(Continued from Part 1.)
“For the purposes of [my] explanation, the masculine will tend to embody my energies, and vice versa, the feminine will merge and embody the Father.
“But because there is no separation, it is not as pure or as delineated as one might think.
“There is the blend. And in that blend there is the time when the one that is holding the Divine Masculine will in fact hold the Divine Feminine, because that is what is required in the true union. And again, vice versa.”
In the outworking of our understanding, one gender may embody the energies of the other “side” of the Divine Masculine and Feminine – or vice versa. But in reality there is no separation between Father and Mother or within us or between us.
It isn’t as cut-and-dried as we tend to think. True union sees the rise of the ability to hold and blend the Two.
“So there is this ebb and flow, the infinity, and you are meeting in the middle, in the still-point of creation, of the place of insemination, inspiration, implosion, explosion. And I have not even begun to speak of sexuality!”
In the midst of the Mother’s movement, with its constant ebb and flow, is the Father’s stillpoint. By using the word “insemination,” the Mother perhaps prepares us for future talks, in which she may discuss sexuality, which “I have not even begun to speak of” yet. I wonder just how ready we are for many discussions that may come down the road?
“So, is it correct, what you say? Yes. But broaden it, my friends, my family.”
Having encouraged us to go deeper, she then acknowledges that what was said was accurate on a lower-dimensional level. But she wants us to go deeper than that.
“Think of it this way. Most of you have had experiences of mothers. And there have been certainly a wide range and variety.
“And there are some, when the saying would be that truly the mother is wearing the pants in the family. And that was a subtle recognition that, in fact, the feminine was carrying the masculine energy. But at the same time, you would see that feminine in all her feminine glory as well.”
Well, undoubtedly, if I may joke for a moment, the Divine Mother wears the pants in the Divine Family. The Father does not have legs! Only the Mother has form!
“So it is the blend, because to be in sacred union, one of the keys, the elements, is this allowance.
“There have been references to the puzzle pieces fitting together, but think of those puzzle pieces as being fluid, as being water molecules that move and dance and transmute and transform, according to desire and need in its truest sense and what you are creating in that moment.”
Flow is the paradigm of the Fifth Dimension, not temporal or spatial sequence, linearity, or black-and-white “either/or.”
If we want to fit the pieces of the great puzzle together, we have to get away from sequential thinking and allow for flow.
“So, when you are truly in union, there is this allowance for adaptation. So, in some ways you become both male and female, and that is the celebration. That is part of the joy. Because it is in this recognition of both elements and the desire for both elements to be present.”
If we want to achieve the androgyny that is the precursor of unitive consciousness, then we need to allow each of us – male and female – to show the qualities normally associated with each “gender.” To do so is to free us up from linear thinking and allow the flow that leads to joy.
What is wonderful about this exchange?
It shows that she does not simply reply pro forma. It shows that she feels we’re well enough along the path that she can disagree with us and impart deeper teachings.
For those who think that it isn’t the Divine Mother speaking, but Linda speaking from her self, the kind of non-dualist teaching that she offers here, in the face of my dualistic metaphors, should be evidence of a Higher Power speaking.
My question was dualistic in nature. I am here; my partner is there. The masculine and feminine are fixed characteristics. It showed I was not thinking in terms of Oneness but still remaining with fixed distinctions of “either/or.”
It also shows that she trusts our maturity enough to disagree with us in public knowing that we will endure it without excusing and justifying ourselves and respond to her gentle encouragement to go deeper.
It also betrayed my ignorance of the Plan and Ascension. The Plan isn’t to restrict us to our gender roles. The Plan is for all of us to achieve androgyny and then, once united with ourselves, to love all and uncover our native unitive consciousness.
The Divine Mother replied that she could have said, “Yes, well done, my son.” But she wasn’t going to do that. Instead she pointed out that Ascension was the end of duality.
Given that it was, we’re all intended to experience our androgyny and not to concern ourselves any longer with dualistic splits and fixed gender attributions.
In effect, Sri Ramakrishna was giving an example to a generation that was fated to remain in duality and so he used a dualistic example. But the Divine Mother is speaking to a generation that is destined to leave duality and I think she wants us now to think in non-dualistic or unitive ways to prepare ourselves for what’s ahead.