It’s always enlightening to see many examples of the same thing. The “story of life” is repeated over and over from cultures and ages that have never connected with each other. Yet, the same story is told. To understand the thread that links these examples together is to become face to face with the actual truth. May the metaphor be with you!
HINDU TRIMURTI ~ CHRISTIAN TRINITY
BRAHMA Creation FATHER Creation
VISHNU Preservation SON Offspring of creation, “The Way”
SHIVA Destruction HOLY GHOST Man-ifestation,
Phenomena, End of creation process,
That which deconstructs, Whole image
FILM PROJECTOR ~ INDIVIDUAL CONSCIOUSNESS
LIGHT Source CONSCIOUSNESS Substance
MECHANICS Activity THOUGHT Knowing, *Male
PROJECTION Image EXPERIENCE Feeling, *Female
One must be careful mixing metaphors, remembering that these are approximations and tools for unlocking innate understanding that cannot be talked or written about.
Our journey can be viewed as the matrimony or seeing correctly the triune nature of Consciousness, it’s Process and it’s Manifestation. Moving from outward attachment and false identification, to inward meaning and Understanding.
“We have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time have gone before us – the labyrinth is thoroughly known. We have only to follow the thread of the hero path, and where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence. And where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world.” -Joseph Campbell
*We obviously need to keep in mind the fact that men feel and women know. For men (Yang), the light shape of Yin and Yang, everything is spelled out and explained, in its Technicality, Analyzing and Truth. For women (Yin), the dark shape of Yin and Yang, it is Feeling, Intuition, and Love that take the front seat of consciousness.
Note: Preservation (Hindu) is the Shepard and middle position, as is Jesus (Christian) is the Shepard and middle position. Also note that although female is at the end of the creative process, all life begins there as well (Shakti-Womb). This underscores the fluidity and ultimate oneness of this Three in One process.