It is a question that has been asked of me many times over the years. The question has taken a number of situational forms to include.
You’re a man, why do you think God is a woman?
How can you take a leadership role in the Covenant of the Goddess, you’re a man?
Is it emasculating to worship a female Goddess?
The questions never abate and my answer keeps evolving. First and foremost, I know deep inside that all the traits that have a chance to make a difference in the world are feminine traits. As a child when I needed to seek compassion, to be listened to, to resolve an issue with discussion, to experience unconditional love it was my first Goddess I turned to, my mother.
In my father I found a great example of ethics, honor, responsibility and direct action. Yet, these were traits my mother also possessed, tempered with trust, insight and tender care.
Stated plainly, in the Goddess I find kindness, sympathy, caring, concern and charity. In my choice to worship her I have chosen to worship that which I believe can manifest the type of world I want to live in.
Imagine with me for a moment a world where international conflicts were settled with peace, compassion, communication and a deep understanding that we are all some mothers’ children.
Further, conceive if you can a professional world where competition, politics, conflict and profit were set aside in favor of the grater good for employees, customers, or co-workers.
For me it is beyond reason that such a world could manifest being lead by masculine principles. For century’s we have had our chance, the result has been suffering, war, poverty and oppression.
Am I proud to be a man? Yes I am proud to be a man who understands that the feminine traits buried within me need to be nurtured, expressed and held as an example of being a responsible citizen of this world.
While I incorporate male Gods into the pantheon I worship, make no mistake ,it is the Goddess and all she represents as the sacred feminine that sits atop of my personal concept of deity.
In Service to the Goddess,