Death Of Shame, Death of Nobility
Today I’d like to take on a topic that is or at least should be at the top of questing minds.
As men or women, what is it that makes us men or women? For there is no doubt that our first identity in this world is our sexual identity. It’s a Boy! It’s a Girl! Right?
Before name, family, city, nationality, we are first masculine or feminine.
A clear trend to be paid attention to though, is that in this age of labels, this most critical label and all that should go with it, is receding, receding.
Who learns anymore what it really means to be a man or a woman? And who is the teacher for this key piece of knowledge? In the oldest, original and organic sense of the word? Parents? Schools? Peers? Elders? Books? Movies?
Where does a child, born into today’s world, or growing up in it, turn for his or her understanding of their most fundamental beingness, their masculinity or femininity? And where are those all important rites of passage, which since times immemorial, marked the phase changes of boys to men and girls to women? Graduation ceremonies? Please!
And this great death of polarity, what I like to call the bonfire of the identities has been happening over centuries now, generations and generations. How then, the blind lead the blind?
Strong words indeed, but there is a lot more.
In keeping with the Know they “self” theme started earlier and the body’s central-ness to all knowledge worth possessing, if masculinity or femininity are the core definers of the self, then would not or should not their study be the prime, first objective of our education/training/schooling?
Before counting, before mathematics and language, first seed of knowledge is what is going to define me in the world I will inhabit?
Our lives as they play out today have banished this core differentiator and definer into the background, with mother cultures constant chatter of “Equality, you are all equal, men women, girl boy, all equal”! It’s been one of her worst lies and has damned us into this place from where evolution itself is completely hamstrung! The feminine is con-cave and the masculine is con-vex. How can two such polarities be Equal? Like saying negative and positive are equal.
Can that be? Only in the realm of our culture befuddled minds.
Evolution hamstrung? You see, creation happens as a result of polarity. Growth happens as a result of polarity.
Here is the most obvious example of what I am trying to say.
Two women coming together cannot produce a child. There is no organic polarity between them. It takes the coming together of a man and a woman to create.
So, all creativity too is born of polarity. I hope you can see that the point is irrefutable. Regardless of all the aculturation and programming, nothing can take this core, common sense idea away.
So, as men have become less masculine and women have become less feminine, birth rates should drop, right? Lack of polarity leads to lack of productivity.
I suggest a peek at birth rates in countries where the “feminist” movement won it’s biggest victories (Europe, US, Australia) and one stark fact leaps out, stagnant or negative birth-rates.
Meanwhile in cultures, considered more traditional, birth rates have remained more or less constant. Please do the research.
Hmmmmmmmm……… tricky proposition eh? Dangerous almost.
What does this have to do with Shame and Nobility?
In my analysis, these were the two primordial qualities that organically defined the feminine and the masculine, since time immemorial.
You see, ultimately, the core draw, the famous “opposites attract” of mating was for the production of off-spring. Gene-pool propagation. It’s fall to it’s current , ridiculous form is recent and can be completely discounted in the face of a few million years of history. Yet, even in it’s current, completely bastardized form, the core drivers have not changed, as all agony aunts and psychologists will tell you. Unfortunately, we’ve gone from being creation driven to recreation driven. Quite a fall. Of divine proportions, yes?
And till very recent history, the womb of the feminine was something sacred. It was a hidden, hard to access place. It was after all, the place where the magic of creation happened. It was not something to be bandied about, flashed, shown in public. Far from it. The female was sacred for her womb first and was the first and fiercest protector of it.
And yet, paradoxically, this dark yin was also the energy behind all movement. Of course she was, for only from movement (vibration) can you get manifestation, birth.
The bright yang, male on the other hand was inert. All potential.
When we were still creatures of our bodies, the dormant male responded to the vibration of the active yin, gaining “standing” potential, which was then vibrated in the darkness, producing Cold, milky light to meet with Fire-y darkness and enable creation.
Thus the male was noble.
Noble. The word’s oldest definition is inert. A startling parallel, gold, sun, fire. Gold is the prime noble metal. Inert, will not interact with any other metal.
This is the nobility of the masculine that is dead. Far from inert, the modern day man, totally a creature of the mind, is a reactive puppet.
And the organic shame (hidden, deep, buried, to be sought) of the feminine is dead too.
You need not look too far nowadays to see the feminine displayed. Any number of doorways to the heart of the sacred darkness are available on display. The jade gate is wide open (literally and metaphorically). Is it any surprise then that women really don’t feel so feminine anymore?
And the noble male is on fire, told since childhood what it means to be a man (fight, acquire, grasp, win) and so is reacting with anything and everything. Both un-noble and ig-noble come to mind.
And as we have moved farther away from our bodies and live ever more in our minds, these two deaths are ever more pronounced. Why Viagra otherwise? No polarity left, except in some pornography driven recess of our mind.
In this mental age, differences are bad, homogeneity is good.
Mind you, I am speaking in broad strokes (hashed metaphor, but I like it’s sound), but can the death of shame and the death of nobility be denied?
This great melding of the sexes pre-sages the end of humanity as we know it.
Sure, IVF will ensure people will keep having babies, but really, what a tragedy.
The great bonfire of the identities rages before us and my contention is that you do not have to dive in. Finding your core masculine or feminine gives you the such a strong inner standing. The feeling is deeply empowering. Knowing thy “self” in the clear light of your prime quality is a thing of power, of great force.
In a way no shameless or ignoble display, much applauded by present society, can be.
A big topic to try and fit in one post, so I will take this up again, soon. It is of vital importance. The world that is upon us needs some real men and women to rise up. Everyone else is rushing into the bonfire in high-heeled shoes, waxed skins, lipstick…………metro-sexually perfect!
Have the courage to be a man. Be a woman.