I realized after I wrote it that there is a lot of confusion and misconceptions about the practice and tradition of women wearing veils.
I realized after I wrote it that there is a lot of confusion and misconceptions about the practice and tradition of women wearing veils. The practice of women wearing veils is found repeatedly throughout the scriptures, and for a good portion of human history it has been common for women and sometimes men to veil their heads and faces.
It is a tradition seeped in powerful religious symbolism and one which Satan has done a good job of misconstruing. Today many people see a veil as an indicator that what ever is being veiled needs to be protected from outside influences because it is weak, unimportant, or should be controlled.
For example there are people in the world who argue that women need to be veiled in order to protect them from men and their lusts.
Or in a similar vein, there are people who see veils as a way to keep something secret, hidden, and untouched. Yet the truth is that such interpretations of veils are exactly opposite from what they really symbolize.
The reason you veil something is because it is powerful and the veil is to protect those outside of it from the power beneath it.
Let me give several scriptural examples to illustrate what I mean.
First, in Exodus 26 the Lord gave Moses instructions about how to build the tabernacle. Moses was instructed that a veil should be hung around the Holy of Holies, in order to separate it from the rest of the tabernacle.
Later in Leviticus The veil was to protect those outside from the power within. Second, in Exodus He had to veil his face while he was talking to them because they couldn't look upon him.
Yet Moses didn't veil when he talked to God, only when he spoke in front of the congregation. And he came out, and spake unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded. God is the one being veiled because the earth is not yet ready for the knowledge and power He possesses.
His power and glory are that great.
Understanding these scriptures can also help us better understand the concept of modesty and why, both men and women, clothe their bodies. Clothing, in any form, is a type of veil. Joseph Smith Our bodies are powerful and when we clothe them or veil them we are acknowledging and respecting that power.
The one and only way he can gain power over us is if those with bodies give it to him. Most of the religious women I know who veil do it because they understand this principle in one degree or another. They knew that they had the power to love men and to attract them to them-- hopefully for life.
They knew that within their bodies lay the ability to bestow life and that how they chose to use that power would affect future generations. They fully comprehended the importance and divinity of that power and as a result they protected it and refused to misuse it.
Satan and the world have turned veils into symbols of oppression and ignorance. He wants us to think that the power of wickedness and darkness are what is powerful and that we need to veil things to keep them protected and pure, but that mentality ascribes way more power to Satan and the world than they actually have.
The real power lies in us, the children of God, who have been endowed with a physical body that possesses a portion of God's unfathomable power. The veil, whether worn around our heads or around our bodies, is a constant reminder to the followers of darkness that what lies beneath is powerful As long as we don't give our power away.
I was recently reading the list of symbols in " The Lost Language of Symbolsim" by Alonzo Gaskill and was really struck by what the ancient symbol of a veil represented.
Three significant symbolic connotations of a veiled face are chastity, virtue, and modesty; submission, obedience, or commitment; and divinely recognized authority or power possessed by the veiled person.
It makes me sad that so many brides today are omitting or refusing to wear a veil, because is really an incredible symbol of female power and authority.The Spiritual Symbolism of Veils to veil their heads and faces.
Today, in many religions around the world (not just Islam) women still cover their heads and their faces when they are in the presence of people not of their family and/or during religious ceremonies and practices. It is a tradition seeped in powerful religious symbolism and.
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