Title IX & Balance

On June 23rd each year it is the anniversary of the enactment of the Education Amendment of 1972 that included what is known as Title IX. The education amendment states that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was written in order to end discrimination based on religion, race, color, or national origin - but did not expand these same benefits to women. During the years between 1964 and 1972 there were several executive orders enacted that moved that cause for female equality forward that ultimately led to the full enactment of the Education Amendment.

Prior to Title IX women could be excluded from what had been felt to be more masculine education arenas. The attitude of many schools at the time was that it was a "waste" of a man's place to include women in their numbers, especially in what was considered more masculine disciplines. The female place was still considered to be in the home. This enactment allowed an equal chance for women to attend the schools of their choice, to develop the skills they want, and to apply those skills with the knowledge that they will have a fair chance to secure jobs of their choice with equal pay for equal work.

While it is not specifically mentioned in the Enactment there was a major impact on school athletic programs - which prior to this did not fund any separate female athletic programs. There was major concern that men would be short changed by schools requiring this funding for women's athletics. So, as with all change this enactment was not necessarily welcomed, warmly embraced nor favored by many. It has taken these 40 years to move the intent of the Enactment forward to what is now "normal" today. However, we still have a long way to go. If you were born and lived in the era prior to Title IX you will likely remember all this - if you were born after you may not know that what is now "normal" wasn't always so.

I am grateful that I live in a place on the planet that works toward resolving imbalance - even though at times the process may be slow.  You don't have to look very far to find so many places on the Earth where this isn't so – where injustice and imbalance are the norm.  I am grateful that my children and grandchildren (and yours too if you have them) have gained the benefit of this progress.

As souls who have been incarnating on Earth for millennia of time and have done so in both male and female roles so we can experience both sides of this coin. We have arrived at a point in the evolution of consciousness that calls for stepping into a higher vibration. To be able to do so requires each of us to bring our own energy and that of the planet into its highest balance of male and female energies. There is no longer room for the pettiness of the past - we must embrace both energy forms and value them for their unique gifts and qualities. It is important to examine our own prejudices and seek the healing that would allow more of our pure soul energy to be present. Without these Earth plane imbalances, we are at our core pure love, light and peace.  As we each become more balanced we can anchor this needed change across the web of life to all.

In peace................Margie