Thursday, July 11, 2013
Not just women were short-changed in the masculinization of God.
"She is there within each and every one of us--male and female--whether we chose to embrace or deny her existence. She is the Holy Spirit. She is the breath we breathe. She is God-given, not something women dreamt up to make us feel better about being left out of the starring roles in the Bible. The truth is, we weren't left out. Sophia was there all along, beckoning to us--right along with Jesus. And it's not just women who were short-changed in the masculinization of God. Men, too, long to be able to experience God holistically, to acknowledge and rest in the feminine side of God."
~ Monette Chilson, Sophia Rising: Awakening Your Sacred Wisdom Through Yoga
Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes