the uneducated, an "A" is just three sticks.
- Winnie the Pooh
IF YOU WANT MY OPINION, no great awakening, no
penetration of the meniscus, no unfolding into glorious high consciousness
would be complete without a heresy. Personally,
I believe a heresy is necessary for awakening not so much for
the sake of the heresy itself but because approaching the heresy
is a kind of "test" of where you are at. Don't get me wrong. This
is not a test in the sense that someone else is testing you to
detect your worthiness or ability. Not at all! Heresy is a test
of your progress forward viewable by you and useful only to you.
What do I mean by this?
Well, before you can understand what I'm talking about here,
you need to understand about sacred truth. A sacred truth is basically
an idea or concept so sacrosanct, authoritative, untouchable,
and self-evident that to even question the truth causes people
to either dismiss your sanity outright or consider bodily harm
A heresy occurs when someone, anyone, openly scoffs at, dismisses,
or otherwise pisses on somebody's sacred truth. A heresy
is a big deal, especially in the eyes of the faithful who often
see a heresy as an abomination, a horror, or a sin in the eyes
of God (or Darwin). A heresy can be a scary event for everyone
involved, but it is usually most uncomfortable for the person
committing the heresy. When someone commits a heresy, their whole
life is made extremely difficult, sometimes even impossible, by
those who feel the need to "defend" the truth.
These days, people generally don't commit heresy. They used
to more often, but the witch burnings and inquisitions put the
"fear of authority" (a.k.a. The Fear of God) deep
inside all of us and so now most of us stay well on the side of
"compliant" and "believing" when it comes
to the sacred truths in our life.
So that's heresy and sacred truth. The question now is, what exactly
does heresy have to do with spiritual awakening? Let me put it
this way. The ability to commit a heresy is a good test of where
you are at on your own path back to divinity.
A fully conscious, fully awakened individual will know that there
is no such thing as a sacred truth, that Spirit makes all the
rules and that, as a result, all the rules can be broken, bent,
changed, or discarded at any time whatsoever. Where rules do exist,
they exist as a result of consensus, because the locals (in the
cosmic sense) agree the rule makes sense in the context of whatever
it is they are trying to do. Therefore, you can judge how open
and ready you are by your willingness to commit a heretical thought
or act. If you can do that without fear, you're pretty much good
to go. However, if you are presented with a heresy and you get
all fidgety, defensive, offensive, or even violent, you know you've
got work to do.
So, what's a good heresy to test yourself against? Well,
it really depends on your social-cultural context. It depends
on your religious background, the way your parents raised you,
whether you have a post-secondary education, and things like that.
If you are scientist, there are a few sacred truths you could
bounce yourself against (e.g., the myth of objectivity, the necessity
of peer review, the superiority of the rational mind, things like
that). It really all depends, and it is hard to specify or give
examples. A few hundred years ago it would have been easier. A
few hundred years ago there was a lot more homogeneity in belief
systems, so we all tended to agree that certain things were heretical.
Nowadays it seems there's no such agreement. What's
heresy to a scientist may not be heresy to a dogmatic Christian
and vice versa. If you're not sure about your own state
of openness, ask your Spirit guides to present you with a heresy
and then pay attention. I'm sure something will come up.
Now, if you don't want to go to the trouble of digging information
from your guides, I do have one global heresy that yet remains.
There is one idea that pretty much everybody on this planet can
agree is sacrosanct and untouchable, self evident, divinely inspired
and even given as law by God. That idea is gender.
Let's think about it for a few moments, shall we?
Everybody on this planet believes in the importance, nay sacredness,
of gender. Scientists, priests, popes, magi, pundits, politicians,
and even the average Joe down in the pub find common ground here.
Everybody believes that gender is the crux of our existential
You cannot argue this point.
I mean, gender differentiation, gender duality, is so important
that our belief in the power of gender is not left to chance.
Indoctrination begins at birth. Boys get blue, girls get pink
and it just gets worse from there. This blatant, unabashed, bold-faced
attempt to separate the genders continues on through infanthood,
childhood, adolescence, and even adulthood where everything from
the cloths you wear to the games you play and the foods you eat
are gender loaded with all sorts of "boys do this"
and "girls do that" nonsense.
For some reason, we are taught from day one that gender is some
kind of big fat sacred deal. And we buy it! By adolescence, gender
has become a defining category. By adolescence, we see everything
in terms of gender. By the time we are adults, gender has been
burned into the neural pathways of our brains.
If you think about it, it's weird.
Why is it a sin for a boy to wear pink?
Why do only girls get to wear pretty things?
What's the BFFD anyway?
And over some minor bodily differences, too!
A testicle, an ovary, some boobs, and a slightly different shape.
is the big deal?
Well, I'll tell ya.
There ain't no big deal.
In fact, allow me to be the first person to say that in the cosmic
scheme of things, in an unfolding of creation sort of way, in
an eternal Fabric of Consciousness, "logos of the creator," thing-a-ma-bob,
thing-a-ma-jingy sort of way, gender just isn't that important.
