MASCULINE / FEMININE




Humans have two types of energy; masculine and feminine

Masculine energy is characterized as that which is active; the be-er, do-er energy which manifests on all levels-- physically, emotionally, and mentally.  "Spiritually it is divine will, power, and purpose-mental and outward focused attributes of the Creator."   (Ronna Herman) Physically the male is stronger, larger, and has evolved over time to protect and feed the weaker. Stereotypically we can observe pure male energy as the aggressive, tough, outgoing, dominant, and assertive personality which is often taken for granted and excused as in the statement; "boys will be boys..."

Devoid of balance with feminine energy, pure masculine is pushy, determined, and self-serving; expressing a disregard for others' needs in an aggressive quest for whatever is believed to be important to their happiness. It manifests as what we term "cave man mentality"; a state of consciousness that sees and enjoys conflict and all the challenges of self-serving aggression. We have all known of men like these especially in countries of intense male dominance.

Feminine energy is characterized by compassion;  receptive, intuitive, nurturing energy which also manifests physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.  Physically the female form is created to be the receptor for the masculine seed, which she then nourishes and protects as the child grows. Her smaller physical structure manifests less need for the masculine strength required of the warrior, aggressor, hunter, and gatherer.  Emotionally, feminine energy is compassionate and intuitive.  Mentally, she more easily understands the needs of others when making decisions.  Feminine energy devoid of the masculine is "wimpy", spineless, whiney, and seeks to be taken care of.  We all know women like this.

The "battle of the sexes" began thousands of years ago when the feminine Godhead was attacked by those declaring that only a masculine Godhead was truth.  This glorification of the masculine resulted in the oppression of women who were physically weaker and smaller by nature.  This bullying has gone on for centuries in many cultures and religions, and continues today under many guises.  It is time to heal this imbalance, for one without the other manifests only half of what really is.  Society has done males a tremendous disservice through teaching them not to express their feminine aspect, telling them that tender emotions were signs of weakness.  Neither have we helped women by often forbidding their spirits to unfold into directions labeled "male".   Every human being embodies both the feminine and masculine principles of Divine Consciousness, and together the two aspects make the whole.

All human beings, regardless of present gender, embody both masculine and feminine aspects.  Because we see and experience ourselves and others as being either male or female, we accept current concepts about each. Without much thought, we often disregard, downplay, and or deny those qualities considered inappropriate for a particular gender. This does not mean that men are interchangeable with women or vise-versa.  Nature provides the necessary components for activating gender specific qualities to the male body or female body. The primary energy specific to our physical body is an important component in our evolutionary process. We chose our gender very carefully before incarnating with regard to whatever basic qualities we need most to help us learn our lessons.

Because of the ascension process being experienced now on earth, mankind is shifting out of duality and separation, and into the energy of Oneness.  All who need it are being pushed to balance their masculine and feminine aspects.  Men with too little feminine are being faced with learning experiences that force them to become compassionate and caring.  Women who carry very little masculine energy are finding themselves faced with life issues that force them to take hold of the reins, and make decisions.

The choice of either a male or female body in preparation for incarnation is determined by the individuals need to actively experience the energy of whatever aspect he needs more of.  This is why you often see very feminine qualities in some men, or very masculine qualities in some women.  Their present gender was chosen through the realization that they had experienced too many lifetimes as either male or female, and now need to experience and integrate the opposite in order to bring about balance.  Once we know this, we can understand why there are lives of transgender, homosexuality, cross dressing, and gender reassignment surgeries.  Humans are not just physical bodies, but are spiritual beings having a physical experience.    Often homosexuality is a pre-birth choice simply to add this experience to the Soul’s learning process; every life is about learning , growing, and expanding into new and deeper awareness of the self as Self. 

When an individual resonating with a great deal of either feminine or masculine energy (because of having lived many lifetimes as that particular gender)  finds himself living as the opposite sex, there is a great deal of confusion. He or she experiences himself as the opposite sex from physical body. Once in third dimensional energy, individuals don't remember the how or whys of pre-birth choices and in fact don’t even remember having lived on earth before.

It is our job to respect and help these individuals to love themselves, for it takes a great deal of courage to choose an unfamiliar gender in order to spiritually evolve.  Third dimensional (duality and separation) society often treats these individuals as outcasts, and with those who would call themselves “Christians” labeling them as "sick or sinful" within   a society that badly needs to evolve beyond prejudicial and outdated concepts. 

