|The Sacred Feminine
||[Jun. 26th, 2006|01:50 am]
Friends yapping around the campfire
At Tabby's request:
There is an inscription on this photo above that reads,"Creating the world I want". I don't know why it didn't show up. I copied this photo from a "goddesss art" webpage.
The title speaks of everything I have run into as far as why people, women in particular" love the concept of goddess worship. Whereas I point to a specific reference point, the Bible, the ladies I have encountered speak only of how it fits with their life experiences, or how they enjoy the idea of a woman being the creator of all life.
They keep referencing this idea of creator, trying to fit it to themselves, but always fail when it comes to understanding that it is as impossible for a woman to create life as it is for a man. They stumble at this point.
And that is my point. Whether it is the myth of evolution, which to date has given us no example of a visible evolving of the species, most importantly man, or this idea of a woman being god, which also to date, has given us no documentation with which to reference their beliefs and no acts of creation in which their "creator" was recorded as having told them she was the creator.
Personal experiences have been mentioned, but I would say that just as a demon can (as recorded in the Bible) perform a miracle (the account of Jesus' temptations in the wilderness), so can a demon exact a supernatural experience on someone in such a way as to make that person believe the lie it is weaving.
The difference? An act outside of God's supervision will always be attributed to the person, not to be backed up by any of that god's canon (of which there is none).
With a miracle attributed to God, or the God of the Bible, He will get the glory.
Case in point, when I prayed for a woman to regain her sight many years ago. I prayed a simple prayer, and moved on to another person. It was a bit later, when the lady's granddaughter pulled me back to her, to exclaim that her grandma could read her watch. She had not been able to do that for a long, long time.
Not my doing, folks! And it's not something I have been involved in since, except in isolated cases.
This is something I hope to be a part of on a regular basis.
My son, as I have mentioned before, was three years old when he stuck his finger in the electrical socket (again!) and fell straight back onto the hard tile floor.
I had just been in a horrible argument with my wife, was not feeling a bit spiritual, when I heard her scream for me. When I rushed downstairs, my youngest son was laid before her on the rug, his head very misshaped, and his eyes staring blankly straight up.
Sheila was hysterical! Our other son, Micah, could only stand and stare in shock.
I grabbed Cody up in my arms and, despite the anger and guilt of our argument filling my head, prayed strongly in faith, rebuking the effects of the fall, and commanding healing into my son's body.
There was a blood clot forming visibly at the top of his head. His skull had obviously been fractured. He was crying so loudly as we rushed him to the emergency room.
As I held him, I sensed a calmness come over him. As Sheila sped down the road towards the hospital, Cody sat up in my arms and said he was feeling better. The clot at the top of his head was dissipating, and his head was returning back to its normal shape.
By the time we reached the emergency room, Cody was calm, feeling great, and talking when we rushed into the waiting room.
After examination, he was released. Nothing was wrong with him. But Sheila, Micah, and I know what happened. We were there. It should have been worse.
I'm not trying to force my religion on anyone. But to "create a world I want" instead of taking the one God created for me means that I would just be wanting to have comfort and control, both only mirages at best.
I have not had much comfort in God's world. In fact, pain and heartache have been my constant companions along with Him.
But I do have Him. He talks to me in the back of my mind, stops me or at least warns me when I am in trouble, and gives me strength and comfort when and where no mortal being can. He also corrects me, which is what I find most people outside this belief want.
No one wants correction, no one wants to be confined.
But what the world sees as a set of rules, I see as guidelines to success. I told my sons, when they were growing up, that they could obey and run wild, or disobey and feel the correction.
They had and have the choice of life, or death (limitation by punishment). Obey and run free, or disobey and be held back in correction.
No one wants to be judged. Even the P.C.(pentecostal christian) misunderstands this concept. The
Bible says that Jesus was judged as the sin offering so that we would not have to be. Acknowledge this and live. Keep thinking we have to do something to earn approval, and we are reduced to slaves of the flesh again.
The sacred feminine is a nice concept, but it is only a means to comfort. Even in its imagery it is incomplete. Every woman needs a man. Every man needs a woman.
Every one needs a God, and God needs us. That's His point in using this gender analogy. Get over your prejudice to the faults of men everywhere, including your abused past. The pure image is still there: God as our father, God as our husband, God as our lover, God as our protector, God as our "all in all".
"Only then will you feel the full power of the force."