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Have you ever been called an unreasonable woman or an unreasonable human being? The bad news is a lot of people wouldn’t like you. But the good news is you might be onto something that would mean progress to how we think about the world. I just received my first hate mail and it’s from someone who is adamant that my idea of God’s wife is absolutely wrong.
If we go a few centuries back, the same mailer could have labeled me a heretic while she’s at it. But what really is heresy? How did “heretics” contribute to changing how we see the world? It’s certainly something to think about since many of those who were persecuted really had something to say about things that we now take for granted as undisprovable facts about the world. We may not be burning people at the stake now but our inability to take in new ideas continues to limit our Goddess energy and our ability to progress.
Listen in as I share a powerful message to challenge it all.
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I hope you are enjoying these episodes of this show. This is your invitation to you to share them with somebody that you know would enjoy them. Let’s talk about what it means to think and grow, what gets in the way of that and how our goddess energy has been limited by our inability to take in new ideas. This show is all about how this affects you and your world, what you can do, maybe how you can shift some of the choices that you want to make for yourself going forward. I received my first piece of hate mail. I was so excited. It wasn’t hate mail. The lady was so nice. She said, “You are wrong.”
This was about my first episode, which was called God’s Wife and which talks about the idea that in order to have creation of any kind, you need a masculine and a feminine aspect. It is the marriage of that masculine and feminine aspect that creates the next thing. This is true of life as well. If it’s true of all life, why wouldn’t it be true of God? The episode poses that question because there’s a lot of evidence that God had a wife for thousands of years before it was erased along with all the ideas of the sacred, divine feminine. If you haven’t gotten a chance to read it, please go back and read it.
This lady wrote this well-meaning, kind letter. She said she was glad I had found God. She said, “I feel like God did have a wife. Her name was Mary. She gave birth to his only son, Jesus Christ.” That was the first time that it had occurred to me that God’s wife would be Mary. I always thought Mary was married to Joseph. I want her to be able to have her opinion, whatever it is. I’m not trying to change her opinion. I guarantee she didn’t read the episode. She simply saw the email about the episode that talked about the idea that God had a wife and that it had been overlooked for so long, which is what happens a lot. We’re making up our minds based on headlines or memes, the idea of an idea without bothering to learn or get details. This lady got me thinking about how growth happens, how change happens.
When I was ten years old, I was a precocious child. I wrote out a quote in my notebook at school. When I say I wrote it, I stuck it to the outside of the folder so I could see it every single day. I laminated it. I had it for the entire school year. It was a George Bernard Shaw quote. George Bernard Shaw is the author of Pygmalion upon which My Fair Lady was based. You know my secret pension for musical theater trivia. He was a famous playwright in the late 1800 and early 1900. George Bernard Shaw was also a powerful thinker. He said the most amazing thing to my ten-year-old mind. He said, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends upon the unreasonable man.”
I said to my little ten-year-old self, “I knew this already. I will be the unreasonable man. I will be the unreasonable human being.” That is how I have strived to live my life this entire time. I don’t want to adapt myself to the world. I want to adapt the world to myself because, therefore, progress can take place. What this lady on the other hand was in essence saying is, “I have enough ideas. I am done. Thank you.” I study spirituality all the time. I lead tours all over the world. I run into a lot of different religious beliefs. Not just in the travels of the places that I get to, the people who come on tours with me. They have every different religious beliefs from Buddhism, Atheism, Born Again, Christians. I love everybody.
I want everybody to have at least one sacred tour to a place of their dreams in their lives. It helps them wake up. It helps them welcome in more knowledge and more awareness, which is what my life’s work is about and which I hope is the energy that we are all bringing to every day of our lives. What can I learn and how can I grow? I did a sacred Magdalene tour of France a couple of years ago. I did a lot of research first so that I could talk about the places we were going to on a more esoteric level. One of the things that I found out in my readings was the real definition of heresy. I’ve always thought about heresy and heretics as being bad people. Somebody that could get burned at the stake and many did. These were people who taught bad things or had terrible thoughts.
This is the information I gained as a small child. I’m sure the first time I may be learned about the idea of a heretic was in school. Heresy is defined as an opinion or doctrine that is at odds with established religious beliefs, whether those religious beliefs are that of the Catholic church, which created the whole idea of heresy as an actual business or not. What’s important is the concept at odds with established religious beliefs. At odds in other words, with something that maybe we would believe for ourselves that wasn’t true in the world or maybe something we would believe that was new information, evolution.
