The name Shekina is used interchangeably with Holy Spirit in both Christianity and Judaism. She is represented as a dove or bird in scriptures.
Shekina - The Sacred Divine Feminine aspect of Creation
From 'The Wisdom of Solomon'
"Shekina is the Supreme Spirit devoted to the good of all people. She shines bright in the bloom of ignorance; She is unfading; She is easily seen by those who love Her; easily found by those who look for Her, And quickly does She come to those who seek Her help.
One who rises early, intent on finding Her, will not grow weary of the quest... For one day he will find Her seated in his own heart.
To set all one's thoughts on Her is true wisdom, And to be ever aware of Her is the sure way to perfect peace. For Shekinah Herself goes about in search of those who are worthy of Her. With every step She comes to guide them; in every thought She comes to meet them
The true beginning of spiritual life is the desire to know Shekinah. A desire to know Her brings one to love Her. Loving Her enables one to follow her will. Following Her will is the sure path of immortality.
And immortality is oneness with God.
So the desire to know Shekinah leads to God and His Kingdom... a never-fading Kingdom. With all your thrones and scepters you may rule the world for a while, But take hold of Shekinah and you will rule the world forever."
The Jewish-Kabbalisitic version of Shakti; the female soul of God. The idea was the God could not be complete, whole, until he was united with her. The Kabbalists believed that it was God’s lost of his Shekina which brought about evil. From the Hebrew Shekina means "dwelling place," giving the concept that God had no "home" without her. Like her Tantric counterpart Shakti, the Sh’kina was the source of all "soul" in the universe. The Gnostic Christians of the fourth century spoke of Sh’kina as a "spirit of glory" in who Beings of Light lived, as children in their mother’s body or home. Mani referred to the Aeons of sh’kinas or female spirits of the sacred year.
I've had the Shekina tattooed on my back since October 2004, when I was guided to embrace Her energy, through my
Heart Centre - San Francisco
In Joy, in Love, Alicia AnDaRa