SOPHIA ENCOMPASSES LIGHT *AND* DARKNESS
~~ Teia Tephi Magdalena
Sophia is both the light and darkness...and she knows how to work it in pure balance...
For I am the first and the last.
I am the honoured one and the scorned one.
I am the whore and the holy one.
I am the wife and the virgin.
I am the mother and the daughter.
I am the members of my mother.
I am the barren one and many are her sons.
I am she whose wedding is great, and I have not taken a husband.
I am Life...I am rebirth...I am darkness, I am light, I am error, I am truth, I am destruction, I am construction, I am the blow, I am the healing.
For many are the pleasant forms which exist in numerous sins, and incontinencies, and disgraceful passions, and fleeting pleasures, which men embrace until they become sober and go up to their resting place. And they will find me there, and they will live, and they will be resurrected.
I am both the Black Goddess who is often portrayed as veiled...aged...and dispossessed and the Queen of Heaven..beautiful..ageless and transcendent.
Sophia's powerful goddess characteristics didn't fit into the emerging dominator model of the patriarchal religions...so she was replaced with the more neutered image of the Holy Spirit...the dove. In this guise...she retained her basic role as the anima mundi or world soul...yet was stripped of her darker primal nature. Living without her or with only her neutered form...our inner and outer worlds are prone to developing into wastelands because without her wisdom and sacred duality (both dark and light -- the ultimate source of wholeness/unification)...we are left in a world without the wisdom (sense of Truth) to make healthy decisions and actions...which can carry us closer to our higher selves which we all eventually will have to obtain to do.
"Wisdom cries aloud in the street; in the markets she raises her voice; on the top of the walls she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks... 'because I have called out and you refused to listen, have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded... When distress and anguish come upon you... They will then call upon me, but I will not answer... yet I love those who love me and those who truly seek me diligently find me.'" Proverbs: 8 & 9.
Sophia shows her darker aspects when ignored and her enlightening ones when sought after in earnest. In light of the dangers threatening our world...we need to become absorbed in Sophia and let her creativity work out the solution...manifesting through many illuminated souls...
October 30, 2020
~~ Sent to Wynn Manners personally on Facebook Messenger.