|Patriarchy is the insidious cultural force governing our planet today;
a hierarchal system supporting male domination and elite supremacy;
rooted in all religious & political belief systems that patronize a male GOD,
give MAN dominion over the Earth or appoint MAN head of household.
Patriarchy has dominated the world for many centuries now
keeping the numerous powers and gifts of the female under its control.
Since the Goddess as Divinity, Earth, Mother & Life-Giver has been deliberately
suppressed, supplanted and diminished by patriarchal religion & social systems,
along with the feminine powers of birthing and sustaining all life on earth,
it has sadly resulted in the sick and dysfunctional world we live in today!
Patriarchy creates illusions of male supremacy, power & importance.
Of course the idea of male supremacy is absurd, but when we uphold this
delusion we are actually supporting & sustaining a hierarchal system that
keeps many people oppressed, sick, dependent, poor or powerless.
We must also realize that by relinquishing our power to Patriarchy
we actually justify, condone or rationalize condescending or
abusive treatment toward females, children, animals, nature,
and any other life-form considered less valuable!
Patriarchy sits at the root of misogyny, codependency,
sexism, racism, homophobia, religious fundamentalism,
various addictions, wars, genocide, greed, pornography,
violence against women and children; obsession with body image;
eating disorders, domestic violence, child abuse, rape, incest,
crimes against humanity & other abuses we see in the world today.
Patriarchy is a belief system that stifles our true essence
by creating a false sense of reality. It perpetuates shame and
deterioration of the soul because it goes against the natural forces of life.
The truth is...
We are all spiritual beings, one with Nature, one in Spirit,
valuable and complete in the framework of our design,
and we must reclaim our divinity, unique mysteries, and deep
connection with the natural world in order to fully recover.
The laws and forces that govern life, yin and yang, are balanced,
flowing harmoniously and equally between polarities.
If we are not aligned with the natural forces & cycles of life
we stay unbalanced, therefore unhealthy.
Males as well as females are gravely affected by Patriarchy because
it defines unrealistic roles for us that are impossible to emulate
without creating conflict and confusion in our basic natures and
in our relationships with one another. Patriarchy teaches males
to BE GOD and females to SERVE GOD, which creates wars
within the self, and when there's conflict and stress within
there is always discord, dis-ease & dysfunction without.
In The Sacred Circle...
We are reclaiming our feminine power, unique mysteries,
rites of passage & celebrations to heal and recreate our lives.
We are also freeing ourselves from the mental & emotional bondage
of Patriarchy because it lies at the core of our codependency,
diseases, dysfunctions, compulsions, addictions & oppression
and true recovery isn't possible until we are restored
to sanity & wholeness as children of the Earth.
|What is Patriarchy?