After 15 years of our University Certification programs with hundreds of women we began to notice a radically new way of living, loving and leading emerging and there were few words that could adequately capture the elegance and potency of this pattern.
At first we tried to define this newly emerging woman using more recognizable language. We thought of “Authentic,” “Full Presence,” and “Integral.” None of them quite fit. None of them captured fully enough the enigmatic, beautiful nature of this radically new way of being. She has a remarkable ease with the unknown, chaotic and ambiguous realities of these uncertain times: she sees herself as a co-creative partner with the Mystery.
And she is able to bridge between diverse worlds and polarities, between radical differences—self and other, conscious and unconscious, Feminine and Masculine—manage reactivity, and find a creative middle way in challenging situations. She is a Medial presence in the imbalances of the world.
One day, and quite by surprise, the evocative word popped out of Suzanne’s mouth:
MYSTERIAL — a radically new way of being that brings together our Feminine and Masculine strengths and gives rise to more conscious, connected and creative ways of acting. Characterized by a remarkable ease with unknown, chaotic and ambiguous realities, this upgraded 'inner operating system' generates the capacity to bridge between differences with grounded presence and unfold a positive future.
The Mysterial Woman is not something we invented. She is a natural phenomenon we discovered and named. We believe she is being called forth now from within women to meet this extraordinary era of human evolution.
Many women are feeling the limitations of an outdated model of leadership. The old models for living, loving and leading, are based on a worldview that for over five thousand years has been continuously tilted in the extreme toward Masculine values, styles and ways of making sense of reality.
This was not a mistake. It was exactly what had to happen for humanity to evolve. But this Hypermasculine paradigm of wholeness, is no longer sufficient for the full emergence of our potential.
We need another image of the future.
The Hypermasculine saturation of today's world is resulting in intense evolutionary pressure to rebalance with the conscious, mature Feminine. This pressure is felt even more urgently within women, because a very high percentage of women have a foundational essence that is grounded in the Feminine.
Therefore, women are in the midst of a profound rite of passage to meet the immediate pressure for a planetary rebalancing. This deep impulse is the stimulus of much of the inner discontent, yearning, confusion, pain, and depression experienced by women. A new world, and our new identity as women leaders, is seeking birth.
And that birth requires a new source code, a fundamental set of inner instructions for growth.