Mary surrendered to God. All she wanted to do was to live long enough to see the Messiah. Material possessions meant nothing to her, because all of her desire was focused on seeing God. She was the empty chalice into which the Blood of Christ would be poured. Who is she? She is us, both men and women, in our desire nature. When we empty ourselves of materiality and focus our heart and mind on the coming of the Light, Christ will be born in us.
It’s hard not to want things. There are lots of nice things to want. And there’s nothing wrong with wanting nice things, as long as you don’t let them come between you and God. There has to be a place within you, a sanctuary, where the things of the world do not go. This is what it means to be virginal – untouched.
You have to have that place where you leave your shoes at the door, your worldly desires, a place where only God exists. Mary symbolizes that place within us. Why? Because the energy that permeates and sustains that inner sanctuary is her energy. It is her energy, because she devoted her life to allowing the energy of her own inner sanctuary to radiate outward into everything she did. She became that energy, and that energy became her.
Because Mary was able to do this in her own life, it is now possible for everyone. This is a distinct aspect, the feminine aspect. And you don’t have to be a woman to experience it.
Virginity is of the mind. You are a virgin every time you leave the world and enter into your inner sanctuary. You are the Temple Virgin, just like Mary was and her mother before her. God comes first—in all things. This is what it means to be a virgin.