Many Christians became upset by this process because they don't want to die. They want their ego self to just keep going. This is why intercourse is oftentimes discounted or deemed "sinful." It is evil because it takes us into more inclusive states of consciousness, meaning we surrender our ego to something greater. Thus intercourse reflects the upper pointing triangle for it is a movement upward and inward. Birth moves us down and out, while intercourse moves us up and in. Sexuality needs to be re-sacralized and understood in the context of all of life. The movement of upward and inward is the transcendence of the conventional mind. This is the Mind that the Powers That Be want to deny you. Yet, we surrender to the conventional, conditioned mind at great cost. Instead, we must voluntarily surrender to the Universal Mind. The sense of surrender/death and abandonment of self must be heightened so that we can evolve. We must let go of our conditioning.
Listen to most television evangelists and notice how much into themselves, their ideas, and their theologies they are. "Follow ME!" they say. "I have the Way!" It's precisely this same hold onto our ego, what we think we are, that has us stuck in this corporatized nightmare. Dare we slay the dragon in our dream? Scary thought to face this dragon, especially since the dragon is what we falsely identify as our self. Within the womb of this false self, we are stuck in a pattern of behavior that is driven by a egocentric, reductionistic, growth gone wild mentality that is destroying our planet.....our homeland. And what's worse is that we think this surface layer of reality is what is real. It is not, it is what the Hindus call Maya, or illusion.
Our conditioning, for instance, tells us that labor and birthing are beyond a woman's power and must be turned over to the controlling hands of the medical establishment who will, so kindly, anesthetize the pain. This is a lie; but it is a rare woman in our culture who enters powerfully into her own experience, riding the waves of pain and surrendering to become one with the visceral wisdom of her body. Like intercourse, the miraculous moment when two become one, birth, the miraculous moment when one becomes two, and finally death, the miraculous moment when we return to the One, are prohibited from us unless we reclaim our native power as alchemists.
For change to occur, the ego must die and be reborn. Transformation requires this. There is no change without death. There is no way around it. We have to die. Yes, the Earth will die along with us, but like us, She will arise from the ashes and will nurture us along, in whatever form we take, just as She always has done. And, yes, She will continue to utilize us as Her milk for other creatures such as lions and tigers and bears.
"OH MY!" Dorothy answers from Oz. "Sweetheart, get over it, bravery (lion), intelligence (scarecrow) and heart (tin man) are all within you. Don't think you don't have these. Think again, and they will guide you. You have your self-doubts like the Scarecrow, but look at what he did. He was always coming up with solutions. And, do you have the courage....oh, humble Lion, get your tail out of your mouth, wipe your tears, and go confront the witch! And Tin Man, why I bet you could rust with the best of us with your tears of love."
In our death and our arising, the Earth will die and arise right along with us. This is the New Earth promised at the end of the Bible's "Revelations" which has been utilized by the church to keep people locked into fear, rather than into a state of exploring their depths. In this place, one finds the process of Revelations as being within. Yes, even the marriage of the New Jerusalem, literally meaning "Place of Peace" will be found in the Heart behind our heart. "All Her ways are peace," Proverbs says of Sophia. Wisdom and Peace are one as reflected in Her names as Salem and Shalom.
Sweet Mother of God, can we go there? Only if we can let go of our conditioning. We can complain about the politicians, and crooked corporacrats all that we want. The fact is, it is us that needs to change. We can't rely on an external Mother to change us. Nor can we wait for a guru or Savior to come along. We experience the second coming of Christ within ourselves. Sophia does not fit the bill for external. Through Her we change our own crappy diapers. It is through our internal Psyche that we will find ourselves nursed into this new birth. The question is, can we die to what we have been conditioned to think we are so that the new can emerge? Can we BE the second coming? Yes, for new life to emerge from the dark depths of the Beginning, penis, semen and sperm must die to vagina and egg. And we shall die, egg and sperm together, at which point new life shall emerge. And this deathly process will be revealed in the end analysis as the infamous Phoenix arising from the ashes. Thus, the Resurrection is complete.
Sunday Evening Prayer
Burl B. Hall
January 16, 2010
To what purpose have you birthed me?
To toil for the sake of dead men
Unaware that they are even dead?
Am I myself the walking dead
Manifesting your lie of life?