Saturday, September 8, 2012
God as Intimate Soul
I've been reflecting on the concept of God as intimate soul. William James, father of American psychology and pioneer in psychology and spirituality, proposed this idea as a way of expressing a more personal and practical understanding of what organized religion has described essentially as an outer religious reality. Something so far off and away cannot be as close or real as that which lies within the human soul, in fact is one and the same experience as soul herself. Yes, I did say soul herself because the soul is exquisitely feminine. Sensitivity, depth, and multiple shades and nuances characterize soulfulness and a soulful way of life. We might even say that God is a She and that She lies in deep and mysterious realms within the human psyche!