Homosexuality is often simply individuals who have been loving partners in many life-times coming together again in this lifetime as partners even though both have chosen the same gender.  The key to spiritual understanding is to remember that human beings are in reality spiritual beings using physical bodies; spiritual beings choosing to study for a while at Earth University.

One cannot enter into the high frequencies of Light being integrated throughout the earth at this time, until coming into balance.  There is no duality in the higher realms.  Beings of Light (us) are both masculine and feminine in the reality of the true self as a manifestation of Source.

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                                            SPEAKING YOUR TRUTH



During these rapidly changing times, individuals are being pushed, as well as being given opportunities to speak their truth-like it or not.  Those still functioning in the "old energy" continue to give vociferous opinions that increasingly seem immature and irrelevant to our awakening ears, but change is beginning to manifest through the voices of those speaking out for change and truth in places that heretofore have not known much freedom. These new voices are indicative of the massive energy shifts taking place on earth at this time, moving us into the energy of 2012.  What does it all mean?  It means that humans are finally emerging from behind the crumbling walls of outdated concepts and false beliefs that have held them in bondage for eons and because of this, they are losing their fear of standing up for themselves.  It means the gradual dawning of a worldwide awareness regarding each and every individual’s God given right and capacity to think and to make intelligent choices, regardless of what the popular beliefs promote through media, government, or churches.

How many times have we simply gone along with the latest popular trend because we were too intimidated to speak up, too afraid of being labeled stupid, or because we simply couldn’t be bothered to look into the matter?  Because there is only ONE, everyone feels a deep inner need to experience love (energy of Oneness) although most have no idea why.  We want others to like us, and we want to feel as if we are a part of something even if that something is negative (street gangs).  This all has to do with the fact that all living things are united in the One, but until individuals awaken to this, it is impossible to understand this drive to be loved and accepted.
 
Humans are rapidly moving into a more powerful sense of who they are and why they are here, and it is this awareness that is bringing about changes.  We may begin to notice that we are no longer enjoying many of the things we used to. We may find ourselves out of sync with some old friends, certain activities, and pursuits that may have been of primary interest.  This often causes a panic within; "What is wrong with me"?  Nothing is wrong; our state of consciousness has changed. This is evolution.  We are graduating.  There is no problem with these interests of the past, we have simply outgrown them.

We have all experienced the dilemma of trying to tell a family member or friend that we are no longer interested in activities we once enjoyed doing with them.  This becomes especially difficult if the other person has not changed in any way.  For example; you and your friends have enjoyed a routine of dinner and film once a month.  For you it always meant fun, something you looked forward to.   Gradually you have begun to notice that you no longer look forward to these evenings as you once did. You recognize the conversation and many of the films as holding old concepts and being very third dimensional because you are no longer resonating with the energy of the entertainment or even the friends you once so enjoyed being with.  You have evolved beyond much of what identified this event.  Do you beg out, making up excuses about being too busy or are you able to say honestly and with love; "I am sorry, I find that I just don't enjoy this anymore".

This is simply one small example of how the integration of higher energies is changing us as individuals and the world in general. We are taking back our power, and learning to speak our truth. Our throat chakras are clearing and opening. Evolutionary changes are rapidly expanding our world view which in turn is forcing us to re-think all aspects of our lives and make the changes necessary. Many resist the change as they begin to discover facets of their lives in need of resolution or release, but an individual cannot go back asleep once he has awakened even in a small way.  To the newly awakening individual however, it may seem easiest to just ignore it and try to maintain the old.  

Our integration of those higher dimensional energies flowing to earth at this time is pushing us deeper into a new awareness of ourselves.  We are beginning to realize that we are much more than we have been led to believe, and this gives us an inner strength that heretofore we have not known.  We are losing the need to be validated by others, and are beginning to trust that we ourselves can make intelligent decisions.  We are beginning to trust and rely on our intuition.

Women are getting the opportunities necessary to bring about an integration their masculine aspect (the active, be-er, doer energy) which for many women still remains unacknowledged.  Men are getting the opportunities needed in order for them to acknowledge their feminine aspect (the intuitive, receptive, wisdom energy).  As men and women integrate both aspects of themselves, their ability to speak the truth becomes easy and ordinary, simply the expression of their way of living and being each day.

The individual speaks their truth, but always with love, respect, (recognition of the Divine within the other), and without fear or trepidation. They are now validated from within, not from societies’ current trends in thinking.

