This poem was written modeled on a Hebrew understanding of the world and God. In contrast to an Occidental or Western understanding of God, which elevates the noun of a sentence, a Semitic understanding of God highlights the “verb” of a sentence. In this way, God is a more active presence in the creation of a more just world.
M’rahemet Shel Olam: The Emwomber of the Universe
In the beginning the primal womb gave birth to all living creatures . . .
She gave birth to us . . . her daughters and her sons.
She is the great mother.
Her body envelops the earth and is in communion with all.
She is a part of me and I am a part of her.
She is the one who breath and spirit pulsates the universe.
She is the one who is most merciful and compassionate.
She is the one who affirms relationships of reciprocity.
She is all that is just.
She is all that is peace.
She is unity.
She is all that is good: harmony, creativity, diversity and liberation.
She is both our Mother and Father.
She is hope in the possible in the midst of the impossible.
Daily she renews the earth and the human spirit.