Great souls come into lifetimes and lives with visions and inspirations for humanities greatness. People like Jefferson, Gandhi, and Einstein saw possibilities that most of would not in the course of their beliefs and actions. Great souls attract others of like mind and like spirit, but the followers don’t often see the possibilities until the noble one's become the evidence of their power through extraordinary creativity, selfless service to others, or the ultimate sacrifice.
Emerson wrote about it eloquently in his essay, The Uses of Great Men. I think if Emerson were alive today he'd retitle his essay the uses of great men and women. Great souls take on either gender. In my life experience, I've known personally two avatars of noble service who inhabited a female body. Mother Teresa, and Wangari Maathai of the Kenyan Greenbelt Movement. I would, however, add to the list many other women whose spirit is just beginning to blossom with the feminine energy of the Aquarian Age.
So where does leave the masculine energy that’s predominated for the last few eons? Right where it is, but with a reluctant appreciation of the feminine component and its transcendence into the realms of business, politics, and the arts.
Male assertiveness and female nurturing is a natural cosmic balance. Humankind needs balance. It is the yin-yang of consciousness, without it, one-sided power would have destroyed the world long before now.
It is no wonder that the women of the Iroquois Confederacy were the only tribal members to appoint a chief, the only ones who could depose a chief and the only ones who could declare war.
Today, we are on the cusp of a paradigm shift to the feminine, and it’s fascinating.