As above, so below... It was, initially, quite startling to learn this week that a traditional practice which I thought to be reducing through common sense is far more prevalent than ever. It is the tradition that many babies born female are killed at birth in the belief that boy children are more desirable, necessary and important. This selectivity occurs most in China and India, but has been identifed in every part of the world including ethnic communities in the United States. It is happening now, and the numbers of deaths is rising quite considerably year by year. It demonstrates how so many societies, in different ways, regard women as inferior.
I am not a feminist in the normal sense of the word, but I believe in equality. As such I believe in the equality of the divine feminine and the divine masculine and in encouraging the manifestation of both energies, equally and together, on earth. As I pondered the statistics of female child mortality, I see the situation as a symbol of a last-ditch attempt to supress the (divine) feminine in order to perpetuate the masculine domination of the last 26 thousand years. As you know, it will not, cannot work and there will be a correction and rebalancing.
It is noteworthy that, in China, one or two women are now emerging as eminent in their field of physics, for example. There will be more women from the supressing countries who will be recognised throughout the world for their brilliance in their field, and it will be soon, a source of pride in their home countries. There will be more open discussion about the child killings and fingers will be pointed, effectively, and new regimes will be replacing the old which will have more humanity and decency.
The rebalancing has begun, at every level.