Now a great star appeared in heaven, a woman robed with the sun standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. Revelations, 12:1-2
Let’s begin our Divine Feminine series by entering into this description of Wisdom Sophia.
Imagery Exercises – Wisdom Sophia
Close your eyes and breathe out three times. See, feel, sense and know Wisdom Sophia as the great star that appeared in heaven: a women robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” Breathe out one time and open your eyes.
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Imagery Exercise – Mary Embodies Wisdom Sophia
Close your eyes and breathe out three times. See, feel, sense and know Mary as a Divine being who embodies Wisdom Sophia. Breathe out one time and open your eyes.
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Mary Is An Inspiration To Children
Walking in a procession to honor Mary is a vivid childhood memory. Its enduring truth lives in the excitement of my seven-year-old self dressed in white, carrying flowers to be placed at the foot of the marble statue of Mary. I can smell the freshness of the newly cut grass in the courtyard and the aroma of the flowers we carry. Our sweet young voices sing Oh Mary we crown thee with blossoms today. This memory is crystal clear. It is a constant connection to a sacred event that weaves through the journey of my soul.
Imagery Exercise – Mary Inspires Children
Close your eyes and breathe out three times. See, feel, sense and know a childhood experience in which you are in the presence of the Divine. Recognize how this lives within you. Breathe out one time and open your eyes.
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Mary has many laudable attributes. Her names define how she relates to the needs of diverse people and cultures. Among these names are Mary Queen of Heaven; Mary Mother of God; Mary Mother of Divine Love, and many more. She is a guiding force, a model of behavior, a pillar of strength and much more.
There are churches named Mary Star of the Sea in many seaside communities. People in these areas often earn their living in its waters and are ever conscious of its force. Mary is invoked as boats leave port for the safe return of the fishermen and a bountiful catch. And families seek her protection when storms threaten their personal safety and their homes.
Mary Comforter of the Sick is invoked by those who seek healing and courage in the dark hours of pain and fear; and by nurses and doctors who seek Mary’s intercession knowing that the Divine is the ultimate healer.
Imagery Exercise, Live Mary’s Attributes Thru Your Name
Close your eyes and breathe out three times. See, feel, sense and know how an attribute of Mary lives within you. Listen to the sound of your name including this attribute. Breathe out one time keeping your eyes closed. See, feel, sense and know how this name attracts people you can assist. Understand how you answer their need. Breathe out one time and open your eyes.
Click Here And Listen To The Imagery, Live Mary’s Attributes Thru Your Name
Gateways to Wisdom Sophia/Mary
Valentin Tomberg, author of Meditations on the Tarot, teaches that a gateway to Wisdom Sophia is through the spiritual senses of mysticism, gnosis and sacred magic. These spiritual senses work through our hearts, minds and wills and are a foundation of the Hermetic tradition. We’ll discuss how to develop these senses in the next blog.
Colette Aboulker-Muscat, creator of the Imagery technique in these blogs, calls Imagery The Language of the Heart. In Imagery the heart and mind communicate with us through an image, a sound, an emotion a physical response or a combination of these. The influx of wisdom is in the is-ness of the image, which we protect by limiting the time spent in an image to approximately 15 seconds. We engage our will when we take action on the revealed wisdom, moving it into the world. Dr. Gerald Epstein, the leading proponent of Colette’s work and author of numerous books on Western Spiritual Medicine, tells us that the image is a hologram in which a part represents the whole.
I find that both the Hermetic Way and Imagery open the gates to Wisdom Sophia. It’s a personal preference we discover for ourselves.
The Divine Feminine Expands Our Feelings
Those who open their hearts, minds and wills to the influx of the Divine Feminine experience an expansion and deepening of their feelings for the physical world, seeing all creation through a spiritual lens. An increased awareness of themselves as spiritual beings guides their actions as they seek clarity on the journey of their souls, willing to meet that challenge with courage and humility.
P.S. Our next Divine Feminine blog will be published around June 15th. In the meantime, watch for a blog on the meaning of Pentacost before the end of May.
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