The Solar Principle: The Divine Masculine
An Article, and Meditative Practice
~~Zacciah Blackburn, PhD
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Those of us whom have followed this work, know that we have both spoken a great deal about the Divine Feminine, and, equally called upon the Principles of the Divine Feminine to awaken and restore within us, places of Beauty, Balance, Reverence for all of Creation, and Joy.
We are in a time of profound re-awakening and re-emergence of the Principles of the Divine Feminine. In our lifetimes, there have been remarkable growth through the Feminist movement, the movement toward gender equality, the re-emergence of the wisdom of many of our planets’ Goddess cultures, Earth ecology and wisdom, the rise of indigenous wisdom, and the need for, and restoration of, balance and respect of the intuitive and feeling principles of our existence in partnership with the cognitive, rational, science based predominant male culture of the last era.
However, this re-emergence is about discovering balance, Harmony, and our place in the Universe. As part of that balance, there, also needs to be a balance and restoration of the Principles of the Divine Masculine, within us, and within our culture. While we may have grown and persevered in an era of masculine domination, it has been anything but a reverential balance of the Principles of the Divine Male. It has been more of an abhorrence and misuse of power, an ignorance of, and often intolerance for, intuitive based wisdom and guidance, and a dismissal if not downright oppression of the Love and Coherence of the Heart, and its wisdom of Compassion. Even though Western culture’s ‘religious’ principles have been based on love (God is Love, Love your neighbors as yourself, etc.,) as we all know, they have been disseminated with little love, compassion, or understanding, in the global pursuit for dominance and power based on false security through that domination, whether through misprints of power, wealth, or sexual and racial domination.
As we integrate the wisdom of the Divine Feminine, it is equally time to step into our powers derived through understanding, wisdom, and reverential use of the Principles of the Divine Masculine.
As many of us know, we each have the faculties of the Divine
Feminine and Masculine powers of consciousness within us. These are intended to be an integral Matrix
of Creation, in which both forces are understood and used in reverential
balance and harmony, in pursuit, and manifestation, of our own principles and ideals
of life. While each of us may focus on
particular Ideals which are not the pursuit of others within our family,
neighborhood, culture, or society, it is up to each of us to determine, and
manifest those Ideals within our own lives.
Indeed, as expressed through the principles of every single
wisdom school on this planet, it is the perfect union of Male and Female
Principles, which are the very force and manifestation of Creation. And, this is true at the highest levels of
Creation, as well as within the template of our own Matrix of Creation, in our
own individual lives.
We each have these, and may discover and utilize them very easily, and simply. It is important to note, that neither exists without the other, and nothing exists in manifest form without both in perfect harmony and union. Or, I may need to clarify that. What exists in each of our lives which appears out of balance, is due, in large part to these aspects of consciousness which are not in perfect harmony and balance within us. And, to find those places of perfect symmetry and balance, are easy to discover, and utilize. I am going to speak to this, now. However, I am going to focus on aspects of the Divine Masculine, as it is my perception that this has been overlooked in our society, as well as in the modern movement for transformation and Wholeness. Indeed, it may well be that it is the Divine Masculine which is most of balance, and needs focus upon the most healing, within these two principles. Indeed, it is my observation, that this why many rooms devoted to spiritual development have a disproportionate number of attendees of women over men. It makes me deeply concerned that men, overall, are not doing the work at the quality and level of women, in general, in our society. Though, also, I do see that women who do this work, will draw to them the masculine qualities of balance, within, as without, as they understand and articulate these qualities through their lives. (I do not mean that this is something which need be said out loud. Rather, it is through one’s inner stance of wisdom and awareness, and manifestation of these principles through one’s life choices and actions, that the Law of Correspondence, (As Above, So Below, As Within, So Without,) and the Law of Attraction shall take hold. In more explicit elocution, as one example, if I sought a balanced relationship with a balanced male partner, I should think I would more easily draw that to me, by focusing on those very principles of balance of male and female within me.)
So what are those Principles, of the Divine Masculine? Above, I quickly stated a few areas of understanding of the male principle: that of activation, warming, illumination, and transformation. If I want an easy way to view the Principles of the Divine Masculine embodied before me, I might look to the sun, as wisdom cultures have from Egyptian times to those of Native America. If I wanted to view the Principles of the Divine Feminine embodied before me, I would look to the nature of the Earth or Moon. And while both are considered the elocution of those principles, I personally, see the gestative and nurturing qualities of the Divine Feminine more directly in the rich tapestry of manifestation upon the Earth, though the Moon definitely holds key elements of Feminine Wisdom through its cycles and silver illumination of what might otherwise be dark and fathomless.
