Ceasing to Believe in the Necessity of the Parasite: An Invitation

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I had originally entitled this article, Killing the Parasite. However, killing the parasite is a relatively simple task, once its irrelevance has been fully exposed and understood. One doesn’t even need to kill it, as such. Merely ostracising the engorged beast would be sufficient, as it would eventually starve to death without the lifeblood of our belief in its necessity. And that belief, on our part, is very much the source of its power. More, even, than the vast amounts of time, energy and resources that we collectively devote to its sustenance, each and every day of the year. For even if these material things were somehow cut off, our mere belief in its relevance would be enough to ensure its survival into the future.

But what exactly is the parasite, and how did it come into existence in the first place? Well, before I get to that, I should make it clear that such parasites can only exist in environments where love is lacking. So, put simply, the less good will there is, the fatter the parasite becomes. It’s therefore very much in the parasite’s interest to sow discord and create the illusion of division. Which obviously isn’t difficult, if love between people is already waning. Many even look for excuses to hate, in order maintain the fundamental illusion of separateness (personal ego). And if that is what is being sought, then the parasite is only too happy to oblige.

All divisions are ultimately illusory, upon examination. And we know this because they exist nowhere but within the conditioned reality of our own minds. It’s through our social and cultural identifications, in other words, that seeming divisions appear. They have no objective reality in and of themselves. And we can verify this, simply by thinking about it. Which is good news, of course, because it exposes the parasite for what it is: Powerless.

The one division that does exist, or at least has relevance, is the division we know as gender. And this is interesting, because it was our basic understanding of the gender dynamic, and its spiritual significance, that defined the social order that immediately preceded patriarchy. From a modern, archeological or scholarly perspective, this may simply be seen as primitive ‘Goddess worship’. But it was much more than that. Which is why patriarchal forces so brutally intervened. For Goddess worship was not a religion, as such, but simply the recognition and celebration of who we knew ourselves to be (Homo divinicus). It was a beautiful, divine romance. Indeed, a divine marriage, no less. Not between individuals, but between genders. And it formed the very basis and structure of society itself. Men, for their part, didn’t build churches, in which to worship a contrived concept of Divinity. Rather, they built homes, out of love, for the living presence and embodiment of Divinity, who walked among them.

In fact, all male energy and resources were devoted to women. There was no intermediary, as there is today; nothing else for men to invest in or become distracted by. No religion, demanding faith; no nation, demanding allegiance; no government, demanding obedience; no schools, demanding one’s children; no mortgage, demanding payment; and no economy, demanding one’s active participation. If this is starting to sound like the proverbial good life, that’s because it was! And that was also, precisely, why it had to end, from the perspective of patriarchy.

What is patriarchy? Well, in a spiritual sense, it represents elements and energies that stand in opposition to the Divine Creatrix; beings who covet Her power and seek to establish universal hegemony. In order to do that, however, Homo divinicus had to be reduced to Homo sapiens, and placed in a state of amnesia. The resulting ‘system’, that we know today as modern society, is the parasite through which that spiritual war machine is powered.

None of this is hidden. It really isn’t. Identifying the beast is no longer the issue. It’s our belief in it that needs to be addressed, along with our reliance upon it. So let’s be clear about this: Voting is an expression of one’s belief in the system. In fact, any involvement in party politics is an expression of one’s belief in the system. In a similar way, adherence to a religion is adherence to the system. Sending one’s children to school represents faith in the system. Military service, academia, most words ending in ‘ism’. They all represent aspects of the system that we’ve bought into; these are the very holes through which our energy is being constantly leeched.

Halfway to Paradise

There are plenty of speakers who are happy to describe the nature of the problem. Let’s face it, many of them have made a career out of it. Even the most intelligent of these, however, are very often clueless when it comes to solutions. And that’s because they don’t understand the nature and power of the gender dynamic, or even its relevance.

But, of course, the gender dynamic is very relevant. Not least because it’s all that we ultimately have, beyond the system. And it’s all that we ultimately need, as well (each other). And that’s precisely why it represents the key to our freedom. Because when we’re willing to live this simply again, as we used to, then the present system ceases to have any relevance.

This isn’t one of those vacuous, “if everybody did this,” or, “if everybody did that,” statements. No! I’m talking about relatively small numbers of people, initially, walking away from individual lives, within the system, and embracing community life, outside of the system. Yes, communes and communities, of one sort or another, have been tried before. And the reason why they don’t work is because they don’t recognise the gender dynamic. By which I mean, men (collectively) in service and devotion to women (collectively). In a spiritual sense, this type of worship is simultaneously symbolic, as well as literal. That is to say, ‘no middle man’. All of our spiritual and physical energy is being utilised by us, ourselves, rather than being syphoned off by the system. And women, for their part, freed from economic slavery, are able to support, guide, nurture and grow the community, in ways that best suit their individual talents.

Utopia isn’t a pipe dream. It’s a choice. And when individuals come together, in order to make that choice, then they’re already halfway there. I’m not saying that the rest of the journey is going to be easy, but it will be worthwhile. And, ultimately, only those who choose to make that journey have any real chance of inheriting the Earth, in order to recreate it. This is the direction that I’m heading in, anyway, and you are very welcome to join me.


Submitted: December 07, 2020

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LE. Berry

Thought provoking and insightful piece JayShakti.

Wed, December 9th, 2020 8:23pm

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