The Fourth Step Through the Lion’s Gate is Gender Balance of Power.
On the Network Grid or The Tzolkin, we are on Blue 5 Overtone Eagle or Radiant Vision. The Lion’s Gate brought forward the Divine Feminine and the need for balance with the male on Earth. We are certainly lagging behind the rest of the inhabited universe on this issue.
Today is Blue 5 Overtone Eagle whose attributes are creative Mind and vision. “The most obvious differences between male and female Bald eagles are their size. Females are usually a third of the size larger than males. Females tend to weigh between ten to fifteen pounds more. … Whereas the males weigh between five to ten pounds less, with a wingspan reaching up to six feet.” Female eagles are larger than the male.
I have never heard this talked about in the public square or in the media. It’s an amazing fact given that the eagle is the main symbol for aggressive, male dominated, patriarchal institutions such as the military, the Nazis, and ancient Rome. Well, guys, the female is bigger. I have to admit, as a straight female, that’s not very hot. I can see why it’s an issue.
Lions and eagles both command respect with their attitude. That is also tone 5 the overtone whose attributes are commanding, radiance, and empowerment. Overtones have an air of confidence about them which command confidence, admiration and respect. On earth, fear really means respect that may turn to love over time or not. The saying, “It’s better to be feared than loved” isn’t straight forward. If people love you because you do whatever they want you to do and you want to please them they’re not going to respect you. But if they fear you they will respect you and that leads to love.
So love is portrayed two ways really. “I love you because you’re my doormat and you let me use you” and “I love you because you’re not my doormat and won’t let me use you.” Which one of those is love depends on what the other person needs at the time. Or, if you’re like me, it doesn’t matter what the other person needs because I stay true to myself at all times and never function as a doormat whether they need that or not. It matters what the other person needs if I’m in a committed love relationship, to a point, or with a client who is paying me.
As I read what I’ve written it’s clear to me that none of that is Love. We don’t love others based on what they give and don’t give but simply because of who they are no matter what, good and bad. Maybe that’s a good space to shoot for in male-female relationships.
The Fourth step through the gate is self-respect, honoring your vision and what you want to do with your life and your body and always holding the value of female-male gender equality in your relationships.