Did Creator make a mistake in His design of women’s “purpose?“
Are they on the earth to simply guide men to the Light above and share in the Love such a man might bring back with him to our earthly plane?
Call this the rantings of a fool. I am looking at a system totally foreign to me, and I can see only through mere mortal eyes, my ego, my limited experiences here in this speck of time, that I live my life. Who am I to question settled dogma, ancient teachings, or the word safeguarded by spiritual leaders, many of whom have given their very lives to preserve and pass onto us — we few, those of us who might perhaps be the most favored generation in God’s long-range planning.
Is God Sexist?
There. I asked the question. Now go ahead and stone me. Ex-communicate me. Dunk me in water to see if a human being or the devil arises on lifting out this body of mine.
Women have been created to not only carry on our species, according to the Kabbalah, but also to raise the “desire” in men to seek the Light in the Upper Worlds where all Godliness exists. Man, in turn, brings back the Light and shares it with humanity, so that all men, women and children can “connect” to and with the Almighty.
But, is that fair? Why can’t women have a direct connection? Why use someone to intermediate, someone to be ambassador to the King of Kings?
I know plenty of women I could enlist as “trailblazers,” as my conduit to God; some who know where my true interests lie, and would not be afraid to march into hell and back to bring forth God’s Love to all . . .
Is man protecting women? Sacrificing himself from some cruel and unusual Punishment should he fail in his quest for the Holy Grail? I love that women have indeed “encouraged” me along my spiritual path. But so have men. (See: The Four Immeasurables) Perhaps, women work on the “individual” man, pushing him, quietly “directing” him, offering “prayers” for him to not only see the Light, but to embrace it with a smile so big it would make a Paul Bunyan look small in comparison. (His bull, too.)
A woman name Judy brought me to a Guri 30 years ago. She smiled a lot in the face of an angry, but non-violent, group of protestors carrying signs and chanting slogans against nuclear power. She worked for the utility company. How could she smile? As a reporter covering the event at the Limerick Power Plant outside Philadelphia, I wanted to know where she got her strength, her spiritual power. I learned she meditated. Brought me into an Ashram, where I tasted Eastern philosophy and religion for the time, and liked it so much I became an “aspirant.”
Years passed, having never really learned how to meditate, and I met a female psychologist at the Coatesville, PA, Veterans Hospital helping those of us with post traumatic stress (PTSD). She teaches meditation. I “fall in love” with her technique, her “gift” at the federal facility, requesting that she help us meditate in a group every day instead of just once a week. They’re now meditating twice a day!
Fast forward to nearly two years ago and my chance meeting with an “Angel,” an ordained minister named Kathy who teaches me Zen Buddhism and guides me to the “Middle Path.” Until I feel an urge to move on and meet a white-haired young woman, practicing Tibetan Buddhism in Philadelphia, and I get “hooked” in coming weekly to services with Susan and other practitioners. She refers to herself as a “Jew Bu,” one of the Jewish faith following the Buddha. I meet a “Metha Bu,” a Methodist Buddhist named Mary, several “Catho Bu’s, Catholic Buddhists, and eventually help form the Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center’s “Barrister Bu’s” made up of lawyers seeking enlightenment.
I guess the next woman to “draw” me along my spiritual path would be Rufiya, meetup KABBALAH, the director of the Philadelphia center for studying the Kabbalah. Just signed up for a 24-week course. Classes twice a week, in person and over the Internet. All with “live” speakers providing a question and answer session.
You can bet some of my questions will involve God’s thoughts on the role of woman. And, why does the Torah say “Thank God, I’m not a woman?” Gotta see that in its proper context and determine if it should be interpreted in what lawyers call the “plain meaning” of a phrase or statement.
Thanks to all the women that have “herded” me into the different paths along my Journey. Haven’t even touched on the New Age group of Crystal healers, Shamanic Journey practitioners, or “Light Workers.” I want to fight for you! To help empower you! Empower myself . . .