Apparently, there is nothing that cannot happen today! -- Mark Twain
That we are living within a magical universe is not obviously evident to the masses of people who are temporarily inhabiting this precious blue Planet: well, "what the bleep"! How is it that we are failing to live giddy with delight, wonder, and surprise? To give attention to the news and to the blathering of Right-Wing politicians, pundits, and religious zealots (whether Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, or Buddhist), one could legitimately begin to doubt both our humanity and our divinity... But are those doubts the way in which we really want to live?
The evidence of a rabid patriarchy is everywhere abundant: again, Right-Wingers foster every sort of division in their quest for privilege and power (while deflecting the obviousness of their desires by accusing everyone else of doing what they are doing). Patriarchy is rooted in the "religious" conviction of man's superiority over women: the superiority of "Father G-d" over "Divine Mother": and the endless justifications of oppression, exploitation, and violence: raping women and children makes easy the rape of the Planet and the accumulation of limitless profit... And theologies are constructed to justify every kind of domination: under the guise of "revelation", power becomes "divine"...
To fully access this "divinity" one must be male: look at who rules the religions of the world! Look at who are raping and killing! Look at who are making, selling, and profiting from guns and war! (That any woman would vote for people like Trump, Cruz, Rubio, etc. or put money in any collection basket here in the United States or anywhere is bizarre!)
The Good News is there is another Way! There is another Way of opening, closing, and opening again your eyes! The central myth of Western Civilization is that of Jesus: but the mythic meaning of Jesus is not "revelation for patriarchy and power", but "liberation for beauty and compassion"! Re-birthing Jesus, as the mothers and liberators we are meant to be, is the Way of Divine Magic: the "What If before the Big Bang": That Divine Consciousness created out of the need to experience life and love through the living and loving of all beings and all of matter: we are the Mothers of G-d: we give birth to our Divine Son, Yeshua the Poet, by our every act of kindness, mercy, compassion, and justice! The Divine needs our hands to touch one another, as mothers and lovers, so that IT might know the wonder that before was only possible within the confines of the Divine Imagination!
We are meant for a magical way of life! Encoded within our very DNA is the essential mystery of this mystic truth: through and through we are made in the Image of the One. We have been made as revelations of That One: we are called into that Oneness which is always a revelation of Lover-to-Lover. "How we make love is how G-d will be with us", according to Rumi. Patriarchy is the problem which must be eliminated in our consciousness and in every system of social organization: and the liberation for beauty and compassion is our divine destiny: we are meant to serve and build this Earth in kindness, justice, equality, and peace. Reverence is a living magic meant to inspire a total rEvolution of thought and practice: this is the real religion, culture, economics, and politics: are you worth this? Are you worth the very best? Are you willing and able to name it, live it, and organize for it? What do you think: are you worth infinite loving?
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.