TOPICS: God has been portrayed as exclusively male – Taoism – Tai Chi – the roles of masculine and feminine – God’s law is not a restriction – no variance in God’s laws – God’s laws ensure stability and growth – God the Mother seems unconditional – you punish yourself – descending to a lower state of consciousness – difference between God’s law and God’s love –
Question: Some teachers say that the love of God the Father is conditional, whereas the love of God the Mother is unconditional. Is that true? When a lifestream begins to walk back to God, will it experience the unconditional love from the Father, or will that love always be conditional?
Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:
From the highest viewpoint, the love of God is always unconditional. God has only one kind of love and that love is completely and utterly unconditional. You do not have to do anything to earn God’s love because your earned that love when God created you. You must remember that God created you in its image and likeness. If you are created in the image and likeness of God, how could there be conditions to God’s love?
However, it is understandable that from the viewpoint of the lifestream, one can experience a difference in the love that comes from God the Father, or the masculine aspect of God, and the love that comes from God the Mother, or the feminine aspect of God.
One of the main problems in this context is that for thousands of years most western religions have portrayed God as being exclusively masculine and have basically ignored the feminine aspect of God. At the same time, so many religions have portrayed God as an angry and judgmental God who is ready to punish any lifestream for the slightest transgression of his law. As I have explained elsewhere, this image of God is incorrect. God is not an angry and judgmental God. God is a God of love and that love is unconditional.
To fully understand this, we need to look at a teaching that has been most beautifully described in the religion of Taoism. The Taoist symbol of the Tai-Chi depicts two elements of creation, normally called the yin and the yang elements. These two elements illustrate how the entire world of form is created. The world of form is created by an interaction of two complementary forces. In this context, I will call these forces for the Father and the Mother, symbolizing the masculine aspect of God and the feminine aspect of God.
The Father is the masculine, or active, principle which acts upon the Mother, or passive, principle. The role of the Father is to initiate the creative process and also set parameters for how that process will unfold. In other words, the Father is the one who defines the principles, or laws, that will guide the unfoldment of the world of form.
Before creation began, God the Father envisioned the world that he wanted to create. God has unlimited imagination and can create anything he can imagine. However, to create something that has form, you must make a choice. You must choose which form you will manifest, and when you make that choice you exclude other potential forms. There is nothing mystical or abstract about this. This is simply a matter of the mechanics of creating anything. Once you choose one form, it will exclude other forms because a thing cannot be round and square at the same time.
The important point here is that God defined a certain set of principles, or laws, that would guide the unfoldment, or evolution, of this universe. It is quite possible to create a universe that has different principles, but for this particular universe God chose a certain set of principles. These principles became the Laws of God. Everything in the entire universe is based on these laws.
Some human beings, and some dark beings who have rebelled against God’s Law, seem to think that God’s law is somehow a restriction. This viewpoint is not correct, and it is based on an incomplete understanding of the mechanics of creation. God’s law simply ensures consistency and sustainability. If creation was not based on a set of consistent laws, it might actually self-destruct or gradually degrade instead of growing indefinitely.
Let us return to the two elements that make up creation. The Father defines a set of laws and principles. The Father begins the creative process, and in doing so the Father imposes a certain form on the passive substance, or energy, of the Mother. The Mother, being the passive or reactive substance, will take on whatever form is projected upon her by the Father.
When you look at this from an overall perspective, you will see that there truly is no difference between the love of the Father and the love of the Mother. They are both love, and that love is unconditional. However the Father and Mother are playing different roles in creation.
It is the Father’s role to impose or define the laws and principles that guide the unfoldment of this particular universe. To ensure consistency, and to prevent the universe from self-destruction, God must impose these laws without any kind of variance. God is no respecter of persons, meaning that God will not change his laws just because some human beings, or some non-material beings, want them to be different so they can do as they please.
When God started the creation of this universe, God made a promise to the beings who inhabit this universe. God made the promise that they would have a set of invariable principles upon which they could build their individuality and within which they could express their creativity without destroying themselves. God cannot break that promise. Therefore, the Father’s laws are completely invariable.
