Ever since I answered my soul’s calling this spring to work with embodying the Divine Feminine and embrace my Magdalene mission, I have been acutely aware that Patriarchy is in its death throes.
For today’s draw, I was willing a card to come out that allowed me to talk some more about this in the light of recent events. The fact that The Emperor, prime patriarch, came out is something I see as divine sanction for calling out BS Steinem style.
When I woke up this morning, it was with thoughts of Jesus addressing the Pharisees, ancient agents of patriarchy, and I felt guided to post the following on my FB page:
Jesus was kind and compassionate toward everyone except the head waggers and finger pointers aka the ‘holier than thou’ crowd, known as the Pharisees back in the day. These people were super religious and used their religion to elevate their status in society. Some of them were in it for the power and some for the money… others still for both. Jesus didn’t have a kind word for any of them. He called them all ‘whitewashed tombs.’
Today, many of these people refer to themselves as Christians. Sadly they missed the point of Christ’s teachings. They try to force their beliefs on others, claiming that if you don’t believe exactly as they do, you are bound for hell. They also want you to acknowledge their superior status and hand them your money. What do you think Jesus will tell these people when – as they believe – he does come back?
Doreen Virtue has joined the Pharisee-crowd in the name of Jesus Christ. She still wants her elevated status as a spiritual teacher and she definitely wants you to keep handing her your money. She also believes that if you don’t believe exactly as she does you are going to hell.
Let this sink in.
This post is for those of my friends who are having a finger pointed at them for being upset by the behaviour of Doreen and her holier than thou sycophantic following.
Please rest at peace knowing that Jesus himself judges this kind of behaviour.
As a dear friend of mine pointed out, he also called the Pharisees a ‘brood of vipers.’ Suck on that all of you who say that we have no right to speak out (or judge) against abuse of power and money!
The scariest thing about Doreen Virtue now setting herself up as a spiritual teacher within a religion that sees her as an infant in the faith is that her teachings will cause much cognitive dissonance among her followers since she is, in fact, talking out of her backside.
She claims to be all love and light – a completely non-judgemental Christian – yet, I (and everyone who watched the April video she took down) know for a fact that she believes that anyone who doesn’t believe exactly as she does and becomes a born again, Bible-believing Christian is going to hell.
She is barely familiar with the foundation of the Christian teachings she has now embraced, yet she sets herself up as a teacher of Biblical Angelology – an advanced theological subject. In the Angelology course videos, it becomes evident how confused she herself is and how she is struggling to make the transition from a unitarian faith to a faith that is dogmatic and exclusive. This is apparent especially when she covers the Bible passages that speak of the Angels as agents of God’s wrath and judgement.
As for Steinem’s quote, I just can’t begin to say how much I adore her keen perception of the staging of religion. It. is. spot. on!
The Hierophant might have been a visually better fit than the Emperor if we are going to talk about religious leaders but I believe that Patriarchal religion belongs under arcanum number 4 which is all about power and the sort of linear thinking that leads to dogma, Phariseeism and ‘churchianity.’ Arcanum number 5 The Hierophant does have ‘tradition’ as one of its meanings but traditions, though long-lived, do change when society evolves. 5 is a number of growth/adaptation and 4 is the number of stability/stagnation.
The Emperor isn’t all bad of course. We need the masculine as much as the feminine, just as we need the left and right hemispheres of the brain to work in harmony. When the Emperor energies are in harmony with the Empress energies, we have a caring and structurally sound society. The problem always seems to creep in through the same two doorways: greed and a desire for power over others…
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