Mindbody Wellness Clarity Tip:
Balancing Your Energies—The Ovary Way
Dear Awesome Woman,
As women, we have a balancing act to do with our energies. There is the action energy of getting out there in the world and doing. And there is the nourishing energy of just being. We all have different styles—some of us are more extroverted while others of us are more introverted, but either way, all of us share these energies, the doing and the being.
As Tami Kent explains in her book, “The Wild Feminine,” there are two sides of the ovary—the right side and the left side. The right side is the ‘giving’ side and the left side is the ‘receiving’ side. The activities of the right ovary are ones of action—go out and exercise, share an event with a friend, plan a women’s gathering, create, do, clean, organize, work. The left ovary activities are more meditative, nourishing ones of being—sitting in the garden, napping, writing in a journal, walking, stillness or breath meditations.
This idea also fits in very well with kabbalistic concepts of the right side and left side of the body, the right side being the more masculine energy of ‘mashpia’—giving, and the left side being of feminine energy, referred to as ‘mkabel,’ receiving. We need both sides.
For me, it is interesting to notice the ebb and flow of the activities and energies that I use throughout the day. Most importantly, I try to pay attention to the messages of my body.
When I’m involved in an action oriented activity, and I start feeling tension, then I’ll know it’s time to stop. Or to just pause with a simple ‘being’ activity, like a conscious breath break or a short wander walk. Often, I’ll have a timer on my desk that rings every eleven minutes to remind me to take a conscious breath or rearrange my posture, loosen tension being held in my muscles.
When I’m in a nourishing activity, I’ll notice when I start feeling a bit bored and am desiring more action.
This balance fluctuates throughout the day, throughout the seasons and throughout different time periods in my life, depending on what situations are presenting themselves at the time.
I invite you to do the same. Notice what kind of activity that you are involved in and if you’re feeling excited, productive, calm, nurtured, or practical in it. Notice when your body feels antsy, tired, or heavy and if it’s time to do something different. If you feel frustrated, depleted or drained, it means that you may not have taken the breaks or shifted the gears that your body was asking you to. The key is awareness. It’s a soma thing—an inner body sensation, that is vibrational before it gets loud.
I have a 30 second meditation that I do in the shower with the intention of sending good vibes to my ovaries and pelvic bowl. I get intuitive hits as well as bringing more noticing into my day of the subtle energies within my body that ask me to enter the ebb and flow of healthy balancing. Because it is personal, I don’t feel comfortable posting it in the public arena, but I am happy to share it if you connect with me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And as always, I can be easily reached by scheduling your free Clarity call. Working together will help you to increase your somatic and intuitive awareness for greater clarity and vitality in your life. Looking forward to connecting 🙂
Miriam Racquel (Meryl)
Somatic Healer & Clarity Coach