Tuesday, July 03, 2012
MORE ON MALE VS. FEMALE APPROACHES
NOTE: RECENTLY I RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING BEAUTIFUL LETTER FROM A READER. I WISH TO SHARE WITH YOU, FOR IT CONTAINS MUCH FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
..I have found that IN A WOMAN"S BODY, the map that we have which has been recorded by men for men through these patriarchal ages, does not necessarily match AT ALL certain stages of my journey, which has put me through great confusion. This has been and at times, still is a surprise to me. And this especially refers to ecstatic states and blissful states and it also refers to the Kundalini Energy when it happens to be opening what it needs to open in the 2nd Chakra and the sexual energies felt are INTENSE at least for me, especially in the past. There IS some kind of bias against experiencing the Energy, as SACRED, no matter how it moves and unfolds and purifies and purges the body/mind/emotions on each and every level. . .
Men need to "conserve" their energies in order to have the Energy move up the "spine" and do its dance. I believe our Energy as women moves and circulates in a different pattern....and if at times, during our spiritual practices, an orgasm occurs in any Chakra through the embrace of the Divine Beloved, it is NOT wasted energy and it will not stop or paralyze its Divine Spiral Flow through our Feminine bodies. That is just my opinion based on my experience and that of other ladies I have been privileged to share the subject with. Many woman Teachers today follow the tried and true, patriarchally prescribed path to the Divine. Nothing wrong with that if it feels comfortable and right for them. However, The Divine Mother took me on a different Journey and I am allowing Her to do Her dance within me. I spent many years "sweating blood", thinking there was something "wrong with me" in the way the Energies were presenting themselves. Sitting still on a mat, watching my breath was NOT FOR ME.
I "know" with every fiber of my Being, that the path to the Divine, although ultimately arriving to the same summit, is slightly different for each person AND different for men than for women. That is my experience and the experience of a few women I have met or corresponded with around the awakening of the Kundalini Mother. So, over time, I have just decided to listen to my Teachers, one always learns a lot from those who have walked the path longer than oneself....however, when I close the door to my bedroom where my Altar is....that is just between me and my precious Divine Beloved. This was a tough, decision to come by since just about every book or Teacher (both male and female) that I personally have met assure me the original maps are the ones to follow no matter if you are male or female.
I humbly disagree and truly believe we, the modern-day Gopis of the Divine Beloved, are in the present carving our new maps for future generations of women to not have to endure the "blood, sweat and tears" of having to either choose the prescribed methods (which sometimes just do not fit...like the old, too tight girdles of our past!) or follow the Divine into the transformative Fiery Furnace of His/Her Love, allowing Him/Her to lead the way. . .
Although I might not reach the "highest" in this incarnation, Mother Kundalini has me enfolded in Her exquisite blanket of Love's purifying warmth, so I'm on the way. It is all GRACE....and that was the call of my Divine Beloved into His/Her everlasting arms.
NOTE FROM DOROTHY: ALTHOUGH MY EXPERIENCE IS IN SOME WAYS DIFFERENT FROM THIS WRITER'S, YET IT CERTAINLY AGREES WITH HER IN THAT I HAVE FROM THE BEGINNING PREFERRED TO FOLLOW MY OWN PATH, AND ALLOW THE ENERGIES THEMSELVES TO DIRECT THE COURSE OF THIS PROCESS. I HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT MY RECENT INVESTIGATIONS INTO AROMA THERAPY, WITH MY MAGIC POTION FROM AUSTRALIA. TODAY YET ANOTHER VARIATION ON THIS EXPERIENCE OCCURRED.
ONCE AGAIN, I HAD DELIGHTFUL SENSATIONS JUST BY MOVING THE VIAL AROUND MY BODY AT A DISTANCE OF A FEW INCHES. AT THE END OF THIS PRACTICE, I MOVED INTO MY LIVING ROOM, AND, AS I AM WONT TO DO, BOWED BEFORE MY BELOVED TONGKA (BUDDHA) AND--TO MY SURPRISE--FELT LOVELY SENSATIONS IN MY HEAD AND UPPER BODY. I HAD REMARKED TO MYSELF EARLIER THAT IT WAS DIFFICULT FOR ME TO REACH MY LOWER LEGS AND FEET, SINCE I DO MY MOVING PRACTICE STANDING. WELL, TODAY IT OCCURRED TO ME THAT PERHAPS I COULD SIMPLY DIRECT ENERGIES MENTALLY TO THESE LOWER REGIONS--AND SURE ENOUGH, BY DOING SHOULDER ROLLS AND DIRECTING MY THOUGHTS DOWNWARD (HANDS POINTED TO FEET) I DID INDEED FEEL EXQUISITE SENSATIONS IN MY CALVES AND FEET.
ALWAYS, THERE IS SOMETHING NEW TO DISCOVER. THE EXPERIENCE IS EVER FRESH.