Monday, November 29, 2010

God's Feminine Side

Blessed are those who find wisdom,
   those who gain understanding,
for she is more profitable than silver
   and yields better returns than gold.
She is more precious than rubies;
   nothing you desire can compare with her.
Long life is in her right hand;
   in her left hand are riches and honor.
Her ways are pleasant ways,
   and all her paths are peace.
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her;
   those who hold her fast will be blessed.
By wisdom the LORD laid the earth’s foundations,
   by understanding he set the heavens in place; 
by his knowledge the watery depths were divided,
   and the clouds let drop the dew. Proverbs 3:13-20

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. – John: 1:1-4

For a long time there was something that bothered me. Where was the femininity in God?

I was raised with the idea that there was God the father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit; The Holy Trinity. How these three things come together can be confusing (and probably is so for most Christians… keep it real) but what I never understood was why the feminine side wasn’t represented.

Of course I too am schooled in the understanding of how male dominated societies have for years written their histories from the male perspective to the subjugation of women; but I always felt that there was a hidden truth here. I always felt that there was something tucked away in the passages that would reveal this truth.

Wisdom is God’s feminine side.

When I read the passages above from Proverbs 3 it became all the more clear. Wisdom is always referred to as “She”. She was there when heaven and earth were created. By her all that we know was created. When I think of this idea in light of the fact that every child was brought into the world by a woman… it really made perfect sense. Of course all of creation comes from God’s feminine side. How can it not? 

But then what is the role of man? Instantly I thought of the passage above from John 1. John is talking about Jesus of course but this idea of the Word being God and with God is fascinating. And then the Word manifests as a son which is male.

In the creation story it is said that God spoke the world into existence. “Let there be light” and it was. But it was through wisdom that God spoke these creative words. This marriage of masculine and feminine, Word and Wisdom is the seed of all creation. When we apply our wisdom to life and speak out into the world the things that we want to happen then we are planting our very own seeds of creation.

The important part of this is that both sides must be there. We must fully embrace the masculine and feminine within each of us. We must seek wisdom and boldly proclaim the desires of our hearts. And we must use our thoughts and actions together to fertilize and water that seed until it grows and blossoms into what we dreamed it would be.

This is where the Holy Spirit comes in. It is the fountain of God’s wisdom. We can search inside ourselves and find that little piece of God that we all share. And through this connection we can make the impossible possible.

God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit… the masculine and feminine all wrapped into one.

God can be father or mother because God can be anything that we need God to be. But regardless of how you see God… never forget to embrace both sides of God, and therefore both sides of you.

Find the balance that works best for you.       


  1. Wow!! This was so good I had to read it twice. You're making some very powerful statements that will probably go over many heads. The reason why I say this is because there is such wisdom and revelation in what you wrote.

    You simply cannot have one without the other. I believe "God has given us everything we need that pertains to life and Godliness." And yet sometimes, we fight with ourselves over who we really are, unnecessarily.

    Clarence, I thank God for giving you the ability and the courage to take your thoughts and struggles, and put them into words for someone else to see. I believe this same ability brings forth change in how some perceive themselves, and further, to actually except who they are.

    I know this to be true for myself. I read a couple of your post earlier this year and my whole thought process changed about where I was at that time.

    Just want you to know I love you very much and I appreciate you greatly.

  2. Thank you for sharing that! It is really nice to know that all of this writing hasn't been a waste of time! haha.

    But yeah I really liked this post. It was hard to write because I wanted to write so much more. The topic is way bigger than this medium allows; but I didn't want to neglect it altogether.

    Maybe I'll write more on it in the future and more folks will get it at that time.

    Thank you again for the love. I appreciate it!

  3. Ground-breaking, that's all I can say.


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