Friday, May 06, 2011

The Feminine, Joy, and Power

You can only experience joy to the extent you are in touch with your feminine side. What do I mean by that? If you are not in touch with your feelings and you live in your head, then you cannot feel the joy that comes from being grounded in your body. The body is the holy temple of God, and if we are not present in our body, we cannot experience those attributes that are our inheritance from God --- joy, peace, and Love. Western society has valued a smart and logical mind over feelings, thus this is a male centered society. The man is the provider, the strong one, etc. A crying man, one who shows his feelings, is considered weak. This is drilled into kids from an early age, and it creates a belief system, a herd mentality, that is hard to break out of.

Showing your feelings does not make you weak --- it makes you strong. An authentic, complete, and whole person, male or female, has a balance between the masculine and the feminine. True power does not mean having more material goods, more intelligence, more guns, more ability to kill. True power comes from knowing your Oneness with God and knowing that this protects you completely. It is the difference between powerfulness and powerlessness. When we attack someone physically, mentally, or verbally, we are being weak. This is an ego strategy --- attack and conquer before the other one does the same to you. When we do not attack because we know that we are all One, then we are truly being powerful. What is best for one person is what is best for the whole. We do not see separation and do not see bodies that can "attack" us.

Unfortunately, the ego belief that everyone is separate and that you must kill or be killed has permeated our view of God for 2000 years. We see Him --- just the masculine pronoun --- as a vengeful and punishing God. Oh we are told He is Love, but few question this discrepancy. Or rather, few understand what unconditional Love means. It is not compatible with vengeance and punishment. It is compatible with softness, compassion, generosity, kindness. These are all feminine qualities which require you to be present in your body, not your head, and have feelings.

If you do not like what I am saying and you want to continue to see God in the old way, it is because you see yourself as needing to be judged. These beliefs may be very deep in your psyche and not conscious to you. God does not see you as needing judgment. He sees you as Love. When you drop these old and outdated beliefs that you should be punished, you feel God's Presence within you and you commune with Him in a much more intimate way. He moves in and through you, and you experience, through your body/feelings, His peace and joy.

5 Comments:

  • At 3:41 PM , Blogger Ink Johnson said...

    Hmmm. As a woman, I'm not sure that it's wise to conflate femininity with materiality. I'm all for finding balance between a male and female perspective, but I think it's irresponsible to equate masculinity with intelligence, logic, and aggression while contrasting it with a femininity presented as 'being grounded in you body.'

    Intelligence and kindness are not gendered traits, and while I appreciate the point you're attempting to make, I think it ultimately does more harm than good to present the strengths of the male character as intelligence and logic and the strengths of the female character as being in tune with their bodies.

     
  • At 10:59 PM , Blogger Bobby said...

    I agree with you on many accounts, actually it's scarey how much we seem the same things and have similar perspectives. But my question is, basically, I am curious if you can give your perspective on the bible lessons and how God came across as very, mean, strong, and did destroy many people, towns, and is very clear on how we should be, act and not be or else.... I hope you get where I am coming from. I just am trying to tie in your God is Love and All, into what's stated in the Bible many times that I talked about earlier...

     
  • At 5:29 PM , Blogger Lawrence Doochin said...

    Ink,

    I may not have articulated it properly, but it doesn't matter what your outer "covering" is, as we need to be balanced with both the masculine and feminine traits. When we live from a heart and feeling centered perspective, we see with eyes of Oneness. When we live without that, we see with eyes of separation, and this is the source of all the conflict, anger, violence, and war in the world as people do not see that they are harming themselves through these actions.

     
  • At 5:39 PM , Blogger Lawrence Doochin said...

    Bobby,

    The Bible has great seeds of truth, but you cannot substitute anything for your direct communion with God. You have to validate Truth in your own heart and experience, and this cannot take precedence over what was written a very long time ago and what was translated from several languages, what was edited (by men and their egos), etc. Consciousness is evolving. We are making our way back to Him and seeing that the separation never occurred. Maybe 2500 years ago God was viewed in a different way because that is where they were at that time. Or maybe the writers of the Old Testament wrote about God as a punishing God because this was what was needed, at that time, to get people to turn away from the pagan gods to the One God. How can we know? Why does it matter if we know? Do we want to live in the past, or do we want to live in the NOW, the present moment, which holds all the joy and love and peace you could ever want. See the ego wants to know how it all fits it --- it wants to keep questioning, because in doing so it directs our attention away from the present moment and away from Him. And He is who we want!

     
  • At 5:45 PM , Blogger Lawrence Doochin said...

    Bobby,

    Also, Jesus said God is Love. What else do we need? Unconditional Love means that there are NO conditions on His Love. None. A punishing God is completely incompatible with a God who is Love. This is not human love, which is conditional. This is divine Love.

     

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