There are many who equate the eating of that "forbidden fruit" with
the loss of innocence that comes when a person becomes sexually
active. To "know" each other (sexually) is to breach the barrier
that separates one soul from another. In women, it is symbolized by
a breaking of the hymen, almost always accompanied by the shedding
of blood. An extremely potent symbolism, which is found to be part
of many, many religious traditions. In men, there is an awakening of
desire and need for sublime connection that vacillates between agony
and ecstasy--depending upon whether supply matches one's immediate
THE GATES OF HEAVEN AND HELL
The legend telling us that our entry way back into the Garden is
blocked and guarded by
Cherubim (infant Angels), wielding flaming swords, is proof
positive that the
Reconnections' instruction - concerning the search for our own
Magical Child Essence - is right on time! Some of these insights
were laid out early in this series. The reader can check the
archives for review, if necessary. But really, humanity has only
just begun to scratch the surface for comprehending the importance
of our Children of the New Earth, serving as guides back into this
blissful inner knowledge and beauty. More will be shared about that
in time, though we are currently having a nice go at it, in my other
series called "A Child-Friendly
It was channeled once, from a very wise entity that: "You must
learn to follow your spirit without hesitation. Otherwise you will
end up following your hesitation without spirit."
There is no area of life where this dictum has more relevance
than the intersection of Spirit and Sex. And, even though our
society is loaded with "thou shalt nots," in regards to the
administration of one's sexual energy, there is sometimes an even
greater "sin" incurred if one misses out on an exciting opportunity
- spending the rest of his or her days wondering "what would have
happened if..." And so it is. To be or not to be? To dance or not to
dance? The Gates of Heaven (and Hell) do swing both ways.
As I am writing this article, I am thinking of a wonderful TV
Mini-Series, which was produced from Colleen McCullough's
award-winning novel "The
Thorn Birds." It starred Richard Chamberlain, as a double-minded
and tortured Catholic Priest/Bishop/Cardinal who falls in love,
early in life, with a young girl (played in adulthood by Rachel
Ward) who totally captured his heart, though he never fully gives in
to her until his dying moment.
The story is an omnibus experience of so many themes that are
being covered in "Spirituality and Sex," that I heartily recommend
it to anyone who has not yet partaken. Eating the "forbidden fruit,"
and "cheating God," as the script so deliciously illustrates, is
ultimately an impossibility. And the deep interaction and clash
between Mother and Daughter on that issue (Jean Simmons plays the
mother) is poignant and wise. The story ends with Father Ralph
telling Meggie (his lady love) the story of
the Thorn Birds, just
before his own death.
The whole business takes us right back to an ultimate
intersection between fear and faith, where Eve chooses to heed first
the admonition of that serpent, rather than the warnings of the
Lord. And she tastes of the fruit, and is awakened. And she leads
her man to do likewise. The ultimate surrender of Father Ralph, in
The Thorn Birds, to Meggie's charms - resulting in a son (Dane) -
creates a whole new redemption turn on eating the forbidden fruit.
Yes, there is pain and death. But there is also at-one-ment that is
found, through the marriage of passion and dedication to God. As
another character in the story points out: "There are times when one
cannot truly be a priest until he can also allow himself to first be
The activations which are now coming upon the Earth Plane are
manifold and intense. Although the traditional interpretation of the
serpent's role in the Garden of Eden tale is simplistically cast off
as "evil," many of the Bible's internal analogies do not bear this
The symbolism of the snake involves
both genders. It is phallic in its imagery, symbolizing the
masculine force that exists in all of us. It bites and infuses us
with power and purpose, which is its seminal nature. In South
America, the Shamans actually allow themselves to be stung by
scorpions, just prior to going into ceremony or trance. The venom
increases their spiritual power, or so they say.
In the Goddess Religions,
especially in the Temples of Isis, the snake was a powerful symbol
Divine Feminine Power, often worn as an adornment for a
headdress or crown.
It now seems useful to introduce
the idea of Kundalini
Fire, or the awakening of primal energy, as it relates to a
personís spiritual journey. The Kundalini is all about snakes, and
it is all about power, which moves through the lower part of the
body as "Earth Energy." It is a manifestation of the primal self,
the instinctual self, which can connect best with the elements: the
tides, the wind, animal energy, soil, and the rhythm of life.
