(Lilith part III By Elohim Yael)
Having fallen into Shadow Lilith and the feminine qualities that she represents, were covered up by both the feminine and the masculine. In the two previous articles on Lilith we saw how throwing light on all our inner Shadow parts not only contributes to reconciliation between both parts of the feminine and with the masculine, but also to experiencing a deeper layer of inner freedom. To truly come to peace with the heart of the inner feminine struggle, Lilith shows us another key. As with her choice to escape the harsh reality of the masculine oriented system the feminine unforeseen stepped into a trap, an illusion of being restrained in freedom. This can be explained through the (biblical/Coran) story of Hagar, Abraham and Sarah.
The chosen one
Abraham, married to Sarah, was promised many descendants. As Sarah believed to be too old to conceive, she offered Abraham her slave Hagar to become his second wife. Hagar then gives birth to Ismael and some later Sarah also gets pregnant with a son called Isaac. This brings up the question which son has the first rights. Hagar and Ismael draw the short straw and are sent to the desert. They end up nearby Mecca. Ismael is known to be the ancestor of the Arabs and Isaac of the Jews.
Several themes are played out in this story. The most striking is how brothers, men and women are subjected to a great divide for centuries to come. It marks who is or wants to be ‘the chosen one’ and points out what is to be preferred and protected. This is comparable with the foundations of duality described in the previous articles: when an individual's own style, race or color was ranked above all others, and the ego-part of the self is preferred to the rest. This created separation between the masculine and feminine and caused an inner battle as well. The figures of Abraham, Sarah and Hagar show us something similar:
they tell about sacrificing, victimizing and being offended.
This trap lies at the heart of the inner struggle of the feminine.
It started with an assumption
It all started with an assumption; the idea something surely was impossible. Sarah believing she was too old to conceive, makes a grand gesture to Abraham by offering him to bed with Hagar. When Hagar gets pregnant doubt appears. Sarah starts wondering if she still has anything to contribute and what she means to the whole. She feels she has to secure her position. Hagar reacts by protecting her position. When Sarah unexpectedly brings a child into the world the question is which son has the first rights. As if there were not enough room in their three hearts to love the boys equally, she creates conditions to protect her and her son’s position. Hagar is sent into the desert, ending up nearby Mecca.
The wrong committed becomes a new reality for both women. As a consequence both are victimized. Sarah, a victim of her own assumptions, then victimizes Hagar; hence Hagar is victimized by Sarah and acts upon this. Both ending up being victim and perpetrator at the same time.
Like Sarah and Hagar, Lilith too makes an assumption setting seperation in motion. As the patriarchal system focuses tangible shapes rather than the (feminine) natural movability and its free form, Lilith believed herself to be confined to a style that would restrain her freedom. It seemed impossible to her that there was enough room for both style aspects, not realizing that with this, she herself created a limitation. She restricted her own presence because her choice to escape the new (patriarchal based) reality led to her wandering. Besides she limited her connection with the masculine and other part of the feminine (as the feminine has two parts).
The upcoming article: Making peace with the Feminine struggle.
Former two articles: Lilith, shadowing the Feminine dilemma & Making Lilith and her Shadow visible again.
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