In honor of Father’s Day, the June issue of the Ah-Man Newsletter focuses on “The Divine Masculine.” In this month’s blog, I am sharing just a glimpse of what The Divine Masculine may look like.
The Divine Masculine is a path of actions that brings results. So we do certain things, to achieve a particular type of result. This is the Masculine. The Feminine is to do nothing and just receive what is already there.
Hundreds of thousands of followers of Christianity have been able to reach Self Realization through The Divine Masculine. It is a true path. Unfortunately, all paths get watered down at times. This is why it’s so important to stick with reading the scriptures and Saints of each religion, rather than the interpretations of others.
So what might The Divine Masculine look like through different practices of Christianity?
Well, you have prayer, meditation, reading scriptures, attending rituals such as Mass, receiving the sacraments, participating directly and indirectly in those rituals, service (helping the community and others), supporting your church financially, participating in the maintenance of the church and service directly to those who have dedicated their lives to the church. There is more, but I think you get the picture. In fact, it is the same for all the major paths of religion.
There are many prayers, but my favorite and, perhaps, the least known is “The Jesus Prayer.” I use it like a mantra and repeat it whenever my mind is idle (and whenever I remember to). It goes like this: “Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.” It is a simple, yet powerful, prayer that brings love into my heart. I was introduced to it on a retreat, when I read a book that tells the story of a nineteenth-century wayfarer in Russia who is in search of the answer to the question: “How does one pray constantly?”I encourage you all to read it. It is called The Way of a Pilgrim and the Pilgrim Continues His Way, by Helen Bacovcin. You can get it on Amazon.
At times, I use this prayer even when I meditate; I pray for a while, and then let silence seep in.
The reading of scriptures is another way to bring peace and knowledge into your life. I love history, and the Old Testament rich with history and so much more. So are the Gospels of the New Testament. They are both wonderful readings to be done daily, if possible. But the Bible is not the only scripture; you can also read the writings of the Saints as well.
Attending Mass and receiving of the sacraments are another way. It brings the community together, united in their belief, to honor God through the rituals of the mass and receiving of the sacraments.
Service of any kind is very important. The main teaching of The Christ through the Churches is “Love One Another.”
Financial support is also very important. Most Churches rely heavily on support from its parishioners. And in today’s world, even if you are a very dedicated member of your Church, it may be difficult to make the time to do service. So those who can’t perform service might contribute more financially.
All of the methods described above can bring about peace in one’s life. If you participate a little in all of them regularly, with an open heart and without some monetary gain in mind, only through the desire to love, serve and know the God of your understanding more, you will achieve different levels of God/Self Realization.
To learn more about The Divine Masculine, visit http://www.mythiclove.net/sunyata/divine_masculine.html.