Women are owning back their Spirituality
(thank you Asaram Bapu for stirring me drink an extra teapot of lemon tea and write this in response to your advice to Shaktirupini)
A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.
Thank you Asaram and Baba Ramdev (who also had insisted on the 'mistake' of women) for tolling the bell on the end of the godmen era. You have nothing to offer us anymore. You speak at length on the '1% mistake' of the girl, and half a sentence on the 99% mistake of the rapists. You have no advice for the gang rapists, you do not even extoll men to have better moral standards. You have demeaning advice just for women - to fall at the feet of depraved men, to beg the rapists, to call them brothers, to surrender, to do mantra chanting, or face dire consequences of rape. You and your genre probably want to give the message that it’s a mistake to be born a woman, and one has to chant to save oneself from its consequences. Are you saying that women can be saved from hell by falling at the feet of demons? Are you implying (which you are) that women will be raped if they do not follow your teachings and chant your mantras? That women are raped because they are unspiritual? How much more repression do you have to offer us dear god?men?
In response, we're saying 'Enough'. Its our power word.
Perhaps you need to be educated on the spiritual heritage of women. Perhaps you need to be reminded that woman is Shakti. That in one moment of awakening, she can be Blazing Truth. She is Durga, she is Kali, she is Lakshmi, she is Saraswati. She is Isis, Mary, Quan Yin. They are not inert statues in alters. The Divine Feminine expresses herself through living body temples. Through real Women.
Asaram, what advice would you give our Shaktirupini if she stood in front of you as Durga? Would you ask her to fall at the feet of Mahishasur? You probably would. What kind of mentality can bring forth such cowardly teachings? You also said that laws to protect women are used by women to harass men and their families. You speak of women upliftment in your ashram and ‘bajaroo aurat’ in the same sentence. Dear Asaram, there are no ‘bajaroo’ women in this world. There are only daughters of the Great Mother. Womenhood is not something to escape from, something less than manhood.
Dear godmen, fortunately for them, women are being taken care of by the Great Mother. She is teaching the women to take back their spiritual power. They will now listen to spiritual truths that come from within their own hearts, souls and wombs. They will no longer refer to dusty books for divine wisdom. Women all over the planet are discovering their body temple. It holds secrets so immense, that once accessed, returns the woman to her original form of divinity.
The new authentic woman is fearless, shame-less, daring, adventurous, and radiates heart energy. She has the audacity to dream a new earth, and the courage to create it. If she looks for a teacher it will be one who will remind her of her immensity, her beauty, her power. She looks for a spiritual leader who is deeply compassionate to her reality. One who is not spewing advice, but is holding with compassion. A teacher who will ask her to take her Fierce Form to face violence, the Gentle Mother to hold the child, the Divine Healer to care for the hurting, the wounded, the Wise Mystic to create new dreams, and the Queen to represent authority and leadership.
We love a woman who says ‘I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass’ ~ Maya Angelou ~
We are seeing our choices, and we are taking them. We’ve shifted out of a paradigm of right and wrong choices, because we follow our unerring heart. Our spirituality can be found in simple everyday activities. We are bringing god into everything we do. Simply put, we have decided to be our own mistress. We are loving ourselves the way we are. We really do not have patience with a patriarch telling us one more time that we are doing it wrong.
We are able to say: “If Jesus himself, or Mohammed, or Buddha spoke to me personally and said that women are inferior to men, I would still reject that as false dogma because I know with every ounce of my being that this is not true.”― Alice Bag
Watch out as we change the world. With compassion and together with men, for the highest good of all.