Yesterday, I was driving from Colorado to Nebraska and the song Beautiful Boy by John Lennon came on my playlist. The sweet voice of Lennon singing, “Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful… beautiful boy,” pierced my consciousness and I began to ponder gender roles. I recalled the “beautiful boy” I had the opportunity to share my weekend with. He had soft strawberry blonde hair, a creamy sweet complexion, and the most magnetic, enchanting blue eyes. His tender, shy demeanor was captivating as he tried to disappear from attention. Yet, his icy blue eyes and celestial grin demanded a second and third gaze. He was a beautiful boy!
Following our timid introduction, the rough and tough wild boys showed up and consumed the time and space. The sporty, cool elder boy was there to host his cousins and keep the younger lads in check. And the youngest of the bunch, with his frenetic energy, kept things moving in a fast and furious manner. There was an abundance of the “stereotypical” rough and tough exuberant boy energy, and yet this beautiful-boy-magic continued to demand my attention. English poet Robert Southey (1774-1843) wrote, “Frogs and snails, and puppy-dog tails and such are little boys made of.” He continued by saying girls are made of “Sugar and spice and all things nice.” When did we create this epic story of gender specific stereotyping and for what purposes, I wondered? Boys are to be tough. Girls are to be tender. Period?
As I continued to gaze into his beautiful-boy-essence with my eyes wide open in amazement and wonder, I felt a calming sense of hope and inspiration. The world is changing and as the new consciousness emerges, we are wrapped in a nurturing awareness that has room for new definitions, perceptions, and descriptions. There is room for the masculine and feminine energies to mingle, blend, weave together, and balance in an appealing, aesthetic tapestry of our oneness. There’s no need to fear. The shift in consciousness will not stamp out or eradicate either masculine or feminine. It simply makes room for the true beauty of our wholeness to shine in the fullest expression of our exquisite creation. We are both puppy-dog-tail rugged with a sugar-and-spice-nice twist. We are a beautiful blend of both… a curious amalgam of tough and tender. It is time to embrace the feminine and create a new humanity based on harmonious balance and respect. In the acceptance of our true nature, we are both the feminine and masculine expression of the divine. We are beautiful binary beings. My beautiful boy was not a stereotype or label. His luminous presence of radiant wholeness was mortal perfection in it’s fullest expression.
Thanks for the lesson, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful… beautiful boy!
A World of Love,