The Question posed to me that is relevant to all women
: Hello, i was reading through john 4:18-24 and I don't understand what Jesus is saying on line 22 about the Jews. I see what Jesus is saying about praying and worshiping the spirit of god not just on that mountain or in Jerusalem but always being in a conscious connection with god wherever we are... but what does this mean for that woman who has five husbands and her current husband that is not her husband? I think that maybe the knowledge Jesus is sharing women is a way of conveying that despite her unofficial marriages to 5 other men, the woman and husband can still redeem themselves if they follow in the way of Jesus..
The Answer To The Sexual Dilemma:
We are the prodigal sons of our Heavenly Father. Other than some of my own, perhaps the best quote on the process of the Journey in TheWay is that out of the Zohar: “All souls are subject to the trials of transmigration; and men do not know the designs of the Most High with regard to them… The souls must re-enter the absolute substance whence they have emerged. But to accomplish this end they must develop all the perfections, the germ of which is planted in them; and if they have not fulfilled this condition during one life, they must commence another, a third, and so forth, until they have acquired the condition which fits them for reunion with God”.
In reality, it is impossible to develop all the perfections that will permit our Union with the Logos of God in one life -- and when the Cosmology of Mind is rightly understood, the journey from the Alpha of Ignorance to the Omega of Enlightened Light and Being requires countless lifetimes of developing Wholeness, Completion and Perfection. In the Edgar Cayce readings it was noted that the soul who lived as the historical man Jesus required 30 lifetimes to arrive at that point where he could achieve the Final State of Birth -- but from my perspective, that number is allegorical -- and it required more than that. But he accomplished what he did by making each life a success story -- i.e., understanding that each life has a higher purpose, and living one's highest ideal in pursuit of that purpose.
One of the gravest mistakes of the modern Church is to use Jesus as an excuse for their own carnal excess and the belief that they are somehow exempt from the consequences of their own actions -- and one of the gravest mistakes of the New Age is to imagine that they can put off from one life to another. A common New Age rhetorical reply is that they will deal with certain inconvenient issues in some future life rather than do the work, or make the sacrifice in the present. The problem with this mindset is that when we attempt to put off till tomorrow what confronts or is presented to us in the present, the Laws will no longer present us with the opportunity at that level, and it will become much more difficult for us to return to that point where we are again even presented with the opportunity which we previously failed to take advantage of. The fact of life is presented in the Gospel of the Nazirenes: "Don't put off from day to day, and from cycle to cycle and æon to æon, in the belief, that when you return to this world you will succeed in gaining the mysteries , and entering into the kingdom of light. For you don't know when the number of perfected souls will be filled up, and then the gates of the kingdom of light will be shut, and from hence none will be able to come in thereby, nor will any go forth. Strive that you may enter while the call is made, until the number of perfected souls will be sealed and complete, and the door is shut."
The term "Strive that you may enter while the call is made..." is making reference to the parable of The Call -- wherein, those who were invited to the Wedding Feast -- indicating those who had achieved a level of spiritual maturity -- but failed to come to TheCall -- were destroyed -- signifying that the Laws invoked greater hardship upon them who are presented with an opportunity, but they instead sought the entanglements of the ways of this world. Again quoting the parable of the Talents out of the Nazirene Gospels in preference to the corrupted version in the traditional scriptures: "And that servant which knew his lord's will and did not prepare himself, nor followed his will, will be beaten with many stripes. But he that did not know, and did commit things worthy of stripes, will be beaten with few stripes. For to whomsoever much is given, of him will they much require, and to whom they commit little, of him they will require the less. For they who know the Godhead, and have found the way of life, the mysteries of light, and then have fallen into sin, shall be punished with greater chastisement than they who have not known the way of life. Such shall return when their cycle is completed, and to them will be given space to consider, and amend their lives, and learning the mysteries, enter into the kingdom of light." The key statement is "...For they who know the Godhead, and have found the way of life, the mysteries of light, and then have fallen into sin, shall be punished with greater chastisement than they who have not known the way of life." Which means that the New Age rhetoric that the person will work on an aspect of self in some future life because it is not convenient for them at this time, will find that not only will they no longer have the opportunity in the future, but that it will become far more difficult to once again return to that point where they even had the opportunity.
