It is not so much that the Holy Spirit
is hidden as it is that we do not
pay attention to her unceasing,
everywhere presence and
activity in our minds.
Prayer to Our Mother God
Begin with a few moments of deep breathing and silence to help quiet your mind and deepen your attention on the Divine.
Beloved Universal, Eternal and Infinite Mother,
we give thanks to you for your everywhere presence, for enveloping me and all your
children with your loving Spirit,
and for your merciful ministry.
Thank you and Father for acting together
to create our Motherly Supreme God of experiential time and space life, in whom
we all live move and have our being.
Mother Supreme, thank you for letting us
share our mutually co-creative unfolding evolutionary journey with you.
Thank you, Paradise Mother Spirit,
for extending your loving presence to us
through your daughter, our local universe Mother Spirit.
Mother Spirit, thank you for the healing
and helping influence and nurturing nature
of your ever-present loving and wholly holy,
Holy Spirit presence.
Thank you for infusing our hearts
with God’s love.
Thank you for your motherly loving presence in me, for uniting the minds and hearts
and souls of all the world's people,
and for letting me rest awhile in your all-embracing arms.
I will serve others in the spirit of your gracious ministry all the days of my life.
Remain still, in silent spirit receptivity for awhile, aware of this particular moment in eternity, communing with our Mother God, and appreciating her with an open and grateful, loving heart.
Cultivating a Personal Relationship
with God Our Mother
Upon discovering the Urantia Book, I was very pleased to see that the Second Source and Center is also our “Universal Mother” (6:8.1); the Infinite Spirit is our “Paradise Mother Spirit” (8:2.2); the Supreme our experiential “Divine Mother” (117:6.2); and that we have a local universe “Mother Spirit” (Paper 34).
I viewed God as essentially beyond gender, but understood the need to use limited conceptual frames to convey the nature of God’s various levels and functions to a mostly Christian audience of the 1900’s having the predominately male language usage of that time. I appreciated our celestial authors leaving some clues to help reveal that God has a motherly as well as a fatherly nature, that we could relate to God either way, and experience “Her” as well as “Him.”
I’ve sought to integrate the UB’s revelatory perspective with my own personal, experiential, religious perspective. When I was around 10 years old I had an epiphany during which I came to know God as not only personally living within me, but being all around me. The revelation’s (6:5.7) words, “as the spirit fragment of the Father dwells within you, so does the spirit presence of the Son envelop you” could easily mean the” Eternal Mother” enveloping you, as I felt in my own childhood experience.
Given the UB authors’ reference (117:6.8) to the Supreme as “God the Mother,” and their use of both male and female pronouns in the papers on the Supreme, it's useful to substitute the word “her” when reading them, to more fully appreciate the Supreme’s motherly nature. In that light, when the UB (117:3.12) says that we “live move, and have our being within the Supreme,” it is God our Mother they are referring to. Paper 106:2.7 says that (she) is “completely experiencible,” which feels right on, as throughout much of my life I’ve enjoyed many experiences of synchronously co-creating with “Her.”
Our Universe Mother Spirit is both “diffusely present throughout her entire local universe” and “personally present” on any given world (34:3.3). We are told that “personality responds directly to other personality presence” (112.1.11), implying we can feel our Mother’s personal presence.
I’ve been cultivating a personal relationship with our Mother by practicing receptivity to her loving presence and seeking to act in harmony with her ministering spirits. In my relationship with Meredith, we try to reflect the Divine love of Michael and Mother to each other, and so I’m also often able to experience our Mother God’s love coming through Mer’s direct personal human expression of that.Return to the
Dave Tenny, Ph.D. has been a Urantia Book reader and
enthusiast since 1972. He is a dual member of both the UAI
and UB Fellowship, and has served for several years as a
delegate to the Urantia Brotherhood Triennial Delegate
Assembly from the Urantia Book Service Corps of New England.
He has also provided or contributed to a few presentations
related to our Divine Mother and experiencing her loving