An Article, and Meditative Practice
~~Zacciah Blackburn, PhD
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.
We are not able to do this, without understanding and integration of the Principles of the Divine Masculine, and Divine Feminine, in perfect balance, harmony, and symmetry.
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.
To understand this, we need focus upon both principles, the Feminine Principle of Magnetism, Attraction, gestation, and Birthing and Manifestation. but, also, the Masculine Principles of Activation, Charging, Dynamic Transformation, Warming, and Illumination.
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 Information/Germination.
The Feminine is the Magnetic Principle of Attraction and Gestation.
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.
In my last article, I spoke of the realms of Pure Consciousness. This is what we are evolving back toward. Back toward our Source, and Essence. Yet, while we remain in this world of luminous duality, it is beneficial to strive for perfect balance and symmetry in our Life Principles of Creation, the Male, and Female. It is in their perfect union that we manifest the One. We cannot deny or ignore either. And, my motivation in writing this article is in reverence of what I perceive, in those seeking enlightenment, a perseveration on restoring balance of the Divine Feminine. I pray my words and actions have been clear. I have the highest reverence, and interaction with Principles of the Divine Feminine. Indeed, my work has been driven in huge part by major contributors from the subtle worlds who choose to manifest in distinct forms of the Divine Feminine. Look at my work just last year regarding the Three Mothers, the three aspects of the Divine Feminine (seen in Celtic Wisdom, for instance, as the Maiden, Mother, or Crone, or, in Vedic Wisdom, as the Gunas (or, forces,) of Creation, Sustenance, and Transformation.) In my life, I have had the blessings of working directly with many manifestations of these essences of the Principles of the Divine Feminine, such as with Hat’or, Isis, and Sekhmet. My work with the “Dark Mothers” and the “Black Dakinis” also speak to this voice, and reverence, in my work. This is the power of the Divine Mother to heal and transform. The Mother who loves us through all of our encumbrances of shame, guilt, misfortune, grief, rage, self abuse, or whatever holds us back from complete awakening, with such love and compassion, that she will devour all of our encumbrances.
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 realization.
We shall be utilizing these direct Principles, as guided by High Wisdom Keepers of the Council of Elders and Holy Beings from whom this work is derived, in our next practice, in May, Igniting the Soul.
We hope you can join us.
But, as a gift offering, here is a fundamental technique you can use for self cleansing and healing, as well as PREPARATION FOR this coming practice.
I offer this with much love and grace, in kind humility and gratitude, for, and from, those who bring it forth.