By Lori Bella Lipten How does spirit view the feminine power?We are beings of light, known as the Rays of Orion and exist as both male and female energies, flowing in union with all that is. In the earth plane of consciousness, you experience duality, which allows beings to express varying forms of paradox. Feminine energy is an expression of a polarity from that which you experience as masculine. Feminine energy is an expression of the power of receptivity; nurturance of life, compassionate and reflective. It is the energy of allowing, creativity, endurance, timelessness.  It is not less forceful, significant or relevant than masculine power.   Feminine power, expressed through human consciousness, is the embodiment of the divine essence of creation within the soul of your being. It allows one to understand that life energy is always both masculine and feminine and one without the other will not thrive. Feminine power at its purest essence represents the void or essence of being without forced effort. It allows life to be, as it is, and experienced through a vision of truthful compassionate awareness.The feminine aspect of the divine is a powerful creative force in the world to be accessed by all beings – male and female. Feminine power, can be expressed through intuition: the expression of knowing and sensing the world without the filter of the ego. Intuition is the foundational energy of feminine power. When intuition is flowing, the deep wisdom of the soul moves one into harmony and nurturance of life at its highest levels. It is a creative force that expresses supreme love, understanding, guardianship and nurturance for all life. Feminine power moves on into the stewardship of all innocence and truth. It emboldens one with tending of earth, animals and humankind equally. Feminine power, when wielded in the human form, can move mountains and birth life into creative expressions that are not realized yet, on the earth. However, feminine power without realization of masculine power will be incomplete. Living in full consciousness of these cooperative energies within oneself and life will bring about the greatest fulfillment and transformation within one’s being and throughout human consciousness.  How does spirit see femininity in this day and age?Feminine power has long been denied, minimized, devastated by the worship of the masculine energies of human consciousness in the past several thousand years. The divine feminine is now returning into the foreground, as a means of saving the earth from being lost to the hands of this imbalance. When feminine power is returned within all beings – male and female – the earth’s energies will become more balanced. Life will flow with a harmony that has been missing for many generations.It is most is important for all women, in this era, to awaken to their divine feminine power. They are innately intuitive, compassionate and loving begins of light. This feminine power is a receptive, allowing force, that can create, manifest and allow great healing to be experienced on all levels within life, when in flow. Feminine power has a magic, creative expression of sensual beauty within it. It is an enduring force of unequaled wisdom, insight, perception of that which is non-linear. It relishes in the feeling state of the human experience without downplaying the wisdom and intellect of the mind and soul. It is a heart-centered purity of love without affection; compassion without judgment; and care for life without restraint. It does not take from life but allows life to be and flourish through nurturance, honor and reverence. Feminine has been demonized, minimized, denied and squandered. It is a force of receptivity and flow; knowing and creation; being and honoring. It is deep within each cell of life seeking liberation from the oppression of the ego’s addiction to force, logic and linear perceptions that imprison the consciousness.  It is here to be reconciled in all life now.What are our strengths?From the perspective that you ask, feminine power is about owning one’s true divinity and expressing that which is an emancipated loving, compassionate, pure, giving, confident, fluid, intuitive, creative boldness within you. It is no longer tolerating a patriarchal ideal. It means shifting that which has been privileged and out of balance, into harmony with life. This requires all beings – male and female – to embrace intuitive wisdom; creative power (manifesting and creative expression); healing power and the ability to shape-shift (express multiple facets of being in one body, as an integrated tapestry of light). Feminine power is the receptive, intuitive reflection of that which we see in the moon. Feminine power is a creative flow of wisdom that allows one’s divine essence to be seen without resistance. It embraces the whole of life without recoiling from the depth of shadow and light.  What are our purposes and what are the risks of expressing femininity?The purpose of expressing femininity is to revere the wholeness of creation by breaking it down into dualistic experiences. When one expresses femininity, they are allowing the purest mother-earth shakti-energies of creation to be fully honored.  This brings out that power of creation long held at bay.  Feminine power does not equate with stereotypical concepts of femininity. Feminine power is pure creative power that can move mountains and create form from primordial essence. It does not mimic masculine energies or stereotypical masculine force. Feminine power is a unique expression of allowing the innate power of one’s soul and connection to all life, into one’s conscious experience of life.How is it being expressed differently than in the past and how will it be expressed in the future. Feminine power is a resource that must now be honored, revered and expressed without resistance. Long ago, the feminine power of human consciousness was expressed without limitations. Humans began perceiving the Divine as a masculine force and revering the energies of masculine power. When this is done at the expense of its partner – feminine power – life falls out of balance. For women and men to flourish, one must honor feminine energies within oneself and all life. There is no more time to waste on earth before this realization. Women are awakening in large numbers and their awakening will serve a resurgence of harmony on the earth. But it is imperative that women do not mimic masculine power or attempt to react to that power. Rather, feminine power must include the reverence for masculine energies to create true harmony of life. This is the era for divine feminine power to surface into its full expression on the earth. Women will lead the way for awakening consciousness, when these powers are embraced.How is this administration is affecting femininity from a spiritual perspective?Now, this question reveals the subtleties of suffering within the human consciousness and the addiction to the ego.  This administration reflects the imbalance within the human expression of consciousness at this time on earth.  It reveals the worship of the material gains at the expense of the divine feminine. It reflects the current state of human consciousness: fearful, soul-fragmented, dissociative and narcissistic. This administration’s deep disdain for women, and therefore for true feminine power, is not subtle. It holds women as objectified beings serving the patriarchy. It does not know the price it pays for this level of disregard and yet its energy is harming the earth, humanity and most living organisms. This administration’s lack of awakened consciousness reflects the wounded patriarchy’s attempt at maintaining the privileged status of class, “”race” and gender. It is seeking to hold on to that which must shift. Through desperate clinging, it encourages people to live from fear and alienates them from their intuitive wisdom. It pushed individuals away from their soul and aligns them with the illusion of attaching to that which is temporary.One cannot fight this power with its own energy. It must use the awakened energy of a higher consciousness to bring about change. Do not participate in the illusion of fear; in the identification with the patriarchy and status-quo. There has never been a more poignant time for honoring the divine feminine power of your being.  All humans must embrace this power to restore balance on the earth. When one awakens to their immutable essence, the divine feminine power within will guide them into proper actions that serve the whole of life.Remember this: love is the highest frequency of divine expression available to all humanity. When feminine and masculine powers are unencumbered and fully aligned with love, this harmony will create exquisiteness on the earth.Lori Lipten is an international best-selling author, world-renowned medium, contemporary shaman, and empowering retreat leader and teacher. She holds a Master of Arts in Clinical and Humanistic Psychology and has devoted her life to normalizing intuition. She is founder of Sacred Balance Academy; the Intuitive Practitioners Certification Program™; Inspired Heart™ Programs and a variety of healing methods and workshops all designed to assist others in awakening to their highest potential. Lori serves clients around the globe and practices out of the Sacred Balance Academy & Healing Center in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Visit lorilipten.com for more information about Lori.**A version of this article appeared in print in Honeysuckle Magazine’s HERS issue, summer 2017 edition.