In the original uncorrupted Gospels there were may statements pertaining to seeking the knowledge of the Mysteries of Light -- i.e., "...For they who know the Godhead, and have found the way of life, the mysteries of light" -- and this can be clarified by quoting the Pistis Sophia: "Do not cease seeking day or night, and do not let yourselves relax until you have found all the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Light, which will purify you and make you into Pure Light and lead you into the Kingdom of Light." And on the transformation of the physical body that permits the seeker to receive and comprehend the Higher Knowledge, the Pistis Sophia states: "Do not desist from seeking by day and by night, until you find the purifying mysteries of the light, which refine the body of matter and make it a pure light very refined." And just as important is the statement: “But if he shall have sinned once, twice, or thrice, they shall reject that soul, sending it back again into the world according to the form of the sins that it may have committed; the form whereof I will declare unto you hereafter. But verily, verily I say unto you, that even the righteous man that hath committed no sin at all cannot be brought into the Kingdom of Light, forasmuch the seal of the mysteries of that kingdom is not found upon him. Once for all, I say unto you, a soul cannot be brought into the kingdom, if it be without the mysteries of the Kingdom of the Light.” And that this transformation of the self that brings about the necessary subsequent stages of birth can only be accomplished while in the physical body-vessel as stated in the Gospel of Philip: "Those who say that first they shall die and (then) they shall arise are confused. If they do not first receive the resurrection (while) they live, they will not receive anything (when) they die." Which means that absolutely no progress can be made when your time in the body has expired (physically died).
Sexual pleasure and procreation is only one aspect of the purpose of the sex-centers of man and woman. In fact, procreation can be portrayed as a holographic allegorical pattern of higher reality -- portraying to the seeker the reality that only in the joining of the opposites (male/female, heaven/earth, spiritual/physical, positive/negative) can the third-force be conceived and evolved. Again, holographically, in the same way that marriage does not make the two "one flesh" from the perspective that their male/female physical bodies are somehow altered -- but rather, (holographically) the oneness is found in the genetics of their offspring (third-force). The true merger of husband and wife into "one flesh" must be understood on the level of mind -- wherein, the third-force that makes the male/female "one flesh" is best portrayed as the Morphic Field that surrounds and immersed the husband and wife within their own atmosphere-like Etheric Field -- which is explored beginning at the subheading Gender-Blindness And The Process Of Birth. Why is this even important? The outer columns of the Tree of Life that form the Tree of Duality (aka Tree Of Knowledge Of Good And Evil) are male and female in relation to each other. Therefore, the separate impressions and their corresponding divided male and female thought patterns and frequencies, are in fact the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Duality. And it is in the joining and raising up of the male/female spheres of the Tree of Duality within the man and woman, that manifests and provides access to the fruit of the Tree of Life -- the eater thereof inherits Eternal Life.
Therefore, what exactly is a Morphic Field? On the reality of what is portrayed as a Morphic Field, quoting from the excerpt of the book Active Consciousness - Awakening The Power Within, by Amy L. Lansky, it is stated that: "Biologist Rupert Sheldrake's theory of morphic resonance also depends upon similarity in vibration. Members of the same species, being 'on the same wavelength,' are able to tap into information that pertains uniquely to them. And while members of an entire species might be able to tune into a fairly broad spectrum of frequencies (think of Carl Jung's notion of the collective unconscious that humans supposedly tap into, smaller, more tightly connected groups -- such as members of the same family or loving couples -- resonate in more focused zones of vibration; they have access to their own "private frequency.' In fact, Sheldrake goes even further and suggests that morphic fields can explain how human memory operates. Instead of being stored in our brains, he suggests that memories are stored in the morphic field. Our brains then pick them up via resonance, like radios tuning to their own private stations." Physical sex creates a permanent connection between a man and woman with the objective of the creation of an morphic-embryo that can be evolved by the two (husband and wife) into a higher state of birth. And this is demonstrated in the Gospel of Thomas in the statement: They said to him, "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?" Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female". By creating that morphic field where the third-force is evolved and balanced, the higher soul-self that is asexual can manifest in the physical -- thereby enabling the man and woman and their higher soul-selves to evolve towards the next level of spiritual birth -- with the ultimate objective of attaining Oneness in the Final Birth which manifests the Logos in the Union.
