This past weekend, I offered my very first online Zoom retreat with Mary Magdalene, and everything flowed smoothly on Friday evening and all day Saturday – which is when we shared the 2019 Mary Magdalene movie. There was not a glitch!
On Saturday evening, I felt so grateful because my prayer was answered that all my two dozen or so mighty companions joining me from all over the world receive the best possible experience they could during the retreat. I felt now I could relax and let go. The retreat was almost over.
Right? Well, not quite! 🙂
Sunday morning arrived. I was in the Zoom room and I could see all the participants waiting to join but I could not let them in. There was a problem with the Zoom interface system and an upgrade needed to be installed. Something no one was aware of and could not have been anticipated as a potential problem.
I could feel a sense of anxiety along with feeling like I failed in my role as event organizer. Yet at the same time, I began praying for help. I was turning to Mary Magdalene (whom I often refer to as Maggie) and asking her to guide me. And what transpired in the next hour was a beautiful miracle of healing which I felt I just had to share.
The power of joining with mighty companions
My friend was able to support me as I downloaded the new software, restarted the computer, and prepared to draft an email to the participants explaining the situation. Yet just as we started to join in resolving this situation, I began to see that other participants were now able to enter the Zoom room. First two, then a few more until we had nearly all two dozen on board. Yet there were still a few that seemed to be negotiating tech issues.
As I shared with everyone about the Zoom interface issues, I was met with such patience and generosity. Even if some of the participants had just met less than two days ago, there had been such a powerful joining during our sessions that we felt like family. So when I shared that I needed some time so that I could contact the few other participants that still were not successful in connecting with us, there was an overwhelmingly unanimous consensus for everyone to be there for the final closing session. And everyone was willing to accommodate and allow for this unforeseen delay.
Message from Mary Magdalene
The participants continued to share and discuss about what had come up for them during the retreat and they listened patiently and kindly to one another with grace and love. Meanwhile, as I listened to them while also texting, messaging, and even phoning the others to help them connect to the retreat, I felt Mary Magdalene was helping me to even more fully absorb the message she shared with me prior to the retreat:
I am here with you to show you that each moment is a beautiful crystal reflecting light, shining light, a portal of entry into peace, into the Beloved.
Each moment is precious.
There is no need to distinguish one as better than another.
For they all offer the possibility of a portal into Heaven.
The mundane and the sacred,
The temporal and the eternal collide into One.
The only One that is Real, the Good which I directed all the apostles towards.
And I am directing you and all who choose to join you.
I am shepherding you all into the light.
Where I am.
In that moment, to connect with the few that were needing tech assistance seemed as important, no less precious, then attending to the others waiting for me to lead the retreat. Suddenly, it was not about being the retreat leader or facilitator or speaker; rather it was all about acting from a space of listening, reverence, and guidance, and simply being truly helpful. Not because of any sense of outward coercion but simply because that is what Maggie ( Mary Magdalene) would do- shepherding each of us into the light where she is. No one left out. No one excluded. And no task being more or less important or worthy than the other.
Saying YES to Mary Magdalene
I feel so thankful to the beautiful mighty companions that joined me from all over the world so we could deeply connect to Maggie and allow her to lead us into an experience of love, peace, and stillness. I look forward to many more opportunities to go deeper with her teachings and share them with you all.
Mary Magdalene painting by Jonathan Weber
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