An Hour with an Angel, March 6, 2014, with Archangel Gabrielle, Part 2/2
Steve Beckow: All right. Thank you very much, Archangel Gabrielle. And I do note that what you’ve been saying is not inapplicable to the issue of gender inequality. And if we still don’t have time in this next segment to fully cover that topic, then we will return to it in the next show, so that we will get the topic completely covered.
Gender inequality is one of the most stubborn and extensive problems on the planet today as far as I can see — the mistreatment and in some cases subjugation of women by men. I am turning to you today to get some understanding of the roots of this problem and how it can be overcome on the planet.
What is it that’s most basic about gender inequality and explains its rise and persistence?
Archangel Gabrielle: You are absolutely correct, my dear friend Steve. And how could this be? The organization — and I know, dear heart, that there are times when you apologize to your beloved readers for giving a historical perspective; and so I will ask forgiveness as well.
SB: Please do give us a historical perspective. Thank you.
AAG: The way in which this beautiful planet, Terra Gaia, was designed was, as you know, a place for angels and a few star visitors to come and have the experience of love in form, in physicality. Because of that basic notion, that kernel of creation, it was decided — the Mother desired — that there would be gender differentiation, so that there could be the experience of holding the divine masculine in form and the divine feminine in form.
Now, as you well know, the evolution is for both parties, genders, to hold both. But it is a play-acting, it is an experience: so this time I will be male; next time I will be female; I will be gay; I will be androgynous. You have covered the gamut of experience.
And it was constructed that it would be a form of mirroring the Divine.
Now, of course, that did not mean, in any way, shape or form, that the men stood still and the women did all the work. (1) The gift of this gender differentiation was that the female would have the experience of being able to birth creation.
Now, that is not to say that the male does not birth creation, but in different ways. We are talking about physicality, and of course the birthing of that creation is the result of union. And we have talked about this in various settings, but that union and the creation of new life have always been a joint project between the individuals involved — the male and female — and their twin flames and the soul that is desiring to come forth and their twin flame. So what is thought of as the sacred union of two is in fact the sacred union of six.
But what emerged from this way of birthing was jealousy, covetousness, sins of pride in the worst sense of the word, rather than tenderness and love and a sense of family and community. Now, I would never infer that there are many situations, most situations, where the love, where the union of the love has taken place. But the kernel of this subjugation has been the male’s jealousy of the feminine’s ability to produce life. And so rather than simply being the hunter, the protector, the gatherer of food during times of incubation — which is very short, by the way — what has happened is that this darkness has grown.
Do you not see this in the Ukraine, in Afghanistan, in Venezuela? It is the desire to keep what is most beautiful, most precious, and control it out of a sense of jealousy. Now, I am talking about the male, and I am talking about the archetype and the collective and the history; I am not talking about the individual; but let me be very clear: if there were not individuals, male and female, who did not hold this belief system it would not be in place.
But the male has come to a place, “I am jealous, and I feel less-than. Why has the Source, God,” whatever you call that central creator energy, “why have they given you this power and not me? But if I control you, if I control everything about you, if I hold you” — and I speak very strongly, I know, but — “if I hold you hostage, if I am in charge and control, then my power will be stronger than yours. My worthiness will be stronger than yours.”
Now, this is a fallacy, of course. But like many abused people, when a belief system or a fallacy is repeated and then it is enforced in physical action, and reinforced and reinforced for eons, then it becomes solidified.
And so, over time, women — well, they resisted it – but they also cooperated and allowed the male to feel that they were superior. So it moved from control and arrogance and issues of self-worth to superiority. This is tragic.
But within their hearts and within their families, within their circles of women, women have always known of their connection to the Goddess, to the divine feminine. They have always known of their ability to connect with that energy. But it became in many ways hidden.
Now, because of the subjugation, because of the physical control, not only of movements but of resources, of money, of food, of shelter, this became stratified and actually became an intact belief system. And so this sense of superiority, of arrogance, of illusion at its most basic, grew. But in the meantime, women, regardless — yes, some have been more active in different countries, but — this knowing of their rights, their equality, their connection and their ability to birth have never lost that sense.
Now, have they been beaten down? Have their children been sacrificed, stolen? Have they been mutilated? Think of what we are talking about in terms of war. This is the longest war in human history. And when you speak of genocide and mayhem, then what you are talking about is what has been done to women because they have the ability to birth. What should be celebrated as a gift, as a reflection of the Divine Mother’s presence among you has been lost.