The Masculine is the Electric Principle of Activation and
Though both principles may have elements of each of these, in general, the Solar is that which warms, magnifies, illumines, informs, and transforms. The Lunar is that which receives, contains and gestates, nurturing the unseen into form and manifestation. Each contains the essence of the other within it, as graphically symbolized by the swirling arc of the Yin and Yang, black and white, one both emerging from, and, merging into the other, with the eye/essence of the other (white and black) within each’s body . I can look at the seed and egg in the human fertility cycle to also see these principles. Without both, neither gives life. The seed seeks out and germinates, activates the egg, with its potential, and imprints of consciousness (templates.) The Egg rests, until it receives the activating codes of the seed, then gestates them into life, in complement with its own encodings, holding within it the nutrients (life force) necessary to perform this action, and contain it within a protective and nurturing womb until it is ripe for birth and manifestation.
In esoteric terms, the Masculine and Feminine are the nature of Consciousness and Life Force. In Vedic wisdom, for instance, it is Shiva, the fundamental Consciousness of the Universe, and Shakti, the elemental Life Force of All Creation. It is the perfect union of Shiva and Shakti which manifests all form. This is often depicted in the tantric/sexual union of these two, which represents all of this. But, it is, also, seen through the preponderance of Light as shown in the Sri Yantra, the visual spectrum of Creation, and Sound, as heard in the sound of Ohm, which embodies the Vedic wisdom of “Nada Brahma,” that “All is Sound.” It is the Movement (Sound of Life force, energy, vibration, Shakti) and Consciousness (Light Template held in thought, the Mind, and intent, Shiva,) when yoked, in perfect union, that manifest into All Life. Without Life Force, Consciousness cannot move, grow, or manifest through action. It will dissolve, evaporate. Without Consciousness, Life Force has no direction, it does not know where to go, and dissipates or stagnates. With Consciousness, Life Force has that template, a blueprint, to build upon. It has something to direct its energy toward, to which it can give birth. With Life Force, Consciousness has the energy it needs to manifest the blueprint it holds. Its vision can become reality. The birthing creates the Holy Trinity. The Holy Spirit, lost to modern translation, is the voice of the Divine Spirit, ready to manifest in perfect union with the Divine Consciousness, that which the two, entwined, conceive. This was known in ancient times, as seen in the Divine Spirit of the Shekinah, the Divine Feminine resting within the High Altar, the Voice of the Beloved. The Holy Son is whatever we hold our distinct intention upon. To imagine it is based in one gender is a misnomer, and misunderstanding of the Divine Nature of Creation.
In more simplistic human terms, this is the realm of Thought
(Male Principle) and Feeling/Emotions (Female Principle,) in which we create
and manifest in our lives. If we do not
like the world around us, change our thoughts and feelings, the template of our
Matrix of Creation, and we shall change the world.
However, I have come more and more to the realization, of the lacking of symmetry of embracing and acknowledging, reverentially, the nature of the Divine Masculine, and the need for its activating principles of Light, Transformation, Illumination and Wisdom. The power of Fire, and Electricity. That Lightning Bolt of Illumination, seen in wisdom cultures from the literal Lightning Bolt of Native American medicine societies, to the Vajra Diamond Light of Tibetan Buddhism. My guides and teachers in the inner realms have more and more distinctly brought forward teachings about this symmetry.
It is through holding and embracing pure imprints of consciousness, thought, intent, and good will toward others that we transform and heal, in relationship to acting from principles of coherent emotion. The more coherent and pure we can build this platform of thought and feeling, the more we shall create this in our lives, and in the world around us.
Utilizing the dynamic Electric Principles of Light will
bring us into rapid cleansing, healing, and awakening and ascension, or, self
A Meditative Practice
Recommended allotment: 10-20 minutes, though the benefit of this practice can be derived in shorter and longer durations.
Lightening of the Sun.
Come to a restful, upright posture. If you are indoors, it is preferable to be near or in direct sunlight, such as by a window. If outdoors, also, it is preferable to be in or near direct sunlight. This is not mandatory to use this practice. You can do it anywhere, at any time, in daylight, other light, in the dark, or beneath a night sky. In these latter cases, you will simply need to use your power of awareness and imagination to create the affect of the Sun. But, this is easy to do, as any of us have used our imagination many times, and perceived an affect by so doing.
Come to a restful posture, sitting upright. It is fine to lean back against a tree, or in a chair or sofa, etc. Feel, or imagine the sun above you. Imagine if you can, that it is directly overhead.
If it were actually at an angle, cascading onto your back or
neck, take a few moments, or minutes, first, to feel it as it is in this
present experience. Allow yourself to
relax into and ‘entrain’ to that feeling experience for a while, feeling the
sun as it actually is at this moment in time.
If it is dark or cloudy, again, simply use your imagination. Then slowly, migrate your awareness to the
crown, at the top of the head, and imagine the sun is directly overhead, and
the sunlight is cascading directly down upon your head, through the crown
center, at the top of your head, and cascading down into your body.
At some point, let some part of your awareness move down into the Earth below you, through your pelvis, tailbone, root center, and/or bottoms of your feet, directly into the Earth, or through the floor, as if you were resting directly upon the Earth. Simply, allow, for some time, some part of your awareness to move down, to connect, to some degree, to the Earth below, then bring your awareness back up to this ‘gathering vessel’ in your body. Continue to gather feeling and energy here for some period of time.
Then, slowly, migrate your awareness back up to the sun, and down again.
As you do so, this time, imagine the sun is cascading out, in arcs around you, as if the sunlight is forming a dome, much like a domed cathedral. You are sitting in the middle of this dome. The sun is at its zenith, its highest point, directly over you. And, the light of the sun is cascading out in arches around you, creating the form of the dome, as well as continuing to cascade down directly into your body, through the crown, into this region of the body we are calling your gathering vessel.
Rest here, as long as you wish to, in this arced dome of
Pure Light and Warmth. Focus primarily
upon the Receptacle in your body, simultaneously, with the Sun as the Source of
Light above you, within this Arc. Allow
yourself to experience, through the feeling states, any intuitive awareness
which arises. You might notice, for
instance, the charging, warming, illuminating, or transformative nature and
power of the Sun, and, its Light, or, Fire.
What do you perceive? Does joy or
some other quality arise? Allow your self
to perceive it, and drink it fully into this gathering region of the body.
You can end the practice here.
If you wish to continue to a more advanced stage of the practice, continue reading.
This practice may germinate awareness of intuitive insight
which arises, including a more ‘indigenous’ understanding of the Living
Energies and Consciousness of the Sun, Our Body, and The Earth. In indigenous wisdom, this correlates to the “Three
Worlds” of Creation, becoming a vessel, an axis between the three is a conduit
for great experiential learning and understanding.
For some of us, this practice may bring up any combination of intuitive wisdom, vision and insight, direct revelational states from the celestial realms, or some deeper aspects of our own inner consciousness waiting to be healed. Either way, the remainder of the practice can be of great benefit, utilizing the Intelligent Wisdom and Activating/Electric Principles of the Sun.
While resting, allow your awareness to, more and more, simultaneously focus upon the Receptacle in your body, with the Sun as the Source of Light above you.
Allow your awareness to germinate a distinct difference, or distance, between your Receptacle and the Sun. What are you perceiving in each focal point? And, in the distance between them? Allow your intuitive wisdom, perception, and insight to notice your subtle impressions of consciousness through the feeling states of the practice. Do not get too engaged in a cognitive or analytical process, just notice what you perceive.
Again, rest in this awhile.
As you do this, at some point, bring up a point of insight,
a question in which you wish greater clarity, or something which has arisen
during the process that you would like to heal.
Perhaps an unresolved emotional situation has come up, a past or current
relationship issue, or an insight into self-awareness, or motivations behind
your actions, either that are encouraging or disappointing you in your life
journey. Perhaps there is some part of
your life you have been trying to change, or something you have been wanting to
more fully realize, awaken, or create.
Allow this ‘inquiry’ to form in the region of your heart, in
your solar plexus, or in the ‘gathering vessel’ you have been utilizing. If there is another chakra, or energy center,
of your body, in which this ‘inquiry’ wishes to form, simply allow it to focalize
NOW, in the next moment, allow an arc of the Sun to pass into the space in which you are holding this inquiry, and ILLUMINE or TRANSFORM it.
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