It's Time to Embrace The Wisdom of the Feminine

Life Balance

Deepak Chopra, M.D., Author





By Deepak Chopra

As we look at the problems facing humanity today such as global warming, climate chaos, economic disparities, war, terrorism, and social injustice, it becomes obvious that there is something wrong in our collective psyche. Jonas Salk (the scientist who discovered the Polio vaccine) once said that the future belongs to the survival of the wisest instead of the survival of the fittest.

A collective psyche that was conditioned to conquer and exploit has been part of the history of humanity. Today, however, modern capacities and ancient tribal predatory habits spell a devastating combination. We have successfully devastated the eco system, caused the extinction of many species and are now risking our own extinction. Those of us who are familiar with the psychological worldview of Carl Jung believe that our history is the history of male archetypal dominance. It is time for this predatory energy to take a break.

Feminine archetypes such as beauty, intuition, creativity, affection, nurturing and tenderness need to be manifested so that we can heal our planet. In Greek mythology six feminine archetypes dominate: Hera, the goddess of power, Demeter, the mother energy, Aphrodite, the goddess of love, sensuality, beauty, and sexuality, Persephone, the subconscious alchemical, magical sorceress, Artemis, the force of nature and the one who breaks with conventionality, and Athena, the goddess of wisdom, culture, art, and science.

Imagine the world if these goddess energies were to impregnate our collective psyche in both men and women. Imagine business and corporations having the wisdom of the feminine. Imagine the future leaders of our world taking our planet in the direction of wisdom and healing. Let’s do it!

Deepak Chopra is the author of more than 55 books translated into over 
thirty-five languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers in both 
the fiction and nonfiction categories. Dr. Chopra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Adjunct Professor at Kellogg School of Management 
and Senior Scientist with The Gallup Organization. For more information visit

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  • Deepak~I can only comment from a Christians point of view. The church falls at:
    Ephesians 5:25
    Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.
    In most cases, he doesn't know what that means. Your man child watches how mother is treated by papa and then insues.
    And while feminine wisdom and power are the healing force to all; He does not allow her to step into her power as Christ would. Because he knows Christ not... but rather is afraid of him.
    I am Joanna

    Posted by bluemarbles, 25 April 2010.

  • while I agree, I often wonder how we, as women, can change the world if we do not change the way we raise our sons. We raise the men. When I was raising my sons, I tried with every effort to raise them without a gender bias. It was extremely difficult. while my older son was more open to taking dance lessons, "different sports" like tennis etc. running, not football, he is a pretty evloved man I feel. However his brother, did enjoy Mr. Rogers while young and enjoyed the ballet the nutcracker, however, when he got to school he wanted guns, football etc. all of those things, I tried not to introduce to him. Now, he is a wonderful nuturing father. We, women, will not change the world until we figure out how to raise our sons.

    Posted by theresa60, 16 April 2010.