The Holy Daughter wears the garb of Creation, but She is not Creation.
When the Divine manifests Herself on the physical plane, She wears a wardrobe suitable for the occasion. She can garb Herself in anything: ex: winds, clouds, planets, stars, trees, flowers, birds, animals, or people. However, that does not mean that any of those physical forms are Her Body. Her Spiritual Body is within those forms as a person is within their clothing. ArchMatrona Georgia E. B. Cobb of the Lady of Light Chantry (LLC).https://deamatronablog.wordpress.com/2016/10/25/the-llc-understanding-of-divine-nature-and-human-nature/~A cause of confusion has to do with the Nature of Dea and specifically, the Holy Daughter and this is where we strongly diverge from the beliefs and mythos of Wicca, neo-Paganism and certain New Age teachings.Some of us have come from Wiccan or Pagan backgrounds. While these spiritual Traditions have a lot to offer and they are right for many Soul Paths, we felt that there was something vital missing for our own Soul Paths.~Though we had and still have great respect for these religious and spiritual Traditions, we left to search for the Face of the True Divine Feminine that was right for our individual Soul Paths; the One for Whom we longed as Our True Mother God. Our souls cried out for Her. Our hearts longed for Her. We searched and searched until finally, we found Dea, we found Her as God.Our Divine Mother is Transcendent, beyond Her Creation. The Holy Daughter is Immanent, She is with us in Creation and exists within us as the Divine Spark of our souls, the Flame of our hearts.
We do not see the Cosmos or the Earth as Dea’s body because She is Pure Spirit, Pure Light and the Cosmos is Her Creation. How could the Creatrix become Her creation? But, the Holy One may certainly flow through Her Creation, just as electricity flows through a wire, but is not the wire; just as heat flows through the iron, but is not the iron; just as She is the Divine Spark within us, but She is not us.
Though we have taught this before, this thealogy is so fundamental to our religion, that it bears repeating at this time:
As the Great Mother, She is Supernal Life. She is Absolute Deity. She is Singularity. She is the Dark beyond the light and the Light beyond the darkness. Her Name is Mysteria/Mystery. She is Dea Matrona. (Great Mother Goddess).
As the Celestial Mother, She Supernal Light. She is the Ground and Matrix of all Being. She is Spirit. She is Transcendent (beyond Creation). Her Name is Mari. She is Dea Madria. (Mother God).
As the Holy Daughter, She is Supernal Love. She is the Ruling and Sustaining Energies of manifest creation. She is Soul. She is Immanent (within Creation). Her Name is Kore/Kora. She is Dea Filia. (Daughter God).
All material manifestation began as Supernal Primordial Ideas of Potentiality. The Below, which is created, dense, material manifestation, is but a poor reflection of the Above, which is rarefied Supernal Reality, our True Home.
At one point, in the very beginning of our existence, beyond our memory, we desired to extend our knowledge beyond the limits of the knowable, which brought us into a state of ignorance and formlessness. (This is not the same as the erroneous notion of original sin, nor was this desire a moral evil.)
As indicated in the long form of our Creed, we believe that the Celestial Mother honored our sovereign will and our desire to know what lies beyond the limits of the knowable. She did this by creating the manifest universe. This is very similar to what is said of the ‘Fallen’ Sophia, (a term we categorically reject): “that by her desire to know what lay beyond the limits of the knowable she had brought herself into a state of ignorance and formlessness.” (1) While the ‘Fallen Sophia’ is often said to be the Archetypal story of our souls, the True Holy Daughter did not ‘Fall’, She is Eternal Perfection. She is Supernal Purity. She is God. We are the ones who, at a time beyond times, desired to know and experience that which lay beyond Perfection, not the Holy Daughter.
As mentioned in a previous article, like the Holy Shekinah in Kabbalism, the Holy Daughter, Whom Janites call Kore or Kora, which means (Divine) Maid or Maiden, makes it possible for us to experience that which lies outside of Perfection by giving us our souls. As the soul allows the opposites of body and spirit to unite, the Shekinah plays this role for us. She is the Soul of humanity. She has given a portion of Herself in order for each human to come into this world. (2). And further:. She has always stayed with us, wherever we were exiled or isolated or shut out, the Shekinah was always there in exile and isolation with us. And, like Sophia, the Holy Daughter is the Divine Spark within each of us.
As the Ruling and Sustaining Energy of Creation, we may certainly sense the Divine Kora’s (the Divine Maiden’s) underlying, flowing Presence through-out Nature; with the wind, in a rippling lake or across a meadow blanketed with multi-hued wildflowers. But, She is not the wind or the lake or the meadow. As ArchMatrona Georgia so eloquently stated, She can garb Herself in anything. (3) She is able to garb Herself with the wind, in the lake or across the meadow, which is a beautiful reality.
The Divine Kora does not take on material form. She does not incarnate either as a human being or as our Sister, the Earth. Rather, She is the Mother of our souls, She is the Mother of the Earth and She is the Divine Spark within our souls.
And as the ruling Energy of Creation, the Energy of Love, She may take on the garb of Nature, but the Holy Daughter gives it Form. Nature is not Her Form…..
3. outward appearance or form.
1585-95; < Middle French garbe graceful outline < Old Italian garbo grace < Germanic; compare Old High German garawen, Old English gearwian to prepare, adorn (see gar2), gear http://www.dictionary.com/browse/garb