Excerpt from the interactive book, A Course in Mastering Alchemy – Tools to Shift, Transform and Ascend
by Jim Self and Roxane Burnett
The aspects of Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine are misunderstood and out of balance on the planet. Separation, third-dimensional beliefs and conditional programming have split humans according to gender and the divine aspect of each of us has been lost. For aeons there has been the duality; male and female, masculine and feminine. Such differences only exist in third-dimensional reality. Separation, in all of it various forms, does not exist in the higher dimensions.
Some ancient and current spiritual practices do identify and speak of the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine, however not always as a unified consciousness. Each archetype, deity, god or goddess has heavenly characteristics that humans want to embody, and humans believe that by understanding them, praying to them, merging with them or “channeling” them, they too will become divine. On this pathway to the Living Light Body, that the Teachers of Light* have laid before us, gender plays no part. Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine have no relation to the body or the rational mind.
This pathway is about our own internal, unified nature and our expression of creative energy. Regardless of our gender, we all have access to the masculine and feminine creative energies within ourselves. Most of us, however, are unconscious of the great treasure we have access to, and hence do not know how to recognize and use these energies for our own success and personal evolution.
Feminine creative energy is both simple and complex. It’s multi-focused, energized and fast. Masculine creative energy is uncomplicated, single-focused and slower than the feminine. When the Teachers talk about “feminine” or “masculine”, they are referring to a set of characteristics and energetics within the creation process, not female or male qualities. Feminine energetics are demonstrated as ease, patience, flow, smoothness, and understanding. Masculine creative energy holds energetics such as stability, structure, focus, and command. This is not to say that the masculine can’t flow in ease, or that the feminine can’t be stable and commanding, for example. Stability as feminine energy demonstrates itself differently than stability as masculine energy. Flow as masculine energy demonstrates itself differently than the feminine flow. Take a moment and observe this for yourself.
To illustrate this in a visual way, masculine creative energy creates through the structure, such as straight lines and angles. Feminine energy is made up of flowing curves and swirls. There are no straight lines and angles in feminine creative energy and there are no curves and swirls in masculine creative energy. Both types of energy are required for you to bring forth balanced creations. Masculine energy without feminine energy is not whole. It does not feel valued. It’s not nurtured or appreciated. It’s incomplete. I’m not talking about men and women or relationships, although this applies to those too. I’m talking about your personal, internal, masculine and feminine balance. Feminine energy without the masculine is incomplete – it feels unsupported and without focus; it’s scattered, ungrounded and unstable; it’s without structure; and as a result, it has no sense of direction, completion or success.
Within the creation process, the feminine energy is the first spark or impulse. It’s the first creative thought, idea or desire. Masculine energy then takes that impulse and creates a structure for its manifestation: the scaffolding upon which to construct it. This co-creating occurs within each of us, in our individual expressions as well as our external relationships. For example, the feminine creative energy within you has the idea and impulse to the garden. The masculine energy within you builds the raised garden beds. The feminine then plants and nurtures the vegetables and herbs. The result: you benefit by having fresh, delicious organic food. This is a unified creation process of flow and structure. Without both components, you would have no success and no food.
Humans, whether we realize it or not, use both feminine and masculine creative energy with every thought we think and every action we take. More often than not, however, we do it through reactionary thoughts and unconscious actions. Balanced creations use a balanced, organic flow of both types of energy. Those who create dominantly in one energetic or the other end up with results that are off-balance, incomplete, do not have longevity and are generally not successful.