How the LGBTQ Movement is Helping the Growth & Evolution of the Human Species & Our Eternal Souls—A Spiritual Perspective (Part 1)
Some of you may not agree, but from my perspective—especially now that I've recognized some of the ways in which I have been conditioned and brainwashed throughout my own life—the LGBTQ movement (and anyone who has ever and will ever question their own sexuality, gender, orientation, etc.) are here to teach us about the many different types of love that exist (which helps to develop more refined discernment and compassion), and about accepting those who happen to be born "different" than the majority of human beings (and we can all be born "different" in other ways, too; it doesn't have to have anything to do with our sexuality). In order to cover this topic in the ways I feel compelled to, I first want to go into more detail about masculine and feminine energy because each of our souls is made of BOTH and energy itself has no gender. What is an eternal soul? Energy. Love and light. Not gender or prejudice, bigotry, judgment, fear, or hatred of something we do not understand. I invite you to join me as we explore some of the ways in which this movement is actually helping our eternal souls evolve by opening up and expanding our consciousness surrounding the topic of love and what it "should" look like.
You've probably seen the above video making its rounds on social media at some point, and I don't know about you, but every time I see this, I am moved to tears, especially having been witness to some of the cold and heartless ways some parents can treat their children for not following the status quo or for simply being different. Now, had you asked me about this topic a few years ago, before I started waking up and rediscovering my own definition of "love," I would have just stayed silent or probably written off any gender or sexual confusion in someone as deep-seated emotional illness or "damage" (based on my extremely religious upbringing and conclusions other people have drawn and dictated to me as my own), but since then, I have gained a much deeper understanding and a very different perspective, and the more open I am about the lifestyles of others, the more compassionate and understanding I can then choose to be toward everyone, no matter how or why they may be different (because on some level, we all are; 100% unique but also 100% connected). This shift in my understanding and definition of love has taken all of the emotional upheaval and anger out of this topic and others, and brought with it a warm sense of acceptance and heart opening that I will attempt to put into words (although I'm not sure if I can do it justice).
So, why is homosexuality such a huge issue in the first place? When we really get down to it, it's a difference of opinion, period. While the group outside of the movement claims to understand exactly what's happening even though they have never experienced anything like it for themselves before in their lives, the group within itself has a whole different perspective on it because they actually do understand what's happening on an internal, emotional, and therefore energetic level.
If you don't have firsthand experience with something, you cannot possibly know what's happening within someone who is journeying through said experience. You can be open, listen, and do your best to understand without judging, but you cannot possibly tell another person, "I understand what you're going through," unless you've been through something similar yourself. It would be akin to someone who has never been emotionally abused claiming to understand something as complex and insidious as covert narcissistic abuse. Or someone who has never even set foot in a pair of military boots claiming to understand what it's like to be on the front lines of war. This is part of the problem: people assume they know what something is like, feels like, consists of, and what experiences it might come with, but rather than actually trying to learn more and expand their conscious awareness about the topic, they assume that what they already know is all they need to know and that makes them an authority. But none of us know what we don't know, so continuous learning is an absolute must for ongoing growth.
Unfortunately, just having an opinion doesn't mean it's the "right" opinion, or that any opinion is "right" or "wrong" for that matter. You don't get to claim to be "right" just because you have an opinion and a mouth you can choose to run destructively. In order to gain a full understanding of any given topic, you must continue to educate yourself, and even then, a "full" understanding is impossible in our physical lifetime because we don't get that until all perspectives come together as one back with Source energy; all of the information and experiences gathered within our souls from all lifetimes ever lived, physical and on earth or otherwise.
Also, it's important to distinguish between what is actual "fact" and "evidence," versus what has been accepted as "fact" by the mainstream without question just because it's been around for as long as we can remember. That doesn't make it fact and it doesn't make it the best method. As long as there is a debate, there are not enough facts nor is there enough evidence, and the best way to reach a solution that benefits everyone is by being open about the tough topics, especially when someone disagrees with you.
Now, I'd like to cover not only the religious aspect of this topic, but also the sex-shaming aspect of this topic because people (especially in the US) really need to stop trying to pretend to be all perfect and prissy and prude on the surface and do all this twisted, messed up stuff behind closed doors because of emotional suppression, and then project and blame like crazy when they are found out. The shame surrounding sex in this country is despicable and completely unhealthy, and I believe a huge part of the reason why we are spiritually and mentally ill as a collective... and why so many people are so uncomfortable with the LGBTQ movement, even now.
