The Eye of the New Needle

The eye of the new needle is a passageway that causes us all

 to completely unload to enter.

I was writing early in the morning and someone from our community sent me a very similar statement as the above in response to my blog post from last week. Even though I realize philosophically that (in the absolute sense), duality is illusion (but then again it’s not. More on that later)… these synchronicities never ceases to amaze.

Last week we began a journey through our historical past; and possibly realized (if paying attention), that while we’ve made giant strides in technology we’ve barely taken baby steps spiritually and emotionally. Maybe it’s time to retire the tricycle?

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So let’s continue:

For the purpose of being expedient… I’m going to fast forward to approximately 6664 to 4498 B.C.E. During this time the Great Goddess was still in full swing as the main focus of spiritual worship. The first settlement in Mesopotamia was formed, and advances in irrigation and other agricultural improvements greatly contributed to settlements and new cities. The Nomadic lifestyle of the hunter gatherer was quickly becoming passé.

The Great Goddess took on a somewhat different image during this time and was depicted in a three-fold nature of the maiden, mother and crone. I’m curious… the beginning of a trinity? What do you think?

The poor male consort was still the sacrificial victim and he continued to be undervalued. Women, like Mother Nature, produced not only children… but everything. In a time of agriculture (with the gardening hoe being the primary tool) men were really not much needed except as a consort. Obviously, a woman can use a hoe just as well as a man.

Ladies… as an interesting aside, if you’re fighting for women’s rights… obviously it hasn’t always been that way. Everything moves in rhythms and cycles. By the way, if you’re currently focusing on “The Goddess” you also just might be stuck in the deep pre-civilized past. Evolution and Spirit moves ever forward, never back. (More on that to come as well).

And please ladies… don’t shoot the messenger.

The years from 4498 B.C.E. to 2332 B.C.E. can really be called the birth of civilization. In astrology (which reached its zenith during this time) this was known as the Age of Taurus. The hold that the Goddess had on the human psyche began to wane as it became more and more apparent that the fertility of her creation (and consequently the Earth) was ultimately dependent upon the potency of her consort. Unless and until the masculine energy moves into action there is no initiation or creation. Something to ponder.

Obviously the male, experiencing and appreciating his new found value, truly enjoyed not being used and dispatched; and eventually the matriarchal rule was overthrown all together. The formerly subjugated male became the new dominant figure… and his new symbol was the bull. It should come as no surprise (again if you’re paying attention), why this Era was called the Age of Taurus—the bull.

In Egypt the bull god Apis dominated the ceremonies of public worship for a thousand years.

And the LORD said to Moses, “Go, get down! For your people whom you brought out of the land of Egypt have corrupted themselves. They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them. They have made themselves a molded calf, and worshiped it and sacrificed to it, and said, ‘This is your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!'” ~ Exodus 32:7-8 (emphasis mine)

Now let me just add once again… we’re talking about IAD and how you can move forward into what I believe to be a major shift in consciousness and experience. But the fundamental fact is that unless you know where you are, how you got there, and why… you’ll never be able to clearly know even a fraction of where you’re going or what you’re capable of. This I believe is one of the major problems of the current paradigm. For;

Prescription without diagnosis is called malpractice

Stick with me and become curious about your ancestors current and past. I promise there’s a major payoff.

So that brings us at least into the beginnings of the shift to the patriarchal reign that has continued (since at least 2332 B.C.E. for Gods’ sake!) until current day.

But as we will soon see… with a significant twist. Until then…

Stay awake and Love Life,

james arthur ray


12 Responses

  1. Hi James,
    Thanks for your latest input, which is intriguing to say the least.
    What I am understanding from today’s subject are several interesting concepts some of which are as follow…

    In the spiritual sense duality is an illusion, while the physical dimension appears to contradict it because each individual human being is physically separated from another, however as you know, new scientific theories have been put forward towards the existence of the One Mind, which could also explain synchronicity in perhaps a more up to date way than Jung did in his at the time ground breaking book on that subject.

    Personally, I perceive synchronicity to be a feedback mechanism.

    You pertinently implied in one of your previous blogs by using the Leonardo da Vinci quote “I awoke only to find that the rest of the world is still asleep” that the masses seem to have eternally taken baby steps both emotionally and spiritually.
    It appears to me that nowadays the masses are more controlled than ever by all sorts of things including various technological gadgets…
    I will be most keen in learning your revelations in future blogs regarding the signs of change you have been able to identify, – the major shifts in consciousness and experience you have been observing as that no doubt will bring some hope to a few.

    In order to arrive where we are aiming to evolutionary and spiritually, we do not necessarily need to know what got us where we currently are at, but unless we choose to do so, we will not be able to fully explore the myriad of possibilities open to us, am I understanding it correctly?

