“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”¹
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IN BRINGING this series to a close, reflecting back on the period in which SACRED ANATOMY was written and published, between the years 1990 and 2005, those nine years during which I was compelled by Spirit to bring the image out of the heaven and into print were years of virtual withdrawal from the world and of dwelling “in the Secret Place of the Most High . . . under the Shadow of the Almighty,” as the psalmist declares.¹ It was a gift from Spirit, given as enlightenment and personal counsel, intended to be shared in book form.
Perhaps it has outlived its original purpose, its subject having little if any relevance in today’s world of chaos and global unrest wherein more momentous and pressing issues are in focus, such as our survival as a species. And the proverbial “choir” has moved on to more advanced transformational music. It’s time to move on. So I offer this final excerpt for those who are still interested and enjoying these meditations. I thank you for completing this series with me. Now on to the finale.
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ABIDING IN LOVE ALWAYS
Our understanding of these sacred vessels as portals for love’s radiant release is purified in the furnace of the pure heart as they are brought back into the Holy Place and used rightly so that we do not keep getting burned by the unbridled release of this creative power [which is multiplying flesh on an overpopulated planet]. It is in the heart, after all, where we live our daily lives. This is our inner bedroom, so-to-speak, our altar in our temple. How do I keep this room? Is it a place of peace and restfulness, or is it rather cluttered with the unresolved issues of daily living? Is it a heaven or a hell? Is it holy or defiled? This will make all the difference in the quality of my experience of sexual intimacy, because I bring the essences of my day’s activities with me to the altar in this temple service.
The secret of alchemy lies in abiding in Love always. One cannot, for instance, spend one’s day in a state of complaint and turmoil and expect to share in sacred sex at the close of the day—or whenever one may choose to share this potent release of love’s alchemical fire. Arguments are not resolved by “having sex” for instance. The energies charging issues that need to be addressed and resolved are only intensified, making them more volatile. Nor does it make things “all right again” between two people who have been hurting one another mentally, emotionally and physically. Time and space need to be provided to resolve the coarser issues of living in the work-a-day world of the outer court. They do not belong in the holy place of the temple.
In the temple of Solomon there was the outer court where things that did not belong in the holy place could be dealt with. This is the mental and emotional levels of our outer being. Here is where we rightly handle issues that we deal with every day out in the “encampment” of our larger fields of service. And issues do need to be dealt with and resolved between two people who are committed to a shared life of intimacy.
It is a challenge to deal with issues where differences and disagreements arise. It’s easier to say “Forget the talking, let’s just go to bed and make love, then everything will be all right again.” This has never proven out to resolve anything, and love is not “made” as we considered earlier. On the contrary, the problems only intensify and pile up on the shelf, which gets heavier and weightier until one day it all comes crashing down on top of our heads and the substance of the relationship is threatened, often violently dissipated. Irreparable damage may be done as open hearts are deeply injured. The dominance of one sex over the other cannot be creative and is certainly not enjoyable. . . .
Generally it seems that women are the wiser in relationships in that they know the importance of talking things out and resolving them. Often their emotions become reactive, arousing defensiveness in men, who feel attacked. Women are the ones who are usually left with the responsibility of initiating any important dialogue. It need not be so. Men can learn to open the space for such dialogue.
From my own resistive experience, the way to that dialogue includes taking deliberate steps to open up the space in order to confront and resolve issues. This is the “work” those who seek creative relationships must do in order to find the union that love would bring. That is not always a comfortable experience as it necessarily involves becoming vulnerable as one opens up to hidden and guarded areas of past wounding. Dialogue involves honest inquiry to uncover assumptions and misconceptions in order to reveal the truth. It also requires suspension of judgment, criticism and blame. There is a paradox here in that the vulnerability we seek to avoid is what leads to intimacy, and ultimately to communion, the essential ingredient of true relationship.
The Dalai Lama said, in his Millennium Advice, “Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.” He also advised, “Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.” His most insightful piece of advice, however, in my opinion anyway, is “In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.” That is an easy pit to stumble into.
As one stands on one’s own ground of “radical authenticity” and passion for the truth of love in one’s relationship with another, and passion for the genuine experience of intimacy where trust and honesty are valued above all other privileges and pleasures of a relationship, one will have the opportunity to experience one’s own angelic fire, as well as that of one’s partner. Such a fire is a beautiful, albeit fierce, power to know in oneself and to behold in another, giving rise to a deep sense of respect and honor between couples who dare to stand in the fire of Love together—and who take the time to learn and utilize the tools of dialogue that keep them on the path to clarity, as well as from taking the more familiar path of attacking, defending and name calling . . . or walking away.