Let’s take a look at someone we all learned about in school, Galileo Galilei. I looked him up again. I was interested in finding out why Galileo was put to death for his beliefs when he was so involved with the leaders of Italy in his home. Why was Galileo accepted at court? Why his beliefs were published in Italy and yet he was burned as a heretic? I found out he wasn’t. He died of old age under house arrest. He did spend the last three years of his life under house arrest. While he had at one point convinced the Catholic church that though he didn’t believe the earth revolved around the sun, he could still discuss it. That’s how he got away with these theories the first time. They shut him down toward the end of his life.
Church doctrine said the sun revolved around the earth, which was what people all believed at that time. They thought the earth was black. There were monsters on the edge. You shouldn’t sail too close to the edge because you could fall off. Galileo was arrested. He was prosecuted. He was convicted and he was almost killed for having a new thought and idea that did not go along with current beliefs. I am so blessed that I get to lead tours all over the world. I get to spend time in all of the temples in Egypt. I get to spend time in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid and go stand between the paws of the Sphinx. I have done a lot of research myself visually while I’m in Egypt. I’ve read a ton of information about the Sphinx, about all the Egyptian temples.
I will make sure this gets posted in our reading list for you as well is the work of Graham Hancock. Graham Hancock came along. As a journalist, because that’s his background, that’s his training, he said, “Let’s find out what are the facts.” He found out that a lot of what had been taught about the Sphinx was not accurate. When I say not accurate, I mean not geologically accurate. An old friend who has passed, John Anthony West, did some other powerful research. John was in a regular battle with Zahi Hawass, who’s the guy that was in charge of the antiquities for a long time. It’s still like the face of Egyptian archeological finds. He’s the guy with the Indiana Jones hat.
You always see miraculously opening a tomb when the news crews are there. He doesn’t do any of the actual work. Zahi calls everybody that believes something other than the Egyptian slaves built the pyramids, pyramidiots. According to written history, there’s nothing in Egypt that’s older than 4,000 BC. Let’s face it. We were only hunter gatherers 2,000 years prior to that. Zahi says, “If you don’t believe what I believe, you’re pyramidiot.” I am officially a pyramidiot by the way. I want you all to know that.
John West got a guy named Robert Schoch, who is a geologist at Boston University to come over and do some geological tests on the space of the Sphinx enclosure. He came over to get a free trip to Egypt and to disprove us pyramidiots once and for all. Robert comes to Egypt and he says, “I want to be on your side, Zahi but the geological facts are not showing me what I want to tell you. They are showing me that the pyramidiots are right.” He’s devoted much of his life to this work. Robert also leads trips to Egypt. Sometimes we run into each other. He is a lovely man. A geologist, no agenda but wanting facts. Graham Hancock, a journalist, no agenda but wanting facts, craving those facts.
What the facts say is that the erosion on the Sphinx enclosure and on the Sphinx itself is water erosion and not wind erosion. It’s straightforward. The erosion goes in the opposite direction. Wind erosion goes horizontally. Water erosion goes vertically because of water and gravity. Robert went, John and Robert went, Graham went, everybody went. I have seen it almost 30 times for myself. When you look at the Sphinx and you see that water erosion, it makes you wonder. There has been no water on that Nile Delta in that particular area for years. The last time that it was fertile was around 10,000 BC, a long time before we acknowledged that there was any human development or archeological capabilities. Certainly not something along the lines of a civilization advanced enough to create a Sphinx.
What does that mean for us? It means there’s an idea and that idea is present. What are you going to do with it? The idea that God had a wife isn’t a bad one unless this was a couple of hundred years ago, in which case it would be heresy. I could be burned at the stake for talking about it. Think about that. Think about the cost, especially to women of having new ideas, thinking for themselves, having a belief in something that was not considered the norm. Think about George Bernard Shaw. Without it, what have we got? There’s no progress except for the unreasonable human, the unreasonable woman. I am an unreasonable woman because I want to see growth and progress in my evolution, in my consciousness, in my awareness, in my ability to recognize and accept my power.
For you, the question becomes, what is it that you would like to accept for yourself? What are you willing to settle for? What ideas are in front of you that you have never questioned? What ideas are you settling for? You’re not sure if it’s okay to have them. You’re not sure if it’s okay to believe them. Start asking yourself more of those questions. What am I willing to settle for? What am I no longer willing to settle for? Enjoy the answers. Enjoy becoming unreasonable so that you can grow even more. I hope you’ve enjoyed this episode. I will see you next time. Blessings.