Divine Mother and Female Forms of Worship

Mother is the first manifestation of power and is considered a higher idea than father.  With the name of Mother comes the idea of Shakti, Divine Energy and Omnipotence, just as the baby believes its mother to be all-powerful, able to do anything.  The Divine Mother is the Kundalini ("coiled up" power) sleeping in us; without worshiping Her we can never know oursleves.

All merciful, all powerful, omnipresent are attributes of Divine Mother.  She is the sum total of the energy in the universe.  Every manifestation of power in the universe is "Mother".  She is life, She is intelligence, She is Love.  She is in the universe yet separate from it.  She is a person and can be seen and known.  Established in the idea of Mother, we can do anything.  She quickly answers prayers.  

She can show; Herself to us in any form at any moment.  Divine Mother can have form (rupa) and name (nama) or name without form; and as we worship Her in these various aspects we can rise to pure Being, having neither form nor name.

The sum total of all the cells in an organism is one person; so each soul is like one cell and the sum of them is God, and beyond that is the Absolute.  The sea calm is the Absolute; the same sea in waves is Divine Mother.  She is time, space, and causation.  God is Mother and has two natures, the conditioned and the unconditioned.  As the former, She is God, nature and soul (man).  As the latter, She is unknown and unknowable. 

Out of the Unconditioned came the trinity - God, nature and soul; the triangle of existence.  A bit of Mother, a drop, was Krishna, another was Buddha, another was Christ.  The worship of even one spark of Mother in our earthly Mother leads to greatness.  Worship Her if you want love and wisdom.

- Swami Vivekananda on why many religions of the world worship the "Divine Mother" or the Female form of energy

(Source and credits; http://cwsv.belurmath.org/volume_7/vol_7_frame.htm)