In order for healthy progress and growth to occur, no topic should be taboo. None. Not sex, not drugs, not religion or spirituality, not politics, not relationships, love, bodily functions, death, you name it. We literally have to rip our perceptions open to a point of not judging anything anymore, and then true progress can be made. There can't be resistance to the topic itself, and if there is, that resistance must be met with love and compassion to allow the energy to run its course and be released. If a particular topic still makes you feel angry, guilty, resentful, ashamed, or any other "negative" emotion, you can take that as a sign that you have some kind of conditioning or past trauma that needs to be recognized, brought into the light or out into the open with a safe person, and then healed and released. The topics themselves will vary for different people, but chances are that the topics you are absolutely the most passionate and emotionally involved about are those that hold a secret lesson or revelation for you. This is why you often see people labeled as "homophobic" and later it comes out that they were secretly homosexual and projecting all of their shame about themselves onto the group as a whole. There are a lot of complexities involved, but you can probably imagine how emotionally harrowing a situation like this might be, especially if this is a person who has built an entire life and career on their own denial of self. I would imagine there would be a lot of shame, guilt for being different, fear and anxiety about whether people will still accept you if they know, and quite possibly envy of those who are already out and able to live their lives being 100% themselves and being accepted for it within their own tribe or community. I'm sure there are even more things going on behind the scenes than that, but these are the most obvious to me, especially having been raised in an environment where sex was completely taboo and you were going to hell for even thinking about it.
On that note, let's go into some of the ways in which society has conditioned us to be ashamed of sex itself, which (in my opinion) stems from the dominance of Christian religions. What better way to control the masses than by making them think that something beautiful, loving, and sacred between two consenting human beings is somehow dirty, gross, evil, or something to be ashamed of? This not only serves as a method for control, but also as a distraction, because when we're constantly busy feeling bad about ourselves, we don't notice the corruption of those who encourage this type of self-deprecating attitude in another human being. This sex-shaming could very well be a major contributor to the sheer number of priests who were found out to be sexually molesting children. Making sex an evil or horrible thing distorts its true purpose and benefits as well as distorting the act itself; rather than it being associated with love, bonding, and spiritual expansion, it has been perverted and associated with evil, worthlessness, shame, and degradation. This is conditioning at its best, and the damage it has caused over the course of thousands of years is just now coming to the surface and getting louder and louder in order to get our attention so that we may choose a different way from now on.
Let's get something completely clear right now: sex is a beautiful and amazing act that serves many different purposes for human beings, including but not limited to procreation, a deep and profound expression of love and passion, creative expression, emotional release, energetic healing, and stress management. Like food and water, sex is part of our biological makeup and this part of our body system also needs to be maintained and healthy for us to be able to show up as our best selves each day.
People often joke about how when someone is super cranky that they probably haven't "gotten any" in a while. Well, there's more truth to that than we may want to admit, and I am also inclined to wonder whether many people who are A-sexual have evolved or adapted to these times of sex-shaming (although I'm 100% certain that this protects them from being bullied or dealing with outside judgment, fear, and bias issues). Not that it's a conscious decision; more that our soul energy has begun evolving more and more rapidly as the shift into 5D happens globally. Of course this is just my theory, but it makes sense to me from a spiritual and energetic perspective, especially having experienced some of the emotional damage that comes when those who claim to love you don't come through because you don't follow their designated path for you or do as they want you to.
When it comes to how we each experience life from within our own beings, nobody on the outside of you gets to tell you how you feel or what you believe in. Not your parents, your partner, or your boss. Nobody. It is 100% up to you to co-create your life experiences, and I believe that there are no mistakes, which I will revisit when I talk about the spiritually abusive religious aspect of this topic. The most important thing to keep in mind here is that everything is divinely planned and timed; there is no error when it comes to the influence divinity has on our lives. Nothing is a mistake; it just isn't quite as simplistic as, "If you're good, you'll go to heaven eventually, but if you're bad, a bearded guy in the sky will punish you." This just doesn't make any sense when you take all of the layers of reality, billions of different perceptions existing simultaneously, different dimensions, the soul, and the entire universe into account, which we always should when we talk about the soul, anyway.
The Eternal Soul's Masculine and Feminine Energies
Your soul has no gender, but also encompasses both genders, regardless of the gender of your vessel or physical body. The energy that is your spirit is a spark of the divine, a sliver of energetic connectedness that is experiencing an illusion of separateness due to the physical manifestation that is the human body. But the human body can actually serve as a conductor, a connector, and a channel, allowing you to cultivate and practice your feeling of connectedness any time you want to, despite the illusion of being "apart" rather than connected and one with everything in existence.
Yin and Yang—Yin being feminine energy and Yang being masculine—are like two parts of a whole and need to be in balance for a human being to thrive. If your masculine and feminine energies are out of balance, there may be toxicity within your energy field and this oftentimes translates into unconscious behaviors that may or may not be damaging to yourself and those around you. These energies also never "stop" or stay still, so ongoing spiritual practice is needed to maintain this balance in a fluid environment.
