Friday, June 28, 2013

Until we stop defining God as exclusively male....

"There's the interesting etymological kinship of the words mother and matter, both derived from the Latin root mater. Without becoming consciously aware of this linguistic connection, we often try to fill the gaping mother holes in our spiritual lives with matter. That explains our consumption-induced clutter. While intellectually we know we can't buy back the Mother God that's been lost, our subconscious tries to fill those hungry places in our soul with whatever's available. And there's no shortage of stuff! Until we stop defining God as exclusively male and give ourselves free reign to explore a God that has no use for limiting gender stereotypes, we will find ourselves trying and failing to grasp a God who's our mother, our father, and so much more." 

~Monette Chilson Sophia Rising: Awakening Your Sacred Wisdom Through Yoga

Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes

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