The gods are symbols, statues, images in print and mind, but the creative power that creates the gods, that point of contact between you as the particular and the. universal is God’s power, or Shakti, But whatever you call it, that name is not it. Everything is powered by the creative power of the cosmos. But our minds conditioned by our culture has no map for this because we perceive ourselves as being separate from God. We only allow half the equation in our map of reality, the half that says God is the Other. The other half of the equation is I am THAT. I am God/I am not God. How can ride that tiger? You can’t ride the Shakti tiger as long as you have invested in the ego as a separate self, for then that separate sense of self, drunk on the power of god usurps God and takes credit….and that is a big mistake.
But what I’m really looking into with the Backyard Goddess is that was this just a random occurrence, the metal detector finding this old broach with a picture of a woman on it. Was that all it was….Well, yes that is all it was, on one level. But that is the superficial level we spend our living on. The shallow world, the hollow world, the powerless world, a world full of anxiety because we have lost our ground, our true connection with God or the Cosmos.
So yes, it was just a chance finding of a goddess in the backyard. I name the find a Goddess. I connected the dots and said Yes…this is my Goddess leaving some tracks, some M&Ms for me to find and eat, something sweet to remind me that She is Here. So yes, I created that. But then…did I?
Did the Goddess as some external being create the find? Or did I a powerless human just create the fantasy of the Goddess? Which is it: Neither choice is satisfactory to me. Both choices are what’s offered in our known world, on our map. Either there is some external God working miracles, or the Cosmos is just a random fluke, a tale written by monkeys give an eternity to write.
When the Heart invites God, yearns for the Truth, for the whole…God will come and appear in whatever circumstance has to offer, in whatever symbol you are comfortable with. The Virgin Mary is not going to appear to a Muslim. Whatever our cultural symbol are, God appears through them to those who attack that power. It’s very scientific.