See how everything relates when you change from noun to verb focus?
Yet, reductionism renamed as objective knowledge is preached by all our institutions. As anybody that's every done any LSD would know, there is NO objective reality out there with an objective observer in here that is describing that reality. Quantum physics now says the same thing through the "observer effect." Indeed, the rationalist's identification of his ways of understanding as objective winds up limiting him or her. Alex Paterson illustrates this beautifully:
Fundamental to contemporary Quantum Theory is the notion that there is no phenomenon until it is observed. This effect is known as the 'Observer Effect'.
The 'Observer Effect' has implications that are profound because, if true, it means that before anything can manifest in the physical universe it must first be observed. Presumably observation cannot occur without the pre-existence of some sort of consciousness to do the observing. The Observer Effect clearly implies that the physical Universe is the direct result of 'consciousness'.
This notion has a striking resemblance to perennial esoteric theory which asserts that all phenomena are the result of the consciousness of a single overlighting Creative Principle or the Mind of God.
There is a delicious irony in all this. Contemporary Western scientific theory postulates that human consciousness is solely a result of the workings of a physical brain, yet if the observer effect is correct, the physical matter comprising a brain cannot come into existence until it is observed.
So, what does this have to do with the Virgin Birth Story of Christmas? Everything.
In our day of rationalism, we place the virgin birth as an objective episode occurring 2,000 + years ago. Yet, if we follow the mystics throughout all traditions, including Buddhist, Taoist, Native, and so on, the birth that is spoken of is a relinquishing of our conditioned thoughts. Virginity is a state of mind in which emptiness reigns as Queen".it is the world before our naming and concretizing.
Virginity is an emptying of your conditioned mind, i.e., your brainwashing. What you think you are is a lie. In your nudity, you cannot say who you are for if you do, you are expressing your conditioning. The Virgin is before the Word, i.e., She is the infinite undifferentiated waters of Genesis 1:2. This becoming the Virgin is a tapping in the foundations of the world which is without form and void. In other words, virginity is in moving beyond the conditioning of our world. Virginity turns the world on its ear and enters into its foundation of no-thingness and timelessness. In this place, called Nirvana in Buddhism, you will realize your Self as pure Consciousness.
Though you don't realize it, you are in hiding. As Mary had to hide Her baby from the Jews and Romans, and as the Goddess in the "Book of Revelations" was given refuge by God (Chapter 12), then you are in hiding. You are hiding behind centuries of conditioning happening since before the beginning of civilization. This is where you are now. You are hiding behind a wall of egotistical lies.
Can you break out of this hellish jail? To do so is to engage in a striptease, a removal of the seven veils of existence. It is a moving backwards through the 7 days of Genesis. It entails a letting go that is beyond the comprehension of the conditioned mind. This is why dances such as striptease, and the nudity of the body are so dangerous. They point to Truth. You can't discuss this rationally. It has to be experienced. Stripping of your conditioning, your clothing, leads to Self discovery.
In your labor to give birth to Christ (or Krishna, Sophia Consciousness, etc.) your mind will also take on the role of Roman Soldier or New York City cop with pepper spray. The cop will exhibit himself both internally and externally for these two really aren't two at all.
If you get the ultimate message to the Virgin Birth story which entails an emptying, then you will realize that when you change, the world changes with you. As much as Christ emerged for the sake of everything else, then so do you.
So, dare you let go of your conditioned world for the sake of the world? In today's Christianity, Christ is said to die so you don't have to. I would argue that. Indeed, death is our becoming virgin because virginity requires a death to our current lifestyles, belief systems, relationship to the universe, the earth and to each other and, perhaps more importantly, how we relate to ourselves. Yes, we need to let go of what we think we are and enter into a state of barrenness.
The resurrection after the crucifixion and the virgin birth are one. Can you die to this world as it is and how you see it? Are you and the world really separate? What you do for yourself, you do for us all"this entire planet, and the entire universe. As the Virgin gave birth to the Christ for the sake of the World, and as He died for and to the world, then so are you and so shall you. And, when you die by becoming virgin, your consciousness will be resurrected into a higher dimension and will see its wholeness. It is this wholeness that the rationalists of religion, science, academics, industry and government do not wish you to see for their motto is "divide and conquer."
Yet, it is the divisional mindset of rationalism that is the lie. Move beyond that and you will see that Nature defined as Essence is yourself. It is then that you will know that which is unspeakable and inseparable. And the world shall love you for it"for you will discover you are here for everything else. Merry Christmas and Thank You!