Friday, July 1, 2011

Are You Gender-Neutral?

I recently caught a story on NPR’s website about a trend they termed, “The End of Gender.” The article pointed to evidence such as an androgynous Australian model who walks runways for both women’s and men’s fashion, parents raising a child in gender-neutral fashion to allow the fullest room for choice, and a J. Crew advertisement featuring a boy with pink toenails. Not surprised by this supposed trend, I instantly thought of three good reasons for it, viewed through my interdimensional lens:

1. My first thought? Folks might think there’s a shift toward a genderless society because there are so many Indigo life colors now populating the planet. One of the first ways to recognize these youthful additions to the planetary landscape is by their gender-neutral, though still beautiful, appearance. How often have you encountered a youthful person of indeterminate gender in recent years? You do a puzzled doubletake; boy or girl? Man or woman? Not sure. REALLY not sure. They’re probably Indigos.

Our favorite life-color expert, Pamala Oslie, says this about people whose basic life frequency becomes visible by an Indigo color in their auras, in the fascinating study of Life Colors:
“An unusual characteristic of Indigos is that they frequently appear androgynous. It is often difficult to tell if Indigos are male or female, homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual, or asexual. It's as if Indigos have both the yin and yang, male and female qualities within them. Their sexuality is not their primary concern however; it is their spirituality.”
2. Here’s another reason for thinking things have changed: Rampant excessive exposure to phyto-hormones, in our food and via pesticides, plastics, and other sources as yet unidentified, has created large numbers of visibly effeminate young and older men. Young men’s bodies are not developing in the ways they should, while girls are developing faster. I’ve even heard that more girls are being born than boys. Older men are also affected by this infusion of phyto-estrogens into their bodies. Impotence is on the rise (if you’ll pardon my phrase); Viagra sales are soaring.  

Fifteen years ago, a renegade scientist wanted me to edit a book she was writing about the shocking loss of male virility on the planet. She claimed that while conventional science was largely ignoring the trend, shocking statistics were available among human and frog populations pointing to the damaging influence of environmental estrogens on gender expression. The editing partnership never happened but I’ve been paying attention ever since. The NPR story didn’t surprised me. 

But perhaps the most important facts to consider about gender are interdimensional.  

3. Notice I haven’t mentioned homosexuality until this paragraph? It’s really another subject altogether, that of sexual preference, although the NPR story treats it as if it’s the same as gender expression. It is not.

In the universal scheme of reincarnation to which I subscribe, gender is a moot question. We all live as both genders in order to further our understanding of universal energy principles, of the dual-polarity Infinite Intelligence of which we are a part. No, I don’t mean the universe is a bi-polar crazy place (although it can seem that way). I mean it’s all a question of balance and flow between two poles, the plus and the minus. In electricity, the positive charge and the negative charge. In human gender, the male and the female.  

So a series of lifetimes as a male on this planet has taught certain lessons. A series of lives as a female has taught different lessons. Put them together and you have a more complete universal human. That’s our objective as we travel from life to life, and spend our time between lifetimes as a soul whose “gender” is totally irrelevant. 

But you can easily enough assume quite a few lives in a row as a particular gender for learning purposes, and then, between lives, realize that your gender balance is out of adjustment. So you choose to return as the opposite gender, but internally, you’ve developed a bias to the other gender. This can be confusing. And yes, it can, but it does not necessarily lead to a homosexual lifestyle! That all depends on the individual, the strength of habits developed in previous lifetimes, the strength of spiritual awareness or even flat-out knowledge of one’s previous lives, and the relationships you’ve formed to other individuals in those prior lives. 

Joseph and I have often wondered if we would have considered such a relationship if we’d happened to incarnate as the same gender, but we suspect we may have “been there, done that” in prior lives. Our point being that our relationship is so strongly developed, it transcends gender concerns. It feels as if nothing would keep us apart, particularly if the society in which we lived condoned same-sex partnerships (as in ancient Greece, for instance). We usually end this discussion by deciding we’d be terrific friends and the rest would be a choice that would all depend on so many factors, it’s not a question one could decide in advance.  

So sexual preference isn’t the issue I’m discussing.  

Gender choice, on the other hand, is extremely important to an individual’s evolutionary development, to their learning experiences while on Earth. And for a more advanced or “older” soul (such as the Indigo life colors who began populating the planet in the 1980s), that choice was made in higher-dimensional worlds. Parents who think they’re being liberal by raising a confused child in a forced, gender-neutral environment would merely make that soul’s present incarnation more difficult than it has to be. If that soul has already chosen a male or female anatomy, then that choice will promote their evolutionary development, which is a product of their own free will. No outsider—not even a parent—should dream of interfering! 

It’s important to understand one’s past-life history, then, and to include that concept in all discussions of gender bias and sexual expression! It’s sad that our society limits its reactions and assessments by basing them solely on a third-dimensional, restricted perspective. So perhaps if there truly is a trend toward a gender-neutral society, it’s a step in the right direction toward a multi-dimensional perspective. In such a world, judgment might not be suspended, but it would be better informed! 

Gender-neutral? Yes. We all are. And we’d better learn about it now for better self-determination and spiritual growth. 

P.S. On a truly personal level, every gender-neutral public restroom I’ve visited has been a horrible idea. At least until men and women are both better trained in restroom courtesies! What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. Here's a link to (Indigo Life Color) Rupert James's blog about transgender and spirituality that many of you might want to tap into: