Category: The Holy Spirit

My Perfect Mother, the Holy Spirit

Did you know the Holy Spirit is a feminine being? She is the Spirit of God, Father’s wife, and my perfect Mother. It’s good to know that heaven is not entirely filled with masculine beings. So how did the mix-up occur? During the fifth century in ancient Rome, the Greek and Hebrew pronouns that denote “spirit” abruptly changed to masculine gender. When the early Roman Church translated the Greek and Hebrew texts to Latin, our perfect Mother changed to a “Him.” Today the masculine pronoun still applies to the Holy Spirit, angels, and our own heavenly souls. But at what cost? For more than 1,600 years western Christians—especially female believers—have struggled with the concept of an all-male Trinity. The irony? This unearthly concept originated in Holy Rome.

“This fundamental point, long obscured in scriptural translation and largely ignored by commentators, clearly has the most far-reaching theological implications.”
T.P. Brown: The Maternal Spirit

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My Journey to Mother Holy Spirit

My journey to Mother began one afternoon when I asked Abigalé, my soul, if we could travel. Can you take us somewhere? My eyes were shut against the daylight that filled our room. All at once the darkness behind my eyelids turned black—then blacker still. I was not afraid, but excited. I had seen this strange phenomenon more than once. “The black,” I had learned, is the gate to Mother, the Holy Spirit.

While I lounged in my bed, eyes still closed, Abbey’s high-pitched tone chimed my left ear. I felt a subtle lurch. It seemed as though we were moving.

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What is a Christian Mystic?

What is a Christian Mystic? “Mysticism” is a much abused word. The practice itself is likened to New Age spoon-bending and mind-reading on the one hand, or arrant superstition on the other. In the Christian tradition, however, mysticism is a direct, ecstatic, and noetic experience of God. Fr. Kerry offers us a brief overview of these three characteristics, and distinguishes between apophatic and cataphatic mysticism. Last Fr. Kerry provides some advice on how to view reports of Christian mystical experiences.

Another “Holy Spirit Moment” from Fr. Kerry Walters!


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Prayer tips from a modern day Christian mystic.


Mother Stories: Understanding the Holy Spirit

Let’s cut to the truth. If God is a father and son, where on earth is  Mother? Why, she’s right here inside us. In the same way that Father and Brother are with us, the Holy Spirit is always present, always loving us, always helping us get along. Due to the emails people send, it’s safe to say that most readers are well acquainted with the masculine aspects of God. Since 2015, however, more and more folks have asked for help in understanding the Holy Spirit.

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Prayer to Holy Spirit

Prayer to Holy Spirit


Mother.
I love you
I trust you
I believe in you
you are my true mother
I have no other but you
you are truth and unity
and blessed love, and
I am love’s child.

You make the multitude
by the miracle of the one soul
you spread the truth alone
in a love through many.

Powerful in your wisdom
beautiful in your power
you make all things
into good things.

Mother, eternally loving
you make me feel like
your only child
I am in you, and
you are in me
I belong to you, and
you belong to me
for ever.