Tenderness is one of the three graces. Through tenderness you arrive back in the lap of the Gods for the celestial world is soft and feminine. In thousands of trips through the mirror-world-aluna and the celestial dimensions I have never seen one jot of evidence for the concept of God the Father, or God the Son. And God the Holy Ghost just makes one titter it is utterly silly. The celestial is very feminine, and while there may not be anyone single entity as God, if there is one, there is no doubt that she’s a woman.
The spiritual journey through life is one of calm and that brings healing and softness, and in that calm is a gentleness. If you are gentle then you will have a tendency to be tender towards others. It is the stress of the yang world that makes us hard and nasty. The valley spirit spoken of in the Tao was considered eternal, they believed it was the feminine spirit made manifest in nature. As we watch the valley spirit in the trees and the animals, and how water flows, we see the lessons of the celestial feminine in motion around us.
Through tenderness we move from the insistence of the intellectual mind to the warmth of the heart, and there in that warmth we soon find humans in need, people that live in a harsh, ugly world that are desperate for a little tenderness. The acidity of their lives is killing them.
So we begin by being tender toward ourselves, by being not too critical or harsh, and we offer that same feeling to others. It starts with the act of looking at the world with a soft eye and then we lean forward to embrace humanity and serve in whatever way we can. A helping hand here, a kind word there, whatever is needed. As you walk through the streets of a town say, you are in essence walking through the casualty ward of the human ego that has been decimated by power struggles and defeats, and the failure of the human mind to provide solace to a rapacious soul that seeks to satisfy itself.
What you are watching is the death of human souls, people so inured in the cold ugliness of their minds that they don’t realize they are rotting their souls and dying. Platitudes blind them. Through tenderness you act as the angel of mercy for those few condemned souls that want to turn from the abyss.
Tenderness offers you redemption and through it you offer redemption to others. In watching carefully when you act harshly or when you go cold you soon see the difference between tenderness and a lack of it. Essentially, tenderness is how we express a love for humanity and nature, and it is how we show a respect for the glory of the feminine spirit.
Tenderness helps you to help others.
But there is another huge upside because tenderness keeps you safe, for the silent hate of humanity pulls violence and pain to them. If you are cold and distanced from others you have little or no protection, anything can jump you, and it will, as you represent food or heat to the predator, or your are seen as a competitive ego to others that are stone cold and cruel.
When our world was tribal it was family oriented and warm and women still had a big influence but once we went cold and yang we became separated from others, and in the loneliness and despair of that people looked for ways to warm themselves up inside their new found powerlessness, and so pedophilia and pornography flourished. A world of new predators flourished and people became ever more lost, angry and sad.
Through tenderness you change misfortune and you embrace a new karma and safer way of living. It is self-nourishment.
© 2012 — Stuart Wilde.
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