The soul or our higher True-Self is neither male or female because the polarities of male/female exist in a united reality. The soul itself IS the third-force balance between the physical and spiritual natures -- which are portrayed as the two sons in the parable of the prodigal son -- the younger son venturing into this, the Far Country -- with the elder son remaining in the fields of the Kingdom of God. From the perspective of the higher soul-self, the prodigal son is feminine in relation to the indwelling spiritual nature which is male. The soul is a Being of Light ( http://BeingOfLight.com ) that is neither male nor female, because it exists as the Morphic Field that is the third-force balance of the physical (female) and spiritual (male) natures. That there are males in this world is only because the holographic nature of the Divine Pattern which is replicated into all of Creation must be maintained. But in this case, a man is only male in his relationship to woman. This can be understood in the feminine genetics of "XX" -- which can be broken down to chromosomes from the father and separate chromosomes from the mother. Yet, even though the 23 chromosomes were derived from the father, they are only male in relation to the 23 chromosomes from the mother. On a physical level of being, while the man is male in relation to woman, both are holographically feminine in relation to the inner spiritual nature that remains attached to the Kingdom -- with the third-force balance observed in the Light and reality of the higher soul-self.
In order to evolve, these male/female polarities must be separated so they can interact and evolve. In order for the soul or soul-self to evolve, there had to be a division between the spiritual and physical natures as portrayed in the parable of the two sons. Holographically, in order for the prodigal son to evolve, there had to be the division of male and female. Thus, before conception can even take place in the physical, both the sperm and ovum must divide and split so the opposites can join and create an embryo which evolves into a fetus with the objective of initiating birth into the next level of being -- which in this case is physical existence. But because the process of birth must be accomplished incrementally and in stages, at each level of birth you are holographically born as an ovum or sperm on that level of being. And this (holographic Divine Pattern) reality of man and woman is explored in the subheading Cosmic Ovum And Sperm. While on a physical level only one ovum and sperm can unite to conceive a human embryo, this is not the case on the next level (human reality). Quoting the above: "...think of Carl Jung's notion of the collective unconscious that humans supposedly tap into, smaller, more tightly connected groups" -- and on our level, whoever you have sex with remains connected to you in a quasi-morphic field -- creating an exchange of impressions which we often receive as thoughts.
Woman is structured to raise up the vital life-force passed to her during sex, and return it back to her husband at a higher level -- which is why man is polarized positive in the genitals, while woman is polarized positive at the breasts. It has been noted that woman alone maintains enlarged breasts which is not the case in the animal kingdom where the primary function of the breasts is the nursing of offspring. Unlike the animal kingdom, the breasts of woman remain enlarged in order to serve the higher purpose of the Marriage -- which Divine Union can only be manifest in the kingdom of mankind. In the parable, the prodigal son is portrayed as loosing his (divine) inheritance by living a "riotous" lifestyle -- which in the loss of his inheritance, places him under the control of the Citizen of the Far Country. What we portray as nature-man squanders away his inheritance (vital life-force) -- a process with Gurdjieff portrays nature-man as a type of herd-beast that feeds nature through the loss of his bio-energy. If man is celibate, then his level of bio-energy dwindles -- i.e., you loose what you don't use. Also, as explored in The Way Of The Monk, there is a holographic division of heavenly/spiritual and physical/earthly in the upper three spiritual centers (aka chakras) and the lower three earthly centers within man -- with the third-force in the Center. So, if you negate the lower, then you can't bring about the necessary merger of male/female opposites within self -- and therefore you can't manifest an evolved third-force in the Center -- creating an imbalanced condition which we portray as chakra-gazing and head-sex. Again, quoting the Nazirene Gospel: And one of the disciples asked him, "How shall a man enter into the Kingdom?" And he answered and said, "If you don't make below as the above, and the left as the right, and the behind as the before, entering into the center and passing into the spirit, you will not enter into the kingdom of God." -- with the objective being that the Kingdom can only be entered through the CENTER -- which is dependent upon the evolved balance of the three upper spiritual (male) centers and the three lower (female) spiritual centers with the evolution of the Center. Which means that by denying the lower centers through celibacy, those centers fail to develop.
