For me, August is connected with Mary, mostly because of the Assumption. Living in a mostly Catholic country, August the 15th is a major holiday and celebration. For those of you who are lost, the Assumption, which is celebrated on August 15th, commemorates the date when Mother Mary is supposed to have ascended to Heaven.So in August I always have a thought for Mary…
Today I want to share with you a huge insight... let's call it a Revelation (shall we ?!?) that was transmitted to me by Mary.
Quick note though to remind you that Mary is almost the only “Goddess” that has survived the loss of paganism and made it into monotheism. She is the last descendant of Mother Goddesses around the world, the last accepted official public representative of the Divine feminine, of the ancestral Mother Goddess in turn embodied by Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna and so many more powerful Goddesses from the world spiritual traditions…
When Mother Mary appears in my life, either through the Christian calendar imposing itself on me, or through an oracle card message, I know to expect miracles since this is one thing She knows everything about…
And it never fails... maybe because I expect to see them all around me, maybe because in fact miracles are the natural order of the Universe and I am often the only one preventing them from showing up in my world … For whatever reason, when I open myself up to Mother Mary energy... Here they come, small or big, anecdotal or life-changing, miracles show themselves to me and appear in my life.
So I make myself open and available for miracles, and I feel gratitude for Mary.
Of course Mary is also connected to motherhood and taking care of children. Motherhood in all its aspects is such a major issue/ joy for women and has been for millennia. It took me years to fully understand how much the Mother Archetype was predominant in my psyche for decades. It took all the space, and every thought, every feeling I had was first and foremost a mother one.
And while being a daughter was a repressed but still prevalent force in my life, being a mother overtook everything, all the time. I have come to understand that in truth I was stuck between mother and daughter, between Demeter and Persephone ( and largely in Athena mode…). But this is a story for another day, it just comes to show how much the Archetypes helped me comprehend my emotions and change my behaviors and my life.
Today I walk as a woman. Self-defined and self loved.
Anyway …. the mother thing is why Mother Mary has such a dominant role in our Christian based societies.
But there is a twisted component in the Mother Mary Archetype.
She is a Virgin Mother thus her Archetype negates sexuality as a whole and traps women into either the Virgin/Mother pure persona or the Prostitute Archetype…All three are connected to three of the basic Feminine Archetypes, the Virgin representing the Maiden, the prostitute (Mary Magdalene) relating to the Enchantress and the Mother … well to the Mother Archetype.
And by the way if you want to learn more about the four basic Feminine Archetypes, you can read my latest blog posts where I go in detail about each one of them...
Because we needn’t be either of the three alone … But maybe a sacred combination of thethree…
And of course I should also mention the fourth sacred Archetype of the Divine feminine, the Crone which is usually completely ignored by Christianity. Indeed in this patriarchal society and philosophy, nobody seems to need a wise old woman... What a joke!
Today I would like to talk more about another one of Mary's “domains”.
Mother Mary stands for purity. I have seen Mary all over the place for quite some time now, but for some reason I kind of resisted her energy around purity.
It took me a while, a lot of journaling, and a lot of introspection to actually understand why. And it does have a connection to my money mindset, which is brand new information for me.
For my father, purity was the biggest evil and at the same time his biggest dream. He considered purity to be an evil because it was the one thing that the Nazis were trying to achieve. But at the same time, purity was a goal that he was aiming for. His dreams included an idealistic view of society where money didn't exist, because he believed that money corrupted everything and everyone.
So money was impure, dirty and corrupt …
Same with intentions: pure intentions to him were only acceptable if absolutely selfless and any selfishness was obviously not pure. And you had to be perfect to be “pure” ...
Drop the mike …
Now I understand why all the mindset work I’ve been doing for years has not been very “efficient” I was being loyal to HIS views on life, money, mindset and intentions …
But you see, my father died a year ago.
And I came to realize what were his beliefs and what are mine… And the difference between them … I also came to realize that I can disagree with him in an easier way now … we don’t have to have arguments any more! So …
I give myself permission to have my own beliefs.
I give myself permission to be successful and selfish AND have pure intentions.
I give myself permission to be rich AND to have pure intentions.
I give myself permission to love myself, take care of myself first AND have pure intentions.
I give myself permission to be imperfect AND pure.
I give myself permission to consider myself a good person.
And as I do it for myself, I do it for everyone and become a walking portal for these energetic permissions. I feel so much lighter ! Thank you Mother Mary for these amazing insights!
Fascinating isn't it, how everything is related when we start seeing the threads that weave the Universe, when we become aware of our mental construction of our beliefs and patterns…
This is my work. And I am both amazed and honored to be accompanying women uncovering the patterns and habits and beliefs that they are following, unaware of how much is hidden, of how impossible change is, when there is no awareness.
I'm passionate about shedding light through conversations about the Archetypes, on how to become aware of their influence and then proceed to choose if we agree with our own beliefs, and if not on choosing to either change our beliefs or our actions …
But awareness comes first. And just like we’ve seen with Mary, using a Goddess Archetype to unravel our behavioral patterns, our emotional responses and core beliefs is such a powerful, accessible and fun way to get to this awareness.
So ... if you feel you would benefit from some Goddess light and I could be the one holding the flashlight in the darkness to accelerate your growth and evolution, please reach out and book a free Dare to Shine discovery call and let’s see if we are a fit for coaching to unleash your inner Goddess!
So much for today …
I would be so happy to hear from you about all that. Thank you in advance for your comment.
See you soon, for my next online adventures!
Until then I send you love, light and gratitude.