This unusual topic, of experiencing God as my spouse, as my husband, has become central to my spiritual life and my marriage. And through recent discussions I have learned I am not alone! There are others who also enjoy the experience of God as their Bride or Bridegroom!
Father Moon and Mother Moon have taught that the interplay of feminine (Yin) and masculine (Yang) attributes are fundamental within God’s nature. The New Testament experience with God has been primarily as “Our Father”. We have also experienced and witnessed the forgiving, graceful, delicate expressions of God. These show God’s comforting maternal, motherly nature.
And now, for over a decade, I have come to understand and experience God as my husband. Indeed, Hosea 2:16 says, “In that day,” declares the Lord’ “you will call me ‘my husband’” (NIV).
These are moments of profound intimacy in which God’s male essence touches my feminine essence. The result is an experience of pristine, pure love, which brings rejuvenation to my body and soul. As a result, my husband and I agree that the intimacy of our “earthly marriage” has been elevated.
Do you have a “personal” relationship with God? How would you characterize that relationship?
How does this idea of relating to God as a spouse strike you?
If you are female, can you briefly describe your most intimate experience with God’s masculinity?
If you are male, can you briefly describe your most intimate experience with God’s femininity?
Please share your thoughts below.
Daniela’s opening post and several of the answer comments focus on the masculine-feminine connection. What is not mentioned is that there are two aspects to a “spouse”: the first is the emotional, spiritual and physical connection, which is the point of this conversation up to now. The second aspect however is monogamy. A spousal relationship can only be complete and authentic if it is monogamous. So I have trouble imagining a sense of being in a spousal relationship with God by married people.
Thank you, Chris, for expressing your heart and your doubts regarding the °monogamous° relationship once we are married. Personally, I perceive God to be one in everything and to see God as a third party or entity you have a relationship with, is personally really difficult to even imagine. It’s like saying God is not my parent because I have already physical parents. Having a spousal relationship with God does not equate to betraying your spouse and can’t certainly call that unfaithfulness!
Thank you Daniela for your thoughts on the monogamy aspect. I did not suggest “betrayal” or “unfaithfulness”, or use those terms; but I think you can only have a fully spousal relationship with one other person or entity, whether human or supernatural; which does not diminish our relationship with God. Christian nuns often considered themselves “married” to God, but only because they had taken a vow of celibacy.
Dear Chris, thank you for mentioning Christian Nuns who consider themselves married to God. The truth is that the Catholic Church sees all Christians as brides of Christ, men and women. Married Christians consider it important for God’s spousal presence to be at the center of their marriage. Even Father Moon said that Adam and Eve are bothe to be God’s Bride. I can look for the quote if you like. The first reception of Holy Wine in the Blessing of True Parents represents the couple’s bridal devotion to God through the woman.
You are definitely entitled to your opinions. I am not here to convince you otherwise!
In order to support the purpose of this forum by addressing today’s issues and avoiding half truths I want to clarify how God’s spousal love comes to me. It starts with an ache, as I contemplated my mysterious ache that I’ve felt all morning, that feels like depression, I wonder if it’s God’s pain, God’s ache. Just as I wrote that I felt an intimate spousal touch and delight started to fill me. From this I know my words resonate with God and that God is procreating this discussion in some way. I understand that I’m feeling the spousal exchange of love between Heavenly Mother and Heavenly Father in my body. I had originally written something different after the first sentence yesterday but today I saw a need to correct it, and when I did a touch lifted me from depression and brough a light ecstasy. So many times in… Read more »
Josephine, I honor and fully respect your experience and am grateful that you wish to share it with others. We need also to acknowledge the fact that God’s approach is unique to our individual self! We may compare notes but in so doing, we need to leave any judgment out of the door. We should use discernment on how to respond to those around us, and in so doing we ourselves can learn from the way God works through each person.
Thank you for your reply Daniela. Do you see judgements in my post? If so please tell me where they are? Has the nature of my post shown need for further discernment? If so in what way?
I would like to propose that:- 1/ both men and women have been known to experience entering the feminine womb of God. 2/ men and women, married and single, have been known to devote themselves to God as their husband but women will naturally experience it more fully. 3/ men and women who have entered the feminine womb of God can experience the spousal exchange of love within God from the perspective of the feminine aspect of God. 4/ Men and women can feel a passion to evangelize, to spread the word of God. This is the nature of God’s male aspect in a desire to sow seeds in the womb of the rebirthing motherly aspect of God. 5/ When our body is filled with the spirit of God all our lights get turned on so it feels even better than a human sexual experience, God’s presence alone causes us… Read more »
No, I see neither judgment nor anything else. I was just referring to how people respond when they hear something they are not familiar with.
Daniela – I have had a profound, life-giving experience of femininity in my life. It is clear to me that God provided a sequence of four women who guided me through four specific time periods of my life to make me who I am. Of course the first and deepest was my beloved mother who absolutely and unchangingly loved me. The fourth is my wife, who has been at my side for almost 40 years and counting. And there was a gracious spiritual daughter and a exemplary Japanese sister along the way. I have always understood these four sources of femine love as coming from women who loved me from a motherly postion, representing God indirectly. Therefore, I believe that I have never lacked femine love in my life. Perhaps that is why I have not looked to God in heaven for feminine love. I have looked to God for… Read more »
James It is so encouraging to know how much women have benefitted you. My experience of Heavenly Mother is physical too. It started with a hug that I felt emotionally in my body, my body is sensitive to emotions from God. My experience with Heavenly Mother progressed to me entering Heavenly Mothers womb many times. When I enter Heavenly Mother’s womb the highest divine feminine energy surrounds me and brings ecstasy and delight beyond any human love. Fr Moon and Jesus emphasized the need to enter the womb for rebirth. A quote from True Father “You must establish the condition that you have entered the womb of a mother who is restored from the fall, a mother who is in a position of not having fallen. How is that fulfilled? It is done centering on love. Since the fall happened centering on love, restoration also has to center on love.… Read more »
Yes, Jim, loving God as your spouse is also a physical experience, and once you have experienced that, you will notice that it is indeed of a much higher resonance than anything else you have ever experienced here on earth. Be wise, though, for it is God who chooses you and should God decide to approach you on this level, you need humility and a lot of prayerful attitude. Get rid of your ego so that your heart can be more open and more embracing!
Dear Daniela Thank you for starting the conversation on this important topic. Yes, I do have a very personal relationship with God. I would characterize it as parental and spousal, empowering, comforting, energizing, ecstatic and procreative. I receive deep emotions from God and I feel them in my body. When I experience the spousal presence of God I feel God’s absolute devotion, absolute love and absolute treasuring in the masculine approach of God and the feminine response of God in my body. I feel caresses, the divine feminine opens, the divine masculine enters and fills my whole body with ecstasy. When it happens I know I am on track for Gods will in my life, I know an event is being created by God and a few of my actions will be from God to help it happen. I have noticed that God is working in a different way on… Read more »