Tuesday, March 19, 2013
If the Womb is a Veil (part 1)
The power to create belongs to women. I used to believe that this power was shared between the sexes, but basic biology does not bear that out. Men produce spermatozoa, and women produce ovum. Both contain genetic code, and once they are united the work of creation actually begins utilizing the resultant blueprint. The uterus executes the entirety of the temple construction.
Women do not own creation, they are stewards of this power. Understanding this truth means that we regard them as stewards and reserve execution of that power to the bounds of marriage. Such a path portends that we will not only retain this power in the next world, but that we will become sovereigns over it.
That is how the Lord deals with his children; we are given a measure of power, and if we are faithful to God with that power, then we are made into Lords ourselves. If we abuse that power in this life, then it will be taken back from us by the Sovereigns who loaned it to us in the first place.
That we can experience great pleasure from the sexual act is a blessing, but the meaning of that pleasure is inseparably tied to the creative power of God. If we regard that power with respect and Christlike selflessness, then the meaning of that pleasure is Eternal. If we are selfish, prideful, and/or abusive concerning that power, then the meaning of that pleasure is subverted and tied to a sexual relationship that must eventually terminate. For this reason, that pleasure should only be shared between people that are eternally bound and who intend to remain so.
But even within a marriage that relationship can be profaned. So it is imperative that we alter our approach so as to give that power the sacred space that it requires.
When we are honest about our own history of expressing that power and experiencing the pleasure that attends it, we know when we are giving ourselves to a sexual identity and destiny that is either gloriously infinite or dreadfully fleeting. No matter how we react on the surface, our hearts know the difference between grace and death. As children of God, we know godly glory when we feel it. We also know the blade that cuts us to the core when we give ourselves away cheaply. A tremendous amount of planning, effort, and respect should be paid to keeping our temple bodies sacred and unspotted. The mantra "Holiness to the Lord, The House of the Lord" should be associated with our bodies just as it is associated with our temple buildings.
If the womb is a veil, then this veil endows women with the power to construct temple bodies for the children of God. In this way, the womb is a gateway of deliverance. We speak of baby delivery as if it were being handled by FedEx. But the truth is that every mother delivers the spirit children of God from the bondage of remaining mere spirits by endowing them with a tabernacle of flesh and bone.
Examine D&C section 93:
33. For man is spirit. The elements are eternal, and spirit and element, inseparably connected, receive a fulness of joy;
34. And when separated, man cannot receive a fulness of joy.
The initial unification of spirit and body is not permanent, but Christ's gift of resurrection will be. But even Christ cannot perform the initial birth. Hence, mothers and Christ are partners in this deliverance of spirits who wanted this joy of obtaining a whole soul.
If we are unhappy with our healthy bodies, then we are being deceived. Examine Abraham 3:26:
"And they who keep their first estate shall be added upon; and they who keep not their first estate shall not have glory in the same kingdom with those who keep their first estate; and they who keep their second estate shall have glory added upon their heads for ever and ever."
Possession of a temple body means something significant. It means that you kept your first estate, and the result is that you were added upon. Part of that gift was your body, and the enemy will do all in his power to convince you that your body is anything less than a temple.
Finding ourselves in agreement with that enemy gives power to his lie. If the womb is a veil, then agreeing with that lie is an insult to the place where you literally entered the world, and also to its steward.
Your mother may not be perfect, but at the very least she did a couple things right. One being that she constructed your temple body, and the other being that she chose to put her life on the line so that you could experience life in that body. No matter what she may have done after those two things, good or bad, she exercised those powers of creation and deliverance upon you. And now you have a temple of God in your possession.
Posted by Senex at 1:19 AM