Apparently we as souls were twinned the moment we left the One. This twinning of the soul matches the twinning of God that preceded it.
What Hindus call the unconditioned Brahman and Christians the Godhead – God in its transcendental or formless Being – created two – (1) what Hindus call the conditioned Brahman and what is often called the Personal God in other circles and (2) what Hindus call the Divine Mother, Maya or Shakti and Christians the Holy Spirit.
The two created a third – the individuated Self, the Atman, Christ, or pearl of great price – a Child of the two.
As soon as this individuated Self was created, it twinned and became what we often call twin flames.
We travel from lifetime to lifetime usually with our twin flame in the spirit realm acting as our guide. And then we reverse roles in another lifetime. Sometimes we meet in form but very seldom.
People often say from a human or psychological standpoint that the female represents love and nurturance and the male will, force or power.
Do I know if that is accurate? No, I don’t and I have to say that I doubt that it is. Men can be every bit as loving as women and women can be every bit as strong-willed as men. And certainly in the future that sharing of qualities will only expand.
Nonetheless, a man cannot carry a baby, birth it, or suckle it and this biological difference in function does result in the creation of some roles.
Specialization of biological function cannot be changed. It’ll be some time before Arnold Schwarznegger actually carries a baby, despite the scripts he may play.
But every society has deemed it a measure of its civilization that it ameliorate situations that a person cannot avoid or change so that they do not affect, or, if that is impossible, affect as little as possible a person’s right to equality of opportunity.
That’s the rationale behind paid maternity leaves and daycare centers. But it’s also the rationale behind wheelchair accessibility, equal-opportunity employment, equal wages for work of equal value, etc.
The measure of a society’s civilization is, in one area, the attempts it makes to level the playing field, not erect barriers to equal opportunity.
Patriarchy is not about equality. It enshrines inequality – the superior position of men in society, purchased through the enforced subordination of women.
It creates traps that lock women into roles, usually against their will. It erects barriers such as the rule that women must wear confining clothing, cannot drive cars, cannot sit in the legislature, cannot hold hands with a man they are not married to, and so on.
Patriarchy enacts sanctions for violating these roles, rules and barriers that reach the harshness of honor killings, judicial rape, female genital mutilation, the wearing of restrictive clothing, etc.
Patriarchy controls women and “keeps them in their place.” And patriarchy has no place in the higher realms. On my own authority as a sovereign citizen of Planet Earth, I say that patriarchy must go from the planet and it should go now.
We usually approach that task of ending patriarchy by erecting laws that prohibit discrimination against and persecution of women. But patriarchy is an attitude.
We aren’t in the habit of legislating against attitudes. We wait till attitudes are expressed in words and then write laws against hate speech. We wait until attitudes are expressed in action and then write laws that rule out doing violence to others and ensure freedom of assembly, freedom to marry the person of your choice, etc.
Attitude is usually changed by education campaigns, public action, and sometimes protest. It sees the shining of the light on attitudes that are unjust, unfair, prejudicial, discriminatory or persecutory, dislodges them, and causes them to lift.
We all of us are endowed with conscience. Conscience is the voice of the soul.
Those who have so beaten and battered their own conscience that they cannot access it we sometimes call psychopaths and sociopaths. But most people have at least some access to conscience.
The soul knows and lives by the divine qualities. The soul and the divine qualities are inseparable. In publicly shining the light on such things as patriarchy, we invoke the conscience of the ones who are offending. The souls demurs from actions which are incompatible with the divine qualities.
We also extend such campaigns into areas that affect patriarchy financially, such as publicity campaigns or boycotts. And nowadays we’re learning that we can also impact the collective consciousness by simply raising our own consciousness and projecting our love and healing thoughts out into the world.
A good starting point is for us to raise our own awareness of issues and our own resolve to see patriarchy end in the world. The energies are rising so high on the planet that I’m no longer convinced that some people need to make the kind of sacrifices that some political activists had to in past ages.
But we do need to rally our awareness and our voices and put an end to a scourge against women that has existed in our world since ancient times.
All people, women and men, are born equal.
Each has inalienable rights, among which are the rights to equality of opportunity, the right to choose in all life circumstances that can be affected by choice, the right to express themselves and to choose the work they wish to do and the mate they wish to marry.
And these rights now have to be respected and our voices need to be raised in all circumstances in which they’re not. We need to do so with love and with the intent to heal, but, as Archangel Michael said a while back, we need to realize and use the power of “No.”
It’s time to say “No!” to patriarchy and I hope you join me in doing that.