Divine Masculine: Why I think the portrayal of the Divine Masculine in the bible argues against the miracle of life (this is just how I feel).

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The Divine Masculine (i.e. the Divine Masculine energy that we all share) is something that I think many people consider to not exist all. I feel that Divine Masculine is more than what I think a lot of people associate with masculinity as we know it in our society today. It’s common to assume that the ‘toxic masculine’ that we see played out in our society and in its structures, is the only form of masculinity. In this blog, I argue there is a different way of thinking about this, and a different way of thinking about ourselves and each other.

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The depiction of Eve in the Adam and Eve story: How Divine Feminine has been taught to us as betrayal, when actually, it’s just love. (This is just how I feel.)

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What ever happened to sensuality? To this idea of touch, of closeness, of connecting to your own beauty, your own sovereignty, your own place on this earth, to nature, to your own body, your clothes, your jewellery, your possessions? I would argue this idea of sensuality, of the Divine Feminine, has been shamed and side-lined for many generations.

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How does someone with an undergrad degree in Geography, Politics and International Relations, and a Masters in Human Geography, end up as an artist and holistic healer? Well, I’ll tell you, it’s easy.

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My career path may seem slightly outside of the norm, given my traditional academic degree, followed by a standard ‘office job’ for a short while, before becoming an artist and training as a holistic healer. However, to me, becoming an artist and holistic healer, with a background in geography, politics and international relations is an obvious career path (sort-of).

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Adam and Eve: Why I think it’s ok to listen to your kundalini, and why I think the Adam and Eve story is about atheism (this is just how I feel).

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This may seem controversial to say this, but when you’ve been taught something when you were 5 (as I was, in a ‘non-Christian’ primary school in the UK in the 1990s), it’s easy to forget that actually it was from about this age that I was taught to hate my own sexuality, my own body, my own place in this world, and I was taught to not believe in love.

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Why I think peaceful protest is the only form of protest worth doing (and the rest just causes more suffering). And why I think it’s ok to say how you feel.

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I’ve chosen to write this blog now as I think it’s an important time to say how we feel. And sometimes when people say how they feel, and others don’t feel like they feel the same, it can cause upset, anger and pain for some, whilst others may feel acceptance, peace and respect.

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Why I think infantilising ‘femininity’ in mainstream media and Hollywood is damaging to both men and women (and why I think it’s ok to be a woman).

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In this blog I explore the impact of ‘infantilising’ femininity, which has often been taught to us through mainstream media, popular culture and children’s entertainment. By this term, I mean showing women as incredibly young to the point of child-like, with no wrinkles, small waist and big bust, character traits that include naivety, ‘innocence,’ never setting any boundaries, letting everything happen to her without any awareness, being at the man’s beck and call, being reliant on the male gaze’s approval, seeking assurance from men, having less money and property than men (or none at all), and any ‘fierceness’ in characters, often portraying women fighting against the dominating father figure, attempting to ‘fight the patriarchy’ by sacrificing herself for her father’s unhappiness.

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‘The Algorithm’ – A poem by ©Anna Frances, 2021

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Preamble: This is a poem dedicated to algorithms, or rather, my experiences of trying get noticed on social media as someone that’s self-employed and early on in their career.

If someone retweets your tweets
That’s the algorithm
If someone ignores your tweets
That’s the algorithm
If someone trolls your tweets
That’s the algorithm

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‘2021: The Tipping Point’ – A poem by ©Anna Frances

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Will I be renting at 45?
Will I still be waiting to get that goldfish that I’ve always dreamed of?
The sofa that I’d always wished to lie on?
The coat hanging rail I’d always eyed-up in Ikea?

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‘Living in situ’ – A poem by ©Anna Frances, 2021

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I never thought I’d say the words:
‘I’m still renting at 30’
I’m still renting at 30
I’m still renting at 30

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What do I mean by ‘Divine Feminine’ and ‘Divine Masculine’? (And what do I mean by their opposites, ‘Toxic Feminine’ and ‘Toxic Masculine’?)

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I’ve often talked about ‘Divine Feminine’ as being about nurture, compassion, and creativity, and ‘Divine Masculine’ being about stewardship of the earth, strategy and building for a new world, but what do I actually mean by this? In practice, what do these character traits that (I would argue) we all have within us, look like on a day-to-day basis? And on the other end of the scale, what does an ‘immature’ or ‘Toxic Masculine’ and immature or ‘Toxic Feminine’ look like, in our day-to-day lives?

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