Divine Masculine & Feminine

We need to understand and apply the concepts of Divine Masculine and Feminine, if we wish to live in a better society, have better lives and ultimately be in the universal right of happiness. For women, read DIVINE FEMININE then masculine. For men, read DIVINE MASCULINE then feminine. You will benefit greatly.

I am acting as the relay of this knowledge,  it is a sacred knowledge passed down through aeons that we lack in our society today. I implore you to check out the website for greater information! I’m just relaying this on to my sphere of influence.

http://sunyatasatchitananda.com/divine-masculine/

http://sunyatasatchitananda.com/divine-feminine/

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The Divine masculine & feminine exist in the psyche of a person, and becomes thoughts, beliefs, and behaviours.

Man & woman carries within our psyche both masculine & feminine archetypes. From these come all our conscious thoughts, plans, desires goals and agendas. They intertwine and cooperate to produce a uniquely personal expression and experience of life.

Divine Masculine

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The Divine Masculine represents a spiritual, psychological and archetypal ideal. It is the best and most inspiring, elevating, and restorative aspects of masculine expression.

The Divine Masculine is not a distant, detached, jealous and vengeful male deity. The divine masculine acts as a shining mirror of the Self, revealing aspects that need compassionate attention and support to become one’s highest potential.

The Divine Masculine comprises a group of archetypal energies that drives thoughts, emotions, desires, and behaviours culminating in one’s sense of right-relationship, or “flow” with life and feelings of satisfaction and well-being.

SUGGESTED PRACTICE

  1. Contemplate what the “fullness” of each expression means to you.
  2. Contemplate how these currently show up in your life. Look for areas and ways you are already embodying #1.
  3. Don’t look for the places you are deficient or lack in the fullness of the archetype. Only look for what you ARE doing.

THE ARCHETYPES

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God energy is transcendent, connected to all that is, aspect of self. It resonates with trans personal harmonious love for everyone and all beings. It is the domain of spirituality, mystical experience and intuition.

A man expressing the God archetype in its fullness feels like he is synergistically connected to all that is and has the confidence of “knowing” resulting from this connection, has spiritual balance and orientation, and emanates unconditional love to all in his sphere of presence.

When with him, you find yourself inspired with new ideas and inspired connections – creating new experiences. He stands for and contributes to the furtherance of the divine right of happiness; equally for all races, genders, and sexual expressions.

His power is in his presence – his spiritually centered awareness focused completely in the present moment. He embodies love, compassionately expressed to whomever is within his sphere of presence.

He leads by inspiring: creativity, beauty, and truth seeking – fulfilling the highest ideals and principles, through example and not aspiration alone.

He is spiritually guided, supporting and sponsoring: creation, transcendence, and resolution in all its forms. He seeds thought forms and ideas – releasing ownership for the greater good.

A man in the fullness of the God archetype shows up as unconditionally loving, inclusive, open, welcoming, heart-centered, spiritually focused, supportive and inspirational. 

KING (FATHER)

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The King archetype plays the central role of order and blessing, benevolence and fertility, strength and balance. While the god archetype seeds thought forms and ideas, the King births them and actively looks to their growth and further manifestation into existence – being the steward of these.

The King archetype governs the domain of material manifestation, family, “Kingdom” – your sphere of influence including your relationship to individuals and physical locations: i.e home, neighbourhood, community, etc, material wealth and abundance.

The King archetype has the sterling attribute of “unyielding strength of character” and is relied upon by all the realm to not yield to less noble, self-serving interests or compulsions. Thusly, the King inspires and unites the realm to follow his leading. He combines this strength with intelligence, right action and wisdom.

A man in the fullness of King archetype: He is supportive and nurturing of the well-being and easeful participation and happiness of those he engages with. He is a stabilising and calming influence in all circumstances. By his balance and “potency” (strength, effectiveness) others are comforted and influenced to imitate his example. His demeanour is “seasoned” and carries wisdom with it, not adolescent impulsiveness.

