Sundays (or thereabouts…) is Spirituality day here at Taking it to the Streets
I spent the weekend in Asheville, NC, investigating it as a possible retirement cohousing venue with my best friends. On Sunday Sue and I went to Unity church. After the service a lady there said an interesting thing to me.
She said that the Asheville area was particularly imbued with the Divine Feminine due to the wonderful energy of the mountains. She went on to say that she had lived previously in the Pacific Northwest and with its towering pines there was a strong sense of the masculine there. “Nothing wrong with the masculine”, she smile, “it’s strong and protective. But oh! this feminine energy here – so nurturing and life-giving.”
I got to thinking about the towering pines and their obvious masculine symbolism and the cradling bosom of those Blue Ridge/Appalachian/Smoky mountains – how Asheville feels cradled into the Earth. And thinking of how astrology assigns earth and water signs to the feminine; air and fire to the masculine.
So I think the Unity-Church-Lady may have been right – ’tis Mother God that one feels all about in that place. I tend to think of God as a beaming grandmother so that fit very nicely for me.
What’s your take? Do you feel the Feminine Face of God more in some places than others? How about Father God – does He seem more present in different settings?
And regardless of any gender assignments does God feel more readily accessible or apparent in some places? With some people? I’d like to hear about YOUR take on where God hides!