I am love. You are love. At our essence and in our forms, everyone and everything is love. Love is the raw material of everything that is.
And what is the relationship between the Divine Mother and love?
The Divine Mother is known to Christians as the Holy Spirit and Amen. The waters that she moved on and that she used to create all that is, I now speculate, are love:
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” (1)
In Proverbs 8, Solomon calls the Mother “Wisdom.”:
“Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?” (2)
Wisdom, the Divine Mother, rests with the Father as potential within the Void until called forth to begin her work of creation, preservation and transformation. This, for me, is the meaning of the statement: “The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.” (3)
The Mother has no beginning and no end, as she says here: “I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.” (4)
“When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
“Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:
“While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
“When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: …
“Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him.” (5)
Of Wisdom, the Mother, Solomon tells us:
“She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.
“She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.” (6)
Mother Shakti, as the kundalini energy, travels up “the way” – that is, the sushumna canal – to the “top of high places,” the crown chakra. When she reaches the crown chakra where Shiva resides, Shakti is said to merge with Shiva.
She “crieth at the gates” or chakras, at the various entries or doors to the city like the eyes, the ears, the nose, the mouth.
What is her cry? Her cry is Aum, the music of the spheres, the universal creative vibration that calls all matter into being, preserves it for a while, and then sends it back into the Void that the Father is.
The Mother, Holy Spirit, or Shakti (energy) is Aum, the energetic vibration that creates the world, the first manifestation of the Holy Father. She is movement and sound; he is stillness and silence. The Mother as Aum calls the world into being through vibration and she makes the world from love.
Paramahansa Yogananda tells us:
“The intelligent holy vibration, or the first manifestation of God the Father, … manifests as the cosmic sound of Aum, or Amen, which can be heard in meditation.” (7)
“Aum or the Holy Ghost, [is] the sole causative force that upholds the cosmos through vibration.” (8)
“The Cosmic Energy, or Vibration, … has a voice of Cosmic Sound which is called Amen by Christians or Om by Hindus. This Amen is the faithful witness in the beginning of creation — that is, all vibrating creation is accompanied by the Cosmic Sound of Amen or Om or the Word or Holy Ghost, which is the first vibrating manifestation of God.” (9)
When Genesis says that “the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters,” I think the writer is referring to the universal creative vibration of Aum moving on love. (10)
In my experience, I saw love flow out in, yes, a tsunami that completely filled the world. The world it filled was this Three-Dimensional world in which I was, lying on my bed. I perceived it to be my essence and I intuited it to be the substance from which everything in this Third-Dimensional world had been created, including my body, mind, etc.
So the Divine Mother or Holy Spirit, Shakti or Wisdom (she has a thousand names) creates the world out of love through the power of its universal creative vibration, Aum/Amen.
The Father has no direct contact with this world. It’s the Mother who does. Krishna says:
“This entire universe is pervaded by me, in that eternal form of mine which is not manifest to the senses. Although I am not within any creature, all creatures exist within me. I do not mean that they exist within me physically. That is my divine mystery. You must try to understand its nature. My Being sustains all creatures and brings them to birth, but has no physical contact with them.” (11)
That “eternal form of mine,” I speculate, is love. That love that we exist in is not physical, as Krishna says. The power that sustains all beings is the Mother, in her form as Aum.
The being of God is love, consciousness, and life. That being the case, if I’m correct, we are sparks of consciousness (the Father) existing in a world made of love through the agency of the Divine Mother’s creative vibration, Aum. It is she who makes us from love and gives us life.
(1) Genesis 1:1-2.
(2) Proverbs 8:1.
(3) Proverbs 8: 22.
(4) Proverbs 8:23.
(5) Proverbs 8: 24-27 and 30.
(6) Proverbs 8:2-3.
(7) Paramahansa Yogananda, The Second Coming of Christ. Three vols. Dallas: Amrita Foundation, 1979-86, 1, 17. [Hereafter SCC.]
(8) Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi. Bombay: Jaico, 1975, 487n.
(9) Paramahansa Yogananda, SCC, 2, 22.
(10) Genesis 1:2.
(11) Sri Krishna in Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood, trans., Bhagavad-Gita. The Song of God. New York and Scarborough: New American Library, 1972; c1944, 80.