His wisdom carries a trans-personal selflessness – like a kind father. He is an agent of the divine having reverence for all life. He is benevolent, evenhanded, calm, caring and thoughtfully present – yet passionate in his whole – hearted support. He is settled in the knowing that everything is as it should be, everything changes, and there is no lack or anything to genuinely fear.

Priest

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The priest archetype is the domain of spiritual awareness and insight – connecting with and revealing “occult” (that which is hidden) knowledge of the unknown realm to the enlightenment of the self and selfless benefit for the many.

The priest is the connection between the material and spiritual world – ones conscious personality and the divine realm of Spirit. He is a mediator of the powerful energies that comprise one’s inner community of archetypes and personality components, working closely with the King and the Sage archetypes to create, manifest and bring spirit into form.

The Priest calls forth and directs energies between unconscious and conscious awareness, affecting our felt sense of well-being and competence in life. The Priest nurtures and care takes the spiritual relationship between the ego personality and Spirit, the Divine.

The Priest archetype in it’s fullness: You are a man who is the master of his spiritual and material realities and knows how to call forth from spiritual storehouses when he needs to transmute energies that would overtake or topple other men not in this fullness. He is thoughtful and reflective, having depth to his presence and intellect. He knows how to obtain higher perspective and detach from inner and outer storms and how to connect deep inner truths and resources with his experience of life. He is not easily pushed or pulled by faddish influences but with grace and insight he brings power and confidence to difficult situations requiring resolution, change or shifting.

WARRIOR

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Warrior qualities include: Decisiveness and clarity of thought, selfless service, genuine humility, strength of experiential “knowing”, courage to do what serves the highest good even when it is a personal challenge to do so. He serves to maintain and support established systems and forms consciously, without blind rigidity, being exemplary in loyalty to a greater good beyond personal gain.

He remains calm and centered while under challenge. He is inwardly aligned and integrated – in touch with his feelings, being warm and compassionate, appreciative and generous at every opportunity. He fights the “Good fight” in favour of benefiting the greater good and making life more fulfilling for everyone.

Being in the  presence of a man in the fullness of the warrior archetype feels like this: Strength of stature is evident and unheralded – not needing accolades or compliments. He contributes without fanfare or needing to direct or lord himself over others. He eagerly responds to requests of service showing respect to all – especially to those “elder” to him, and well as other men, women, children, animals and the earth.

He “knows himself” and finds his place in collaborative projects, being fulfilled and contented with the collaboration and not by ambition or competition. The man in the fullness of the warrior makes you feel safe while not being oppressed by his stature or protection.

LOVER

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The lover archetype in its fullness is the primal energy of passion, exquisite engagement with life and estatic being -an alive and vivid world view. The domain of the Lover archetype is the primal urges of being: Sex, food, well being, procreation and is manifested in creative adaptation and initiatory experience.

The Lover is the epitome of Sensual. He is intimately interested in all forms of sensory engagement, seeing the world in all it’s splendour. He is the archetype of play and healthy embodiment without shame. The lover archetype has a mystical quality that seeks to experience beauty and unity in daily life.

The man experiencing the fullness of the Lover archetype feels like this: He is sensual. He is open and invites you to touch – his mind body and soul. He is “connected” and relishes physical, psychological and spiritual connection with others that highlights integrated expanded awareness and experience. He is immersed in the experience, present in the moment, focused on the quality of the connection and engagement. He appreciates beauty in all its forms and makes each moment a “work of art”. He is sensitive to others needs and moods and is intuitively responsive. He is “in his body” – animating it with vital energy through dance, yoga or movement. He brings a “joy of life” to any engagement or conversation. He has stopped “performing” and has relaxed into “being” feeling without pressure to “accomplish” or “gain”.

SAGE

download (1).jpgThe sage archetype is a very important aspect of the Divine Masculine expression for our species. The Sage is closely aligned with the priest archetype, however the Sage emanates an additional aspect of advocating “right action” Dharma. The Sage is the Ego in service to, and “right-relationship” with, the higher Self’s power.

The sage observes, tracks, scans, monitors data from all sources (within and without) and channels wisdom leading to “right action.” The sage is detached from ordinary life flow, watching and engaging energies with wisdom and toned action as needed for synchronistic harmony of life.

