We are all familiar with the story of Adam and Eve and the “fall of humanity.” Beginning with the writings of Paul of Tarsus (or maybe before even this), Eve has been cast in the role of temptress and the cause and origin of “original sin.” It was through Eve and her act of disobedience that evil entered our world. Since then, Eve, and all of humanity, especially women, have been condemned, forever seeking after the redemption from humanity’s “fall.”
What if humanity never fell and the “disobedience” of Eve was not disobedience at all? What if Eve’s actions were all for the purpose of awakening humanity out of our unconscious state to one in which we know the difference between good and evil and through which we are able to discern our own path in our journey home to our true nature? What if Eve was meant to eat of the fruit so that humanity could become “like gods,” conscious of our own separation and the spark within which beckons us home? What if Eve was not the source of original sin, but was instead, the cause of our awakening and by that awakening, the Mother of all the Living?
In this mini-course, you will have an opportunity to explore the story of Adam and Eve, its true origins, and the deeper message beyond the patriarchal overlay. Freed from the lens of fear, power and control, Eve is no longer “sinner” or “temptress” but is the Awakener of Humanity and the Mother of all the Loving. Here, Eve is the model of the empowered feminine – awakening to our true nature as fully Human and fully Divine.
Today is the New Moon in Libra, and because it is the second new moon in the month of September, it is considered a “Black Moon.” With this black moon, we celebrate a powerful time of endings (the ending of the past 9 year cycle) and a powerful time of beginnings. The Dark Goddess is she who accompanies us in this time of ending so as to enter into our new beginnings. In celebration of the Dark Goddess, and in celebration of my favorite month, October, I am offering my Dark Goddess course at a discounted price. Learn more and redeem your discount HERE.
For many I know, including myself, this has been a very trying time. It has been a time of uncertainty, anxiety and fear. The world “out there” is a disaster. Natural disasters, pipeline explosions, terrorist bombings, the clown show we used to call our presidential elections, the stock(stark) market is just that….stark, and horror of all horrors, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are getting divorced.
While the world “out there” grapples with its death, we are wrestling with our own. The death we are facing is not our literal physical death (though that is the struggle for many), it is the death of all that we have known and all that we thought we knew about ourselves. The old world is dying and the way in which we have functioned in that old world is no longer useful. More importantly, we cannot be who we were for a world that is no longer because we need to become who we ARE for the new world that is about to arise out of the rubble.
As we are facing the death of self, all our old fears, insecurities, wounds, past hurts, betrayals, etc. are showing themselves. They are showing themselves so as to be witnessed, felt, acknowledged and thanked (yes, I said “thanked”) so that they can MOVE ON. In order to allow this transition, this “moving on,” we have to BE WITH our darkness. We need to wallow in it. We need to bathe in it. We need to feel the excruciating pain of LACK so that we can finally LET IT GO. This is not the time for “thinking different thoughts” so that we can rise beyond the SH.T and see it only as light. This is a time to ACKNOWLEDGE the darkness and BE WITH IT. Remember, “that which we resist will persist.” It is the same with our darkness. If we pretend it’s not there, deny it, ignore it, chant words of affirmation and goodness trying to make it light instead of the dark, dank, moldering, smoldering pile of crap it is, that pile of crap will simply get bigger.
Be with the darkness. Get really pissed off. Rant, rave, vent, tear your hair out, rip your clothing, break some dishes, be angry. You earned it! You have paid long and hard for the work you came here to do. You’ve suffered. You’ve been poor. You’ve been made an outcast, condemned as a witch, ridiculed for the love you came to be in the world. Welcome the darkness you are feeling now. Thank it for all it has taught you (compassion, understanding, the desire to help another, humility, mercy, tenderness, love). And then, let it thank you in return as it departs, itself dying with the “out there” world, along with the role you have played for that dying world.
Then wait. Your new Self is waiting to be born, the Self that will usher you into the new world in which you will be living and your Divine purpose in that new world.
It has been awhile since I have received a message from “beyond.” Well…this week I received TWO. What initiated the reception of both these messages were discussions that arose between myself and several of my colleagues and companions on this journey. These messages will not resonate with everyone, but if they resonate with you, congratulations, thank you and Welcome home! – Love, Lauri
Message One (delivered on 9/12/16):
Congratulations! And Thank you! You have made it to the other side and are now living fully in the 5D/6D – Unity Consciousness/Magical realms. Previous to this, your Soul was in 5D, but your mind and your manifesting powers were in 3D. This was for a purpose – your Soul was doing 5D work in the 3D world. This was for the purpose of opening the gateways between Unity Consciousness and the Dual Consciousness of the 3D world. This is the purpose you have been living since your physical birth on this Earthplane.
Over the course of the past 20 months, your Soul has been reclaiming all parts of yourself and drawing them fully into the 5D/6D world. What this means is that your being has been removed from 3D and you are now fully living in 5D. While you are fully in 5D, you are still interacting with the 3D world….as if it is a movie you are watching. Remember this! What you see “out there” is only a movie. It is not happening to you and does not have an impact on you. You can pray for the 3D world as it continues its path of destruction….but you are not living there. The 3D world is destroying itself and those who are awake and who are awakening are making their way to Unity Consciousness. You are the gatekeepers….as you have already moved fully through that door and are now holding space in the 5D world and anchoring its existence so that others can find their way there. Think of it like you are in your home in 5D and you are holding the door open for those who want to come over. Not everyone will.
