A question we received:
I have been wondering why women look so old for their age and men look so young? In light of what you have just explained, does it mean that women are more active during this later, receptive stage in their life?
Yes, partly because of others' expectations. If she has been nurturing and caretaking others for years, they will in all likelihood continue to expect this from her. It's a hard habit to break unless everyone cooperates. In addition, women have been more closely connected to planetary cycles and the Earth is going through the exact same dilemma: she needs to be receiving, because her giving days are over, and if we continue to expect her to only give, she becomes depleted. She ages.
To be continued...