A man in the fullness of the sage archetype feels like this: Unheralded, he quitely and deftly shares with others wise counsel and channelled direction that shifts the receiver into new possibilities and pathways that reflect “right action” for their life path. He quietly supports the wisdom of others, not seeking acclaim or notice for his contribution. He is thoughtful and reflective and rests in his felt connection with spirit and grounded connection with the earth.

Where the Priest archetype has a primary focus on the “inward” realm, the Sage archetype has an “outward” focus of service —to manifest channelled wisdom into being.

The Sage’s importance comes to the fore during crisis and intense need. Through uniquely formed conduit that the Sage embodies, wisdom and “right action” become clear. With the Sage’s contribution we feel confident and assured our path is the right one for us, we respond to life with a calm easefulness that transitions crisis and change with grace and wisdom.

DIVINE FEMININE 

 

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The divine feminine represents the supreme level of feminine expression and manifestation in the universe. She comprises the best of the feminine in all its measure.

Women subjugated to male thinking and ideals can lack examples and models to nurture their inherent connection to the divine. By considering the stellar qualities of positive, “divine” archetypes women will finds models of thinking and behaviour that nurtures spiritual and psychological advancement.

As multifaceted, spirit-embodied beings, we each have a complex psychological and emotional constitution that produces one’s inner health and outer reality. Each one of us, male and female, carries within our psyche both Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine archetype energies. From these archetypes come our conscious thoughts, plans, desires, goals and agendas.

These archetype energies intertwine and cooperate to produce a uniquely personal expression and experience of life. Sexuality is just one expression in which this confluence of energies distinctly manifests. A female gendered person does not mean that only feminine energy is present. Also, a person’s sex (chromosomes) and the archetypal energies present in the psyche are not dependent on each other.

Developing a harmonious relationship of “inner” masculine and feminine is humanity’s evolutionary challenge and a process of spiritual advancement. It is through the integration and harmonisation of one’s inner masculine and feminine that we reach higher, integrated, holistic consciousness. For Men: it is advantageous to contemplate and integrate the “feminine” archetype qualities listed here into their inner feminine —or “anima”. 

By developing healthy, integrated aspects of the divine masculine and feminine within the psyche real progress can be made in gender reconciliation and establishing an egalitarian society.

Goddess, Queen, Priestess, Warrioress, Lover, Wise Woman

The Divine Feminine comprises a group of archetypal energies that drive and inspire one’s consciousness and felt sense of being. SHE is “anima,” the spark of inspiration, catalyst of change, siren of desire. There are many “feminine” archetypes present in the psyche—six have been chosen to represent those with the strongest influence on conducive psychological functioning and one’s psycho-spiritual evolution. By regular conscious feeding of these archetypal energies—weaker aspects are nurtured to fullness.

A Suggested Practice

Those seeking to discover and nurture their expression of the Divine Feminine will want to:

  1. Contemplate what the “fullness” of each archetype expression means to you.
  2. How do these archetypes currently show up in your life. Look for areas and ways you are already embodying #1. Don’t look for the places you are deficient or lack in the fullness of the archetype. Only look for what you ARE doing.

As you acknowledge and accept what you are already doing, you will notice more places where you already are, or are beginning to, embody the fullness of the archetype. Its like seeing in a dark room, after some time your sight “adjusts,” or expands, and you see more of what was already there. As you contemplate each archetype, you will notice more and more areas where it already exists in your awareness and behavior. This is due to radiation of the archetype energy spreading out in a “blossoming” or unfolding effect within the psyche and happens whenever archetype energy is accessed and stimulated.

Contemplation also strengthens the awareness. Two things are accomplished—you see what is already there, reinforcing what is presently integrated, and you strengthen what is beginning to emerge in your awareness, behavior, and ability.

Any aspects of the archetype that seem “new” can be integrated by imagining: “what it would feel like?” —to think or behave in this new way and see what shifts of thinking and behaving that produces. As you do, look for circumstances or opportunities that could be positively affected by adopting these higher concepts, principles and motivations and seek to enable their presence.

