Eloah/Hokhma/Shekhinah/Ruach/Holy Spirit
as Supernal Co-Creatrix

This meditation uses a combination of Biblical interpretations from the Septuagint With Apocrypha, the Holy Bible (Revised Standard Version), and the New English Bible With the Apocrypha (Oxford Study Edition) to reflect: Genesis 1:1-2; 1:26-27; Job 38:4-11; 38:28-30; Psalm 104:24-30; Proverbs 3:19-20; 8:22-31; Wisdom of Solomon 8:2-6; 8:21-9:4; 9:9-11; and Ecclesiasticus 1:1-5; 24:1-6.

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In the beginning, the Elohim created Heaven and Earth. The Earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the Abyss; and the Holy Spirit moved upon the surface of the waters.

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Then the Elohim said, "Let us make humanity in our image and likeness to be stewards of the fish in the Sea, the birds of Heaven, the cattle, all wild animals on Earth, and all reptiles that crawl upon the Earth."

So the Elohim created humanity in Their own image; in the image of the Elohim, They created them; male and female, They created them.

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Wisdom praises Herself, and glories in the midst of Her people. Before the congregation of the Heavens She opens Her mouth, and speaks of Her triumphant power.

"I did the work as uttered by the Lord. It was I who covered the Earth like a cloud of mist and created as He willed. My dwellingplace is in the heights of Heaven, and My throne is a pillar of cloud. Alone I encircled the reaches of the Sky, and traversed the depths of the Ocean abyss. Within the waves of the Sea, on all the Earth, and over every people and nation I have dominion."

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"The Lord loved Me since the beginning, before all time. Ages ago I existed, at the beginning, before the Earth was made. When there were no Ocean depths, I was there, when there were no springs abounding with water. Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I existed; before there was the Earth or the Seas, or the first of the dust of the world."

"When The Lord established the Heavens, I was there; when the horizon was drawn on the face of the Ocean abyss, when the canopy of clouds above and the strong winds were made; when the fountains of the deep were established, when the Sea was assigned its limit, so that the waters might not transgress His command; when the foundations of the Earth were marked out; then I was beside Him each day, brought up with Him, His beloved, advisor, and confidant."

"I was a master worker, making and arranging all things. I was daily His delight, and He Mine; rejoicing and playing with Him always, rejoicing in the inhabited world, and delighting in the children of humanity."

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"Where were you when I laid the Earth's foundations? Tell Me, if you know and understand. Who determined its dimensions? Surely you know!"

"Who stretched the measuring line over it? On what do its supporting pillars rest? Who set its cornerstone in place, when the stars were made, and all My Angels joyfully sang My praises?"

"Who watched over the birth of the Sea, when it burst forth in flood from its Mother's womb? when I wrapped it in a blanket of cloud and cradled it in mist, when I established its bounds, fixing its bars and doors in place, and said, 'Thus far shall you come and no farther, and here your surging waves shall halt.'"

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"Who is the rain's Father? Who sired the drops of dew? Whose womb gave birth to the ice, and who gave birth to the frost from Heaven, which lays a stony cover over the waters and freezes the surface of the Ocean?"

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By Wisdom, the Lord founded the Earth; By Prudence, He established the Heavens. By Knowledge, the deep burst forth, and the clouds dropped down the mist.

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Wisdom is of Deity, and will reign with the Lord forever.

Who, but Wisdom, can count the sands of the seashore, the drops of rain, or the days of eternal time? Who, but Wisdom, knows the height of the Sky, the breadth of the Earth, the depths of the Ocean abyss, and all wisdom?

Wisdom existed before all things, and the understanding of Prudence was eternal from the beginning. The fountain of Wisdom is God's word, and Her ways are the eternal commandments.

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Wisdom I love. I sought Her out when I was young; I desired Her greatly and loved Her. She magnifies Her nobility by enjoying intimacy with the Lord, and the Lord of All loves Her as His Bride. She is initiated into all Divine knowledge and mysteries. She created all His works; She advises and dictates to the Lord what to do.

If Prudence shows Herself in action, who is a greater artificer than Wisdom, who is the artificer of all that is? If riches are a prize to be desired in life, what is richer than Wisdom, the active cause of all things?

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I discovered that there was no way to win Her love except by Divine gift; and that it is a mark of understanding to know from whom Her gifts come. So I pleaded with the Lord to will it, to gain Me the gifts of Wisdom. With my whole heart I said:

"Lord of my ancestors, Lord of Mercy, who commanded creation with Your word, and with Wisdom fashioned humanity to be steward of the world, with holiness, equity, and righteousness, and to administer justice with an upright heart; entreat Wisdom, who is enthroned next to You, to come to me; and do not refuse me a place among Your children."

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With You is Wisdom, who knows Your ways and who was with You in creating the world, who knows what is acceptable to You, and in line with Your commandments. Will Her to come forth from the holy Heavens; from Your glorious thrones, ask Her to come down, so that She may advise me, and I may learn what pleases You. For She knows and understands all things, and will guide me prudently in all I do, and guard and preserve me with Her power.

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O Lord, how manifold are Your works;
countless are the things You have made!
In Wisdom have You made them all;
the Earth is full of Your creatures,
beasts great and small.
Yonder is the great and wide sea 
which teems with things innumerable,
living things both small and great.
There go the ships, and Leviathan,
which You did form to sport with it.

These all look to You
to give them their food in due season.
When You give it to them; they gather it up;
When You open Your hand, they are filled with good things.
When You hide Your face, they are dismayed;
When You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.
When You send forth Your Spirit, they are created;
and so You renew the face of the Earth.

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"Elohim" is one of the names for the Creator used by the authors of the Bible, and the name used in Genesis 1. It is a feminine plural Hebrew word meaning "God and Goddess."  The singular forms are "Eloh" meaning "God," and "Eloah" meaning "Goddess."

The Hebrew word for "Wisdom" (also translated as "Knowledge," "Counsel, "Truth," and "Law") is the feminine "Hokhma." The Hebrew word for "Understanding" (also translated as "Prudence," "Insight," "Intuition," and "Intellect") is the feminine "Binah." "Sophia" and "Sapientia " are the feminine Greek and Latin words for "Wisdom."

Other Hebrew names for the Holy Spirit are the feminine "Shekhinah"  (which means "Divine Manifestation," "Divine Presence," "Divine Power," "Glory," and "Grace") and the feminine "Ruach" (which means "Soul" or "Spirit").