The human body is meant to be a
channel for this energy. When
awakened, it originates at the base of the spine (or the ovaries in
a woman), and moves its way up the central channel (also called the
"sushumna"). As the energy rises, it encounters parts of human
personality on its way through the
chakras, or energy centers of the body.
In a sense, each of us is a
fragment of the total Planetary Soul as it reaches towards the sky.
The process of reaching, or "rising," is not without its perils or
its fears. We reach for the heavens, but we also shrink back at what
we may find. As we will find later in this series, the sky is also
reaching for us as well. Many of the tales of "unidentified flying
objects" are as old as antiquity, itself. Hidden beneath the Vatican
are Renaissance Paintings with flying saucers in them. It is widely
believed that a good deal of "ET" lore is built upon the "Sky Gods"
who are seeking to make contact with us, even as we long to make
contact with them.
The symbolism of "Government
Cover-ups," regarding the presence and purpose of
Extraterrestrial Intelligence, or other tasty material, applies
directly to the "cover-up" that is going on within each person's
mind and heart - concerning what he will let in, and what he filters
As the Reconnections so aptly put
it: "The determination of what is a matter of perception rather than
existence. Everything exists, but not everything is perceived." In
many ways, our desire to filter out supernormal perception and
knowledge can often be matched by our desire to stop that flow of
Kundalini Fire, as it seeks to move up the spinal canal. And so, as
it passes through our Second Chakra, there is an excitation to
stimulate and ejaculate our power into a sexual partner, who helps
aim it back into the Earth (rather than reaching up to the sky) or
produces a physical child, with whom we spend time acting out the
missing connections to our own Magical Child.
The balance between determination
and hesitancy sets a "tone" in the life of each person. Each of us
exists as a crystallization of matter which portrays the tug-o-war
between many pairs of opposing forces. For example: FEAR AND FAITH.
Some of us embody complete courage and almost foolhardy bravado.
Others represent the other end of the spectrum, rarely leaving home
for fear that something awful may happen to us. Most of us, however,
exist somewhere in between, which is that place of MERGING, which
humanity is exploring at this time.
From the moment the body begins to
move on its own, the muscular and nervous system begin to compensate
for this conflict between curiosity and fear. A child begins to run
with complete trust and abandon. He reaches for everything, and
nearly drives his parents crazy! However, there are those times when
his reaching produces painful results instead of pleasant ones.
Perhaps his hand inadvertently touches a flame, or maybe a careless
turn causes him to take a nasty tumble that breaks an arm or bruises
a leg. We can certainly see how all of this plays out in the
relationship and sexual arenas also, can we not?
When a child encounters difficulty
as a result of his exploration, he can learn to respond in a number
of ways. Certainly, he can choose to shrink back and never explore
again. Many people have learned to become very passive in response
to some trauma they suffered in early childhood. On the other hand,
resistance or hardship encountered in his exploration can make a
child become very *determined* as well. Like a caterpillar pushing
its way out of a cocoon, many children learn to become tenacious
about getting what they want and doing whatever they desire, no
matter what the consequences!
I will end this segment with a
quote from one of the "Spirituality and Sex" transmissions, which
nicely sums up what we're discussing at this point. I welcome your
questions and feedback.
A RETURN TO THE GARDEN
The mythical symbolism of the Garden of Eden, with all its
beauty and splendor, carries with it an image of innocent children,
playing happily in the presence of a loving Father/Mother God who
dotes upon their every move, their every exploration. Once a parent
lets go of any "stuff" that he or she carries, about certain acts or
attitudes, an energy of beauty and grace begins to fill all of
creation. And, even though certain Gods have been called "Almighty,"
"Omni-benevolent" or "Omnipresent," there has always been an
underlying message given that they do not put up with certain
things, while other actions or attitudes are quite desirable. This
representation can only be a projection from a Fragmented 3D
Humanity, onto the face of the Holy One. The need for these ideas
will soon pass away, as humanity begins to integrate what it is
truly like to be WHOLLY One.
Each new "generation" becomes a
fresh opportunity to re-discover beauty, diversity, and the symmetry
of Life in Form. We can ride the "ups" and we can slide back with
them in the "downs." We can go anywhere and be anything we wish.
This pleases Us greatly, as all sides of each equation begin to
merge into ONE. This is the grandest journey of all.
MORE TO COME.