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Sacred Union

What is sacred union?

The phrase sacred union is a two-fold process that includes the recognition, balance, and integration of the masculine and feminine energies within an individual, and the subsequent external physical relationship between two fully balanced and integrated beings.

Sacred Union Within

Within an individual, sacred union is the end result of the alchemical process of balancing and integrating one’s masculine and feminine archetypal energies, and learning to tap into those qualities within one’s self.

Individual issues that are overcome through the balance and integration of masculine and feminine archetypal energies include, but are not limited to:

  • Codependency
  • Control issues
  • Attachment trauma
  • People pleasing/fawning
  • Fear of commitment
  • Fear of intimacy
  • Lack of integrity
  • Unhealthy boundaries
  • Jealousy

Sacred Union Relationships

When a person reaches sacred union within themselves, and then enters into a relationship with another individual or individuals who have done the same, the relationship itself is referred to as a sacred union. Sacred union relationships are not defined by sexual polarity, gender roles, or traditional relationship structures, but rather by the qualities of the relationship itself.

A sacred union relationship exhibits the following:

  • Healthy interdependence
  • Personal sovereignty between partners
  • Healthy respect for boundaries
  • Emotional integrity and honesty
  • Deep connection and intimacy

The Masculine and Feminine Are Not Gender Roles

The understanding that the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine are a part of everyone, regardless of sex or gender identity, and are fundamental forces observed in all of nature debunks the concept of gender essentialism. It is important that spiritual practitioners and followers understand that the concept of the Divine Feminine does not reinforce gender identity or gender roles, but rather, renders them inconsequential.

A person of any sex may identify anywhere on the energetic spectrum between masculine and feminine at any given time, and will always exhibit qualities of both. As spiritual practitioners, the goal is to learn how to consciously embody any masculine or feminine qualities necessary to create a balanced and harmonious energy. This process is described in the occult concept of alchemy, and is depicted archetypally by various hermaphroditic deities.

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