As true men and women, we love and honor that in each other and want to be full partners in that same angelic fire that will not settle for anything less than the real and genuine in our experience of love in intimate relationship with another sacred and precious angel incarnate. The tendency is to avoid heated arguments because of the discomfort they often produce. We can agree to disagree and then welcome confrontations as necessary encounters with the truth in order to arrive together on the other side in a place of accord where love still abides as sweet and strong as ever.
No man, or woman, can destroy the fire of spirit. One need never lose one’s sense of identity with the angel. Nor need one ever let another take one’s crown of self-control and authority and become subject to another’s power and control. The Father within is always present to receive our spirit and to support us in our ordeals in life, if we would but remember to make space in the heart for His presence.
It is essential, I feel, that both partners have an active and personal communication with their Father within before they come together to share in the powerful creative currents of love. Otherwise a truly creative relationship is not likely to develop and blossom . . . .
Life, in oneself and in another, is sacred and is not to be taken lightly, or “messed with,” in common parlance. The angel of fire we each are will simply not allow it, and if he/she is pushed far enough, the angel will come forth to deal with the situation forthrightly. We know not the power that lies within this body temple in the angel incarnate we each are. Perhaps we do have a clue when we are forced to come forth in emergencies. That is what emergencies are, moments that require us to fully emerge and deal with things forthrightly, assisted by our powerful Adrenal Glands and the tranquil vibration of the Spirit of the Single Eye.
There is definitely a time for repentance, for turning around and facing one another in the current of love in “sacred space” before facing the issues that need resolving, and surely before approaching the altar of Sacred Sex together. Love is a fire which purifies that which it loves, and love cares for our human capacities which give us presence and expression on earth. In order to come through them with clarity, it often chastises them. Whatever is there—the residue of our day’s activities in service to our world, for example—is met by this fire. What is not of love, not genuine, not you, is burned up and left for dross by the Spirit of Purification. What is too heavy to ascend in the fire will descend and fall away. Only that which is gold, or “fine brass”—precious, in other words—will ascend, and if one is identified with the dross, or holding onto it, then one may get burned as well.
This is essentially what is being declared when one exclaims, “That just burns me up!” One has to let go of it entirely, leave it out of the holy place and out of one’s life forever—certainly out of the sacred space of relationship. One way of letting go of something that “burns us up” is to stop judging it. [Another is to seek the help of a personal counselor in exposing the hot buttons and disarming them. (See footnote for a reference.)]²
Sex is not casual when it embodies Love. Love is purposeful and its purpose is creation and blessing. It is truly the most powerful force in our lives, which must be handled with great care and approached with our hearts first and well before we approach it with our genitals. Then the sacred vessels of the temple are well anointed with the oil of love for the release of the blessings of the Spirit of the New Earth in a current of unified radiation of love into our worlds. We may truly say then, ”Behold, I make all things new.” The very atoms that comprise our body temples, which started their ascent far out in the mineral and vegetable kingdoms of the Natural World, are lifted up in the ascending fire of love to become the living flesh of the Great Spirit that created them. Ascension is our primary role as co-creators with God. How else will the kingdoms of this world become the Kingdom of our God save through us who comprise his beloved, holy temple on Earth?
We lift up the substance of our individual worlds in the temple service of sacred sex so that some of it might be transmuted, or spiritualized, into angelic substance, and the rest sent back out into the Natural World renewed and sanctified by Love. We bring it all into the Father’s house by taking it into our sacred hearts and hands. Thus is the world made new. And there is so much to be made new.
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. (Malachi 3:10)
This is the service I came on earth to offer, the service I believe we each came to offer when we incarnated in these temples of flesh.
I do not see ascension as something we are to strive for in order to escape this world of trial and tribulation. It is our very work and pleasure to lift up our bodies and our worlds, together with all other angels incarnate with us on this beautiful planet. Let our passion be utterly to this end that we may each fulfill our mission and purpose in life, singularly and all together, to bless the world with shining light, with beauty and peace, and bring it all Home to the One whose world this is. Ω
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¹ Psalm 91
² For such personal help, I recommend Nancy Rose Meeker, a well-seasoned intuitive and transformation counselor. You can meet her on her website, http://www.nancyrosemeeker.com. From the menu, simply choose About and behold Rose’s shining face. (Just as a side note, Nancy Rose helped with the editing and honing of my book.)