“Mother, in sacred partnership, is it not the case that, for the male, his partner is the embodiment of the Divine Mother, and, for the female, her partner is the embodiment of the Holy Father?”
I had in mind the example of Sri Ramakrishna and his wife, Sarada Devi, whom he worshipped in a formal puja or ceremony as the embodiment of the Divine Mother. At the end of the puja, both of them merged in samadhi. Here is Swami Nikhilananda’s description of that event:
“A few days after Sarada Devi’s arrival, Sri Ramakrishna arranged, on an auspicious day, a special worship of Kali, the Divine Mother. Instead of an image of the Deity, he placed on the seat the living image, Sarada Devi herself. The worshipper and the worshipped went into deep samadhi and in the transcendental plane their souls were united.” (1)
Sri Ramakrishna’s actions provide a context in which to imbue our relationships with sacredness. But the Mother demurred and used the occasion to show me my dualistic view of the matter, the future direction of our path towards Ascension, the nature of androgyny, etc. She said:
“Not entirely, my friend. The short answer would be for me to agree and to say, well done.” (2)
And certainly this is the way the Divine Mother would probably have replied if she felt that I and listeners were unsophisticated. But she did not reply that way. Instead she chose to take us deeper, which I think says a lot about how she views our unfoldment.
“But that is not what you are asking. You are asking — and I mean all of you are asking — for a depth of understanding that you have not fully had before.
She recognizes here that the knowledge base and aspirations after depth have grown in all of us in this time of rapid evolution.
“Now, you have come leagues, but of course there is further yet to go.
“There is no true separation between the Father and me.”
There is further to go to Ascension and then there is infinitely further to go after that.
She declares in this passage her Oneness with the Father, something that an aspirant might only have heard in previous ages during deep spiritual experiences. Today we hear deep teachings from the Mother on radio shows! How much more fortunate could we be?
“There is delineation and definition, just as there is in your own roles and the choices that you have made time after time.”
We are essentially spiritual beings, undelineated and undifferentiated, but, by choice and role, we take upon ourselves illusory delineations and differentiations, just as the formless Father did in manifesting as the Mother of all forms in the phenomenal world.
“When you come into sacred union, you are both and you are all with what you would think of as primary energies. Too often — and this is part of a bleed-through from the black and white of the old third — you think either/or.
“And that has been useful for advancement in understanding, wisdom, knowledge and joy. So it is not a criticism, for I do not criticize.”
In the “old third,” we think we’re one thing or another, but we don’t remember that we’re the One incarnate in which there is no “either/or” but only All. Taking on delineation and differentiation has been useful in our learning but it’s not the final truth.
“When you are in sacred union — and it does not matter whether it is male-female, male-male, female-female, because what we are talking is energetics — there is the embodiment.”
In this statement, the Mother validates homosexual as well as heterosexual couples. Third-dimensional terrestrials may discriminate against gay couples, but the Divine Mother and Creator of the universe does not.
I think that everything the Divine Mother says is said for a reason and so you can bet your boots that she has made this statement to encourage us to grow up spiritually and get off this kind of discrimination. And if we’re really wise, I think we’d recognize that the Divine Mother of the universe does not discriminate at all and extend what she says here to all areas of our life – religious, gender, race, political, economic.
(Continued in Part 2.)
(1) Swami Nikhilananda, trans., The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. New York: Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, 1978; c1942, 37.
(2) All quotes that follow are from “The Divine Mother: You Are Experiencing Love in Ways that You Have Not Known Before,” Nov. 15, 2013, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2013/11/the-divine-mother-you-are-experiencing-love-in-ways-that-you-have-not-known-before/.