Saturday, October 25, 2008

Feminine Spirituality | Inspirations and Wisdom







"And the Mother,
the prototype
of all existence,
is the Eternal Spirit,
full of beauty
and love."
- Kahlil Gibran

"The paradise is under the feet of mothers."
- Prophet Muhammad

"Happy are you that you hunger for the truth, for I will satisfy you with the bread of wisdom. Happy are you, that you knock, for I will open to you the door of life. Happy are you, that you would cast off the power of Satan, for I will lead you into the Kingdom of our Mother's angels, where the power of Satan cannot enter."

And they asked him in amazement: "Who is our Mother and which Her angels? And where is Her Kingdom?"

Jesus replied: "Your Mother is in you, and you in Her."
- Jesus Christ in Essene Gospel of Peace

The Valley of Spirit never dies. It is named the Mysterious Female. And the Doorway of the Mysterious Female is the base from which Heaven and Earth sprang. It is there within us all the while; Draw upon it as you will, it never runs dry.
- Tao Te Ching 6

"God is never seen immaterially; and the vision of Him in woman is the most perfect of all."
- Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi

"The feminine, whether the feminine quality or women themselves, holds the secret of creation, which is the light hidden in matter. This is very important to understand; that if one is to do any real spiritual work at this time of global and ecological crisis, one has to realize that the feminine holds the unique understanding of the sacredness in matter and also how we need to reawaken this aspect in life."
- Anat Vaughan-Lee

"I can see as clear as a daylight that the hour is coming when women will lead humanity to a higher evolution."
- Hazrat Inayat Khan's vision in the year 1914-18

"We have denied the spirit of the earth, and that spirit of the earth has to appear in woman. The meeting of the spirit of the earth and the spirit of the other world is one of the great moments that, I believe, will come in the future history of culture."
- Cecil Collins, the great metaphysical English painter and writer

This is why the wisdom of the feminine is so important, because the feminine understands the dynamics of relationship, how to listen and be receptive. Feminine consciousness is more attuned to the life of the body, and so knows the rhythms that belong to the cycles of life, rather than the systems imposed by will that are presently strangling our world. The feminine is more instinctively and naturally attuned to life, its patterns and powers. And feminine consciousness is less dominated by reason, more open to the mystery of the symbolic inner world. The feminine is vital in this work of awakening.
- Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Alchemy of Light: Working with the Primal Energies of Life

He who has realized God ... perceives clearly that women are but so many aspects of the Divine Mother. He adores them all ... Women are, all of them, the veritable images of Ĺšakti.

Do you know how a lover of God feels? His attitude is: "O God, Thou art the Master, and I am Thy servant. Thou art the Mother, and I am Thy child." Or again: "Thou art my Father and Mother. Thou art the Whole, and I am a part." - Sri Ramakrishna

O, Mother of the Universe, those who praise you by the words: Ambika, Jaganmayi and Maya, will obtain all.
- Kalika Purana

O humanity! ... revere the sacredness of the womb that bore you.
- The Quran, An-Nisa (The Woman) 4:1


# Reference and Further:
. Making way for the Feminine
. Sophia, Spirit, and Divine Mediation in the Mysticism of St. Gregory of Nyssa
. Teachings on the Feminine and the World Soul
. Mystery of Woman | the Feminine Soul
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Feminine Mysteries of Love | Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
. Secret of Female Soul
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Feminine Spirituality and Sufism
. Sophia of Jesus

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