Question: Master Jesus, I know that I’m a spiritual being, but still, I’m grateful for the opportunity for being in a male body. I have the most sincere desire to master my masculinity and become the best Christed man that I could possibly be. I am and always have been a spiritual person. Being a spiritual person as a man is difficult, because all spiritual organizations and teachings that I have encountered during my current embodiment, are very gynocentric. According to Google, gynocentric means centered on or concerned exclusively with women, taking a female, or specifically, a feminist point of view. I believe that this gynocentric approach that is demonstrated by all spiritual teachings and organizations that I have encountered, is very unbalanced and it degrades men. It also causes us men to flee from spirituality, not because we don’t have spiritual inclinations and aspirations, but because all spiritual teachings and organizations in our present days have a very strong tendency of being hostile towards men and masculinity. Master teachers, could you please share your thoughts on this?
Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.
You will look historically at the fact that for thousands of years religions have been male dominated, and been very focused on portraying this image that men are superior to women. As we move further into the raising the collective consciousness, we need to go through a period where there is more awareness on women’s situation, and raising up women to have leadership positions in society and even in spiritual movements.
This is part of the explanation. But the fact of the matter is that we have said many times in this dispensation, that you are not born as a man or a woman, you are born as a spiritual being. Any of the teachings we give and have given both in this and previous dispensations can be applied equally by men and women. It is not the focus of the teaching that causes men to flee from spirituality, if they indeed do that. Many, many obviously do not, but some men may do so. But that is because of their particular psychology, their own unwillingness to confront certain aspects of their psychology.
You are, of course, free to pursue building your masculinity, if you see that as a goal. But I must stress the fact that you will not ascend as a man. Neither will you ascend as a woman. You will ascend by transcending the gender roles defined on earth, including the view of what it means to be a masculine man. Which is also something relative, defined on earth, based on the history of various societies. You will see that in some nations the gender roles have softened up, and have even to some degree reversed, so that men can take care of the children, men can be at home, the woman can be at work. And this is part of this process of overcoming this male-dominated focus that has been there for so long, and it has put women down as a sort of second-rate citizen.
If you have a problem with this, I suggest that you have an unbalanced view of masculinity and what it means to be a man. And you would benefit from considering what separate selves you have, that you could simply let go of, and then you would feel much freer. And you could actually find a higher way to pursue masculinity.
We are not, of course, saying that in spiritual movements, men and women need to become alike, and men need to start behaving like women. But it is clear that as you move higher in consciousness, you are not acting in the traditional male or female roles. You will find new ways to act and interact.
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