Ok, so this lecture was everything I needed today. I have been struggling with balancing my masculine and feminine energies for years! I have always had more masculine energy and when I came to that realization, I was trying whatever I could to get in touch with my feminine energy--but it seemed as though I could never get deep enough. I thought maybe if I work on my outward appearance and present as the stereotypical feminine, that my energy would follow suit but nope! I read self-help material and utilized those tips and did not work either. This lecture made me understand how closed off I've been to receiving love and compassion from others. I've always been the giver and never allowed myself to receive. I've definitely let people take advantage of this and have been in many co-dependent relationships (platonic and romantic) and I'm just sick of it because I'm not happy with it. I've gotten better with this over the years and I have been able to set boundaries with friends but I'm still struggling with romantic relationships. I'm wondering if anyone else can relate to what I'm going through/working on. If so, what were some steps you've taken in order to correct this imbalance?