| | Gender -- What is it For?
I think it very likely that when our spirits are not incarnated as physical beings, we are essentially genderless. So why do we incarnate as gendered beings? The fact that we do incarnate as one or the other indicates that the distinction is meaningful and useful for our growth...
But I think it's probably better to think not in terms of being a man or being a woman -- just as one should avoid thinking of oneself as being a Buddhist or a Christian or an American... It's just another label, and we are larger than labels. Instead, we should ask how the gender we've chosen can enhance our experience today, in this life.
On a related note:
Steve, would you say this article applies to homosexual men? How about homosexual women? Are you going to open up the challenge to people who may want to write "How to Be a Homosexual Man?"