As I mentioned in my recent post called, My Road to Damascus, I had a life changing encounter with Mary Magdalene where she asked three things of me, and strangely enough I found myself listening. She told me:
- Know what it is to be a woman
- Know what is the feminine; and
- Get into your body
Even though I was stunned and the encounter was so unfamiliar, I was compelled to listen. I didn’t know this at the time, but I realize now, what made me listen and respond was her presence. She was clear, certain and authentic. She spoke out of a knowing that was so palpable that I found myself trusting her. It would be much later that I would learn that this is the feminine way of having impact and influence.
When I started on the journey with Mary, I had no idea just how out of alignment with with my Soul I had become. I also had no idea just how literally broken I was. At the time, I thought my circumstances were what was broken and maybe my heart. But over time, I came to realize that it was my Being, My Self that was actually broken. The Self that I was was not longer functioning as it was created. My thoughts, the systems in my body, my emotional and nervous system had become compromised to adapt a false self I had cultivated. I will talk about this down the road. But for now, I will say that this was the beginning of the way home and my journey to selfhood.
In retrospect, I think that this very brokenness is why Mary led me to leave California for a while and go to a place I could contemplate and get out of my head. She sent me to a place where I could begin encountering what was real. At the time, it was all very difficult and traumatic, but looking back, I now see that I was being guided by her fierce grace and compassion.
Her next instruction to me was to immediately sell my house, put whatever possessions I wanted to keep in storage and move to someplace green, fertile and quiet. She was very specific. The place would have a bank, a post office, a tavern, a gas station and a small grocery store. The house went on the market the same week and sold immediately. I only lost $20,000. If I had waited another three months I would have lost $500,000 in the financial downturn.
That same week, I received a phone call from my mother letting me know that a good friend of the family was looking for a new manager for her 18 room inn in the Berkshires. For those of you that are unfamiliar with the Berkshires. It is a piece of God’s country in the Northeast where Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts converge. I contacted the family friend, and we agreed I would head east in two weeks.
Always having been captivated by things spiritual, I have read the Christian Bible several times looking for clues about the cosmos that we live in. The passages in the Old Testament that gave very specific instructions, for example, to Noah for building the Ark or to King Solomon for building the temple made me curious. Why such specificity? Why all the detail? Over time I would discover that this is precisely how Spirit would work with me. The messages would be very clear and very specific.
I would love to hear about your messages from Spirit.