As you know from the blog you know that in College I was exploring my feminist nature and I read the book When God was a Woman, no really I devoured this book. It was an eye opening book and it made me angry that “male” based religion was so fearful of woman; fearful of the life giving power of women, of the sexual nature of woman. This was during a time when I was beginning to deal with my own “male” based issues. It was very easy to say that I don’t want anything of a male originated faith, what does religion have for me!
I had to remember that Mary is Co-redemptrix. I had to remember that I was worthy of God, that Mary was/is not a whiny little woman-child who did whatever she was told to do, she was powerful and had made her decision on her own. I had to remember that the Earth Mother was not some goof who sat around eating granola, she was powerful. I still have problems with my beloved Catholic Church. I have to fight to have my potion, my power. I have to fight with my thoughts that I weak and as a woman I not worthy. I have to create my own reality of who I am, based on the truth of the spiritual power of women, of the time when God was a woman!
This Earth Day I won’t be celebrating the fertility of the Earth but how women/mothers are the true fertility and that women/mother are the true soul of faith, hearts of the home, protectors of life.