Lecture 10 – Male and Female Incarnations, their Rhythms and Causes | Abbreviated Version

P1             When human beings divest themselves of their bodies, they go inward into the spiritual worlds, because the whole universe is actually within the human being. This is a fact. Your earthly world is not the actual reality, not even in a figurative, symbolic sense; it is only a reflection, an image in a mirror, a projection of the real. The body, which houses the spirit, brings about a separation.

The moment the separating wall falls because you leave your body behind, the universe that exists in every single human being unifies—of course on condition that you have developed yourself far enough to reach the spheres where there is no longer any separation. I can provide but a sketchy outline, which cannot be more than an analogy. It could, however, lead you to meditate on the idea that Heaven and Hell and all that is in-between is within you. Everything that for you is an abstraction is concrete in spirit; everything that for you is formless, is form in spirit, form composed of higher matter.

P2             To say that the atom is the smallest means that it is the smallest in human measurement; it is the smallest you can grasp. Actually, nuclear physics casts a light on the contradiction that reveals that both (religion and science) talk about the same: that emotional states are actually spiritual spheres which are found within the human being. You can perhaps sense how much longing there is in you to dissolve the self, not only in the union of love, but also in all the great experiences of the soul when it is lifted high and close to God, in whatever way this may happen, through nature, music, meditation, or simply when the breath of God touches the human being.

Although there is a melting and dissolving, the individuality, the I-consciousness is not lost. Again and again, as I said before, those beings will contract the fluidal threads and from the state of pure being move into the state of doing. In the state of doing one has to become a complete and harmonious form. And since God is creator—that is, doer—this process takes place in Him, too. The active element of God that creates contracts over and over again into the purest and most perfect form. Each divine aspect must also contain beingness, but not always, for from time to time it can be dissolved.

P4             Fundamentally, each being is male or female, and in most incarnations the entities follow their basic nature. Imagine the unified being, in which the male and female parts are integrated, in the shape of a ball—but please do not take this too literally. I cannot present this otherwise, because if I tried, you would lack the concepts and I the words. One side of the ball is the positive, masculine principle, the other the negative, feminine principle—and I ask you not to take the word “negative” as a value judgment. The male element is the creator, the positive, active principle. When God, with the purpose of active creation, contracts into form, then the masculine principle is at work. The feminine, receptive principle, is what dissolves itself, slowly and continuously building, growing. It exists in nature as the mothering principle which does not create with one act but is continuously affecting everything, and that simply rests in its being. As the splitting took place, the halves were rarely split apart exactly in the middle.

P5             The more irregular the splitting, the more often the entity has to incarnate as a man to establish the original balance. The purpose of alternating incarnations is not to gather experiences. If you meditate on this, you will have to realize that the experience in the spirit, the spiritual development toward perfection has nothing to do with being a man or a woman, and you will intuitively feel what you are in essence, masculine or feminine.

P6             QUESTION: When a person is incarnated as a female, but feels herself more masculine, is it a sin against the incarnation or is it perhaps an indication of what you have explained earlier? ANSWER: I would not say sin. When a woman rebels against her femininity it is a deviation, if only on the emotional level. In this rebellion is contained a rebellion against God, against creation, against her destiny. And this is always a sign that there is something unhealthy in the soul.

P7             You know—and psychology has recognized this—that there are in all men feminine elements and in all women masculine elements. It is not what one brings into this life or what one has acquired—advantages or disadvantages, positive or negative factors looking at it from the human point of view—that is decisive, but what one does with it.

QUESTION: Is there absolutely no error of any kind in Creation? Is there a hundred percent infallibility? ANSWER: Absolutely. INTERJECTION: The reason for each catastrophe is that again the law be fulfilled.

P9             We can notice again and again that when it comes to two different opinions there is always a core of truth that underlies the seemingly contradictory positions. As far as masculine and feminine incarnations go, you can come to realize that both are right. ANSWER: Yes, but it always depends on what the human beings do with their lives and how they use the given conditions—the difficulties as well as whatever makes their lives easier or more beautiful. Even in the form of meditation we find the masculine and the feminine principles. The one is intellectually active and involved with thought, therefore masculine; the other is emotional and flowing, therefore feminine. Both of them are important.

P10           The kind of meditation that should be mostly cultivated is always the one which you find more difficult, because this indicates that the quality to be cultivated is lacking for the ultimate merging. When the desire has a positive result and creates the ability to experience spiritually, the experience does not have to come through a successful struggle to open up the spiritual contact. As one person can wish for good health and another for prosperity, so can yet another wish for an opportunity for rapid spiritual advancement, having already come to understand that the temporary comforts of earth life matter little in comparison with the happiness of spiritual ascent.

When a human being has the opportunity to go on this path and does not take advantage of it, then the door to the spiritual experience will have to be shut for quite a long time. Such a person will have to fight harder for a spiritual opening; the overcoming will prove to be more difficult and in no way diminished for the delay. It is, however, only a delay. The experience of the spirit cannot be ultimately prevented.

P11           Is it true, for example, that the twentieth century brings the feminine element more into the foreground? ANSWER: Yes, it is very true. This also serves the necessary movement of equalization.

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