When you look at this from the perspective of an unenlightened lifestream, a lifestream who does not understand the mechanics of creation, it might seem as if God’s laws are setting restrictions. It might seem as if God is requiring his sons and daughters to obey his laws without question. It might seem as if God will punish those who do not follow his laws. Therefore, it might seem as if the Father’s love is conditional.
In reality, there is a difference between God’s law and God’s love. As I said, God’s law is simply meant to insure a stable evolution of the universe. God’s law is meant to ensure that his sons and daughters have a stable platform for their personal evolution. To ensure this, God’s law must be firm. However, God’s love is not contingent upon a lifestream obeying his laws.
The problem in this context is that human beings have a tendency to project their own human qualities upon God. They think that because they get angry with their own children, God will also be angry with his children. This is not the case. God has simply created a set of laws, which state that if you misuse energy, certain consequences will be the result. When you understand how God’s law works, you see that God is not punishing you for violating his laws. Got has simply created an impersonal law, which will return to you what you have sown. Therefore, in reality you are punishing yourself.
When people begin to become aware of the feminine aspect of God, they often feel that the Mother is more unconditional than the Father. Again, this is understandable because an unenlightened lifestream does not yet understand the true nature of God and creation. I earlier said that the Mother will take on whatever form is imposed upon her by the Father. The Bible states that the first act of creation was that God said, “Let there be light.” Light is created from the feminine aspect of God. Light is a substance that has no form in itself, but it has the potential to take on any form.
When God created the spiritual beings, who currently see themselves as human beings, God created them in his image. A lifestream is created to have the same creative abilities as God. Therefore, the lifestream of a human being has the potential to create the same way God does by imposing a specific form upon light, or upon the divine Mother.
The mother aspect of God is reactive. The mother aspect will take upon herself whatever form you impose upon her. In other words, the Mother will let you do whatever you want, and that is why human beings have created the misery and suffering currently found on planet earth. This does not mean that God the Mother wanted this misery and suffering. But it does mean that God the Mother, by her very nature, will allow human beings to impose any form upon her.
What you now see is that God the Father has defined a set of laws and principles that are completely invariable. At the same time, God the Mother will take upon herself any form that you impose upon her. When you look at this situation from the perspective of an unenlightened lifestream, it will seem as if the Mother is unconditional because she lets your do to her whatever you want. At the same time, it seems as if the Father is conditional because the Father will never let you get away with anything.
When you step back from this situation and look at it from the perspective of an enlightened lifestream, you see that the Father and the Mother God are simply playing their respective roles in creation. Both the Father and the Mother have an unconditional love for your lifestream. That love will not change or die even if you disobey the Father’s laws and impose imperfect images upon the Mother.
However, what will happen when you disobey God’s law is that you will use the energies of the Mother to create a prison for your lifestream, a prison of misqualified energy. By creating this prison, you gradually make it more difficult for you to see yourself as a son or daughter of God. You gradually descend into a lower state of consciousness where you lose all awareness of your divine source. You no longer realize who you are, or you can no longer accept who you are.
You have been given free will. The very fact that you can misuse the energies of the Mother, and create a reality in which you think you are separated from God, should prove to you that the Father’s love is unconditional. If the Father’s love was conditional, why would the Father allow you to disobey his laws? Why would he allow you to cut yourself off from your source?
So when a lifestream becomes enlightened, it will begin to realize the difference between God’s law and God’s love. It can then gradually begin to accept God’s love, and this acceptance of the perfect love will cast out all of the lifestream’s fears, these fears being the primary cause that makes the lifestream feel separated from its source.
A lifestream might go through a phase in which it finds it easier to accept unconditional love from the Mother aspect of God, such as through a feminine deity or ascended being. This is why some people find it easier to relate to Mother Mary or her eastern counterpart, the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin. However, as a lifestream matures, it will gradually begin to connect with the Father God and accept the unconditional love of the Father. This will allow the lifestream to balance its own masculine and feminine qualities and thereby become whole.
Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels