The One with The Long Title
A week or so ago someone suggested to me that I do a bit of writing about the Divine Masculine and share my thoughts on it with people. I took it to be a compliment and something worth considering, but sort of forgot all about it until tonight when I was pondering what to select as my topic for the evening. From somewhere, the suggestion returned to me and I got to thinking about it a little bit. What do I have to say about the balance between Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine?
It didn’t really take me too long to come to a fairly simple answer… Not much. It’s not that I don’t think about it or have feelings about it, but I don’t feel that I really know enough to be giving advice or offering an opinion on the subject. I did, however, decide that it is something I need to look into more and spend some time meditating on.
As fate would have it, I was presented with just such an opportunity to learn a bit more this evening only a few minutes later. Getting Kayla out of the shower and ready for bed, I pulled out her bag of books that gets sent home to read each night. There were a few options in there, two that were only a few sentences long to practice her reading and then one that I was meant to read to her. This last one was a book regarding the sorts of things princesses wear.
With thoughts of the imbalance between Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine throughout history still rattling in my head, that particular book was promptly put back in the bag. I decided that while I was rubbing her back, I’d instead read to her from an article entitled A Call to the Goddess: The Return of the Sacred Feminine. I saw several upsides to this decision; it gave me something to read to her while she fell asleep, it was pretty close to the opposite of telling her to be a little princess and that she had to wear this or that, and I got to learn a bit myself.
It was a very interesting read, but I still feel like I have a ton to learn before I have too much to offer of my own on the subject. I didn’t really go into reading the article as if it was one singular source of information that would tell me all I needed to know on the subject, but that’s pretty much my approach to just about everything I read anyway. It did, however, offer one little tidbit that pretty much sums up my personal feelings on the subject, given what I know, more succinctly than I would likely be able to manage on my own. The author references a Native American Proverb that states:
“A Woman’s highest calling is to lead a man to his soul so as to unite him with Source. A Man’s greatest calling is to protect Woman so that she is free to walk the earth unharmed.”
There are a few things that I might personally alter to apply it to each role on its own, but I think that as far as the relationship between Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine goes, that pretty much sums up their interaction in an ideal balanced state. Even with my admittedly limited knowledge on the subject, it pretty much mirrors how I feel about things in general. If you were to ask me who to consult for advice of a spiritual nature, the first two individuals that come to mind are both women; Julie North and Crystal Kubis. I could list off several others, almost all women, but I haven’t talked to any of them regarding mentioning them by name, so I shan’t do so.
As a man, I do occasionally offer advice of my own on matters of a spiritual nature. But primarily I view my purpose here as a spiritual being, having a human experience, to be one of a supporting nature. I feel like I’m here in support of those amazing women that touch the lives of so many others in whatever manner they require of me. It’s more of a ‘being of service” sort of feel, though not one that FEELS like an obligation, but rather like it’s the highest honor that could be bestowed upon me.
I said at the beginning of this post that I didn’t feel like I knew enough to write much about the subject and now I feel like I’m getting dangerously close to doing just that. This being the case, I’m going to again re-iterate the belief that there are far more qualified individuals that have studied the topic in much greater depth than I have. If you have questions, I’m happy to refer you to someone I would go to myself to seek such answers.
This is just me rambling on about the things that are filling my mind as I sit here and my general feelings on a subject I feel I know too little about. There are a lot of people out there that claim to be great spiritual teachers who, in reality, have absolutely no business sharing incorrect information with others. Not only is this just a bad practice, but in many cases, it can be quite dangerous. Think about it like the blind leading the blind.
If you are having psychological issues, you seek a licensed professional that will at least give you a good chance of finding someone with some clue of what they are talking about. You don’t go asking the guy you saw in a YouTube video about changing the spark plugs in your truck just because he has a lot of followers. Spiritual matters aren’t any different than this really.
Now it may seem like I’ve kind of gone off on a bit of a tangent, and perhaps I have, but all I’m trying to say is don’t take my word for it (not that I’ve actually said that much about it). Do some more reading if this is a subject that interests you or reach out to someone that does it for a living. If you need some advice about a Tattoo, Reiki, Reflexology, welding, or maybe even raising a daughter on your own as a single guy, I can probably help. If you just want something potentially thought provoking or occasionally entertaining to read, I can definitely help with that. And, on that note, I shall bid you adieu for the evening and end by thanking you for taking the time to read this bit of randomness released from the depths of my mind.
Ok, well I thought I was finished. But upon re-reading what I’ve written, I realized that I have at least six different topics in there that I probably should have used to write an entire article about on their own.
1) Seeking Spiritual Guidance
2) Divine Feminine
3) Divine Masculine
4) Not Writing About Something You Don’t Know Enough About
5) Being Careful Who You Are Getting Your Advice From
6) Raising a Warrior, Not a Princess
This is the reason I called it “The One with The Long Title”. I originally decided to title it, “WTF Was I Thinking? This Probably Should Have Been Six Separate Posts Instead of One Where They Are All Vaguely Referenced Because That’s Just Where My Head is at Tonight”, but that’s just a ridiculously long name so I went with a shorter version. Anyway, I’ve carried on enough for this evening already, so I’ll stop torturing you. Thanks for visiting the inner workings of my mind, I’ll totally understand if you don’t come back.