At EASTER: The Female Face of God

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THERE’S A FEMALE SIDE OF GOD?

This is SOPHIA a mural by Adnate in the small Uniting Church in Goorambat 226 km from Melb. She represents the female side of the Holy Spirit. Is this even in the Bible? 

My friend who studies the Bible tells me Sophia (Σοφία) in Greek means wisdom. In the book of Proverbs by Soloman wisdom is personified and is female. In Proverbs Chs 7-9 wisdom is called a sister.

In the OT passages about the Spirit, the Hebrew noun is feminine. In Genesis 1:27 “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them” which points to a female part/person of God.

Good God! No one ever told me that before.

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The Thought Atmosphere

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“Every person is surrounded by a thought atmosphere. This mental atmosphere is the direct result of thought, which in its turn becomes the direct reason for the cause of that which comes into our lives. Through this power we are either attracting or repelling. Like attracts like and we attract to us just what we are in mind. It is also true that we become attracted to something that is greater than our previous experience by first embodying the atmosphere of our desire.

Every business, every place, every person, everything has a certain mental atmosphere of its own. This atmosphere decides what is to be drawn to it. For instance, you never saw a successful person who went around with an atmosphere of failure. Successful people think about success. They are filled with that subtle something which permeates everything that they do with an atmosphere of confidence and strength.

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A ‘right’ state of mind

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“The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.”

The subconscious mind of a person can have both good and evil. The evil gets attracted to the dark thoughts whenever it can find the chance to catch a person off-guard and can take control of a person’s mind. And also as we live our everyday lives and come into constant contact with others, we tend to be swayed by an incessant flow of thoughts, and it is difficult to guard your thoughts and to know the true self that lies deep within us. So how can you achieve a right state of mind to connect to your true self?

To attune your mind to a ‘righ’t state, you need to examine your state of mind as compared to more serene nature or the true self. When you reflect deeply on your own mind…

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Qingyuan’s “Come Closer”

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Qingyuan’s “Come Closer”

Once a monastic asked Qingyuan, “What is the meaning of Bodhidharma’s coming from India?”
Qingyuan said, “It’s just like this!”
The monastic asked further, “What do you have to teach these days?”
Qingyuan said, “Come closer.”
The monastic moved closer.
Qingyuan said, “Keep this in mind.”

Student: “What is this that Qingyuan told the monastic to keep in mind?”
Master: “You should not keep it.”
Student: “Tell me what it is. How could I keep or not keep it when I don’t know what it is?”
Master: “Keep it.”

Commentary:
What can be kept is not it because it can’t be discarded.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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“Hour-glass Figure”

Philosophy through Photography

Any idea what Hour glass figure is?

This is one thing that every woman aspiring to be Miss World or Miss

Universe…dreams of !

Hour glass figure, Credit-Googleimages -d23.com

It’s said Women with Hourglass Figure and perfect waists are most attractive !
But then most ladies are not that fortunate. why ?
“We all have hourglass figures;Your sand just settles in different places”.
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As I was watching this lamp glowing in one corner of the room,I realised that
there is some attraction in the lights and shadows generated by the Lamp.

Hour Glass appearanceLove is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.   Jules Renard

The shadow from the lamp was such that it was resembling an Hour-glass, and
interestingly ,the appearance of the Hour-glass can be appreciated both horizontally
& vertically with one difference , one being…

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Is It Time?

Source of Inspiration

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Is it time?
It is time.
Asking
why
who
when
why
There are no definite
answers
all is theory
a bone well gnawed

I seem to have arrived
where whys what ifs
no longer matter
just now is enough

With this comes a peace
a knowing
that’s more than knowledge
a putting aside
of all the searching
pondering
discussing

Finally I am content.

C risis is an illusion
Only this moment is important
Now I can start living…free at last
T hankfulness sweetens life
E njoying the wonder of simplicity
N ot looking backwards or forward
T aking back my ability to think for myself

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