It is important to understand that speaking your truth does not mean that you are never say what may  need to be said in a firm and powerful way.  There are those that need to hear on a level they can understand and relate to.  The power in the words may seem 3d dimensional to the one hearing it, but the difference is in the energy with which the words flow forth. The key to speaking your truth is in the INTENTION.  Actions and words go forth as energy, so words spoken with an intention to hurt or harm another carry a lower resonating and negative energy.  Those very same words could be spoken but now carrying the intention of spiritual love and with the recognition of the recipient as spiritual being.  This time these words will not carry a negative impact.

Always ask yourself; “What is my intention in speaking these words?"   Know that unconditional love energy in our words does not mean "according to my religious or political concepts".

Take these ideas within and ponder them.

                                                                              October 18, 2010







                                                                                                                         

                                   DOING "     VERSUS      "BEING"

                   

If you are reading this, then you are someone who has spent possibly many years and for sure many lifetimes evolving to your present state of consciousness, and much of that time was spent in spiritual activity.  There were (and still are) the mystery schools of medieval times, healing temples, secret societies, monasteries, churches, and much more;  all teaching  through ceremony, words, and  actions, and utilizing  whatever spiritual tools they  deemed necessary in order to lift  the spiritual aspirant to new levels.

Spiritual students (then and now) are taught to  sit correctly,  chant, and listen to  the right vibrational sounds while  utilizing  crystals, pipes, pendulums, fire, incense, drugs, oils, body positions, words, metaphysical books, rites, rituals, fasting, and hundreds of other tools; all representing the infinite number of  belief systems  regarding how to  arrive at a higher state of consciousness.  These spiritual tools were necessary helps in shifting individuals to a higher frequency while still living in heavy third dimensional energy and served as well to assist in preparation for meditation, for guidance, and for a deeper comprehension of truth.  Many still use and find certain tools to be very helpful and this is fine.

HOWEVER...

A dependence upon the tools has become a spiritual block for many.  Steeped in their favorite modalities, they have come to believe that the rites and rituals are absolutely necessary to their spiritual journey, and refuse to let them go.  This is true regarding almost all organized religions.  The tools have become the belief system, and this is idolatry.

We are not saying that you must throw away or stop loving your crystals, for crystals carry their own powerful energies and can be co-workers and companions... We do not say to stop lighting your favorite incense or listening to music that lifts your soul and brings you joy.  We are saying that a dependence upon these tools in the belief that they are necessary to your spiritual evolution becomes a barrier to it .There was a time for spiritual doing; many current spiritual seekers studied in the ancient mystery schools in  past lives and  also lived lives of rite and ritual in convents and monasteries-often many times over.

You have evolved.    It is time to start "being" instead of "doing" which means a personal commitment to living out from the realization that you already are that which you have been seeking.  It is the understanding that there is no need to struggle for something you already have.   It is a letting go of doing- doing- doing- and simply “being".  "Being" is an  action,  the action of consciously  resting in what already is, which does not need some outer action in order  to make it so.
Tools are symbols, only symbols, and in order to let go of the crutch of tools, one must understand what these symbols represent.  It is time to realize that as spiritual aspirants, you are no longer strictly functioning in the old three dimensional energy of duality and separation, but are already moving into the new fifth dimensional energy.

It doesn't matter what you choose to do each day, what matters is the state of consciousness with which you do it.  All the efforts of spiritual "doing" are simply to get a person to that place of just "being".  You can "be" while doing anything you please; no one action is holier than another for it is the intention that accompanies the action that determines the energy of it.

Humans have bound themselves to spiritual struggle through the belief that an individual must suffer in order to become spiritual.  This is a lie perpetuated by the churches-then and now, who want to keep you coming so you can be "saved", (and hopefully bringing with you a large donation). There are still those who believe that if they whip themselves, or do severe penances, they will become holy.  Original sin is the belief that you are separate from your Source, which is impossible.  All was created perfect and still is, for there is nothing other than the One Omnipresent Substance of Source from which all has been and still is being created.  (We speak of your true Soul Essence and not the physical/human concept of it).

With the exception of some mystical writers, most spiritual books at this time are metaphysical.  (Metaphysics functions to change a bad picture into a good picture through the use of spiritual tools).   Mysticism is the realization that nothing needs changing but those false concepts being entertained about God’s perfect spiritual creation.

