One day, a New Age friend gave me a mantra that was supposed to “center” one’s self. I thought I would give it a try. I don’t remember the mantra now, but it was addressed to the “Lord.” I asked, “Is the Lord in the mantra You?”
There is only one God but many “lords,” many spiritual beings for whom that is not an inappropriate title. Your early prayers—which were addressed to “Lord” and you thought perhaps Lord Krishna or Who-knows-who—were about right. When you address “the Lord,” you do not have to specify or have in mind a particular spiritual entity. The Lord who is right for you at that time will respond. The Lord that was right for your early prayers was Me, and so I answered.
I had a very basic question. The God who speaks to me is personal and, in human experience, persons are either male or female. The voice I heard was definitely a masculine voice but sometimes, in some indefinable way, I felt there was a feminine side to God. To my surprise, the answer came in a female voice.
No, not exactly. There are many sides to God, some of which you might call feminine.
Many sides? Some masculine, some feminine, some something else? The sound you hear is categories shattering.