Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Self-Love and Rites of Passage

January 31st

Rites of passage are mostly about loving self and this is a lifelong process.

Wisdom of Mary Magdalene

“Yes, you are right to call this a rite of passage. It is your journey to love yourself when you make mistakes and to take responsibility for your choices and risk hurting those you love. It is your path to own your mistakes without being a mistake. It is your path to own your shadows and to be able to love yourself through these challenging times and wounded places.

When you can have compassion for all of who you are and all of who you are not, when you can care gently for yourself, when your behavior has been careless and without discernment, when you can warmly welcome yourself back into your own arms, when you’ve behaved badly and hurt those you care deeply about, then you can offer this healing mercy to another.

This is your journey, dear sister. It is to love completely every crack and crevice of your soul that is dark and wounded and prefers to remain hidden. This is where the glory lies. From here, you will heal all those you touch.

Come to us. We will love you completely when you are unable to love yourself. Then do the same for others.”

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

There is no spirituality without discipline....

April 26th

Spiritual discipline during challenging times will reap grand results.

Wisdom of Mary Magdalene

“Come to us. There are great gifts to come when you honor your discipline and commitment to this prayer and meditation practice. This practice of coming to us and dwelling in our presence will bless you immensely.

Being spiritually disciplined during the best of times and easiest of environments reaps certain results. Being spiritually disciplined during the worst of times and most difficult of environments reaps certain results. The greatness and depth of the gift comes from the energy, focus and depth of intention put into it.

Trust this. Value and magnificence come with effort and intention.

Bless this time with us. Bless your effort, your challenges, bless the internal barriers and obstacles, bless the rewards reaped and received.”

Monday, January 2, 2012

Relationships as our paths to spiritual growth

January 2nd

We learn deep and complete self-love in our relationships with others.

Wisdom of Mary Magdalene

“Relationships are the place that our greatest life lessons occur. Our generosity is seen easily in our relationships, as is our selfishness. Our purity of heart is mirrored in our care and connection of another as is our deception and manipulation. All that is good and decent about us shows up in our relationships and all that is evil and frightening about us shows up as well. We learn to love ourselves in relationships with another. We learn to love another when we learn to love ourselves.

Loving our beauty, our goodness, our generosity and light come easily. Loving our ugliness, our deceptive self, our selfishness and darkness, now this takes courage and commitment.

We all hold parts of ourselves we wish to hide inside. The gift of relationships is seeing all of who we are and loving those parts we want to keep hidden. Pouring mercy and kindness on our selfishness and self-righteousness takes the deepest form of love. Standing as an ally to our beauty and our own ugliness; this is bravery at its finest.

Relationships teach us to love all of who we are and to gently shine this light for others to love all of who they are as well.”