The truth is, there are no deep mystical meanings, no esoteric
secrets, no profound evolutionary significance, and no determining
biological influences behind the sex of your physical vehicle.
In the cosmic scheme of things, gender amounts to no more than
your preferred means of experiencing the pleasures of sex (and
also your willingness to experience the joys and difficulties
It's a question of boink partners and nothing more.
And frankly, I don't care what the scientists or the priests
or the psychiatrists or the hob knobs or the bob wobbles have
to say about it.
In terms of spirit/consciousness/god, gender is nothing.
Despite what those loopy priests tell you, God isn't male.
Consciousness has no sex.
Bottom line, in the cosmic everything of our collective divinity,
there's simply no room for gender.
Now, I know what you're thinking.
you're obviously crazy."
"Michael, can't you see?"
"From electricity to electrons, it's everywhere!"
Well, I admit it.
It does appear to be everywhere, at least in this physical universe,
and at least during the time period we are capable, with our limited
physical instruments, of accurately observing.
Yin/Yang, positive/negative are important, in this physical universe.
But despite that fact, get this. Talking about positive and negatives
charges on an atomic particle, or talking about the yin and yang
energies of this physical universe, is not the same as talking
about gender. One has to do with, well, energy and the other has
to do with whether or not you are capable of incubating a baby.
They are totally different things and to think otherwise, to equate
them as if there is an equal sign in the middle, is a non sequitur
of biblical proportions.
are not the same.
Yin does not equate to the female body.
Yang does not equate to the male body.
Which isn't to say that Yin and Yang aren't important
for the body.
They are important.
Yin and Yang are energies. They are two sides of the same coin,
two complementary aspects of prana, chi, the Breath of God, The
Waters of Creation, or whatever you want to call it. A body, any
body, from solar rock to human being, uses Yin and Yang to maintain
itself and create its world. Male or female, young or old, animal,
vegetable or mineral, in this universe you must draw on both energies
to function well. If you only draw one side of the energetic coin,
you are not running at full potential. You need both.
If it helps, think of your Immortal Soul as an electrician responsible
for keeping "things" (creation, the world, your body,
the building downtown), empowered. In order to do the job of electrician,
in order to bring light into the darkness, or bring power to a
factory, the electrician must harness and control the energy (a.k.a.
electricity, in the lingo of the trade). Harnessing and controlling
the electricity is accomplished, as we all learn in grade school,
by manipulation of the "positive" and "negative"
poles of the electrical force.
Think about it for a moment.
If you don't have both positive and negative, if you don't
have both yin and yang, there's no electrical flow. Without
positive and negative, there's no energetic movement. In
creative terms, you're powered down, ineffective, and impotent.
The bottom line, in order to bring power to a house or a factory
or even a physical body, the "electrician," the soul,
the animating consciousness, must plug both negative and positive
prongs into the appropriate receptacles. In other words, you need
both yin and yang energies.
talk about fully empowering your body in more detail in The Dossier
of the Ascension. For now it is enough for me to emphasize, and
for you to remember, that gender has nothing to do with anything
more than sex and procreation.
So, if you want to advance into full spiritual power, begin the
process of opening to the opposite energies immediately. You can
use the visualization I suggested in the chapter on Roadside Communication
or come up with a version suitable for yourself. The important
thing is the intent behind the visualization. The intent should
be to balance the energies and open to the opposite forces. If
you are male, this means cultivating the yin energies. If you
are female, this means cultivating your yang energies. The visualization
only helps you maintain consistent intent, so come up with a visualization
that is clear to you. That's all you have to do.
Just forget about gender and remember, yin and yang energies are
merely complementary sides of the same creative force. Your body,
your mind (your brain) requires both. Begin the process of bringing
them together by embracing that which you have rejected, and,
word of advice, don't be too much in a rush.
I advise that you go slow.
You have been excluding what you consider to be the "opposite"
energy for centuries. As a result, coming into contact with the
powerful and "frightening" opposite can require care
and attention, so take your time and don't do anything that
you aren't comfortable doing. If you do experience fear,
discomfort, or weird ideas, remember my advice on trust. On the
other side of this heresy is a light, love and power that has
been denied to you for centuries. If you want that back (and who
wouldn't?), trust in the process and get over your gender
based fears. Remember, sex and gender are one thing. Yin and yang,
positive and negative, are something else.
besides, what male in this world wouldn't benefit from the nurturing,
receptive, and open orientations that yin energies provide? What
female wouldn't benefit from the active, powerful, confident,
"get it done" driving energies of yang?
We need both, we need both, we need both.
It is time we live a balanced life in the true sense of that word.
Trust me on this.
Your health, your piece of mind, your power, even your ability
to create in this world will benefit greatly by a rebalancing
Remember, your soul is the electrician, your body is a temple.
Plug it in, plug it in, plug it in.
Michael Sharp, 2009
back next month as Michael takes us through
the next step of The Great Awakening...
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