You are on page 1of 7

Embracing the Feminine Nature of the Divine:

Integrative Spirituality Heralds the Next Phase of Conscious Evolution

By Rev. Toni G. Boehm, Ph.D.


430 Winnebago Dr. Lake Winnebago, MO. 54034 816-304-3044 ©

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO):

I am open receptive to a relationship with the feminine nature of the Divine and do
this by:
-Discovering my own “heart” definition of the Feminine Nature of the Divine
(FNOTD).
-Defining the role the FNOTD hold in and for in my life.
-Defining the role the FNOTD holds in birthing the Christ Consciousness.
-Discovering how the FNOTD encourages regeneration.
-Discovering the hidden message of the FNOTD and its importance to the
unfoldment of consciousness – individually – and collectively (humankind).

Sacred Reflective Question:

 What do I desire to have shift or change in my life from having participated with
this book and study guide?

Thoughts to Ponder:

 A glass that is full holds no space for more to be added. How empty am I?
o I am a sacred Chalice, empty and receptive.

Daily Affirmation
(Say 3x’s/day for 21 days, pondering the affirmation after each interaction.):

I am a Chalice
For the Rebirth of the
Divine Feminine.
I am a Chalice of Sacred Fire.

Rev. Toni G. Boehm, Ph.D. – Embracing Feminine Study Guide – 816-304-3044 Page 1
Quote:
“In all ages and in all places men
have conceived of a Great Mother . . .
Far removed from each other
in times, space, and culture.
They [these Mother’s] have
an essential similarity
Which cannot but amaze us,”

--Mary Ester Harding


Women’s Mysteries -pg 11EFNOTD

Sacred Questions for Reflection from “Embracing …” {reference pages noted}.

Journal the answers to these questions, then take a few minutes for sacred
reflection. Consciously, bring your attention to your heart and sit in the quiet;
then write what flows from the interior depth of your being.

Ritual: Create a sacred space with candles and music. Create an invocation that
blesses and dedicates the space and a journal – for use in the deepening of the
awareness of the feminine nature of divine being revealed through you.

Exploring the History of the Feminine Nature of the Divine:

 How does the “Mother” aspect of God differ from the “Father?” -pg vii
 Why is it important to study the “Feminine of the Divine?” -pg viii
 Why has the Feminine been “despised” for so many years? -pg. ix
 What is the result of long term banishment from conscious awareness?
 Have I paid a personal price for the repression of the FNOTD? -pg 39-44
 What other names is the “Divine Mother” known by?

 What do I personally believe about the FNOTD?


 Why is it important that we reclaim the FNOTD? -pg 1
 In whose image are women made?
 What happens to a group who has no role model?

 What are typical Masculine traits?


o see chart 1, on page 6, adapted from a work by Robert Ornstein
 What are typical Feminine traits?
o see chart 2, on page 6, adapted from a work by Robert Ornstein

Rev. Toni G. Boehm, Ph.D. – Embracing Feminine Study Guide – 816-304-3044 Page 2
 What happens to society when these two aspects are out of balance?
 Who was/is Sophia of the Bible? -pg 3
 How did Sophia disappear?
 Who was Philo and what relationship does he have to Sophia?
 What is the Law of Gender? -pg 12
 What is Paganism -pg 15
 What does “Living Archetypal Energy” mean? -pgs 66-67
 What is the history of the movement of the FNOTD in consciousness?
-pgs 25 -33, 101-110

Reviewing Quotes by Charles Fillmore:

 Review all the quotes by Charles Fillmore on the FNOTD.


o pgs viii, xv, 5, 6, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 37-38, 41-42, 49-51, 57-59, 61,
o 72, 78-81, 89, 90-92, 94, and 100.
 What conclusions do you come to, if any?

 How does CF define the Holy Spirit? –pg 16


 What does he say about the HS and It’s relationship to the FNOTD?–pg 16
 What does CF mean when he says, “Jesus Christ reached the limit of his masculine
consciousness … ?” --pg 89

 What are the important elements in CF’s lesson entitled,


o “The Authority of the Divine Feminine Restored?” –pgs 78-81
 How does CF metaphysically define Mary Magdalene? -pgs 72, (57)

 What were CF thoughts on Mary Magdalene and her relationship with Jesus?
-pg 80
 How does CF metaphysically define, Mary the mother of Jesus? –pg 100

Thoughts by Author

 How does the author define: Integrative Spirituality? –pg 47


 How does the author define Tantric Sexuality? -pgs 60-63
 What is the role of the FNOTD in the experiences of transformation? e.g.
o Dark Night of the Soul
o Birth, death & rebirth
o A burning experience
o Inner stripping -pgs 65-76

Rev. Toni G. Boehm, Ph.D. – Embracing Feminine Study Guide – 816-304-3044 Page 3
 Defining Regeneration?

o Charles Fillmore: The Revealing Word (pg. 165)


Regeneration: “A change in which abundant spiritual life, even eternal life, is
incorporated into the body. The transformation that takes place through bringing all
the forces of mind, and body to the support of the Christ ideal. The unification of the
Spirit, soul, and body in spiritual oneness. Regeneration begins its work in the
conscious mind and completes it in the { subconscious mind} …After the way has been
prepared, the second step takes place. This is the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.”

