Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Women are Spiritual, Divine Beings

Jacquelin Small said, "We are not women trying to be spiritual. We are spiritual beings trying to be human."

The question of whether women were human fascinated the English writer D.H. Lawrence, who often explored this conundrum in his work. "Man is willing to accept woman as an equal, as a man in skirts, as an angel, a devil, a baby-face, a machine, an instrument, a bosom, a womb, a pair of legs, a servant, an encyclopedia an ideal or an obscenity; the one thing he won't accept her as is a human being, a real human being of the feminine sex."

Perhaps the reason men find it so difficult to accept women as human beings is because we're not, and deep down everyone knows it.  Now I am not saying that men are not Divine and Spiritual also, but I think women have a tendency to minimize themselves. Many times women forget their Divinity as they go about their daily routine. And how often do we excuse ourselves with the expression, "Well, I'm only human."

No, your not, and neither am I. We forget we're spiritual beings appearing for a brief span on this planet as humans. Spiritual beings do not sweat life's small stuff. They also know that most of what drives us crazy in life is small stuff. 

The only thing that isn't small stuff is the reason why you're on Earth in the first place: to find that portion of the world's lost heart that only you can ransom with your love and authentic gifts and then return it, so that all of us can experience wholeness. 

A spiritual being knows that the work will be waiting for her when she gets back to it, even though she had to leave it for more "important matters,"like caring for a sick child or animal.  A spiritual being knows that there is no such thing as a deadline. Deadlines are chronos, the worlds time; Divinity knows only kairos, Eternity. All will be completed if we ask for grace.

Great teachings tell us that men were created a little above the angels. But don't ever forget  that women are the climax of the Spirit's creativity cycle. After woman was created, Wisdom realized there was no need to proceed further. As women, big things are expected of us. 

Brightest of Blessings,

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