Lilith part I By Elohim Yael
The Lilith archetype is about the untamed wife. In several traditions she symbolizes sensual desire and fury. It seems something about our (inner) feminine aspects is inconvenient and needs to be tamed. That is, according to the patriarchal tradition. This repression led to an inner battle of the feminine and imbalance with the masculine. As Lilith is connected to this, she is essential in rebalancing the masculine and (inner) feminine. She shows us several keys how to harmonize the disbalance. Which keys will be explained in this sequence about the Feminine and the return of the Sacred Wisdom of Creation.
In the Sumerian time Lilith was linked to rituals in temples, called ‘ritual prostitution’. In Babylonian and Jewish-Christian mythology she is depicted as a night monster, storm demon or goddess of wrath. However Lilith - in balance - is in fact an independent power of creation that is capable of delimitation and deep surrender. Her energy is strong, full of fire, sensuality and independence. As a result of feeling obligated towards the masculine her power was hidden away for quite a while within the feminine and Fell into Shadow.
‘Being banished into Shadow’ Lilith started wandering.
It disrupted the balance. Had the masculine and feminine ‘counterparts’ been two equal components, unbalance took place. Once a harmonic unity continued in disharmony and the ambiguity of good and bad, conscious and unconscious, visible and non-visible … Following time the ability to understand another and to get closer became tougher. Slowly the masculine took over, as our patriarchal traditions and current mechanical systems witness.
The masculine deifying the self
The resulting gap between the masculine and feminine originated from one of the foundations of the experience of duality : putting the (own) style on a pedestal. Therefore creating segregation as the own style was placed above all other styles, the own race or color before others, the ego-part of the self above the rest, appearance above inner world, … and meanwhile a sort of interdependence took place.
This ‘worship’ of style led to focus on the shape and its tangibility. This masculine style of creation includes structure, fixation, differentiation, domination and control and has organic, mobility, connection, inspiration, creativity and natural as feminine ‘counterpart’.
The feminine retreating and escaping reality
A part of the feminine chose to support the masculine style of creation, the manifestation of ego and its adoration. At the same time this led to the retreat of the feminine to the comfort zone of no shape at all. The side that decides to keep peace, to subordinate oneself, to leaving oneself out of account, and that adjusted to the ‘role of mother and wife’. This going along with all sides, indicates this part of the feminine did not take responsibility for her own choices and deep inside did not agree. It led to the existence of scolding and therefore to denying her own responsibility for the removal with the masculine.
The other part, that Lilith represents, felt restrained in her freedom and felt forced into escaping reality. This escape of the cold harsh reality of ‘design’ and feasibility led to wandering. As a consequence the wholeness of the feminine was gone. The connection with both parts, the shared essence and destination (of unity) was lost; and the talents of each parts were desolated.
It resulted in an experience within the feminine of inner battle and duality; this battle furthermore has taken place within the masculine via fratricide, e.g. the stories of Osiris and Set, Cain and Abel, Enki and Enlil.
Upcoming article: Making Lilith and her Shadow visible again.
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