""The gift of touch is an incredibly
wonderful gift. One of the reasons we are here is to touch each other
physically as well as Spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. Touch
is not bad or shameful. Our creator did not give us sensual and sexual
sensations that feel so wonderful just to set us up to fail some perverted,
sadistic life test. Any concept of god that includes the belief that
the flesh and the Spirit cannot be integrated, that we will be punished
for honoring our powerful human desires and needs, is - in my belief - a
sadly twisted, distorted, and false concept that is reversed to the Truth
of a Loving God-Force.
We need to strive for balance and integration
in our relationships. We need to touch in healthy, appropriate, emotionally
honest ways - so that we can honor our human bodies and the gift that is
Making Love is a celebration and a way of
honoring the Masculine and Feminine Energy of the Universe (and the masculine
and feminine energy within no matter what genders are involved), a way of
honoring its perfect interaction and harmony. It is a blessed way of
honoring the Creative Source."
"The Bible contains Truth, much of it symbolic
or in parable form because most of the audience at the time it was written
had very little sophistication or imagination. They did not have the
tools and the knowledge we have access to now.
So the Bible does contain Truth - it also
contains a lot of distortion. The Bible was translated many times.
It was translated by male Codependents.""
(All quotes in this color are from Codependence:
The Dance of Wounded Souls)
Homosexuality - sexual and romantic attraction to beings of the
same sex, the same gender - is a natural and normal part of the human experience.
There has been a portion of the population, in every society that has existed
on this planet, that was homosexual. In most tribal societies, homosexuals
were accorded honored positions of importance in the cultural scheme of
The vast majority of individuals who are living a homosexual lifestyle
are simply following the first real guideline of healthy behavior - to thine
own Self be True. A Gay man or Lesbian woman knows very early in life
that they are different. Environment does not produce homosexuality
- it is something which is part of a person's DNA, part of their genetic
programming, a perfect part of their Spiritual and Karmic path.
Those who would try to say that the Bible condemns homosexuality
are not literally interpreting the Bible - they are imposing their bigotry
upon the Bible. The story that I have heard cited most often to support
this bigotry is the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. I did a quick search
on Google for the word Sodom today, and about half the sites in the first
20 results were scholarly treatises from both Christian and Jewish scholars
pointing out that the bible does not anywhere state that the sin of Sodom
was homosexuality - that this is an interpretation imposed upon it.
Anyone who cites the story of Lot to back up their contention that homosexuality
is an abomination is not only showing their ignorance of what the bible
itself says, they are revealing themselves to be homophobic misogynists who
could condone gang rape of innocent young girls and incest as preferable
(I personally believe that interpreting the Bible as the literal
word of God is a folly, and that the Old Testament with it's angry, judgmental,
vengeful, punishing male version of God is at the root of a lot of the violence
we see in the world today. As I pointed out in the online book I wrote
about the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 Attack on America - A
Spiritual Healing Perspective the foundation of Christian, Jewish and
Islamic religion is the Old Testament with it's warlike god. In a recent
chapter of my latest online book, Codependency Recovery: Wounded Souls
Dancing in the Light Book 2: A Dysfunctional Relationship with Life
Chapter 14: A Spiritual Manifesto, I spoke of the importance of having
the discernment to separate the great Metaphysical power of the name, symbol,
and message of Love taught by the Master Teacher Jesus Christ from both the
Old Testament version of God and the twisted version of Christianity that
evolved because governments - beginning with Rome - used Christianity as a
tool for controlling the masses. Anyone who cares to know about my beliefs
in regard to the bible and sexuality can read my article Jesus & Mary Magdalene - Jesus, sexuality,
& the Bible.)
And homosexuality is as much related to pedophilia as fish are
to bicycles. Homosexuals are not pedophiles - although some pedophiles
may be homosexual, the two are not even closely synonymous. Homosexuals
are not out prowling, looking to recruit "innocent" victims - that is bull.
Those are the kind of ignorant, bigoted pronouncements made by small minded
people whose beliefs do not support Love and ONENESS - whose beliefs are in
fact reversed to the Truth of Love, because they promote separation and fear
As human beings we have much more in common - no matter what differences
of race, color, creed, national heritage, language, or sexual orientation
we may exhibit on the outside - than we have differences. This is
without even taking our True Spiritual Essence into account. As human
beings, we share the same basic emotional process and can watch a movie about
someone who is completely different from us in terms of race, culture, language,
etc. - and still resonate with them emotionally in a moment of tragedy, or
triumph. Someone from our home town, who we might pass on the street
without a second thought in the normal course of daily life, becomes a kindred
spirit when we meet them in a foreign country. Every human being on the planet
is someone who we could feel connected to - feel on the same wave length with
- in the right circumstances in relationship to some shared feeling, interest,
and/or experience. The basic emotional dynamics in romantic relationships
are the same for heterosexuals and homosexuals - because we are the identical
in our basic emotional process, in what we feel as emotional human beings.
The definitive factor for me in determining what is Truth - what
is a natural and normal human behavior as opposed to a reaction/an effect
of the emotionally repressive, Spiritually hostile, shame-based, Love mutilated
environment that has been present on the planet - is: does it support
Love and connection between individuals, or does it support separation and
fear. Being True to Self and Loving another human being, no matter
what gender they are, is aligned with Love and Truth. Bigotry and hate
are not aligned with Love.
I believe that there is a small percentage - perhaps 10-15% - of
the people who are living a Gay lifestyle, who are doing so in reaction to
childhood sexual abuse. This is not bad or wrong, it just means - as
I have said in other articles - that as long as we are reaction we are giving
power to the past and not really seeing ourselves clearly. The goal
of healing is to see ourselves more clearly so that we can see our path more
clearly. That is what will allow us to be True to our Self.
There are also some people who are bisexual. There are people
who are transsexual and transgendered. I do not know a whole lot about
the later two - what I do know is that we are all ONE in the Spirit.
We are all children of God / Goddess, extensions of the Divine, part of
The Great Spirit. We are all experiencing being human. We all
deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.