I wonder what the world look like if we thought of God in the feminine sense. I imagine it would be quite a different world. I imagine it wouldn’t be quite so aggressive or violent. Probably a lot more nurturing and caring. I think there would be a lot more giving and a lot less taking.
Quite likely, the two things that tend to characterize our present society, money and power, would be replaced by kindness and compassion. Yes, I imagine there would be a lot less greed and a lot more generosity, less abuse and more friendship … more helpfulness.
I wonder why we conjured up this notion of God as a masculine being in the first place. Not just masculine, but separate from us as well. Do you suppose it was part of the master plan? I subscribe to the theory (or belief) that everything happens for a reason. This being the case, there must be a purpose for this masculine belief … the belief that has contributed to so much suffering on this planet.
Whenever we refer to God, we almost always do so in the masculine tense. We say him or he, when ‘it’ would be more appropriate. Because you see, God embodies both the masculine and feminine energies.
But here’s the thing, we don’t really need to think of God in a certain way in order to change the world (although it would help). We just need to be what we want the world to be. We just need to be loving, kind, compassionate, caring, forgiving, helpful and nurturing. As Gandhi said, be the change you want to see in the world!
Have an awesomely feminine day!