Many ask; “How can a loving God/Source allow these bad things to happen?”  Well dear ones, God/Source knows nothing about what third dimensional dreams man is dreaming and creating through un-enlightened concepts and beliefs (duality and separation). Rest assured that if there were Divine Ideas of disease, lack and limitation, etc., no one would ever be able to change them, for the Ideas of Source are infinite and are law.   Source is forever perfect, knowing only Itself in manifestation AS...  Evolution is the awakening to that. 

It is now time to rest in the truth of completeness, and to let go of a dependence on tools that were indeed once needed--when you were beginners.


Marilyn and Arcturian Group                                                   6/24/10







                                                     COMPASSION


                                                                

Compassion is the awareness and understanding of another’s problems without personally embracing the problem ourselves, be it physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual.    It is an ability to understand either through our own personal experience or simply through observation, what another is dealing with. The more life experiences we have personally had, the better able we are to understand what the person is going through-it is this that tempts us to sympathize.  In compassion we understand, empathize, and offer assistance, but without resonating with or entering into the other person’s energy.  We have all heard; “You cannot solve a problem on the level of the problem.” Sympathy is exactly that- an entering into, and a resonating with, the energy of the situation in the belief that this will help.  It is an attempt to solve a problem on the level of the problem.

In order to work from a level of compassion, we must develop the ability to refrain from entering into the drama of whatever situation presents itself because through our embracing it, we add to the energy and support of it.  At the same time we don’t deny the appearances, but remain fully aware of the negative circumstances touching the other’s life.  It is an ability to see and understand the painful issues of life that seem so real, but with a sense of detachment.   Compassion is a facet of an evolved state of consciousness

Being fully aware of what is going on with those looking to us for support or guidance, and we can freely offer help and ideas, but we do it without entering into the energy of the issue.  This does not mean we act cold or uninterested, although there are many who see our entering in to their story as a sign of true friendship and expect us to “grovel” with them if we really care about them.

In compassion, we understand that we can be of no help to anyone if we are vibrating with the same resonance as the person and their problems.  Energy seeks to entrain; that is, it always seeks to mingle and reach “sameness” with like energy.  If we allow ourselves to take on the negative energy of a problem, we will be unable to see the bigger picture or help move the person past it.   This is particularly important for those whose professional work involves helping others; counselors, teachers, therapists, etc.  Many of these workers come home at night feeling drained of all energy.  This is the result of entraining with a lower resonating energy which in turn “feeds” on the higher energy and drains the worker.  This is where the term “energy vampire” comes from.
There are many who always look to someone else to solve their problems and really don’t want resolution.  They choose to become feeders of others’ energy and enjoy “stirring the drama pots” in order to attract lots of energy.  Energy drains cannot take place when you keep your resonance high, filled with Light, and do not allow yourself to entrain with the drama of lower resonating energy.   We must be alert to this because as loving people we can easily slip into resonating with the person and their difficulties while trying to help.

Everything we see, hear, taste, touch, or smell in the third dimension is illusory--minds interpretation of a spiritual reality formed from our concepts and beliefs. Because third dimensional energy is an energy of duality and separation, we always see pairs of opposites.  Enlightenment is awakening into the realization that there is a Divine Idea behind all appearances which constitutes reality.  Wars and violence are concepts and beliefs of duality and separation, translated by the mind as these things.  Many say that they do not understand teachings that say the world is illusion.  The world is not an illusion, it is very real--it is our concept of the world that is the illusion, and this realization enables us to more easily deal with appearances from the level of compassion.
Claiming another’s human issues and feeling their pain personally does not help them so much as it feeds our human ego and brings all concerned to the same low level.  On the other hand, don’t ever be afraid to hug or even cry with someone from a place of love and understanding, compassion is not indifference. Compassion means seeing a situation spiritually and with an understanding of the bigger picture. This is the way to lift them out of the old energy without becoming a part of it ourselves.

Light workers (and we are all light workers) must learn to see and work from the higher vantage point at all times; serving from it and staying aligned with it, no matter what the outer circumstances. Working from an enlightened view means that we are awake to the spiritual reality behind all appearances.  We understand that struggles are third dimensional lessons that act to move us beyond the concepts of duality and separation.  We stand not in judgment or criticism, but with profound respect and love for our brother as he works through his lessons because we know what it feels like and we know how difficult it can be.

We give the “bread to the hungry”, if that is the need, doing what our intuition tells us is appropriate to ease their burden, but at all times we stay centered in truth.  There are instances where letting someone fall flat on their face is the love they really need.  Some may see us as “cold”, not understanding our refusal to enter fully into their situation, but we must ignore that in the realization that we are of no help of we simply join them in the “problem”.

This is the difference between compassion and sympathy.  In compassion we are lovingly aware of the situation, but do not enter into it.  In sympathy we choose to fully enter into the energy of the situation.

Compassion is a facet of Divine Love.

Compassion is being in the world, but not of it.         
                                                                             
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                                                        WHAT ABOUT   DEATH ?


                                                      

Death is the transition from a three dimensional, material sense of body, into the ever present spiritual body; never losing his attained state of consciousness in the process. That is; if an individual is on an upward evolutionary journey at the time of his transition, he will find himself in that or an even higher state of consciousness.  If the individual is on a downward spiral at the time of death, he may sink even lower through the process.  It is actually easier to understand death if one realizes that veils of illusion overshadow the third dimension in which we live and therefore the issues of life manifest through this energy of duality and separation.  In death, it is the three dimensional concept of body that is left behind, whereas the Light body is ever present and always with us.

Our very essence is spiritual and therefore we are actually more “home” when on the other side rather than on earth.  Our three dimensional world is a microcosm of the macrocosm, meaning all that  we see, hear, taste, touch, and smell during our incarnations on earth, are concepts  of  spiritual ideas which reflect our state of consciousness.

Because of mankind’s inability to “see” the spiritual realms with physical eyes, the world as a whole has been taught to fear death, believing death to be the end of all good things –our very life itself.  As we evolve into a truer sense of whom and what we are, the fear of death begins to lose its sting.  We come to understand that death does not constitute an ending, but is simply a new phase of the infinite life we are and always will be.

Those who tenaciously hold to old concepts and beliefs (even after leaving their physical bodies) fail to advance into the understanding necessary for spiritual evolution. However, there are no deadlines, and all have free will to believe as they choose for as long as they choose, on this side or the other.  Those choosing to cling to earth even after death  we identify as ghosts-earthbound souls clinging to anything or anyone in order to stay close to what they have known during their earthly sojourn even if that experience was painful. Often they are somewhat un-evolved beings who simply do not realize there is anything other than life as they knew it on earth.  Many choose to be earthbound because of their belief in and fear of a hell awaiting all those not perfect according to some teaching.  Some do not even realize that they have died, like the drug addict that dies from an overdose, or the sudden and unexpected death of an individual who does not believe in an afterlife. These souls are usually very confused, and become attached to earth energy because it is what they know. They are often totally unaware of those in the spirit realm trying to help them, because they are able to identify only with the three dimensional energy of their earthly life.  These examples and more can prevent the deceased individual from moving into the Light soon after death-that Light which greets all souls when they transition.  Moving into the high frequency Light seen by individuals at the time of death, enables the newly transitioned soul to receive the help, guidance, understanding, and unconditional love necessary at that time.

We are in the midst of a tremendous energy shift on earth in which the heavy vibrations of the third dimensional energy are quickly giving way to higher and more refined energies of the 4th and 5th dimensions.  The veil of separation is thinning and because of this, more and more are awaking, embracing new and truer ways of seeing, and losing their fear of death in the process.  Through the realization that no one ever dies, old fears give way to the joyous realization of death as a journey home, not dying.

At this time there are many souls choosing to leave the earth in order to be born back into the new, higher energy coming now. This awareness can be a comfort for those dealing with the death of someone who seems “too young to die”.  A key element regarding the deeper understanding of death is to have an awareness and acceptance of reincarnation. Many religions still teach that we live only one life and that this one life is followed by either a heaven or hell.  This is absolutely false.  Reincarnation can be validated through vast amounts of information to substantiate it; personal remembrances, ancient manuscripts, regressions, dreams, etc.

Mankind is evolving into a conscious realization of Oneness with Source, but this is a journey that simply cannot be accomplished in one lifetime. The lessons, experiences, and awareness necessary for each soul who chooses to evolve into enlightenment through third dimensional energy, takes hundreds of lifetimes.

We lose our fear of death once we realize that we are that one Infinite Divine Life in expression, and could therefore never have had a beginning or an ending.
                             Divine Life simply IS;  always has been , always will be.        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1/26/10