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?
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,