We have all been both male and female. In my sessions with clients, I see their past lives and what they have endured. I see rapes, tortures, manipulations, babies delivered and stolen from the womb, being sacrificed, forced to marry, being passed around, imprisonment, wars, murders, killing of babies, abuses of power and violations and degradations that are unimaginable.
In some people, the abuse has been devastating. Some have suffered more abuse as a woman and others, more abuse as a man. It is natural to avoid that which brings us pain. But as soul, we still have to collect our experiences.
How does one collect their experiences as a woman if they are terrified of the lifetimes that they have endured in a female body? How does one choose to come into a female body if they have been raped, violated, mutilated and desecrated beyond all reason every time they have? Some may choose to get their female experiences in the safety of a male body; And vice versa.
For some people, it is a miracle that they can even choose to incarnate, interact with others and still have the capacity to love. It is just too much to ask that they blend with the herd. It is a ridiculous request. If all the cards were laid on the table, and everyone could see all the lifetimes of others, there would be no more judgment. There would just be humble resolve and respect. We would all go out of our way to serve others because we have compassion for what they have endured. We would feel like idiots for judging anything about them; as well we should.
This is a great day to honor the unique path of others; and so is every day. Celebrate their kindness, uniqueness and resilience. Honor their ability to thrive. Show gratitude and respect for the life they have forged for themselves. Admire their differences and what they reveal to you about yourself. This is how we evolve as individuals; and as a species.