GODDESS

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The goddess provides transcendent experience, a re-connecting with source, and nurturing of divine essence. Here is a mystery, an incalculable delving into the void – out of which all things come – the unknowable deep abyss that is love.

The goddess is the spark of life, the inspirational, dynamic, flowing energy of creation and evolution. She is the primordial first cause, originator, progenitor – Creatrix. Her wisdom is unfathomable, intuitive, untraceable and ever evolving. Representing the mystery of the unknown and unknowable she ignites Eros, desire and vital force seeking new experience, new associations, new possibilities, new connection out of stagnating, old, technologies and processes.

The Goddess connects one to a constantly elevating transcendent flow of possibility and newness. She inspires one’s soul to new heights of expression and connection with life in its magnitude and fullness. SHE resonates trans-personal, harmonious love for everyone and all beings. The Goddess archetype is the domain of spirituality, mystical experience, and intuition.

A woman in the fullness of her Goddess archetype feels like this: She emanates dynamic energy, flowing, ever changing with boundless intuitive wisdom and creativity. Her presence is inspiring and causes one to feel renewed – stimulated and revitalised. She is “Immanence” (divine presence) personified, spiritually balanced, transcendentally driven,  and emanates love to all without distinction or prejudice. While she is the originator of ideas and solutions she seeks collaboration and consensus in their outworking and manifestation.

QUEEN (MOTHER)

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Perhaps the most strongest archetype, yet most overwhelmed with expectation and duty is the Queen (Mother). It is she who is the authority and stewardess of the “living space” and primarily care-giver of progeny. To give birth is the most profound accomplishment one may experience, life giving life, nurturing and guiding this life into self sufficiency and fullness of being is the selfless foal of the mother. The most significant relationship one has is with the mother of one’s birth. No other bond experiences such connection, attachment, and enmeshment.

It is the Queen who brings order and blessing, benevolence, fertility, balance, compassion, fairness, and unconditional love. While the Goddess archetype is the Creatrix – inspiring vision and imagination, the queen births these into being and actively looks to their growth and prospering. The Queen archetype is the domain of material manifestation, family, kingdom (Sphere of life influence), also material wealth and abundance.

A woman expressing the fullness of the Queen archetype feels like this: She is concerned with the well-being and happiness of her “household” and all in her domain of benevolent loving care.

She is a nurturing, stabilising, and calming influence in all circumstances and supports the highest good and soul aligned fulfilment of those in her “household”.2172668-bigthumbnail.jpg

Her demeanour is “seasoned” and carries wisdom with it, not adolescent, fickle impulsiveness. She is compassionate, benevolent, deeply caring, expansively loving, evenhanded, calm, persistent, caring, present, and rejoices in the success and happiness of those who enjoy here care and selfless loving.

PRIESTESS

The priestess archetype is possibly the least known and understood, especially in the present patriarchal culture which dominates and subjugates women’s spirituality. The Priestess archetype is the domain of intuitive awareness and insight, of secret or “occult” (that which is hidden) knowledge of the unknown, spirit realm.

The priestess has a magical connection to the great mystery, the pregnant void, mother of all creation, source energy. She is a connector, a facilitator between the material and the spiritual, a mediator of powerful spiritual, psychological a

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nd emotional energies that make up who we are. The Priestess calls forth and directs energies between unconscious and conscious awareness, affecting our material and spiritual sense of well being.

A woman in the fullness of the Priestess archetype feels like this: She is the master of her spiritual and material realities showing a confidence of bearing that knows how to call forth from spiritual storehouses what is needed to transmute, transduce, and transform energies that would overtake or topple other women not in this fullness.

She is thoughtful and reflective having depth in her presence and intellect. She knows how to detach from inner and outer storms and how to connect deep inner truths and resources with her grounded experience of life. She sees a  higher possibility and attunes it to resonance. She is not easily influenced by faddish impulses and brings power and confidence to difficult situations requiring change or shifting – with grace and insight.

