Very Interesting coincidence….I call this “synergy”. This article is confirming a message very specifically that I received during a meditation practice a few months ago – Confirmation to me it’s time to write it down, share it – give it life. I have a rib that keeps popping out of place and causes me a lot of pain. Pain is a powerful messenger. My intention for the mediation that day was to hear the message this event was bringing. I believe there is a purpose for everything and I sensed it had something to do with what happened to me long ago (I had no idea how long ago..)
I was attacked about 25 years ago by a couple of men with the intention of rape and I suffered several broken ribs. Thank God I escaped, but I did not go unscathed. I’ve lived with a great fear of finding myself in that situation again. A parking garage or a peaceful, quiet street could evoke terror, even if I was with someone. It was an irrational fear that induced panic attacks. Over the last few years I felt I had released this fear until it rose up again. The rib was a reminder of something I had not released from my subconscious and it was presenting again; giving me another opportunity to let it go.
The revelation was this – Suppression of women and the sense of lack and unworthiness it has created in us has its root in Genesis. What happened to me is a result of a belief system that considers women “less than” men. The woman in the Old Testament is portrayed as an “afterthought” of God. According to scripture, God realized after creating Adam, it was not good for man to be alone and created Eve from the rib of the man. So not only was Eve a second thought, her identity is forever linked to man. Eve then coerced Adam to eat from the apple; Eve’s coercion of Adam caused the corruption of man, “the original sin” and it was downhill from there for women. I guess man would be forever living in Nirvana if not for Eve or maybe man would be extinct. Or, did God have another idea of how creation would procreate before he had the “Ah Ha” moment that changed his mind – I thought that was a woman’s prerogative? This is how my mind works…he he. Anyway, based on what I was taught and decided was true in my formative years, subconsciously I’m going, “This attack is somehow my fault and I deserve to be punished”. And, why not? For one, men are superior (first thought of God) and for two, look at what women have done to them. So I’ve gone through most of my adult life making sure life is punishing me. This embedded belief system has ruled the collective woman consciousness which includes me. I can look back now on life and see how my perceptions of where women stood in the scheme of things influenced how I viewed events. One event in particular comes to mind. Another blog.
The written interpretation of Genesis and other similar religious scripture has given man free license to suppress women throughout the history of religion. This suppression at times has been very subtle and extreme as we are seeing now in some religions and fundamentalist aspects of religions. I can see how this belief that women are “not created equal” has been perpetuated by a blind acceptance of what is deemed truth by those in authority. Questioning religious teaching is considered blasphemy and still punishable by death in some countries. The fear of death, hell and damnation has controlled people for ions. Questioning truth would be a threat to those in power pulling the strings. The real Truth would be revealed, kind of like in “The Wizard of Oz”. All religions speak of this Truth; We are made in the image of God and we are one with all of creation.
This is not about “male bashing” or playing the blame game. I love you guys. The suppression of women, like all other events has served a purpose unto Heaven (to the Higher Plan). Current events and changing times suggest that this purpose has been realized. People are questioning and changing their minds. They are listening for that vibraton of Truth that resonates with Unconditional Love. People are realizing their connection with all of Creation as our ability to be connected through technology increases. Woman in force are rediscovering their importance; their irreplaceable worth to the world as they see themselves mirrored worldwide. They are the very womb that births Creation. Mother lion is roaring!
Nothing ever changes until we change our minds – It’s everyone’s prerogative. All events are for learning, evolving and bettering our souls so that we can become an ever purer conduit for God’s Pure Unconditional Love. It’s this love that heals the world. We are God’s hands and are being purified and made useful through these learning events. The tough events in our lives (the hard knocks) are huge teaching moments. I’m sure you’ve heard, “Your worst enemy is your greatest teacher”, or how the hardest hardship ended up being the biggest blessing. The harder the knock the bigger the nugget. This life event was giving me an opportunity to release a belief system that was no longer serving me or my purpose. It had been pointed out again and again, but I wasn’t getting it, so the knock got harder. Tough as it was, the broken ribs provided the catalyst that broke me free from the “ages” old belief that as a woman, I was “less than” a man and therefore, loved less, “worth” less. This belief could have kept me from fulfilling my purpose in life. I was only able to release this belief from my subconscious by quieting my mind so I could hear with my heart the voice of God. God talks to the heart, not the mind. I am so grateful for the event that shook me loose and THAT is the miracle – A change in perception that truly sets me free!
Every thought we have is filtered through our learned belief system and is either embraced or rejected accordingly. It serves us then to ask, “Who’s thought is this anyway?” and consciously decide if it rings with Truth (Unconditional Love). The collective woman is being released as each woman frees herself from the bondage of this long held perception of inequality. I am now FREE thank Goodness to a loving God that talks to me personally as I allow. I pray for the release and freedom of all women. May the collective woman take her proper place in the world alongside her brother and with her nurturing, loving heart help move the world forward into Nirvana.