Today is father’s day. Happy father’s day for all the dads out there! Most religions will agree that the most important father is God; they believe that man was made out of the image of God. But who is not to say that God is female and therefore a mother. Why should we not begin our prayer with “Mother in heaven”?
I was reading a few books about the clairvoyants hypnotizing their patients in remembering there past lives and after death experiences. Many clients would remember a female figure meeting them shortly after death. The authors would categorize these spirits as angels; but could these figures be a female God meeting her children?
In the Tenrikyo religion (see heaventruth.com for explanation), God is said to have created human beings by selecting a female fish and a male serpent in the ancient muddy oceans. God then proceeded to select other creatures from the sea and added them to the fish and serpent in creating mankind. God then placed her pure mind in the first couple and began the process of creating mankind. Through evolution and reincarnation, we are who we are now. In the Tenrikyo religion, we revere this first female (Oyasama), and believe that her soul with God, continues to help mankind in purifying their minds of greed, arrogance, and self-love.
Initially reading the most sacred book in Tenrikyo (Ofudesaki), I did not understand why God would refer to herself as oba (grandmother). Since my mind was fixated on God as a male, it was difficult for me to understand and put the pieces together. Since Oyasama (Miki Nakayama) was the first mother of mankind, God if she is female would be the first grandmother or oba in Japanese. This makes sense! God is female! Your thoughts?