Who are my favorite female teachers?
I recently wrote about not having to agree to learn.
A female friend of mine pointed out an interesting point:
“Saw your latest post - guess you can't compare yourself to a female figure. Sorry, that stood out.”
I reflected on this, and in my original draft, I had Ayahuasca listed as a teacher, but she’s right, in my recent rabbit hole of exploring history, the figures I was looking at were almost all men. I suppose it is an implicit bias to seek for a role model or cautionary tale that relates directly to me. Regardless, it is an interesting area of exploration.
My favorite female Internet teachers tend to be scientists such as Judith Curry and Sabine Hossenfelder, and Rhonda Patrick. And I tend not to disagree with them. Most female teachers in my life have also been much more personal. Close friends and family.
After that message from my friend, I decided to seek some teachers for the feminine perspective. Teal Swan and Apollonia Ponti have resonated to understand energetic relationships and feminine energies. There are a lot of men out there giving bad advice about women… It’s probably better to go straight to the feminine source.
There are also female figures out there that are very polarizing. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, for example. I think there’s an entire post there that feels like a giant booby trap, but I think it’s an important conversation. What can we learn from her message?
“We are all students. We are all teachers.”
Thank you, my friend, who pointed that out, you’re one of my favorites too.
I'd like to reccomend an amazing book by my friend and favorite divine feminine energy teacher : Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics, by Mirabai Starr.
It's good to view others as our teachers. I am unsure how much weight we need to put on the feminine vs the masculine perspective. It's really not tat clear to me that these to worlds have been mixed up until very recently. Camille Paglia has an interesting perspective, (see link)
So the other side of the question is to what end do we chase this ideal. It seems obvious to me that the path now taken is hugely unbalanced and does not seem to be righting itself. It actually seems to be going further of the rails, maybe this is due to the nature demanding systems be in their proper place, and our idea of the proper order is warped.
The cause of that (if true) might be in materialism.
Regardless I like to see as many perspectives as possible but naturally some perspectives are going to be more relevant than other no matter who it comes from.