Originally Posted by Illustro Cado
Isn't that contradictory? The feminine is closer to spirituality than the masculine, yet God, the ultimate representation of the spiritual, is both of them?
Yes, it's contradictory: the first is Eckhart's idea, the second is my own.
I think what he meant was that the world is currently in a state of excess masculine energy, which I would agree with. Too much senseless action and movement without finding time to get connected with the senses. So if spirituality is getting into stillness and finding the connection which will give sense to your actions, then I guess it's feminine.
On the other hand, when I choose to direct myself to God (The One That Is All, The Source) I don't like to think of him (I know, linguistic convention) as a man. He's intelligent and loving, so the metaphor of talking of him like a human being makes some sense. But he's not just one thing, because he is all things and from him come all things. How could that which created both masculine and feminine be masculine himself?