Especially if the new capacities would alter your being and behavior dramatically.
If you are a woman, you probably have fewer capacities than men, because in most cultures women are an appendage to a man... even the Bible relegate a woman to companion status... not a full person.
According to Kabbalah women are the vessel, and men are the channel for the Light.
The vessel is all about receiving, and the channel is all about giving.
Whether it is an observation of Kabbalah, or it is programmed, I don't know, but it sure looks like the desire for receiving for the self alone is stronger in women: women are the ball and chain for humanity to evolve.
Women perpetuate the misery, perpetuate low vibration, perpetuate barely above animal level for humanity.
I am a woman, and I am an exception: I escaped the human condition where I am supposed to be provided with whatever I need to produce offspring for the survival of the species.
I opted not to procreate, not to attach myself to a man, and therefore I can actually see how it is...
I am sad, but that doesn't help anyone.
My job is to cause humanity to go to the next level of evolution, no matter what is the resistance.
The puzzling inconsistency between the unwillingness to grow, unwillingness to allow evolution, and the number of women that engage in activities so-called spiritual is puzzling.
In every self-actualization, spirituality course of activity, women outnumber men... by four to one.
But in their willingness to actually change, men outnumber women four to one.
My hunch is that it's cultural, not a physical impediment on women's part to be the anchor, to represent Dark Side.
My best students are also women...
I wrote an article, long time ago, accusing women of perpetuating the culture of abuse of women. I haven't changed my mind about that.
In China, in Arab countries, in India and Pakistan, and who knows where else, being born a girl means your mother, your grandmother feels betrayed: you were supposed to be a boy. Maybe in Mediterranean countries as well, Greece, Italy...
And as a baby you know you are not what you were supposed to be. The disappointment is tangible. And there is nothing you can do about it. You are screwed, and unless someone helps you reclaim your personness, your rightness, you will be undeserving... and then you'll pass it on to your daughter, granddaughter... the culture of abuse.
Evil, ugly, and somewhere, if you are a woman, you know it.
It is time to face the tiger. Own that you sided with the "devil" and correct your ways.
And if you haven't gotten over having been a disappointment... it is time for you to build a strong core, a strong self, so you can become a person who won't harm others to feel better about themselves.
Do it for yourself, and do it so you can be part of the solution, instead of part of the problem.
And as you do it, we, as a race, can climb to the next level of evolution, unimpeded by your guilt.