The concept of God as a Father-Mother principle, not just
a Father God, is hardly new. For example, the Christian Science movement, founded
in 1879, is one which
holds the Father-Mother God principle as central to its teachings.
They regard the masculine qualities of God, such as strength, constancy and protection
to be related to the Father aspect of God, while the feminine qualities, such
as gentleness, compassion and nurturing to be related to the Mother aspect of
God. They do not see God as two 'people' - a male entity and a female entity
- but rather as an integrated, all-pervasive presence possessing both aspects
of consciousness in equal balance.
If we look at the nature of the original consciousness which is behind all things,
we can better understand the concept of an integrated Father-Mother God. God
is not a person. God is an everywhere-present, all-knowing intelligence which
created and maintains the universe. Behind even this creative presence, is the
ultimate, original, unchanging state of consciousness, that of Infinite Being.
Infinite Being is a state of perfect beingness which contains all potential.
As such, it fundamentally does not "do," it just is. It is perfection,
and therefore unchanging. However, at some point, Infinite Being decided to
'become,' rather than just 'be.' It decided to manifest its potential, and
then to act
out every part of that potential.
The reason why Infinite Being would do this has been the greatest mystery of
all time. The question was always why, when Infinite Being was perfection in
the first place, did it create the universe so that living beings could work
their way back to a perfection which already existed? The question goes beyond "How
did life begin?" and, instead, asks, "WHY did life begin?"
That greatest mystery of all time has now been answered by a spiritual master
who went beyond where anyone has gone before and succeeded in retrieving the
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Once Infinite Being had made the decision to create the universe, it achieved
the Creation through its only available tool - that of consciousness. Infinite
Being divided its consciousness into two complementary aspects. In one direction,
it focused intent. In another direction, it focused feeling. Then, it applied
motion so that the two facets of itself - intent and feeling - could interact
with each other as intertwined waves of consciousness in motion. In this way,
Infinite Being extended itself from just being, into a state of action and creation.
The dividing of the 'waters' of original consciousness into two, complementary
aspects created the aspect of intent and the aspect of feeling. These two principles
of consciousness interact together in perfect, equal balance. Were they not perfectly
balanced, the universe would cease to exist!
People traditionally find comfort in thinking of God as a parent-like presence.
The two aspects of consciousness are not, literally, terms relating to gender.
However, you could choose to think of the intent aspect as the Creator part and
the one which seems more father-like. You could also choose to think of the feeling
aspect as the Preserver of all of creation and as the one which seems more mother-like.
However, these are just images to help us identify, from a human perspective,
with the vastness of the consciousness of God.
God maintains the universe through a perfect balance of the complementary aspects
of its consciousness. In the light of this, if people choose to think of God
in parental terms, then the word God today has to mean 'Father-Mother God' and
not just 'God the Father.' Remember that without God the Father's other half,
the universe would cease to exist!
Today, the concept of Father-Mother God has become a very timely one. As we progress
through The Shift to heart-centered consciousness, the concept of patriarchy
is steadily fading away into history. Father God, as a male persona, is part
of the Old Reality thinking. The expanded concept of Father-Mother God is inbuilt
into the new awareness.
We are entering a New Reality where all people are honored equally, regardless
of race, creed, color, personal preferences and, especially, gender. Heart-centered
consciousness means unconditional love and acceptance of all people in their
infinite diversity. We exist on this earth as the eyes and ears of Infinite Being
as it seeks to experience itself through the variety of every possible viewpoint.
Such diversity is integral to our purpose in existence.
Your purpose in life includes the development of your own potential so that you
can become the most unique 'you' possible. Today's emerging heart-centered consciousness
means that people will support, rather than compete against, the efforts of other
As New Reality consciousness expands, human potential will flower in creative
ways never before imagined possible. You can think of God as a balance of Father-Mother
God consciousness or simply go beyond that to think of Infinite Being as the
ultimate state of unchanging perfection. Either way, remember that the conscious
awareness of the presence of God is a mere thought away.
It is your concept of the God presence within which will feed the flame of your
creativity and help bring your unique potential into full and joyful manifestation.
*The greatest mystery of all time in spiritual philosophy has
been, why life began. Why, when God had been perfection in the
first place, did God create the universe so that living beings
could work their way back to a perfection which already existed?
The story of how a spiritual master who passed on in the late
1990's and then went 'beyond the beyond' - beyond where anyone
on Earth had gone before - in order to bring back that very answer
is told in the e-book, "Discover Your Purpose in Life" by
Owen Waters: * www.infinitebeing.com/ebooks *
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About the author:
Owen Waters is an international spiritual teacher who has presented
his insights into the New Reality to hundreds of thousands
of seekers. In 1963, while growing up in a mystical part of
Britain, he encountered his first spiritual awakening. The
surprise of this mystical experience was such that his life
became focused upon a continuous search for spiritual answers.