Return of Sophia, Mother of the Universe
by Nancy Oakes, Sacred Lifestyle Wellness Center
Are you feeling a change in the spiritual energy on our little blue planet? Humankind has gone from ordinary people to super enlightened beings, creating books, movies, and lecturing on many of the hot spot topics that we have dared not to address in the past. Topics like women’s rights, sex trafficking of children, and the possible destruction of our planet.
Most important, people are beginning to question the creation story that has been past down for centuries, by the patriarchal religions. At the base of this mystery of creation is Sophia, “Mother of the Universe” and why she has been purposely annihilated from the creation story?
Sophia, Wisdom, has been known for eons by many cultures, and by many names. She has been called, Breath and Light, Love and Light, Great Goddess, Mother of all Creation, Pure Light, Holy Sacred Sophia, Life-creating Sophia, Mother of all Gods, and Wisdom of God.
The Gnostics (pre-Christian) called her the feminine aspect of God, the syzgy of Jesus Christ. Jesus called her The Holy Spirit of the Trinity, Expression of the Emanation of the Light of God, Holy Sophia, Creator, Ruler of both Heaven above and Earthly realms below. Sophia was recorded in ancient documents as being embodied in Mary, Mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene.
Why do most people know little about her, and what part she played in the creation plan? Sophia recorded by many great ancient civilizations, and spoken of in love and honor by Jesus Christ, but given no appropriate position, why?
THE GREEKS CALLED SOPHIA, QUEEN OF WISDOM
The Jews called Sophia the Wise Bride of Solomon. Early Christians called her Holy Spirit of Wisdom; she was Chokmah in Spanish, and Sapientia, in Latin. The Catholic Church called her Wisdom Incarnated, The Goddess of all those who are wise. She has been called Lilith, Isis, Ishtar, and Hathor, Hecate (Mother of the Angels) many more names by other religions and cultures.
Sophia was a powerful woman, one that all women would be proud to align with. Unlike Eve, who was depicted with no power, however we may never know the truth of who Eve really was. The patriarchal religions represent Eve as the one who caused the destruction of mankind. Did you know that Adam had a wife before Eve? Her name was Lilith, I have imagined her as another powerful woman, and again we may never know who she really was. So much of their actual identity has been distorted and destroyed. For centuries powerful women have been ignored, defrocked, or just dismissed as myth, written off-gone. How can this be, and why has humanity allowed it to happen for so long?
This deception and oppression of women from the most Holy Sophia, to Isis, to Eve, to Mary Magdalene has continued for centuries by very powerful patriarchal religious organizations in control of our minds. Have you ever wondered about the “Old Testament” in the Christian Bible that speaks of all the Kings having concubines? What happened to the sacred role of the feminine? Was she reduced to just property for wealthy Kings? The only way to accomplish the plan of enslaving the female was to create a story that they, women, were not a holy, sacred creation equal to man, but a human being that must be dominated, left not to her own Will.
The early account of woman depicts “her” as Evil somehow. Yet the female possessed a womb, life-giver, capable of CO-creation. No wonder women are confused about their birthright. Men have also been misleading for centuries by a well-orchestrated plan to suppress the feminine energy. That too has changed! Humanity, has awakened, and seeking their birthright, and the many gifts associated with that birthright. Freedom, Will and Bliss, all feminine gifts given to humanity from the Supreme Creators, alive within us, but overshadowed from our reality.
There is no feminine energy in WAR!
She is the “Supreme Creator”, most famous Goddess in Heaven and Earth, but yet so many of us do not know her by her name, Sophia. How can we continue to ignore her part in the creation of humankind, and her position in the Godhead? Why has it been so important for established patriarchal religions to wipe her out of the creation story, to reduce her to nothing more than a myth? Without her “Love and Light” mankind has created a continual WAR on our planet. If Sophia never existed, was Jesus mistaken about her identity, as he made mention of her sacredness. Jesus also spoke clearly about her part in creation. Was Saint Hildegard of Bingin, The Great Christian mystic-1098-1179, mislead about Sophia’s role in Creation. Saint Hildegard wrote books, and poems honoring Holy Sophia and Mary Magdalene, based on her spiritual visions and encounters with both of them. Constantine, the first Christian Roman Emperor, dedicated Hagia Sophia in her honor. Hagia Sophia was the largest cathedral in the world, for over a thousand years. The Cathedral in 360 was the Eastern Orthodox seat of patriarchate of Constantinople. In 1204-1261 it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral, called by the church, “The Shrine of the Holy Wisdom of God.” Now this monument to Sophia stands as a museum re-opened in February 1935. Cathedrals, monuments, statues, etchings on walls, and pottery of her existence are all over Europe, Egypt, and Greece. So why don’t we give her an official position? Why don’t we call her by her name, Sophia, Mother of the Universe? If the major Christian religions knew who she was, why did they choose to keep her identity hidden from the people? It is time we understood why?”
If Earth dies, humanity will not survive.
Sophia, Mother of the Universe has returned, beckoned by humanity, for the healing of communities, and our planet. Only a Mother’s love can save us now, for truly we are living in a dangerous world. However, our world is changing, as the feminine energy ushers in nurturing and healing for our planet, and its inhabitants. Mother Earth, and human creation are connected, dependent on each other for survival.
How to recognize a real man in the New World?
The new (actually, ancient) understanding is that the sacred masculine and feminine energy must realign, and reconnect within the heart of humankind. Men are not left out, but they also are willing to embrace the change. Men will begin to recognize, and accept the new feminine energy, embodied within them. A new respect, and sharing of talents will replace the unbalanced dogma of dominance.
What changes now, everything?
This article is reprinted from Om Times Magazine, ©2013, and is available at http://OMTimes.com.