To best understand this energy, it helps to know some words that are associated with each energy so that you can get a feel for what you're balancing within yourself. Usually, one energy is dominant and nurtured more than the other through cultural, societal, and familial conditioning as well as self-conditioning via your thoughts about yourself. This subconscious or unconscious conditioning or brainwashing happens inadvertently as we grow up, because those before us have been conditioned by the same broken systems, so until someone down the line "wakes up" and breaks this cycle of fear-based living, it continues on, building on top of itself and becoming a more and more massive energetic blockage throughout the generations. On the surface, this looks like passive-aggressive comments, control tactics, fear-mongering, force, coercion, manipulation, and a sense of confusion because you thought these people were supposed to be loving toward you, but it doesn't feel like love.
So, this conditioning happens beneath the surface, on an energetic level, because people are simply doing what they were taught to do without critically analyzing what created that behavior pattern or how they might be affecting others with their unconscious behavior. The moment your consciousness is raised and expanded is the moment you begin to understand that we are all connected, we are all "walking each other home," and we deserve and are worthy of abundance, joy, love, and peace along our journey, because there is no final destination for an eternal being. It’s all about the journey, not about the end. It’s all about the now, not about the end.
A big part of this balancing act is to make sure your masculine and feminine energies are equally appreciated and shown love. Keep in mind that, as a collective, masculine energies began oppressing feminine energies thousands of years ago, thinking that force, fear, and control are the best ways to run things and that the external, physical world is "law" rather than the underlying energetic world being the focus, which is completely backwards. For me, it makes absolute perfect sense that a balance is required.
Last but not least, I watched a video on YouTube about masculine and feminine energies by Spirit Science, which does an incredible job of explaining that masculine energy is more linear and angular, while feminine energy is more curvy and flowing. This reminded me of another video I watched years ago where he was saying that men's brains are full of boxes and women's brains are like spaghetti. These parallel definitions from two completely different sources tell me that we must combine things in order to understand more, and masculine energy tends to look at everything in parts and pieces, not as a whole.
Knowing this, you can kind of begin to see how the world has gotten to the state it's in; the illusion of separateness has been punctuated by masculine energy's need to keep parts and pieces separated, and feminine energy is essentially going crazy and getting frustrated trying to find focus and structure for her creative expression to build the "whole" she imagines from the separated pieces the masculine is energetically holding hostage without being aware of it.
So, let's explore how you can begin to heal and balance your energies, whether you're feminine or masculine energy dominant. (To get a better idea, you may choose to take an online quiz to learn more about yourself: http://www.playbuzz.com/keirabutler10/what-gender-is-your-soul.)
If you're masculine energy dominant (not physical gender, but your energy or soul), be honest with yourself and begin to notice if you're behaving in ways that may hurt someone else's emotional body by being controlling, coercive, dictatorial, cold, or closed off to all things except logic and mind. As I've said before, your mind is supposed to be a tool, an instrument intended to be utilized by your soul in conjunction with your heart, emotional, and body systems. Your mind is not supposed to be the boss; you are, and you are not your mind. For those of you who are masculine energy dominant (or feel that way), it may be time to intentionally begin nurturing your feminine energy aspects such as compassion, unconditional love, kindness, understanding, empathy, and intuition. How you do this will probably vary, but the best go-to activity for energetic healing is meditation. If you feel drawn to something else, give it a try; it may hold the answers you are seeking.
If you're feminine energy dominant, be honest with yourself and ask yourself if you need structure in your life. Are you full of ideas but can't seem to implement them? Inspired but unmotivated because you're kind of sick of the process and results are sporadic at best? Are you ready for growth and change and evolving to your next level but feel like something is holding you back? These might be indicators that your energy is off balance, and for us it's best to build structure into our own day through the development of healthy habits. Now, this can be challenging at first, but once you begin to implement daily healthy habits, you will find them to be much more beneficial than you could have imagined at the outset. This is the structure that comes from masculine energy that helps to contain, focus, and direct the female creative energies, which tend to be all over the place if left unbalanced.
I know this well because I have to work hard at daily structure and self-discipline, as I am more comfortable going with the flow. While this going with the flow serves me extremely well in turbulent or challenging life situations that require resourcefulness and extreme flexibility, it definitely isn't the best option when you're trying to build something that requires a little more planning ahead and self-discipline. So, for us feminine energy dominant individuals, it's important to begin building daily habits that can provide the structured "container" for your creative and intuitive energies, and this combination is absolutely powerful for manifesting the life you desire intentionally.
Now that we've talked about masculine and feminine energies and know that each of us have both, let's take a look at how religious conditioning through the use of fear, force, control, guilt, and shame has contributed to the spiritual illness of the collective.
Please read the next blog post for more. I am breaking this up into three separate posts, and even those might be too long. However, I would like to keep your attention, so I am publishing all of them at the same time should you wish to continue reading now. This article is pretty intense, so if you need to take a break, please do.
Love & Light, my friends, especially through the tough topics <3.
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