“Lingering forever like a ceaseless thread of silk
Draw upon her endlessness effortlessly”
Once the barrier we set up between ourselves and infinity is broken down, then the passageway of The Mysterious Female opens up. An infinite source of energy, it can be used to achieve anything. But make sure your intentions are good, and governed by integrity, otherwise that passageway will be closed to you soon enough.
Lao Tzu tells us that if we want to reach The Mysterious Female, we must have mastered inner effortlessness. I specify inner effortlessness to avoid confusion. A Taoist works hard in all his aims, but because he is at peace within, he does not get attached to them. He takes as long as he needs to take to do things, neither rushing, nor slacking, stopping when finished, so as not to overdo it. It is like picking up gossamer, or the subtle silk of a spider’s web; if you are anything less than gentle, you will break it. You have to touch it as though you were touching nothing at all.
It is the same with emptiness. If you want emptiness, and the peaceful power is conveys, you cannot aggressively force it come to you – that will only repel it further and further. Make yourself as gentle and receptive as diaphanous gossamer, and she will come to you naturally. Of course, being omnipresent and immanent, she hasn’t come to you at all. It is only that your new state of receptive awareness has enabled you to perceive it.
What you perceive, you welcome
What you ignore, you lose
You do not need to be a Taoist to appreciate the magnificence of the supreme female, for she manifests herself everywhere as Isis, Durga, Lakshmi, Sophia, Shekkinah, Mary, Spider Grandmother, and countless other goddesses that serve as avatars for the unrepresentable, unknowable, unimaginable Mysterious Female. There is a reason she is called mysterious, because no one can ever fathom her. Know that she is unknowable, and she will let you know everything about her.