The World’s Oldest Profession is Not What You Think

By Ethan Indigo Smith

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

~Dedicated to my mom, and to all moms, and all nurses.

What is the world’s oldest profession? If you’d never heard the supposedly correct answer to this question, , what would your answer be? If you were standing on your own psychological footing would your answer be what you are instructed to think of initially? We are told the world’s oldest profession is prostitution. We are told this as a matter of justification for war and its own prostitution. This suggestion is a mockery of mothers everywhere. It is a completely biased slant propagated to normalize the inhuman functions of war, exploitation and abuse.

Motherhood, Nursing and the Divine Feminine

I am my mother’s son. And my mother was a Registered Nurse. Mothering nursing is, of course, inarguably, the real oldest profession. Every act of kindness and devotion that goes into the activity of motherhood and the profession of nursing exemplifies the Divine Feminine; care, listening, healing and compassion. Truly, motherhood and by extension nursing, are the oldest professions, and the noblest.

On reflection,  my recognition of The Divine Feminine was only possible, in this perverted masculine war world, because of the loving influence of my mother the nurse, and the other compassionate women in my life, but especially my mother. The care and compassion given by nurses, mothers and the Divine Feminine is always remarkable,  especially so in our current fractured world.

So why are we told that the oldest profession is prostitution? Because it suits the culture of the perverted masculine.  It subjugates women and by extension the Divine Feminine. There is no legitimate basis for this sentiment except to control our thinking, to normalize the idea that women sell their bodies and to suggest that women can accomplish little more.  It also suggests that prostitution is a worthwhile thing for men to pursue because of their difficulty in actually relating to people authentically. Propagating the idea that prostitution is the oldest profession is in itself a perversion.

There is nothing about the sentiment or implications of the statement, ‘prostitution is the oldest profession’ that is true. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is that the oldest profession is nursing, nursing babies and nursing in all other senses.  Those who choose to believe that prostitution is the oldest profession reveal  their own underlying avoidance of respect for the feminine, and their participation in the attack on the Divine Feminine specifically.

Marijuana and Breastfeeding: Victims of Hostility towards the Divine Feminine

Let’s think for a moment about marijuana and hemp, which have been shown to be truly beneficial to us. Nothing more harmless, surely?  There is also nothing so touching and innocent as a mother with her suckling newborn. Yet there are few sweet things  in the world that garner more unwarranted hatred and hostility as ingestion of marijuana and ingestion of breastmilk. The hostility comes from reactions, and the reactions (REpeated ACT) stem from deep psychological roots that usually have their seed in some sort of input and manipulation that the person has not addressed. If someone doesn’t grow up and out of these roots, they cause a reacting pattern that the person gets stuck in. Both the partaking of marijuana and the nursing of babes embodies The Divine Feminine, but the reactions people feel to both of these things often enough stem from  the perverted masculine.

You might think it ridiculous to compare people’s objections to marijuana with the chastisement of a breastfeeding woman, but what is ridiculous is the scorn. The seed for the deep psychological distortion causing such hatred for marijuana and hemp is the same that instigates scorn for suckling babies on breasts. It is the hatred of women, but not women in general – the hatred specifically of The Divine Feminine of womanhood.

It is easy to comprehend the notion that a mother breastfeeding her child is representative of The Divine Feminine, but for many the idea that marijuana and hemp also represent the Divine Feminine is a struggle. Look at it this way: marijuana and hemp nurture the sick and supply all the resources we could need. Marijuana most certainly embodies the Divine Feminine simply through this fact.

Marijuana and hemp are naturally more closely related to the Divine Feminine than the idea of feminism itself. Feminism mostly does not embody the Divine Feminine. A feminist may justly seek equal pay for women drone operators, or soldiers of any sort, but no Divine Feminine would seek equality in a perverted masculine operation, in a war operation.

A Lack of Integration

The Divine Feminine nature, politically and in human spirituality, is like the biological feminine nature.  The Divine Feminine nature is caring and procreative, and as the symbol related to the feminine suggests, is encircling and caring and yet contributes and adds outside the circle. The Divine Masculine, as represented symbolically, is protective and focused on things outside the circle in order to protect and provide. These values have become perverted.

The perverted feminine and perverted masculine, each take on harmful qualities not conducive to their biological nature. The perversions are not limited to sexual characteristics. Women and men might adopt characteristics of the opposite’s nature in some form of hyper or hypo, feminine or masculine, element. We all might adopt dynamics that are not representative of either masculine or feminine divinity. Divinity goes beyond cultural norms; divinity always rises above convention, while perversion sinks and degrades convention.

These perversions may all stem from our failure to integrate our anima and animus – a man’s inner femininity, and a woman’s inner masculinity. When the anima or animus is not integrated, perversions emerge as initially non-problematic behaviors, which are then taken to extremes. In the non-problematic sense, these behaviors begin as unconscious tools to enable balance, despite the lack of underlying integration. However, if integration remains lacking or is  avoided or obscured, the non-problematic behaviors become addictions and perversions in the form of hypo or hyper masculinity, or hypo or hyper femininity. This is how we got here: this is how we have normalized a prohibition against a healing and resourceful plant, and how we have normalized  the prostitution of war.

Directly from and inspired by:

Marijuana and the Prohibition of the Divine Feminine – Ethan Indigo Smith

What have you been told is the world’s oldest profession?

Marijuana represents the Divine Feminine. Marijuana and The Prohibition of The Divine Feminine explores the history and the psychology behind the prohibition of marijuana and the subjugation of The Divine Feminine. The symbolism of the Divine Feminine is demonstrated through marijuana and hemp correlatives while also exploring feminism and the perverted masculine of the postmodern war world. Indeed, marijuana and hemp can save humanity.


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About the author:

Activist, author and Tai Chi teacher Ethan Indigo Smith was born on a farm in Maine and lived in Manhattan for a number of years before migrating west to Mendocino, California. Ethan’s work is both deeply connected and extremely insightful, blending philosophy, politics, activism, spirituality, meditation and a unique sense of humor.

You can connect with Ethan on Facebook, check out his author page on Amazon, or visit his new websites, Geometry Of Energy and Meditation 108, where Ethan offers lessons on individuation, meditation, the conceptualization of energy, and the metaphysical significance of 108.

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