Men and women are now being asked to learn to work together in ways that value each gender for their particular contributions and skills. In The New Message from God there are many teachings on the differences between men and women, but this is related to form and orientation mostly. Men live in male bodies; women live in female bodies. Each gender holds strengths and weaknesses.
“Men and women are different in their vehicles of expression, not in their spirituality.” Says Marshall Vian Summers in Relationships and Higher Purpose. “There is no masculine spirituality or feminine spirituality. There is spirituality expressed through the masculine, and there is spirituality expressed through the feminine. This is a very important distinction.”
Knowledge, the great endowment given to all intelligent life, does not vary in men and women, it is a uniform, complete and permanent connection to God. Only the expression of Knowledge varies related to gender and the individual’s unique nature.
So we are faced with our very flawed and human perspectives and cultural expectations regarding the roles and abilities of men and women. This is that which needs addressing. This is the great need – to discover our individual purpose, meaning and direction in life for both men and women, not just for personal reasons but for the future of our world.
“All learning is about relationships,” continues Summers, “how to be in relationships, how to express yourself, how to work within relationships and how to contribute in relationships.”
Within greater relationships the recognition and allowance of the contributions of women beyond prescribed roles benefits men and women alike. It benefits the overall progress of humanity as we face a future that will require the creativity, insight and wisdom of all people.
A great threshold in the evolution of humanity stretches out before us. Within the context of greater relationships that allow for the emergence of the individual’s gifts, talents and contributions, lies the potential of our future.
Let us, men and women both, embrace and support the emergence of our inherent gifts. Let us grow strong in relationship. Let us grow strong in Knowledge. Let us become what is held out to us as our greatest strength as we emerge into the Greater Community of life. Let us become a people united and developed in wisdom and vision and let us ultimately join with other free races who hold out great hope for us and see us very differently than we currently see ourselves.