Posted in gender, sexual healing, The Truth of our Being

Exploring Gender

I’m interested in gender and the constructive nature of the genders we embody.

We know that from the moment we are born, we’re conditioned to conform with the gender our body represents.

Before birth, we all began with female physicality and some stay that way whilst others develop a male body.

Does a newborn baby know what gender it is?

Is gender purely physical or is it defined by a number of different factors, such as cognitive, emotional, spiritual and energetic frameworks?

It’s clear that humans usually place the defining factor on the body.

Over time, males and females learn to walk differently, speak differently, act, think and believe from different parameters.

We dress differently, arrange our appearance in different ways and live life in different roles.

Everything around us supports this; culture, family, society, media, religion, politics, education, law, business.

We are living at a time when people are breaking through these parameters but it’s still not easy and neither is it safe for many.

I identify as a woman but feel masculine too. It’s not either-or, I feel I contain both within the totality of my being.

We are all performers in our daily lives but we’re not aware of the fact that we’re performing. There’s the person we are when we’re asking the bank manager for a loan, the person we are when we’re talking to young children, we’re someone else when we’re dancing with our friends. We have all these different behaviours and all of it is a performance.

Who we are depends on what we decide to take upon ourselves and become.

I believe that if we explore gender as a part of our truth, we open up to healing and awaken positive qualities that are suppressed within us when we limit our truth. We can understand ourselves and each other so much better if we embrace ourselves as beings that embody both feminine and masculine energies.

Posted in artistic, darkness and light, divine magic, Goddess, Inspiration, Mother Earth, Poetry, The Truth of our Being

“It’s Just That You’re Not That Feminine.”

I beg to differ.

I’m feminine like a thunderstorm.

Feminine like the glint of a falcon talon.

Feminine like an ancient redwood.

Feminine like the orange glow of a grizzly bear in the sunset.

Feminine like a wolf on the hunt.

Feminine like decaying bones.

Feminine like the eye of an old whale.

Feminine like a roaring river.

Feminine like a sheer cliff overlooking a forest.

Feminine like a wildfire.

Feminine like a desert wind.

Feminine like a battle cry.

And yes.

Within my stones and bark and fur and fierce slit irises… I am as soft and enveloping as any woman whose blood ever beat red.

This is the Sovereigness.

I am her.

We are her.

We are an age of woman who has come in, representing the medicine of the Wilds.

We are not built to actualize your sense of masculinity through your traditional idea of femininity.

We are built to bring in the voice of our Mother.

Which is why Earth herself screams in our veins.

So, if what you really mean is,

“Your femininity is overwhelming”,

Then I understand.

It is to me, too.

~ Adrianne Tamar Arachne

The Art & Illustration Of Adrianne Tamar Arachne http://www.adriannetamararachne.com

Posted in Soul Integration, the Creator

Oh God, Who Art Thou?

Recently, I read a Facebook conversation about using the word God as a form of swearing. And like Facebook discussions sometimes do, it turned into a heated debate. This one was between some devout Christians and some that clearly think Christians are deluding themselves. There’s nothing like Facebook conversations to bring out a polarity of views.

The original question was about phrases people can’t stand and I was surprised to see how many were offended when people say “oh my God!”

I’m not really a user of this phrase but do sometimes say, “oh my Goddess!” and yet, I’ve never felt as though I’m offending the Goddess, more so honouring her, really. I sense it’s all a matter of perspective and intent, and, I suppose, many who do use that phrase, do so without thinking.

The word ‘God’ has never really felt a comfortable one for me, I’ve often avoided using it, opting for ‘The Creator’. ‘God’ has a masculine gender identity and I don’t feel the Creator has gender. The Creator includes everything and therefore is a perfect mix of both feminine and masculine energies.

My sense is that every one of us is a mix of feminine and masculine energy, and energy is what we are, in our fundamental state of being. I’m a woman, capable of being soft and feminine but can also bring out my masculine attributes, directive, active energy. Every woman can be the same and every man can be soft and nurturing. It’s all energy. Can you sense both the feminine and masculine qualities inside yourself?

I don’t think the Creator is much concerned, let alone offended, with swearing or name-calling. It feels like the kind of concern humans with ego and judgmental, critical bias would apply.

The Creator must have heard it all. To me, the Creator’s greatest qualities are unconditional love and compassion. That vengeful, easily offended deity depicted in the Old Testament just isn’t on my radar. I put that understanding of God down to humans interfering with the ancient texts, using God to wield their own power. It smacks of power over and the Creator’s power is found within.

I will be more aware if ever the God-word slips out, I’ve noticed that my expletives have naturally diminished under the influence of my more enlightened soul. Every word we utter is energy, every word is power, a spell and a prayer. As we raise our energies, so we reduce those lower vibrational habits. Even though we may not much notice, our soul is aware of what serves us and elevates us and what doesn’t. And when invited, our soul will regulate our thoughts, words and actions for our greater fulfilment.