All nature that we behold is the Mother aspect of God. In nature, we find beauty, gentleness, and kindness. The flowers, birds, and the beauties of nature all speak of the Mother aspect of God. When we look at all the good things in nature and feel a tenderness rise within us, we are seeing and feeling God in nature.

For the devotee, it is natural to worship God in some human aspect: as his Divine Mother, for example. The Father aspect of God represents that part which is aloof from His creation. The Mother is creation itself.

Even among mankind, the human father is more disposed than the mother to judge their erring children. The mother always forgives. Pray then to the Divine Mother. Talk to Her like a child: “Divine Mother, naughty or good, I am Your own. You must release me from this delusion.” The Mother ever responds with compassion when the devotee prays to Her sincerely this way.

Divine Mother is so beautiful! But remember, in Her higher manifestation even that beauty is formless. She is in everything. Her divine, compassionate love is expressed in the raindrops. Her beauty is reflected in the colors of the rainbow. She offers fresh hope to mankind with the rose-tinted clouds at dawn. Above all, be ever conscious of Her presence in your heart.

From Inner Culture magazine, 1939 and The Essence of Self-Realization by Paramhansa Yogananda, recorded and compiled by Kriyananda.


  1. Naughty or good, I am Your own… I have projected this enough, always thanking the Master for his example, humility + devotion..

  2. What is the source of this mantra? I have practiced it for decades.

    “Cosmic Mother, take this darkness away. When I sit with eyes closed, enveloped by self created shadows, cause thou to blaze down upon me in splender the aurora of intuition.”


    1. Hi, Angelina. Thanks for your question! I’m glad this has brought you blessings. It’s authored by Yogananda. I believe these are the first lines of a prayer, “Take This Darkness Away,” in the 1932 edition of Metaphysical Meditations, which is newly released by Crystal Clarity Publishers. This is also part of a prayer in Whispers from Eternity, called “Demand for the Rising of the Aurora of Intuition.”

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