To some extent, we’ve been doing this for centuries, because religion nudges us toward a higher power who is compassionate and loving, creating goodness, managing the universe with love. We identify with divine imagery by “being” like father and son, because it helps close the conceptual gap between who we are as humans and our spiritual source, that which constitutes us. It’s important to see ourselves reflected in the Divine because we have relationships with those ideas – they often validate and guide our earth journeys. Our knowledge of being divine must emanate from us at a very deep level, becoming our mental equivalent. We are the All, as we’ve already discussed, so we are also God. We are our spirit-power.
But our spirit-power is a balanced image of creation, with both masculine and feminine ideas, because we are one and the same; in fact, we are left and right halves of the brain, reconciling the intellectual and the intuitive, comprising both ordered and chaotic activities. As humans, we’re simultaneously active and receptive, inheriting a physiological harmony at the chromosomal level. We are all composed of both masculine and feminine. If we continue to conceptualize the All with gender duality as we’ve been doing for ages, it’s about time we recognized ourselves in a balanced image of divinity, one that includes both He and She.
Currently people are spending a lot of time talking about balance. We’re astounded that everyone around us leads such lopsided lives of frenzy. Everyone is looking for a remedy to rebalance life, especially women. If the world is a manifestation of what we think, what we see is an unbalanced reflection of our own spiritual composition. The spiritual equation we are using to fuel our thought process to manifest reality is out of balance. We can’t bring that power into our reality because we don’t recognize it in ourselves.
Self-image stems from how we visualize the Divine. Without identification with both aspects of divinity, our world will never even closely resemble anything in balance. Until we recognize that the Divine is at work through us, a divine mother as well as a divine father present and at work in our lives, humanity will not feel empowered. Certainly, women will not reach their full potential. Even men need to revitalize their feminine side to live more balanced lives. Our institutions need it. And it’s overdue.Reprinted from Let Your Goddess Grow! 7 Spiritual Lessons on Female Power and Positive Thinking by Charlene M. Proctor, Ph.D. (Published by The Goddess Network Press. May 2005;$19.95US/$24.95CAN; 0-9766012-0-6) Copyright © 2005 Charlene M. Proctor, Ph.D.