I debuted my art show last night, “The Journey of the Masculine through Shadow and Light” at my studio here in Tallahassee. A part of the installation was a story that I channeled that morning and printed up, placing it underneath the 50 images that comprised this show. I believe I was guided to make this art and to bring through this story in order to create a book. However, I want to share The Story with you now.
“Once upon a time, there was peace.
The Masculine principle desired to expand its knowing of itself. It began by making choices; these choices compressed All of Creation, towards the end of the Masculine knowing itself.
The compressions resulted in the Masculine principle fracturing the world. Manifestations included the subjugation of nature and the Masculine principle’s partner, the Feminine.
In coming to know itself, the Masculine revealed the need for balance.
All of Creation supported, in love, the Masculine’s desire to know itself. All of Creation was in agreement with the expressions of the out-of-balance world that the Masculine created. So, when the time came to correct the imbalance, the Feminine stepped in to bring balance.
The Feminine principle held the space within which the Masculine began to mend the fractures. The Feminine invoked the powers of balance to assist in the mending. The return created a stirring in the hearts of humankind, which opened a door to a side of themselves they had forgotten.
The return of the Feminine created a choice – to continue in the imbalance, or to embrace a new wholeness. The choice became more and more apparent as the worlds collided; friction, the result of two coming together to become one, was the medium to invoke the choice.
The friction became so prevalent as to capture All of Creation’s interest. Spectators and supporters attended the Great Re-Balancing; across the farthest reaches The Story was felt and held. The love that emanated from All Creation provided an alchemical support which increased the intensity of the friction.
The increased friction acted like sandpaper, destroying old patterns. Cleansing and re-ordering became the way of life. The new wholeness was achieved through the union of the Feminine and the Masculine principles.
Balance again reigned.”
What was interesting to me was that this channeled story has a happy ending, as if from a larger perspective, all of the pain and suffering that has resulted from the break between the masculine and feminine were just part of the “play”, and that in the end it really is just experience.
However, the 50 images I was guided to create tell a different story…in graphic detail, I was shown over and over the fracturing and the pain and subjugation mentioned in The Story, yet there was no happy ending in the 50 images. I was told that the human version of the story is told by the images, and that we’re not at the end yet.
I was so grateful for the considered questions and responses that folks had. One man whispered quietly to me, “Thank you for not blaming the men for everything.” It broke my heart, and made me glad I have access to another version of the story.
A flood of work is coming through me, and it seems to be very much in examination of the dynamic between the feminine and the masculine, both within each of us and in the collective whole. I am beginning to see that part of my soul’s desire on the earth is to bring healing to the masculine through the embodiment of the Sacred Feminine. I am brought to tears with this knowing.
all contents copyright Licia Berry, 2010