When rightly understood, the organs of the body itself is the epitome of duality working in harmonic conjunction with each other -- i.e., the two lungs, the two hemispheres of the brain, the two sides of the heart, the two ovaries or testis, the two eyes, ears, nostrils, arms, legs, kidneys and most other organs. Taking the heart as an example, if the two sides which each contain an upper and lower chamber fail to function together in harmony, then the heart and the body becomes dysfunctional -- with physical death a possibility. Holographically, man and woman are opposite polarities that are the two sides of the whole -- and each has an upper (spiritual/heavenly) chamber, and a lower (earthly) chamber. When they function in harmony and oneness, the vital life-force is passed from the lower chamber of the male into the lower nature of the female, is raised up into the upper chamber of the female where she is polarized positive at the breasts, and passed back to the husband at that (upper) level where he is polarized negative -- and this higher raised up bio-energy then has the potential to be raised up and join the upper and lower within the two -- evolving the Center where Wholeness can be matured and manifested. This, of course, is the design of Nature and the Laws Thereof -- and in the joining of the two, the Morphic-Field of the union of the two evolves the embryo which permits the next stage of birth to be brought about at that higher level.
Man, though, must have freewill -- and in his pursuit of the pleasures and appetites of sexual interaction apart from the higher purpose of sex as a uniting force that bring wholeness to the male/female embryo in the morphic-field, nature man uses the sex organs strictly for pleasure and the feeding of his carnal appetites. With the result of squandering away his vital life-force into the feeding of nature, with him as a type of herd-beast of the god of this world. In the same way that woman craves the exchange of vital life-force from the man, the man desires the return of that vital life-force from woman -- which he is deprived of, because this can only be accomplished by a wife who is totally bonded and at-one with her husband. The heart has a common beat in which the four chambers perform unique tasks that manifest wholeness. In order to function above the physical level, the man and woman who are Husband and Wife must have a common beat that moves, sustains and raises up the bio-energy to make the evolved Morphic-Field connect them to the higher reality of their souls. Nature man is incapable of this common beat and exchange of bio-energy and impressions at a higher level that unites the left/right and higher/lower into Oneness. So nature-man goes through life in a spiritual void -- fixated on the breasts of woman -- desiring the bio-energy which he cannot receive from just any woman. And because he can't get this energy from one woman, he spends his existence being attracted to the breast of many woman -- never receiving what he craves and needs to achieve wholeness. And this attraction to women's breasts is why Jesus said that a man who looks on a woman with lust, has already committed adultery with her in his heart. And why the woman who was caught in adultery was told to go and sin no more. When rightly understood, Jesus was of course expressing the reality of the Natural Laws of God -- and these Laws are not negated because of one's dogmatic beliefs.
As a woman, the question becomes what you bring to the table of a marriage. If you have already given yourself to other men, then it becomes very difficult for you to raise up the bio-energy of one man and return it back to him as per the Divine Design and the Laws of Creation. Instead of reflecting and completing the impressions of your husband through the merger and raising up with your own impressions, you are reflecting the impressions of many men who are neither your own, nor can you affect in a higher positive manner (see The Merger Of Opposites Into One, and The Holographic Pattern Of Sex). Man and woman each emit opposite polarity impressions (see Impressions As Food) -- and it is the interaction and merger of male/female impressions that nourish the mind in its embryonic stages of development within the marriage and merger of opposites. But if the woman is a part of a morphic-field with many men, then it becomes very difficult to near impossible for her to fulfill her divine role and reflect and raise up the impressions of her husband. In like manner, a man who has a harem of women, has too much bio-energy bleeding off into nature. And this was why the woman at the well was portrayed as having five husband and none of her own -- and therefore she could not return with Her Husband and receive the Living Waters of the Spirit.
There is no doubt that we live in defiled times -- and few of us have escaped the cesspool that we have been plunged into. But there is the Law of Grace -- and the fact that if we see the error of our ways, and strive to make change in first ourselves, and then in the outer world, then a certain degree of healing can take place within us. A young girl who is seduced by our culture into having an abortion, can only repent from murdering the unborn, by assisting other young girls into not making the same mistake. In the same way, a woman who has been seduced by our culture into having a multitude of sex partners, can begin the healing process by seeing the error of her ways -- and conveying to other young girls not to permit themselves to be seduced and entrapped. The god of this world which is portrayed as the Citizen of the Far Country, wants young women to have a multitude of sexual partners, so that she is unable to fulfill her Divine Purpose as a Wife -- and therefore, bleed the vital life-force off into nature -- i.e., serving in the role of a herd-beast. But the Law of Grace can only be invoked by repentance -- and repentance must be founded upon the making of amends. And this can only be accomplished by positively affecting the lives of others.