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Suzanna Vega asks why God is not referred as a SHE?

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12-07-2004 21:46:16

Date Sat, 14 Oct 2000 102753 -0700 (PDT)
From Suzanna Vega
Subject She

October 14, 2000
Dear Friend,

My name is Suzanna and I live in Denver, CO. I have
recently become reaquainted with Dr. Dyer's works. I
first met him via "Your Erroneous Zones", a work that
helped me deal with my life at the time of its
publication. Then years passed, many along with many
trials and tribulations. So, Dr. Dyer came into my
awareness again just about a month ago. Since then I
have read "Manifest Your Destiny" and "Your Sacred
Self". I have the tape Meditations for Manifesting,
which I have been working on and the double cassette
of How to Get What You Really, Really, Really Want.
Thus, I have been in a state of bliss where I find
myself actually metamorphasizing (spelling probably
wrong).

I have one question that I have wanted to ask Dr. Dyer
and Deepak Chopra. The question is this? Why is God
referred to as a she? I understand that God is
neither male nor female but in the Bible God is
referred to as "He". The Father to Humanity, indeed
all of creation. I often thought of the earth as
having a mother, being Mother Earth in regards to
nature. So, please can you enlighten me?

Thank you,
Suzanna
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ifilmmaker

16-07-2004 11:04:56

As dictated by God, supposedly. That's why
"He's" referred to as HE.

But of course GOD is behind HE or SHE. Omnipresent, omniscient, all knowing. HE, SHE is just a way for humans to relate to something beyond their comprehension.

I'm sure God doesn't get caught up in the specifics just loves you either way.

CeAnn

07-08-2004 20:50:36

Date Sat, 14 Oct 2000 102753 -0700 (PDT)
The question is this? Why is God
referred to as a she? I understand that God is
neither male nor female but in the Bible God is
referred to as "He". The Father to Humanity, indeed
all of creation. I often thought of the earth as
having a mother, being Mother Earth in regards to
nature. So, please can you enlighten me?
Hi Suzanna,

I'd like to share with you the answer I received when I asked this same question. First, let's lay some practical groundwork.

In patriarchal societies, from the first recordings, reference to the supreme being is male. In the matriarchal societies, the supreme being is female. It seems to suggest that reference to the Creator of both male and female species as he or she depends on whether the society is male-ruled (patriarchal) or female-ruled (matriarchal).

Spirit inspired the writings contained in the Bible. This Spirit is neither male nor female. However, the scribes of the inspired Word typically were male and the eras and times of the biblical writings were male-dominant. Thus, the reference to God is 'he' and all the titles are male oriented, such as 'Father'.

In the Christian world, God is referenced to as male but there are other communities, such as the Wicca, who honor the female supreme being, Mother Earth. Students of the spirit are aware of both Father God and Mother Earth but understand that, as "ifilmmaker" pointed out in his reply, "...is just a way for humans to relate to something beyond their comprehension." As we continue to grow, I'm confident we'll attain a place where we won't even concern ourselves with male/female, be it God or our fellow beings. But, until we reach that place it's nice to know the 'why and how' for the separation.

If you're interested in learning about motifs, societies and their different beliefs from the first recordings, you might look into the writings of Joseph Campbell. I found both the PBS series he did with Bill Moyers and the companion book, "The Power of Myth" very interesting. It answered a lot of questions I had like yours and opened up a fantastic world for me. I believe the PBS series can be found on video and DVD and is available as a rental.

Joseph Campbell said, "Follow your bliss." Continue to ask questions, Suzanna, as the answers may lead to your bliss.

Peace and Love are with you,
CeAnn