Personal and Universal Divine Mother
Much has been written about Divine Cosmic Mother, or the Mother Goddess. She has been part of ancient cultures and their religions. She is the one that can transform our subconscious desires and sufferings into consciousness. Throughout history she was known by many names: in Greece she was goddess Rea, and later Athena. In Egypt she was known as Mut, and later as Isis. Aztecs knew her as Tonatzin, Celts as goddess Anu, Romans as Juno, Sumerians as goddess Ninhursag. In India she was Durga (Kali in her warrior aspect). She is briefly mentioned in Christian Bible, but spoken of much more widely in The Essene Gospel of Peace. The later text has apparently been found in Vatican Library and is also part of Royal Library of Habsburg dynasty. Here’s an excerpt from it pertaining to the topic of Divine Mother:
“Your Mother is in you, and you in her. She bore you she gives you life. It was she who gave to you your body, and to her shall you one day give it back again. Happy are you when you come to know her and her kingdom; if you receive your Mother’s angels and if you do her laws. I tell you truly, he who does these things shall never see disease. For the power of our Mother is above all. And it destroys Satan and his kingdom, and has rule over all your bodies and all living things.
“The blood which runs in us is born of the blood of our Earthly Mother. Her blood falls from the clouds; leaps from the womb of the earth; babbles in the brooks of the mountains; flows wide in the rivers of the plains; sleeps in the lakes; rages mightily in tempestuous seas. The air which we breathe is born of the breath of our Earthly Mother. Her breath is azure in the heights of the heavens; soughs in the tops of the mountains; whispers the leaves of the forest; billows over the cornfields; slumbers in the deep valleys, burns hot in the desert.
“The hardness of our bones is born of the bones of our Earthly Mother, of the rocks and of the stones. They stand naked to the heavens on the tops of mountains; are as giants that lie sleeping on the sides of the mountains, as idols set in the desert, and are hidden in the deepness of the earth. The tenderness of our flesh is born of the flesh of our Earthly Mother; whose flesh waxes yellow and red in the fruits of the trees, and nurtures us in the furrows of the fields. Our bowels are born of the bowels of our Earthly Mother, and are hid from our eyes, like the invisible depths of the earth. The light of our eyes, the hearing of our ears, both are born of the colors and the sounds of our Earthly Mother; which enclose us about, as the waves of the sea a fish, as the eddying air a bird.
“I tell you in very truth, Man is the Son of the Earthly Mother, and from her did the Son of Man receive his whole body, even as the body of the newborn babe is born of the womb of his mother. I tell you truly, you are one with the Earthly Mother; she is in you, and you in her. Of her were you born, in her do you live, and to her shall you return again. Keep, therefore, her laws, for none can live long, neither be happy, but he who honors his Earthly Mother and does her laws. For your breath is her breath; your blood her blood; your bone her bone; your flesh her flesh; your bowels her bowels; your eyes and your ears are her eyes and her ears.” ” I tell you truly, very great is her love, greater than the greatest of mountains, deeper than the deepest seas. And those who love their Mother, she never deserts them. As the hen protects her chickens, as the lioness her cubs, as the mother her newborn babe, so does the Earthly Mother protect the Son of Man from all danger and from all evils.”
During the time of Judaism, knowledge of the female divine aspect has been supressed by orthodox religion of that time, and then later by Christianity and Islam. Her universal aspect has been resurfacing in the Western world for the past few decades, and more and more people are slowly becoming aware of it. But as she exists on a macro scale, so she is also something personal to every individual. Together with the male aspect, the Divine Father, she is known as Higher Self of every person – greater part of ones own consciousness. In other words, as some would say, “there are as many Divine Mothers and Divine Fathers as there are people on Earth”. If a person is aspiring to attain development of consciousness, she is the one that guides them and eliminates their animal nature, transforming it into light.
I never found in the ages a place so delightful as the garden of my Mother. Abiding there, I forget my worries, I hear songs of birds sweet and modulated. As soon as I lay down on that soil, I feel myself emancipated from all suffering. I forget every sorrow, every past grief. Whosoever would abide there would be blissful. ~ Samael Aun Weor