Sometimes blog posts seem to come out of nowhere and simply fly out of my pen or from my fingers onto the keyboard in a way that seems as if it is coming from somewhere beyond me. I care not whether this experience would qualify as “channeling” or simply a function of my creative imagination. What matters to me is if it speaks a truth that resonates for those who are in need of these words. So…..these words, “from the Magdalene” are for my Christian (including Catholic) brothers and sisters who are called to the mystical/contemplative path in response to our wonderings about the new pope.
Lauri, I call you now to bring a message to your Christian brothers and sisters during this time of radical transition….
With the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis, Christians of the world have many questions. My message is specifically for those who are drawn along the mystical path….and this message is a reminder of the value of DETACHMENT. In particular, I am inviting you to detach from assigning any meaning, interpretation and/or judgment to this new pope, because, in the end, his reign has no bearing on the path to which mystics and contemplatives have been called.
Christianity was inspired by and has its source and direction in the Oneness modeled and lived out in my Beloved, Jesus. Yet even before the time of his death, this message was received in multiple ways and disseminated as such. What was ONE in Christ became separate in man. In the Christian faith, this separation has been lived out in what might be referred to as the Institutional Church and the Mystical church – two very different ways of experiencing Jesus’ message – one directed toward containment, the other toward expansion. Where the Institutional Church seeks to define God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit intellectually and express it in definite and static terms through doctrine; the Mystical church seeks to know God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit through direct and personal experience – experience that proves to be dynamic, infinite and ever-changing. The tension between these seemingly opposite perspectives has existed since the beginning of time and will cease to exist only when all perceived separation has been transcended within and between all of humanity. While this task may be possible for some, in this lifetime, it is not likely to happen for all. As such, we are required to live within that tension.
The newly elected Pope Francis, may or may not succeed in healing the wounds brought about by the Institution’s attachment to fear, power and control, though I am quite certain that particular hot-button doctrinal changes will not be part of his agenda. This is not, however, to dissuade you from continuing to exercise sound discernment in your own personal beliefs and choices. The ultimate authority, after all, exists beyond any political or religious distinction and instead, resides within your own heart. It is within the quiet and peaceful places in your heart where God will guide you and it is to this inner authority that mystics give their allegiance.
So, in this time of change, I invite you to embrace detachment and to become the observer. Watch and wait and remember that for the Mystical church, what this pope may or may not do in his reign has no bearing on your call to seek Oneness with Christ, within yourself and with all of creation; or on your ability to be and live as LOVE in the world.
Yours in Love, Light and Oneness,
Mary, called Magdalene.