    Regarding the evolutionary exploration one is aiming to embark into, is it an objective or a subjective journey, or both?
    And last but not least :- “The Path”…. Does it really need to be a lonely one??

    Keep up the good work; this is great stuff, thanks James.

    Linda 

    1. Linda, lots of very thought provoking questions… here’s my take: I think unless/until we know exactly what has programmed us to think the way we do then we don’t fully understand the evolutionary path. That we don’t truly understand we cant be empowered to deal with. I believe the evolutionary journey is BOTH objective and subjective with the former being the most critical. Finally, I believe that The Path must require aloneness (which is different from loneliness) yet it is often (if not most often) lonely particularly if you’re one of the few carving it. Thanks for your deep thinking. Makes me think as well. That’s our oneness ~ JAR

  2. I am looking forward to the coming shift. I look forward to your history lessons too. The diagnosis of a caterpillar for a butterfly is meaningless and both of them are clueless about the chrysalis. Something about transformation and transmutation eliminates parts of the memory. Once you ‘know’ how to ride a bicycle, not only will you never forget but you can never remember the ‘not knowing how’. AND yet, recent DNA research suggests that the memory, all of our memory is in the DNA of every cell. When conceived, we received both parents’ memories to that point and our grandparents essentially going back to Eve. About thirty years ago, I was investigating and revisiting, using various methods, the significant events in my life. I corroborated many of the earliest ones with my parents who were there and were a bit shocked at my sudden refreshed memories of the traumatic incidents. When I found in me the archives of my parents’ early trauma events, my ‘intuition’ got the credit. Sounds, smells, and the complete visual spectrum with all the perceived emotions captured and placed in our DNA for whose future? We are excellent recorders and what is coming will be embraced or resisted. Resistance is futile but painful and may be deadly for many. Have a fabulous week James!!!

  3. Interesting stuff James, when oh when we will realise the equality of the sexes. It often feels close and then another terrified religion pulls the rug from under. It never ceases to amaze me that those that profess to be most spiritual are often the least. Ho hum.

  4. The eye of the “Old” needle THE ORIGINAL “passageway that causes us all to completely unload to enter.” I don’t see where this is a NEW eye of the needle – it is a well known CHRISTIAN teaching – HIS word is the TRUTH……

    Matthew 19:23, 24

    …23And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24″Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” 25When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, “Then who can be saved?”…

  5. Great lesson once more James, thank you!

    It is so difficult to realise that we are stuck in an old concept that no longer serve us, but sometimes life itself makes sure we learn the lesson through events we tag as negative and then we HAVE to revise our ideas and concepts.

    And of course learning from our ancestors allow us to see where we are and where are we coming from, and hopefully will allow us to know where we can go as well.

    Thanks James for giving us a good reason to revise our present position, looking forward for your next reflection.


  6. What a great statement: prescription without diagnosis is malpractice. Unfortunately misdiagnosis is fairly prevalent, leading to harmful prescriptions and years of wasted treatment. So, how do we ensure accurate diagnoses? By taking a thorough history-NOT just considering the presenting problem. The current presentation is just one aspect of the whole-one must dig deeper to gain context and understanding.

    Treatment is only as good as the assessment-

    1. Alissia, I think you just made a case for why I’m investing so much time in going back from 10,000 B.C.E. and moving foward. Thanks for the exclamation point. ~ JAR

  7. This blog stirred up a lot in me, especially to the reference to patriarchy. I grew up in a family steeped in a religion that is known to put women down. I was bread to be subservient to my then husband…….to the point that I stayed in severe abuse until I became strong, and smart enough to get out.

    The male dominant and hurt in my life launched me to change a lot of things about what/how I believe to the point that I won’t even have a Bible in my home. I’ve learned to question everything (including the Bible and it’s multiple versions that all claim they are correct) and pay attention to past programming that creeps up, especially in regards to religion and beliefs and be open to new ideas.

    I’ve never seen myself as a “man hater” as I have many men in my life that have been a tremendous aid to my healing (including you). I admit I’ve used the term “goddess help me” instead of “god help me” simply because of the male dominance ingrained in my mind. I do believe in a higher power or energy and also to use the term “universe” instead of “god”.

    Learning about ancient history is fascinating to me, the roots from the ancient ones and how it coordinates with how we think today. Like you said above, everything goes in cycles and ancient civilizations are not much different then today. I can’t help but wonder about the knowledge that was lost in the Library of Alexandria and if we’re not far off from what was written so long ago.

    Thank you for this mind expanding experience and I look forward to learning more.

    With love,


  8. The hard part for me seems to be the “Why.”

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