The Divine Masculine is a quality that resides within all of us – whether we identify as man, woman or other. In Western “civilization,” the Divine Masculine has been mostly absent as we have lived under the tyrannical reign of the unholy masculine. The unholy masculine is the corruption of all that was originally intended in the divine masculine and is known by its motivation which is fear, power and control. The unholy masculine takes control and then rules through these motivations, making others subservient to it, creating a hierarchical, patriarchal paradigm which privileges male over female, competition over cooperation, taking over sharing, war over peace, violence over harmony, etc. etc. etc. It is the unholy masculine (along with its hideous partner the unholy feminine) that is destroying our world.
The Divine and Holy Masculine is none of these things and is/was the original way in which human beings were meant to live – in partnership with the other half of our Divine Souls – the Holy Feminine.
The purpose of the Divine Masculine is to defend our Soul. The Soul is the Divine within us which seeks to be known in and through the world. The Soul is the bearer of our unique giftedness and the unique calling we all have to find meaning and fulfillment in our lives, for our own sake and then in service to the betterment of the world. The Soul knows who we are and who we are called to be. But, because we live in a world that does not honor our Soul, the Soul has become vulnerable. Instead, the world around us (that has been created by the Unholy Masculine) tries to tell us who we are and how to live our lives. Every time our Soul – our true calling – tries to make itself known, we are criticized, condemned, judged, even rejected because the Soul cannot be put into a box. Our Soul wants FREEDOM in a world that seeks to imprison us with its fear.
As we begin to listen to the voice of our Soul, a great healing takes place. We begin to see through the lies and manipulations of the unholy masculine (and the unholy feminine). We also begin to see how we have all indulged in and been controlled by the unholy within and outside of us. We come to understand the deep woundedness within us that caused the unholy to emerge in the first place and we work toward healing these wounds. Then, and only then, can the Holy within (that which is our truest nature) begin to emerge.
For people of all genders, this journey begins with the rise of the Divine Feminine. We begin to understand our feminine gifts of receiving and allowing, nurturing and supporting. We become comfortable with our emotions, the ever-shifting sands of the human experience, the light and the darkness that is the human journey. We get to know death, and loss, challenge and hardship and we learn how to be with it all. Finally, we do the deep excavating work of Soul Retrieval – diving deep into our own shadows where we have hidden, stuffed, even rejected the parts of our Soul that we (or our society) would not accept….and we bring them forth into the light. Here, we begin to know who we are, what we need and how we are called to be in the world. Once we get a pretty good handle on this….the Divine Masculine steps in.
The Divine Masculine is the energy within us of provision and protection. The Divine Masculine is the hunter, going out into the world and bringing to us what we need to support the unfolding of our Soul’s purpose. The Divine Feminine tells the Masculine what is needed, and “he” brings it. The Divine Masculine is also the gallant knight who stands at the gate to our Soul defending its unfolding. In this role, the purpose of the Divine Masculine is to set boundaries, to say who and what will be a source of support for our Soul’s mission and purpose and then unapologetically says who or what shall pass through our gate. (This unapologetic nature is something I have long admired in the men and women that I know who possess this trait!)
As divine expressions of the Love that made us all and seeks to be known in and through us, we deserve nothing less than becoming our true Divine nature – masculine and feminine, and ultimately whole.
Where are you in the journey of being your true Divine Self?