Redemption of the Divine Masculine
In my current quest to reveal the king’s corruption, my role is that of a warrior, thereby echoing my role in the previous incarnation in the Rennaissance period. In that past life, I was one of the highest generals under the king, even leading armies into battle. My role was always that of a noble knight, as I swore to protect the weak and to fight for what is true and what is right, even if I needed to put my life on the line. Interestingly, my current life is strongly linked to other past lives where I was a warrior. A while back, I realized links to the Samurai in ancient Japan. I recently obtained a hint on another important past life connection, as a Templar knight in the crusades.
The Templar knight demonstrates the essence of the divine masculine
Randomly, I came across music and videos showing Templar knights. It resonated immensely and awoke strong emotions. I then found the following quote from the Templar movie “Kingdom of Heaven” representing the Templar oath:
As I saw this quote, my whole body was shaking as I realized that this perfectly encapsulates the essence of the divine masculine! I proceeded to watch the movie “Arn, the Knight Templar”, which describes the life journey of a Swedish man as he becomes a Templar knight in the crusades. Due to strange circumstances, Arn is sent away from his family to be brought up in a monastery. He naturally gravitates to the role of a warrior but also receives a very broad general education. For instance, he can read and write in several languages, which was very unusual at that time. When Arn was in Jerusalem, he quickly learned Arabic so he could speak effortlessly with the locals. This perfectly resonates with my journey, as I always had a very high level of education as a warrior, which facilitated intercultural communication.
Arn is a prime example of what constitutes divine masculine virtues. While many others always are looking for their own selfish gains, Arn always acts selflessly and with absolute honor, immeasurable courage and unyielding determination. He is bound to his oath, connected to a higher divine purpose. Arn also maintains a humble outlook, knowing that many things are out of his control. He constantly prays for divine assistance and listens to the subtle hints of his intuition. Furthermore, he has an extraordinary level of self-control, to not be misled by the lower temptations, such as rage or greed. Saladin, the Sultan of Egypt, who was about to attack Jerusalem with a superior force, even offered Arn a lot of money and free passage home. Arn rejected the offer, stating that he swore an oath to protect the people of Jerusalem.
When Arn receives intelligence that Saladin is about to attack Jerusalem, he leads the Templars to launch a surprise attack against the superior force of Saladin. The Templars attack Saladin’s army at a narrow mountain pass during a sandstorm. Hence, Saladin is taken by surprise, suffers heavy losses and is forced to retreat. A large part of this success can be attributed to the divine connection of Arn, who attentively listened to the subtle divine signs all around him.
The inversion of Goethe’s Faust
As I recognized another character from the Rennaissance period, Gretchen, I realized that Rosa and I went through the same storyline as Goethe’s Faust but with our roles reversed. The book Faust by the German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, published in 1808, describes the story of a young man who sells his soul to the devil to seduce a young woman called Gretchen. The story is very complex and multi-layered but I will shortly give the main storyline: Heinrich Faust is a young man who has a great thirst for knowledge and new experiences but who is really dissatisfied by the limitations of human existence. A representative of the Devil, called Mephisto enters Faust’s life and offers him the deal of giving Faust everything he desires. The only condition is that Faust needs to sell his soul to the Devil. Faust agrees to the deal and attempts to seduce a young woman called Gretchen, to whom he feels a strong attraction. Mephisto assists Faust in fulfilling his lower urges and Faust eventually succeeds in the seduction of Gretchen. But the price he pays is high, as Faust’s actions, inspired by Mephisto, have many unintended cataclysmic consequences. For instance, Gretchen poisons her mother, thinking the serum is only to make her mother fall asleep. Faust always senses that he is doing something which is morally wrong but he consciously chooses to proceed. While Gretchen is a pure soul, she is easily misled by Faust and Mephisto. Even though she feels that something is wrong, she is too trusting and naive. Gretchen gets pregnant by Faust but kills the extramarital child after birth. Consequently, she is publically executed. Faust tries to rescue her from prison with the help of Mephisto but Gretchen refuses and instead prays for forgiveness. Her request is granted instantly as her soul is redeemed.
My visions about the past life events in the Rennaissance period mirror the events in Goethe’s Faust: Rosa attempted to seduce me and I was giving in to her advances. In that incarnation, my name was Heinrich and I was a noble knight. Rosa was a commoner. We often met ourselves at the office of my parents, who were closely working with the king. Rosa was very fond of me and made many advances. I knew that this was not right but I was mesmerized by Rosa and her very special character, as described in several posts. In the following, a very chaotic and confusing sequence of events in our neurotic love story unfolded. Like Faust and Gretchen, Rosa and I fell for lower sexual temptations and deviated from the highest path and our actual mission, which was to help to expose and resolve the king’s corruption. As a consequence of our free will choices, the king could stop our efforts and execute me for allegedly committing adultery with a commoner. Like Gretchen, I was executed and like Faust, Rosa could get away.
There are several insights and lessons. Firstly, the story of Faust is so common in human history that it has become an archetypal pattern, which has been replaying over and over again during the ages. By healing these traumas within myself, great service is done to humanity, as many people are involved in similar situations and with similar karma. Secondly, as Gretchen demonstrates, it is never too late to ask for divine redemption. Regardless of how grave the sins are we have committed, when we admit our missteps and pray for forgiveness, we can always connect again to the divine love of God and continue on the path of righteousness. Lastly and most importantly, as my story is mirrored to that in Goethe’s Faust indicates that both men and women alike are misled by the devil’s temptations.
Healing the divine masculine
As explained before, my own experience mirrored that described in Goethe’s Faust, i.e. Rosa initially feel for her lower temptations and tried to seduce me. Like Gretchen, I eventually gave in as well and I suffered a terrible fate of execution. This point is really important, as our modern culture often depicts exclusively men as those who are able to commit evil acts and women are predominantly presented as helpless victims. This could not be further from the truth, as my experience shows that both men and women can fall for the devil’s temptations. In fact, this common viewpoint in our society, i.e. that women are always victims of men but not the other way around, is shielding the female from their own healing. In other words, it is an area where light needs to be shone upon to bring those dark patterns to the surface to heal them as well.
Furthermore, every attempt to state that one gender is better than the other is only furthering division and blocking the required healing process. Both genders have the potential to do good and evil. Both men and women can walk the path of God or fall for the temptations of the devil. Instead, we need to differentiate between the lower masculine and the divine masculine, as well as the lower feminine and the divine feminine. We need to face both the lower feminine and masculine aspects to be able to heal those old wounds, regardless of the darkness we encounter in this process. The following table is an attempt to give a concise overview of key properties of both the lower and higher masculine and feminine.
|Masculine||Brutality, violence, impulsiveness, anger, dishonor, deception||Self-control, self-sacrifice, protection, honor, honesty|
|Feminine||Betrayal, vanity, selfishness, intrigues, slander, back-stabbing||Loyalty, grace, support, care, affection, countenance|
But how can we facilitate the healing process of the divine masculine? Speaking from my own experience I can say, the most important aspect is that men have to admit to their feelings and face them head-on. From a female perspective, it sounds not so difficult but most men are never taught that it is acceptable to show their feelings or even admit to their soul’s problems. Our society tells men that we need to be always strong and sacrifice ourselves whenever it is demanded. Sometimes men are even publicly ridiculed for talking about their feelings. At least, men’s problems are so often downplayed as society tells us we are “privileged” and should not complain. Of course, this is all by design, to keep men in a vibrationally lowered state, to prevent their healing and reconnecting to their divine masculine, which would be a threat to the “powers-that-shouldn’t be”. For instance, a very sad statistic is that men are more than 3 times more likely to end their own life through suicide than women. The following meme describes very fittingly this warped perception of men and their internal struggles:
I feel the internal struggles of men have been purposefully overlooked, hence I feel guided to share my insights on this topic. The first step to healing the masculine is to take our problems seriously. The next step is that men need to courageously face their feelings internally. I personally had so many problems with this all my life. I always went after external distractions, such as my career, money, women but never wanted to face my internal traumas. I just did not know how to! At some point, I had a burnout in my previous job and out of desperation started to join a mediation class at the university. It was the best decision ever, as I learned to just feel into my body instead of being constantly chased around by the insanity of the overdominant mind. After all, the process really is not that difficult, we just have to learn and practice awareness of our body, thoughts and emotions. What we become aware of, we can heal and resolve, regardless of how threatening or heavy our internally repressed emotions are. The other point is that it is really okay for men to seek out professional counseling – there should be absolutely no shame in doing so. Last year, I miraculously came into contact with a very experienced shaman and psychologist who supported me unconditionally as I was facing my darkest traumas. At that time I was utterly overwhelmed by the heaviness of those emotions bubbling up inside of me. I just did not know how to face those things, I was utterly desperate and overwhelmed. The shaman was always there for me in my darkest hours and showed me that the process of transmuting emotional traumas can be massively rewarding and empowering. It is taking a massive load off our shoulders so that we can flow upwards with the rising water level of energetic vibration on this planet. The higher we float, the more we are able to connect to our divine masculine aspects. This process is also often referred to as “shadow work” and while it was terrifying at first, later on, it has become like a routine job for me, even though still highly challenging.
Finally, the divine masculine needs the divine feminine and vice versa, to reach their highest potential. The relationships between men and women throughout the history of this extreme duality on Earth are littered with heavy traumas through betrayal, violence, co-dependency, etc. The healing to a large degree needs to happen internally but at some point, when both are ready, the divine feminine and masculine need to unity again as equal partners at eye level. This will be the next step of our evolution, where the divine feminine and masculine have healed old wounds to regain full sovereignty so that we can work together as a team to create something beautiful together. I recently did a Tarot session with a friend and card 3 of pentacles appeared, followed by a massive energy rush in my spine. As I pondered the meaning of this, I understood that it is related to the union of divine feminine and masculine, in order to create a beautiful cathedral. In this analogy, the divine masculine is the architect who has created a sound and stable structure, that protects all those inside. The divine feminine is the stonemason, creating the interior beauty of the cathedral. Both the divine masculine and feminine work at eye level and respect each other’s contributions. They know that one cannot finish the project without the other. Another interpretation is that the divine masculine creates safety for the divine feminine in the harsh material world. In this safe structure, the divine feminine can relax completely and devote herself to creating interior beauty, which in turn is uplifting and healing for the divine masculine. Needless to say that divine masculine and feminine are not matching 1:1 with men and women. Every man has their inner divine masculine and feminine aspects as well, which need to be balanced. The same applies to women of course. Only when men and women have reached a sufficient level of inner balance, can a divine union between them occur.