We are moving to a more conscious age perhaps, which means the transcendence of our collective split, the inconsistencies in our lower nature, which in America’s case is our yin/yang divide, a black and white view of the world as being one or the other. This divided comes in all forms: moralism, left/right/ racism, religion..every thing that rises splits into this duality of conflict…and it is this division. that creates so much anger and rage because the imperatives is that America must be One, not two..and yet there is two…
We are in a dynamic evolution from the Two to the One, and then its comes Two and then One…an evolving dance. However, we are stuck right now, unable to break from the entrenched TWO for the last 50 years to the birth of a new One…The American Record is stuck in one grove. But it cannot hold.
A beaver damn cannot hold back the rising stream. The beavers, the Conservatives, are hard at work to maintain the duality that gives them their unique indignity and power, but the river of integration is stronger then the damn of segregation because Life itself is a force for unity, for integration of species and environment…a dance in organic balance like Fred and Ginger. .
We have lost that balance because we are clinging to our strengths, but when conditions or environment changes, what was once strong becomes weak. The Tao Te Ching says this. Just like poor Roseanne: what once made people laugh now got her fired. History is always a contest between the Stream and the Beavers. One either works with the rising stream or get washed away. While Beaver damns are needed to replenish the field, a good beaver knows when to fold.
As I said, beavers have a purpose but when the river rises, beavers double-down, causing more and more tension between life and the damn. At some point, the damn just breaks open. We seem to be at that point nationally. How much pressure can we stand? Anger and outrage and violence rises from the pressure. Where is the Turning Point? We keep asking that about Trump…oh, surely, this is the turning point…oh, this can’t stand…and yet it does…and so the pressure mounts and the people protest, and younger and younger people come to the polls….Something is awakening..aroused from its sleep.
That is the dual purpose fo beaver damns in history. The Conservative keeps the river of liberalism from washing everything away, but the damn that won’t give keeps the river from flowing at all. Beavers in nature know the balance; Conservatives and Liberals, the damn and the river must learn over and over again how to dance.
Life…And that is us. There is no external conductor. Buddhism calls it the Dharma. Christianity the Word or Logos. Or we call it evolution…but it is the force of dynamic unity, always integrating, always making larger containers for the growing plant.
What’s the difference between male and female power, masculine and feminine, god and goddess? Male God power comes from institutions, from male tribes and systems, but it is external power applied. Goddess power comes from within, not without. Goddess power springs forth when nature is out of balance. The mother restores balance (Avatar) because we are all in the Mother’s Cosmic Womb. Men know that be don’t admit it, are afraid to admit it because they believe, need to believe they are outside of the womb, outside of the mother—after all, they are all grown up men now who have left their mother. Being a man means being free from women, from the mother. Women like that too. They don’t want a mother’s boy, someone who is not emotionally weaned from his mother.
But you get the idea here, don’t you. If the whole cosmos is the Mother and we are inside here material womb of forms dancing, dying and being born, then the idea we are outside of the mother is……science. Yes, the scientific method means that the sciences is outside of nature (the mother) so he can discover how she works and control her. Yes..that’s it. Male Power is control power. Control Nature..the Goddess.
And she lets him because She knows he is still inside Her. So she throws him a bone…until he goes too far. Then she spanks him.