o What is the relationship between Regeneration and the FNOTD? –pg 93

 What do these statements mean to me?

o The FNOTD moves us from the Transcendent to the Immanent for She
brings a sense of re-attachment to our bodies, with earth and with each
other -- as She stands for unity, oneness, inter-dependence, and a desire
that love in action become our only cause.

o The FNOTD offers us a revelation of unity and Oneness. Her profound and
passionate knowledge of life, teaches us to respect and bless all aspects of
life and each other. She offers us strength, protection, humility, a force of
unconditional love and the inner power to affect a change of heart for
ourselves and for the world.

o The FNOTD is the force that moves us from the head to the heart; from the
conscious mind attached to the senses, to the realm of heart/wisdom. She
is Love in action.

o What can I do, personally and collectively, to shift consciousness and


establish a new paradigm around the FNOD? -
pgs 111-115

 What is the role of the FNOTD in the birthing of the Christ Consciousness?

One Answer:

I cannot birth the Christ Consciousness, the consciousness of wholeness,


without incorporating the FNTOD into my conscious awareness.

Rev. Toni G. Boehm, Ph.D. – Embracing Feminine Study Guide – 816-304-3044 Page 4
What can I do next?

o What can I do to creatively call forth the FNOTD into conscious awareness?

I can commit to:

 A daily spiritual practice of deep interior listening and then following


the guidance that flows forth.
 Holding holy discourses and sacred gatherings with like-minded
friends.
 Engaging in the study of understanding of the deeper essence and
meaning of the sacredness of symbols, archetypes , and dreams—for
these are the language of the subconscious mind and the FNOTD.
 Keeping a journal through which I discover the depth of my
transformation over time.
 Holding sacred ceremonies for my friends and myself to celebrate
passages, initiations, cycles, each other, and more.
 Practicing honest self-observation.
 Practicing “channeled passion” (using my energy [the passion aroused
from the desire to change towards a project that support the good of all
sentient beings).

Rev. Toni G. Boehm, Ph.D. – Embracing Feminine Study Guide – 816-304-3044 Page 5
Embracing the Feminine Nature of the Divine
Chart 1: The Yang – The Masculine Chart 2: The Yin – The Feminine
Left Hemisphere Right Hemisphere
Right Side of the Body Left Side of the Body
Domination Partnership
Divine transcendent Divine immanent
Sun and solar focus Moon and lunar focus
Sky, heaven focused Earth focused
Individual Communal
Dualism/hierarchy Equality
Sensuality repressed, & controlled Sensuality respected
Scientific/logical reasoning Ritual oriented/creativity
respected/intuition followed
Birth and death hidden aspects of culture Birth and death a part of the cycles of
life
Rational thinking honored Prophecy and intuition honored
War accepted as way of gaining control Peace, harmony, circle oriented
Sons valued, daughters second place Fierce protector of all children
Light Darkness
Day Night
Time, History Eternity, Timelessness
Intelligence Intuition
Explicit Tacit
The Parts The Whole
Linear Cyclical
Sequential Simultaneous
Focal Diffusion
Causality Synchronicity
Argument Experience
Dogma No boundaries & ritualistic
Contraction Expansion
Hardness Softness
Analysis Process
Rigidity Flexibility
Concrete Symbolism
Waking Reality Altered States
Rationality Mystery/Magic
Action Receptivity
External Internal
Systematic Thinking Perceptual Leaps
Science Art
Analytical Creative
Convergent Production Divergent Production
Rational Non-rational, as in intuitive

Rev. Toni G. Boehm, Ph.D. – Embracing Feminine Study Guide – 816-304-3044 Page 6
Embracing the Feminine Nature of the Divine

Rev. Toni G. Boehm, Ph.D.

Quotes by Charles Fillmore

Sacred Reflection:
Reflect on each statement, meditate on it, let its Mystery envelope you and finally
embody you.

Charles Fillmore: Unity Tenet #16 – February 12, 1921 – Weekly Unity

“I believe that the Holy Mother, the Divine Feminine, is now being restored to her
righteousness in the world and that she will reign equal with Jehovah (the
Divine Masculine) in the heavens and the earth.” (pg xv)

Charles Fillmore, Sunday Lesson 1920’s

“The Holy Spirit, let us say is the Divine Feminine of God …


Love is the Holy Spirit, or the Divine Feminine and that is the Holy Mother.”
God as Holy Spirit is doing Her perfect work in us to the extent that we
recognize It and allow It to do Its perfect work.” (pg 16 &18)

Charles Fillmore: 1-27-1929; The Holy Spirit …

“Jesus Christ reached the limit of his masculine consciousness …


He was the light of the world, the heat of the world … but He could not express
Himself on that plane until He became the Holy Mother, until He was the Mother
of us all … We are joint heirs with Him … So we must think about God as Mother
as well as Father. We must think about and worship the Holy Mother and talk to
the Holy Spirit and enter into that Holy Mother consciousness within us … We
have not that consciousness of the Mother.”
(pg 20)

Evaluation:
What teaching style/area worked best for you?
What could be improved?
Other comments

Rev. Toni G. Boehm, Ph.D. – Embracing Feminine Study Guide – 816-304-3044 Page 7