And let me say something that will raise a few eyebrows. Always you have the right to choose to bear or not bear. But the decision, made in many cases in the western European and now Eastern worlds, not to bear children, not because of population control but because the sacrifice, the freedom that is lost in bearing children was considered too high a price to pay. That is not freedom. That is not gender equality. That is simply adapting. That is adaptive behavior to male manipulation, superiority, supremacy. And it is not good enough.
This is a time within the Mother’s plan of the flowering of the divine feminine, of the re-anchoring of the beauty, of the gentleness, of the fertility, of the ability to create in a variety of ways. And as women step forward to do this yet again, and to claim their right and their place in creation, then what they are also doing in their way is giving men, the male, the masculine, the permission to also embrace their divine feminine.
Many women have found their masculine counterpart — within I am talking about — and it is out of balance in terms of the masculine finding their feminine and embracing and going forward. There are many situations.
This is a virus and a war of the worst kind. Because you cannot go forward, you cannot ascend as one heart, one collective, one being, with this type of division still amongst you.
Now, when Michael speaks of this desire, this yearning for peace, this is not separate from letting go of keeping women in a lesser position. We are not talking about righting this balance by elevating women to positions of power all over the globe, although that certainly at different points in time has been one option that was most definitely considered.
But often what has happened is the women who have ascended to positions of power are doing so in their masculinity, not their divine feminine.
It is allowing that point of balance in the middle. This fear, this lack of worth, primarily emanating from this covetousness, this jealousy of women’s ability to bring forth life must cease. Now you say yes, Gabrielle, we understand. But how? (2)
It is by moving — yes, releasing fear, releasing the false grids, your key factors, your vasanas, your issues, your belief systems of false paradigms, that there is any such thing as inequality. There is no inequality in unity! It is not possible.
And it is by embracing the qualities of the divine feminine, within each and every person and without, in other people, in other nations, in other groups. But it is also celebrating and loving and valuing the divine masculine as it was intended — powerful, creator, source, stimulus, catalyst, fuel for creation. This is primal, and it is mighty. And it has nothing to do with being in control.
And what is ironic, in the saddest meaning, again, of the term, is that in the subjugation of women what has occurred — not that they are truly kept at home and nurtured, and protected and cherished, for it is women who are doing the work, who are making the food, who are doing the menial labor. This has to stop. And you say, “How can this happen in the blink of an eye?”
And I say to thee, each one of you — and it seems to be a day where I am asking you as central administrator of this universe, I am asking you in our sacred partnership, each of you in your own way – to join with me to change this paradigm, to let it go and to embrace the truth. And the truth is not merely what I give you. It is to go within your heart, feel the left- and right-hand sides of you and let them marry in the central meridian of your heart. Find your balance and do not allow anyone to steal your freedom.
This is your birthright. It has never been an either/or. And particularly all of you, even those of you who have only been on-planet a few times, have experienced male and female. Do you have your preferences? Yes, you do. And you have a form, a gender, that you tend to incarnate in time and time again. But it isn’t because you take that incarnation because you think, “Well, I will be male so I can be in control.” No, because when you are on this side, and in the higher realms, you say, “I have a chance again to rectify, to balance what has gone awry. And I step forward in the fullness of my mission and purpose to the Mother to do so.”
Women, my beloved sisters, of Gaia and far beyond, I beckon to you this night to flower, to allow your fertility — and I do not simply mean your ability to birth; I mean your creative fertility; your brilliance, your gentleness, your nurturing, your sweetness, your divine intelligence — to come forth. The solutions come from above, but, sweet angels of light, they also come from each and every one of you.
This is doable. From the Sudan to the United States, to China, to Iraq and Iran, to Somalia, this is your birthright.
Gaia is a feminine energy. She has birthed the mountains and the trees, the lakes and the rivers, the oceans. You do not see them competing and saying, “I am more important than you.” In the balance that humankind has desperately tried to tinker with, Gaia and the elements know that this must be in balance to survive and to thrive.
Look to the animal kingdom. Yes, there are those who eat their young. But might I suggest, perhaps they have learned that from the humans. Find the peace. Find it first within your heart. Find it in your home. Find it in your families. Find it in your friendships. And when you see someone hiding their divine feminine, their feminine side because they are fearful of judgment, of punishment, reassure them, this is to be celebrated.
