The Yoniverse by Keith Gregory
Huge. Fathomless. Unknowable and a complete mystery, through and through. Ask most any guy and he'll tell you he's been trying to solve this conundrum all h
Huge. Fathomless. Unknowable and a complete mystery, through and through. Ask most any guy and he'll tell you he's been trying to solve this conundrum all his life. I know I have. And it's not just a sexual thing, either. It's a mystery because there's never a solve involved – for us men, it's an ongoing inquiry into the part within ourselves this relates to and reflects. Oh my golly, our very own feminine nature.
Regardless of being born into a masculine functioning form, designed and constructed to be able to perform certain functions and operate in specific ways, are we as Spirits first and foremost, inherently either male or female – and as Spirits, when entering this life, born into a boy's body upon birth, are we only that, a man in the making?
I don't think so. With so many of the traditional gender boundary markers being destroyed, transformed and redesigned these days, steadily picking up momentum especially since the advent of the birth control pill way back when, men have been more or less clueless as to which role we are now to play. Or perhaps perform is more accurate.
We just Love tasks. It gives us something to do that taps into our whole 'live with a purpose' thing. We often need a direction in mind and a goal in sight that gives us a sense of endeavoring in our lives. It's been said, first and foremost, the masculine Lifeforce is predominantly guided to fulfill our purposeful function in life. As in 'doing the do' – however this happens to look like at the time. We're the more action oriented force of the mix.
As we've come to realize, the masculine/feminine archetypal Lifeforce is certainly not gender specific. Not at all. As humans, we have a unique combination of both qualities built into our hard drives, with our individual interpretations adding to the elaborate and often colorful mix. Just walk down 6th Ave in the village, here in NYC on any Saturday night and you'll see a full array of humanity openly on display.
The irony in the gender struggles, with both sexes in an accelerated free fall into unknown territory, is both sexes ultimately win. The swing of the evolutionary arch is now inviting anyone who chooses to look between the extremes or apparent opposites to find the common resting place within us all. And it's in our Hearts, don't you know? Only here can we truly come together, unifying in commonality without definition or distinction. It's in our Heartspace the myriad differences are no longer readily evident and only here can we meet together in the Sacred within our common Self. Yes after all boys and girls, Home is in the Heart.
A friend and once teacher of mine (thank you David Cates) shared the notion that men actually have wombs as well, energetically speaking. That contained within our male matrix is the template of this feminine core, creatrix force. While working and training together, he would guide me into this energy field, accessing the feminine current inherently contained in my lower belly. I came to call this tapping into my 'belly wisdom.'
As an empathic shape-shifter, this was fairly easy for me to do. It allowed me to get in touch with a very different consciousness flow of 'Keith' - one that had very different qualities, perspectives and characteristics than I was used to. It was subtle sensing at first though quickly turned into an ongoing meet-and-greet, like an intimate networking event all contained inside me. 'Hello and how are you? This is my male me. It's so nice to finally meet you, my inner feminine nature …'
Over the years, I've come to disinvest in what this all possibly means needing less and less reasons why to satisfy my curiosity and understanding. In time, I've become very comfortable interacting with these complimentary parts of Keith. The ongoing discovery has certainly been rich enough. The way my mind functions has become less linear, more cyclical if not holographic in perception and as a result, my internal viewfinder has expanded to include a much larger field of vision.
My intuition has greatly developed and my ability to feel deeply has also increased. I believe this is a direct result of opening up to my innate, feminine consciousness and inviting this aspect of me to express itself more and more. I have been well fed with all she provides.
However, accessing this feminine element has also proven challenging as well. Never having had much of a hint as to how to 'act like a man' and being very resistant and reluctant to follow in the prestepped footprints of my father and other male role models of my youth, it's been yet another paradigm dispelled before my very eyes …And yet, when it comes right down to it - no matter what, we all have to define ourselves for ourselves anyway. As always, this can get complicated but hey, it's the times in which we live.
Out of confusion comes either chaos – or breakthrough. Often it seems to require the chaos part to push us forward, forcing our hands to embrace a whole new way of seeing ourselves and living our lives. These times, called The Turning Of The Ages, surely speak to this phenomena where the signpost markers are all betwixed and between – where up is over, in is below and most don't have any frickin' idea as to how to act and what to do. This goes for women and men alike.
In keeping with the saying – Learn to fly when you're falling, I've found the only way to navigate safely through my Yoniverse is by being persistently present in the sanctuary of my Heartspace. This has become my only safe haven in the storm. What does this mean for us men you ask - and how possibly will the majority of us guys evolve to not only recognize the complimentary aspects of our selves, but come to Love, embrace and actualize what this can look like in a man?
Who knows!? We're all figuring it out as we go. It's a wacky world out here, with such a inter- dimensional Felliniesque quality to life these daze. It's not that just the strong will survive; rather the most Heart conscious of all will keep rising to the surface and flowing along with the currents moving through the planet now. In order for humanity to survive let alone evolve, the masculine and feminine dynamic within us all will have to progress and develop and become completely interdependent… and you ladies thought you had it all rigged just because you have a yoni of your own.
... to be continued ... pt 2 to follow ...