I am Thy child, O God, it is because Thou gavest me such a mother."
Many current metaphysical teachers refer to
Infinite Spirit as Mother/Father God ... and in this statement they are
attempting to define both the masculine and feminine attributes of God.
But, let us not be confused and begin to think of Spirit in terms of
gender ... the attributes of Mother/Father describe the processes of
mind that are operative in our consciousness. As we know that not
every woman who gives birth to a child is a mother ... we also know that
the nurturing qualities of mothering is not limited to women. In
our culture, we create the limitations that cause us to identify certain
attributes to male and female ... to mother and to father.
Anyone who supports, encourages, or
assists anyone, not just children, in giving "birth" to the
desires of their hearts or to guide them to realize their Good ... is
expressing the Mother quality of God. This quality of God moves us
out of being "self-conscious" to being more conscious of our
Divinity ... the self-giving-ness of Spirit through us. Everything
that is made manifest in the Universe, was first an "idea" ...
and whether this idea is in the form of a baby or another of our heart's
desires ... it is up to us to give birth to it ... to be willing for God
to bring forth the blessing through us ... that is, through our
Each of us must realize within our
consciousness that we are part of God ... living in the Presence of God.
The Master Mind Jesus stated that "the kingdom of Heaven is within
you" ... and this "heavenly" state of mind is created by
our conscious recognition that we are "in God and of God."
As we foster this idea in our mind ... consciously ... we find that we
shed limitations and limited thinking ... and our mind perceives an
expansion of Life almost immediately. If we are not realizing this
as the Truth for us, we must sit daily in the Silence of our mind and
dwell on this Highest of Truths. Once we have gained a greater
perception of being in the Presence of God ... we can expand on almost
every idea or desire that we can imagine ... and we can "know"
within our consciousness that the "birthing of our desires" is
unfolding through the process of Divine Law and Order.
Let us remember that our mothers carried us for
nine months. And during this time, I am certain that almost every
mother goes through a process of thinking about the life of the child
she is carrying. Most mothers carry within their minds desires for
their children. Almost every mother desires for her child to be
healthy and happy. And most physicians will agree that these
"good desires" do effect the unborn child in a positive way.
The thought atmosphere that is created by the happy, expectant mother is
no different than the thought atmosphere that we must carry with us in
order to give birth to our desires. This positive, affirmative,
thought atmosphere is nurturing and is part of the Mother aspect of God
within each of us.
In order to have
great confidence in or ability to give birth to our desires we must
cultivate a "radical monotheism" ... of believing in, and
acting on, the Infinite Spirit's All-Power. And though it runs
counter to "conventional wisdom" ... I can assure you that
conventional wisdom, no matter how beautiful, can be grossly erroneous. (paraphrased
from Jeremy Carper)
Turning our thoughts to
God is an action in Mind that must be taken with confidence and
assurance in the Power that we are turning to ... for It seeks to
express our Good desires through us. As we embody this spiritual
idea of Mother birthing creation, we can know that whatever Good we
desire to give birth to ... this attribute of God will move our desires
into manifestation ... according to our faith and commitment to It.
SO IT IS!