Monday, March 16, 2020

Are You Living A Myopic Life?

March is Women's History month. In it, will explore seeing the Divine Feminine in you. Gender-wise, as we honor women in history and non-gender wise, as we explore the Divine Feminine within us all.

We want to wish everyone a National Pig Day (March 1st). It is a day to avoid bacon or any pork, please, maybe shop at your local Piggly Wiggly or eat at the Pig 'n Whistle in L.A., and to honor some famous female suids like Miss Piggy, The Oinker Sisters (Sesame Street), Petunia Pig (Porky's girlfriend), and, of course, Babe. Pigs don't sweat and are quite smart (3 yr old mentality), can recognize mother’s voice, and clock a 7-minute mile (don't race one). But they don't see very well, lacking focus and depth perception. Which brings me to the talk title today:

Are you living a myopic life?

A definition of a myopic either in eyesight or insight, would include one whose...
...uncorrected eyeball is too long to see only near objects
...focus is only on what's in front of them
...uncorrected perception will cause them not to see whole picture (sounds like 'being in the now,' but actually means you may be lacking imagination, foresight, or intellectual insight)
...near-nearsightedness in eyesight and insight puts us out of balance

Are you living a balanced life or a myopic life?

Are you living a life so focused, you can't see the forest for the the trees?
...or your True nature for your troubles?

There is a well known Hindu/Buddhist parable, Blind Men and an Elephant, that illustrates a myopic perception on life.
The Essence of an Elephant by John Godfrey Saxe:
It was six men of Indostan
To learning much inclined,
Who went to see the Elephant
(Though all of them were blind),
That each by observation
Might satisfy his mind.

The First approached the Elephant,
And happening to fall
Against his broad and sturdy side,
At once began to bawl:
"God bless me! but the Elephant
Is very like a wall!"

The Second, feeling of the tusk
Cried, "Ho! what have we here,
So very round and smooth and sharp?
To me 'tis mighty clear
This wonder of an Elephant
Is very like a spear!"

The Third approached the animal,
And happening to take
The squirming trunk within his hands,
Thus boldly up he spake:
"I see," quoth he, "the Elephant
Is very like a snake!"

The Fourth reached out an eager hand,
And felt about the knee:
"What most this wondrous beast is like
Is mighty plain," quoth he;
"'Tis clear enough the Elephant
Is very like a tree!"

The Fifth, who chanced to touch the ear, 
Said: "E'en the blindest man
Can tell what this resembles most;
Deny the fact who can,
This marvel of an Elephant
Is very like a fan!"

The Sixth no sooner had begun 
About the beast to grope,
Than, seizing on the swinging tail
That fell within his scope.
"I see," quoth he, "the Elephant
Is very like a rope!"

And so these men of Indostan
Disputed loud and long,
Each in his own opinion
Exceeding stiff and strong,
Though each was partly in the right,
All, [yes all,] were [very] in the wrong!

They had what is called proximity blindness. I'm not talking about their ability to see out of their eyeballs, but by not "seeing" the whole situation. You don't have to be actually blind to have an experience similar to the six men above. When we have proximity blindness, we are out of balance between what's going on and who we are. If that is happening to you, not able to see the forest for the trees or the Truth through what's going on around you, then get thee to a practitioner or spiritual counselor or therapist! It is with a professional you will be assisted in bringing in the overview....the nature of the Divine in all - it's energy, power, and attributes that lies within you.
Life is Androgynous, i.e., It contains within Itself both the masculine and the feminine factors. The male and the female of Creation come from One Principle; all come from the One and all will return to the One; all are now in the One and will forever remain in the One…  ~SOM, Repression and Sublimation – The Spirit of Sex
It is myopic to be gender-oriented in the Divine and in ourselves. It limits our belief as individualized expressions of the One. Even if you were brought up in a traditional religious experience, when you translate the Scriptures in Hebrew, Syriac and Aramaic English, you will see that the word for God is actually gender-complete, not neutral nor especially gender specific. One of the names for the Divine found in the Bible is Elohim, which, in Hebrew is a mixed-gendered word for God. The root of the term is "Eloah,” a distinctly feminine title for the Creative Power of everything. And attached is a plural, grammatically masculine suffix, “heem.” That makes Elohim mixed-gendered and thus gender-complete. Father-Mother-God is the parent of all. It is the Sacred Masculine + Divine Feminine combined.

That is what we are made of and to be in balance, we must recognize these qualities in all of us, no matter the gender:

Sacred Masculine energy = logic, reason, tacking action, loyalty, security, stability, assertive without aggression, with clear intentions, strength, leadership, and courage;  confident without arrogance; rational without a need to control; honorable, diplomatic and honest without a desire for war or violence, adventurous but not reckless

Divine Feminine energy = a deep wisdom rooted in trusting one’s intuition and heart; a passionate, creative, and life-giving force which supports deep heartfelt nurturing and healing of all creation with gentleness, patience, and flexibility

First Cause, God, the Divine, Spirit is powerful, creative, loving, and nonjudgmental. It is an omnipotent, omniscient, and androgynous energy; a dance of balance we all share, the whole 20/20 vision of life revealed within us all.

So, don't be short sighted. Don't ignore the Divine Feminine nor the Sacred Masculine in you. Like the Divine in You, it is the whole of you.

Be logical and heart-centered
Be assertive and sacred
Be rational through your intuition
Be strong, courageous while nurturing and healing
Be the God in you – the Elohim
People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.  ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Living a myopic life, a short-sighted life, comes from living only from the outward. It is a narrow focused (myopic) perception of how the Universe works. Like the best actors, work from the inside out. Be gender-complete and you will live a full life of song, poetry, Light, strength, courage, prosperity and love.

A Sacred, Sensual Power Envelopes Me
I birth the everlasting creative force in my life, gathering the power and strength of the Divine in me. With this, I allow my entire being to expand, illuminating my every corner.  I Am inspired, empowered, and respected, feeling healed and nurtured by the ever flowing grace connecting me to Mother Earth. Honoring my emotions, body, intuition and wisdom...                                                   
I Awaken My Creative Soul

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