And whether you are male or female in your masculine self, tell them, you will support them, you will protect them. They can lean on you because you love them, and you love what this represents.
The male way has been to conquer, and, let us say, — and you are seeing it right now — divide and conquer. And let me show you my superiority. This is not truth. And it most certainly is not love. Change it. We are here to help — not next week, not next month.
When you talk about financial equality, you cannot divorce this from gender equality. It is all one and the same.
Do you understand what I say this day?
SB: Perfectly, Archangel Gabrielle. And the discussion is so important that Graham is going to give us an extra 10 minutes to talk today, and then I think I’d like to continue the discussion next week. And I may invite readers to send in questions as well to ask you about it.
Can I ask you this question now? There has been so much damage to women in places like Somalia and the Sudan, and many other places, does that mean that the women so affected are going to lose out on Ascension because they’re so injured and incapacitated? Or how do we look upon that whole situation? What is the answer there?
AAG: The answer is this. No, they do not lose out on Ascension. That would be a travesty beyond imagination. That would be leaving the injured on the battlefield. Now, there are many of them who would say to you, “I am injured, and I am tired, and leave me on the battlefield. Allow me to go home into the arms of the Mother.”
But what that does, it is not a solution, and it leaves that residue of inattention and lack and limitation and devastation; it leaves its mark, that residue, that pollution, upon the planet and in the collective consciousness.
So what we do and what you do, collectively, is we lift these entire groups, entire groups, millions upon millions, we lift them up. Think of it as triage, as spiritual triage, and you bring them to the front of the line, because they cannot continue to be sacrificed in this way. It is human sacrifice that is no different than sacrificing young virgins in ancient ceremonies. It is not permissible.
So, see, I mend you, I give you my golden net. Wrap it around them, gently, caringly, and then around my golden netting wrap the blue velvet of the Mother and lift them up. Bring them into your heart and carry them to the front of the line, to the Ascension portal. Love them, reassure them, care for them. Because, yes, you are right, you cannot, in this time-frame that you are working in, allow these beings to simply be left behind.
This is not intended to be bloodbath and sacrifice. This is intended to be joyous Ascension.
Think of it this way, and then they are on the other side of the portal. Think of what a welcoming committee that will be.
SB: That’s wonderful. In the time remaining I would imagine that there are some listeners who may not know what the qualities of the divine feminine and the divine masculine actually are. Could you discuss that in the next five minutes and enlighten us on that subject, Archangel Gabrielle?
AAG: I would be pleased to. Now, my beloved ones, do not draw a line down the middle of the page and say these are the masculine qualities and these are the feminine. Allow for the flow and the movement of these qualities back and forth.
But having said that, the qualities of the divine feminine are nurturing, the most profound — it is a capacity, not a quality — but the ability to nurture within the womb and throughout life. And I am not merely speaking of their children, but of their family, of their communities. There is a rich and vibrant history and knowing of this.
It is beauty, and it is not that we negate the male beauty at all. But it is the ability to assist others, and themselves, to see beauty, to be beauty, within and without, in all things. It is hope. It is tenderness. It is trust. It is what we have talked about — constancy and the ability to adapt, to change.
Think of the woman’s body — yes, the male body changes — but think of all the constant change a woman’s body goes through, even in a moon cycle. It is that ability to flow. It is wisdom. Wisdom is a male quality, too, but it is a difference. It is a knowingness. It is acceptance and surrender. It is all of these things. It is knowing of the continuity of the Mother’s plan and the joy of unity.
Women have the capacity to find not only the inner joy, the quiet joy, but to find joy in the smallest things. And there is a strength, a strength that is born of the ability to survive, to bear children. And that strength has grown. You have talked about many women who have been beaten down, but the collective of women, the strength of the collective of woman has never been stronger. They are the ones that demand peace.
SB: Thank you, Archangel Gabrielle. And I’m looking forward to continuing our discussion next week.
AAG: So am I. Go with my love, dear hearts.
SB: Thank you.
(1) An interesting image because the Heavenly Father stands still and the Divine Mother “does all the work,” so to speak. AAG may have been making a small joke here (and maybe not).
(2) That was my next question. Frequently Archangel Michael and now Archangel Gabrielle anticipate my questions.