emanate feminine energy!
In conclusion, feminine energy is all about power, compassion, and self-care. It’s about being true to yourself and authentic in your interactions with others. When you start to embody these qualities, you’ll find that the world becomes a more positive place!
What do you think? Are there other ways to be more feminine? Let us know in the comments below!