Once again, thank you for reaching out to me via email and Facebook letting me know that you find these blogs helpful. I feel a warm glow inside my heart each time I see how the healing extends beyond just me.
As we know, this year has been full of challenges for the entire world, and we each face our own opportunities that are truly forcing us to stretch in so many ways. Wherever I look, in my own life, in the lives of family, friends, and my clients, I see so many situations where we may feel like there is so much uncertainty, so much confusion, perhaps even pain, and not a clear path ahead.
What is the purpose of all of this?
Since the pandemic arrived, I have sensed that the Corona experience – whether or not we have contracted the actual illness – is one that pulls out all that is heavy, weighing us down, and perhaps no longer needed so it can be released. We are also being asked to step into our higher purpose for being here on this planet; we must step into our magnificence and no longer shrink from our innate worth, priceless value, and authentic power.
Often, this means that we take a careful and honest inventory of where we truly want to invest our time and energy.
What is our motivation? Is it a sense of joy, happiness, and expansion? Or are we just showing up because of fear of letting something go?
Perhaps, if we are truly honest, we realize that we don’t actually feel that deep love that makes our heart sing. Perhaps we are showing up out of habit, out of a sense of obligation, and guilt. We slowly realize that many aspects of our lives arise from old and even outdated programming and conditioning, and we are afraid to look deeper. This applies to jobs, projects, and even relationships.
I have come to a growing clarity that we need not choose pain and suffering as the only way to grow. Yet I also humbly realize that at times we may go through a process of initiation where suffering is the only way to purify and clarify- like a sacred fire burning away false attachments that no longer serve.
Time to go deeper within
Since I returned from Mexico, I allowed myself a personal 21-day retreat with Mary Magdalene, whom I refer to as Maggie- reading more about her, reflecting on her messages with my mighty companions, spending time in prayer, meditation, journaling, and even watching some movies about her.
It’s perfect that this drawing ‘arrived’ the night before the final day of my retreat. I finished it in one sitting although that was not my plan. In fact, I felt this inner momentum to complete it – so I ended up working into the early morning hours.
Healing through drawing
I call this drawing the The power of Mary Magdalene that removes obstacles to healing. (Okay, it’s a long title- still working on that. If you have suggestions, feel free to let me know! :-))
The elephant is inspired from Lord Ganesha- the Hindu elephant god who traditionally is seen as being very wise, super intelligent in a cosmic sense, and the remover of any obstacles that may be blocking our path.
As I finished the drawing (and it came through pretty easily), I could feel like a melting around my heart – like a glacier of blocks to love and peace seemed to dissolve. I even found myself crying about the loss of a very dear friendship and that too was part of the healing. Afterwards, I felt a sense of lightness and buoyancy – even though I was physically tired. I could feel that something had shifted, and the drawing felt alive to me – with the palpable presence of Mary Magdalene and Ganesha. I was not alone; they were witnessing my tears, my pain, and my healing with me, allowing the sadness and heaviness to move through so I could arrive at an authentic experience of peace.
Letting go allows the new to come in
We often create lists of what we want in life, or maybe vision boards. In my experience, I often draw to me the desires of my heart – be it events, people, or other opportunities – when I let go of the blocks to joy, peace, and happiness – most which are inside my own mind.
I share this blog and drawing above with you that you may sit with it and perhaps use the exercise below to go deeper into self-reflection:
- What seems to be blocking your peace, happiness, and joy?
- Where are you investing your time and energy, and is it congruent with what feels joyful, heart-opening, and expansive?
- What would it feel like to have time for those activities that truly light you up and spend time with those that truly inspire you?
- Finally, allow yourself to simply sit with this blog and the drawing – asking for whatever help you need to support you along your path. You may feel drawn to journal your thoughts or whatever impressions come up for you.
Inner Wisdom Readings with Mary Magdalene (Maggie)
As many of you might be aware, I have been inspired to create Inner Wisdom Maggie cards with a companion book which will involve using my drawings and writings of Maggie to share her healing messages. To me, Maggie is simply my own deepest, most loving inner wisdom and guidance. I have offered many readings for many clients and friends; each time, I am amazed at the healing that seems to flow through the drawings and the wise, always loving messages that are shared. If you feel inspired to connect with me so that I may support you to deepen your relationship with the wise inner teacher, please join me for a personalized reading with Maggie. We will connect via Zoom or phone to listen together to your inner wisdom using the cards as a way to go deeper within.
Until January 31st, 2021, these readings will be offered at a discounted price of $75 which includes a complimentary audio recording of our session. If you feel inspired to purchase two readings (they make an excellent holiday gift!), the price is $125 until January 31st.
If you feel a spark to take a look at the other drawings that have emerged of Maggie, please click here. We will choose from these cards during the readings.
Supporting this beautiful work
If you feel inspired by the work I am doing in sharing these blogs, or feel a spark to support the Maggie project, please consider sending me a donation here. Your donation is the energy of love that continues to nurture this healing work that I know is helping so many!
Wishing you all a safe, blessed, and peaceful holiday season ahead,
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