Meister Eckhart: We are all meant to be mothers of God

We are all meant to be mothers of God. What good is it to me if this eternal birth of the divine Son takes place unceasingly, but does not take place within myself?

– Meister Eckhart

Meister Eckhart explains this himself, in the quote.

We can explore this philosophically or metaphysically, which tends to be speculations and abstractions.

Or we can explore it in a more immediate way, in our own first-person experience.

WHAT DO WE MEAN BY GOD?

First, what do we mean by God?

We can say it’s all of existence and capacity for all of existence.

More immediately, we can say it’s the world as a whole as it appears to us. It’s the capacity for our world and our world as a whole.

ETERNAL BIRTH OF THE DIVINE

The divine gives birth to itself all the time, as what’s here.

We can say it gives birth to itself as this universe at this moment.

And it gives birth to itself as our world, as it appears to us here and now.

Existence expresses, explores, and experiences itself as all of this and in always new ways.

GOD IS OUR MOTHER, AND WE ARE MOTHERS OF GOD

God is our mother and gives birth to us and our life and experience as it is now.

Similarly, through us, God is birthed. Through and as us and our life and experience, God is birthed.

This is already happening and it’s inevitable. It’s built into existence, into this universe, and who and what we are.

We already are mothers of God. We cannot be anything else.

BEING MORE CONSCIOUS OF THIS

And it can also happen in a more conscious way.

We can be aware of this happening whether we notice it or not.

We can notice our nature – as capacity for our world and what our world happens within and as.

We can allow this human self to transform within that noticing.

We can explore how it is to live from that noticing, here and now.

PASSIVE AND ACTIVE

There is a beautiful dynamic between passively being birthed by God and being the mother of God, and actively noticing and doing the same.

The first happens no matter what.

The second requires some intention, noticing, living.

And all of is ultimately God giving birth to itself as what’s here.

When there is a more active noticing and living from and as it, that’s God giving birth to itself as that more active noticing and living.

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