Spirit-Led Sexuality, Part 6
"The Things We Do For Love"
B Y D A N I E L J A C O B
(with selected writings by V.S. in America)
There is much more to share with our friend, Gregg Palmer. He is, quite literally, a fount of experience and newly-forming knowledge. This is true of ALL our "Next Generations." So much to share---if you can get them to sit still long enough to tell it to you! Fortunately, Gregg has done just that, and much more. We will hear more from him shortly.
In this day and age, we would hardly be doing justice to the topic of Spirit-Led Sexuality if we didn’t mention those tremendous measures of sacrifice being made by those whose definitions of “Love” and “Sexuality” fall outside those set by majority consensus. One of the primary characteristics of a Separation-Based Society is the levying of peer pressure against those whose experience and expression of love and sexual attraction appears to go against what the majority of folks believe to be “moral” and “right.”
The Reconnections, in their transmission “Families of the Heart,” had this to say (for example) about the highly controversial topic of Gay Marriage:
“For every implicate order there must also be a voluntary commitment to nourish and support it. Where there is no conscious choice, there is no genuine love. There is only a sense of obligation and heaviness. Though these qualities do provide a rudimentary sense of security and grounding, they often stand directly in the way of a person moving beyond his heritage into a whole new area of achievement and personal realization.
It does take a village to raise a child. And it does take a village to meet the emotional and sociological needs of those who live in society. Humanity is getting to the place where you can no longer pretend otherwise.
Mandates will continue to arise to officially accept same-sex marriages throughout the U.S. and in many key areas of the world. To some extent, this topic will eventually define civilization as you know it. Those who learn to embrace ALL FORMS that genuine love connections choose to take will flourish and begin to breathe again. Those who do not will eventually wither and die.
The key confrontation here is not really with the issue of homosexuality, though it will seem so. Underlying this emphasis on the honoring of same-sex marriage rests the need humanity now has to remove the "religious overtones" that have been wrapped around marriage for the last 2000 years.
There is a reason that "God and Government" need to be separate in society. For the last 2000 years, religion has largely been a divider of peoples, not a unifier of them. That is because your relationship to God/Goddess/All That Is was designed to be a personal connection, not a corporate one. This has always been true of marriage as well. In fact, successful marriages--ones that are kept vital and current--will eventually become the only government you will ever need. More will be said about this in days to come.
A mandate for the acceptance of gay marriage brings all of this to the forefront, and opens the door for some powerful sharing indeed, among the Earth's peoples, focused upon what a marriage is really supposed to be. This is most excellent, because it will open your eyes to what the institution of marriage has become. Changes in society and personal commitment will begin to shift rapidly at that point." ~The Reconnections.
There are many “pioneers of love” operating in society at this time. One wise person stated:
“You can always tell the pioneers. They’re the ones with arrows in their back!"
When Bill Clinton brought adultery and sex into the Oval Office at the White House---the American Government spent huge sums of money to prosecute and harass him for “not being a good role model for Americans.” True, he originally lied to people about the nature of his relationship to Monica Lewinsky. But what business was it of ours what he does in his marriage and his sex life?
During that era of social upheaval in the U.S., many Europeans laughed themselves silly at our national uproar around these simple expressions of human sexual desire. THEIR leaders had been openly engaging themselves with “mistresses” for centuries.
In another transmission concerning marital fidelity, or lack thereof---the Reconnections pointed out that the Institution of Marriage (particularly dealing with the mandate for sexual fidelity) was designed to protect lands and property from falling into “wrong” or “undesirable” hands---due to claims that might be made by “bastard children” upon the death of their birth parent(s).
As the Guides so aptly put it: “All this hubbub had little to do with love, devotion or loyalty---except to the degree that money and property are preserved within a particular blood line.” In today's world, we might also add ACCEPTANCE, POPULARITY, SECURITY and BELONGING within one's predominant social order......as motivations for walking the "straight" and narrow, regardless of what might feel with his or her secret self.
Yet sooner or later, when we enter the realm of Spirit-Led Sexuality, what a person thinks about HIM or HERSELF becomes far more important than acceptance or security within some social order. Some will risk all in order to honor internal drives and preferences which they can neither explain nor deny. Others choose to adopt some sexual "stance" in order to do battle for a person's right to choose---regardless of what that choice may be.