In my previous post, I talked a little about my ideas on deity. The other night, after a really nice dinner at a friend’s house, one of my friends took me aside. He basically said that he liked the post, but wanted to know more about how I perceive/interact with the deities that I do work with.
First thought: Dude! Someone reads my blog!
Second thought: Good idea! In fact, it’ll be a seven part series, since I work with seven aspects of deity. Yay! Writing material!
Third thought: This will certainly help me with my Middler!
So, I accept this assignment, sir.
The Universal All
(aka Star Goddess, aka Goddess, aka Mother/Father God and many other names…)
In the last post I described The Universal All like this:
I’ve always described “God” (in the universal All, un-gendered sense) as being the center of a wheel, and that the deities humanity worships are all spokes on the wheel facing us. That whatever deity we’re looking at, we’re seeing a facet of the Universal All.
A couple of years ago, I was channeling Star Goddess in circle. It wasn’t really the first time, but it was the strongest time. Channeling the Universal All is disorienting. Having the Creator put a part of Itself in your brain is no small thing. It certainly gives you a different perspective of the universe.
And you can only really carry a small part of It in your brain because our puny human minds just can’t grasp the totality of the Universe. As it was, it was so overwhelming, I could not speak. How does one put into words the beauty and vastness of space and time? How can words do justice to the infinitely large and the infinitely small? The ideas and concepts that They wanted me to convey to the others present came as pure emotions and images. Some I could explain when I could speak again, but most I had to pass on as they came to me.
The most important thing was (and you can’t ever forget it once you experience it) the great love that went into It’s creation and what It has Created. It is a love that defies categorization. It is Love as we understand it and is more than that.
It is also the deepest of sorrows. It is the great keening and weeping of the Universe. It is the passing of beings from one state to the next. It is the sadness of our own misunderstandings and failures. But like Love, this, too defies categorization.
And, It is.
It is Love, Beauty, and Sorrow. It separates Itself so that our inadequate perceptions can comprehend it. For me it is also The Dagda, The Morrigan, Lilith, Cerridwen, Hecate, and Jesus, for without them, I would not be able to gain any understanding of what I have been shown by It.
She/He/It is also in each one of us because the Universe is also trying to understand Itself. And that is what makes us want to know and explore.
That, I think, is the most amazing thing of all. And the least understood.