WARRIORESS 

 

7431a378a6e778e1328332c06d30eeda.jpgThe warrioress archetype is the least represented and understood archetype for woman – distorted and misunderstood by the dominant patriarchal culture. Any expression of warrioress is met with condemnation and judgement – belittled by immature males.

Warrioress qualities are: decisiveness  and clarity of thought, selfless service, genuine humility, strength of experiential “knowing”, courage to do what is “right” even when it is a personal challenge to do so, maintaining and supporting established systems and forms without rigidity,  loyal to a greater good beyond personal gain.

 

She is selfless and maintains a warm, compassionate, appreciative, and generous connection to whom she serves. She fights the “good fight” in favour of benefiting the greater good and making life more fulfilling for everyone.

A woman in the fullness of her Warrioress feels like this:

Her grounded confidence, calm demeanor, and strength of stature is evident and unheralded. She contributes without fanfare or directing—or requiring attention. She promptly responds to requests of service showing respect to all, especially to those “elder” to her, as well as other men, women, and children, animals and the earth.

She “knows herself” and finds her place in collaborative projects, finding fulfilment and contentment participating without ambition and competition. The woman in the fullness of the Warrioress makes you feel “safe” while not being oppressed by her support. She is decisive, easily responding from the heart without Ego-personality selfishness.

LOVER

The Divine Feminine Lover archetype is perhaps the most polarised  and distorted by modern society. There is a “Madonna/Whore” dyadic opposition associated with the feminine expression of Eros Love. She is either idealised and set beyond the reach of men in worshipful ignorance or is debased and exploited as wanton in her lust and salaciousness. And yet, the fullness of the Divine Feminine Archetype can encompass and surmount both of these immature distinctions.

The Lover archetype has been contorted into a selfish and dense expression that lacks breadth or spirit. Yet the Lover is the meeting and combing sex and spirit,  Eros,  the universal urge to bond and unite.

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The lover archetype in its fullness is the primal energy of passion, exquisite engagement with life and ecstatic being: an alive and vivid world view. The domain of the Lover archetype are the primal urges of being: Sex, food, well-being, procreation – and is manifested in creative adaptation and initiatory experience.

A woman in the fullness of the Lover archetype feels like this:

She is sensual. She is open and invites you to touch – her mind, body, and soul. She relishes connection with others, specifically the connecting aspect – beyond Ego’s fulfilment needs. She appreciates beauty in all its forms, seeing and feeling beauty in herself, realising her intrinsic connection and possession of such. She is “In her body” animating it with vital energy through dance, or yoga, or movement. She brings, Eros and sensuality and a “joy of life” to any engagement or conversation.

WISE WOMAN

 

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The wise woman elicits visions of the Shaman, one who not only accesses the spiritual realms but brings practical “technology” to those in her “household” She mines her fathomless intuitive wisdom and miraculously produces solutions and applications that forward advancement and resolution of opposites, challenges, and disparate circumstances. The Wise Woman has been an essential archetype for the survival of her “clan”, community, family and our human species.

The Wise Woman brings an aspect of advocating “right action” dharma. She is the expression of the Ego in service to, and “right-relationship” with, the higher self’s power.  The Wise woman observes, tracks, scans, monitors data from all sources (within and without) and channels wisdom leading to “right action”.

The wise woman archetype in her fullness feels like this;

She quietly and deftly orchestrates and imparts wise counsel and intuitive direction that shifts the receiver into new possibilities and pathways that reflect “right action” for their life path. She unobtrusively supports the wisdom of others, not seeking acclaim or notice for her contribution. She is thoughtful and reflective and rests in her felt connection with spirit and grounded connection with the earth, Gaia, the source of her wisdom and intuition.

The Wise Woman’s importance of contribution comes to the fore during crisis and intense need. Through the uniquely formed conduit that the Wise Woman embodies, wisdom and “right action” become clear. With the Wise Woman’s contribution we feel confident and assured that our path is the “right” one for us, we respond to life with a calm easefulness that transitions crisis and change with grace and wisdom.

 

Thanks for reading,

Lachlan McKeown
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