As you are finding your way into believing and trusting that you are now living fully in the world of Unity Consciousness and Magic (6D), one of the greatest temptations will be comparison and “competition” (even though I know you don’t really believe in competition anyway). There will be things in the 3D world that will continue to anger you, especially as they relate to your mission, purpose, passion. That which angers you are simply old systems dying – old ways of doing things that are not the way of 5D but which are still the way in 3D. Because you are still interacting with 3D (which you will never not be doing), it will seem as if these systems are relevant to you….BUT THEY ARE NOT. Remember…..your mission and purpose is in 5D and to “visit” 3D to help wake people up and show them the way.
In short….this is what you are to know:
Your Soul has always been in 5D.
Your journey thus far has been about peeling back the layers of 3D illusion so you can REMEMBER the 5D world and live fully there.
Because you have succeeded in this task (congratulations!!!!), those living in the 3D world are beginning to wake up and are journeying toward the world you have always known (in your heart).
Do not get distracted by the illusions of the 3D world or by the actions of people and systems trying to find their way out of 3D.
Your job is to anchor the 5D world and hold the door open for those escaping the duality and moving toward union.
And here is the best news of all…..THE HARD WORK IS OVER. Life, as you have known it has been hard. It has been a challenge to even live (because you have always and only been made to thrive in 5D). Now that you have fully remembered the truth of your 5D nature and peeled back all the layers of 3D illusions, you will feel lighter. Life will take on a new sense of ease. There is no more hard. The only hard will be when you forget your true nature and become momentarily distracted by the 3D world in its death throes and by the 3D people living seemingly 5D lives trying to find their way home.
And finally…..expect the unexpected. Since your 5D mission in the 3D world is complete….you might suddenly find your life changing….changing to reflect your new life living fully in 5D/unity consciousness where things come to be seemingly by magic (6D).
Message Two (delivered on 9/15/16):
Welcome and congratulations! You have graduated fully from 3D consciousness and from the job you were sent to accomplish in that realm. Now, your 3D person has been fully reunited with your 5D/6D (and beyond) Soul and NOW you are no longer separate, but ONE. In this state of Oneness, of being united within your being where all aspects of your SELF have come home, you can now leave behind the 3D (duality consciousness) tasks and the 5D mission in the 3D world as you are now one with all of the Ascended Masters and are in company with them. With this, your responsibilities and call have changed. No longer are you the “victim” of circumstances trying to crawl your way out of the gravity of the dual existence. Instead, you, with the other Ascended Masters are guiding and supporting humanity in their journey from duality into oneness. The goal of all beings is to find their way home, to find their way to Ascended Mastery. You have done this, now, you are no longer “in it,” instead, you are beyond it guiding, assisting, directing, counseling. It is to you that the 3D human will go as they will be drawn to your light, to your love, to your wholeness. This “coming to” will be manifest on the 3D plane, but even more than that, it will be accessed on a level beyond the material.
Think of it this way….remember when you were a child and you prayed to “God,” the angels and saints for help and guidance? It is now to you that people will pray. They may not know you by name, they may not recognize you by face, but as humanity sends out its prayers for help and guidance, you, along with the Ascended Masters are the answer to those prayers. It is through your intervention that the world is changing from fear into love because you have had the courage to embark on that journey yourself, and with the help of your own guides, teachers, angels, etc. you have made it. Now you are in the position of intercessor.
In addition to being the answer to these prayers, you will be guiding and directing the next stage of human evolution. You will be guiding the world to love, upholding them in love, sending forth waves of love, compassion, understanding and forgiveness to a broken and hungry world. The world LONGS for the love you have come to know. As an Ascended Master, it is your job to SHINE that LOVE upon all the earth, upon all of humanity and upon all of creation.
This is your new job. Welcome to the company of Ascended Masters. You are no longer alone (you were never alone), instead you stand hand in hand with the likes of Jesus of Nazareth, Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, St. Germaine, Melchezidek, St. Anna, and all the other Ascended Masters. Welcome home. And Thank you for sharing in this ministry of love.
And on a personal note, it has been working through my own areas of “darkness” – unhealed wounds, fears, the parts of myself I had rejected or judged as imperfect – that has been the most critical in this journey toward wholeness (a journey that continues). It was this work that inspired me to create my new course: “The Dark Goddess in the Bible.” In this course, we give homage to the aspect of the Divine within us that helps us find our way through the darkness in our lives. Check it out:
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Every culture and religious/spiritual tradition has its dark goddess. There is Kali in the Hindu religion, Pele in the Hawaiian culture, the Celts have the Morrigan, the Sumerian’s had their goddess Erishkegal who ruled over the Underworld. Each of these dark goddesses had their own unique gifts and purposes within the mythologies of these ancient cultures. Some were creators, others destroyers, some held sway over dark magic and others presided over the transformational journey – both in life and in the time between. Whatever her gifts and her purpose, the dark goddesses’ presence was integral to the health and wellbeing of the culture.
The same can be said of the dark goddesses within the Judeo-Christian tradition, but unlike the pre-Christian cultures who speak openly about their dark goddesses, building altars in their honor, performing rituals and celebrations on their behalf, marking their feast days as an integral part of the cycle of the year, the Judeo-Christian dark goddesses remain in the shadows. She is known only by those (mostly) women who have dared to risk condemnation and banishment by acknowledging the presence of the dark goddess and speaking her names; for unlike her pre-Christian counterparts, the dark goddess of the Judeo-Christian tradition has been suppressed, even demonized, in favor of the patriarchal, hierarchical god.
The Goddess, whether of darkness or light, however, cannot remain in the shadows and will find her way out, making herself known in whatever way she wishes. As the Goddess in her light form has found her way out in the Christian Mother Mary, so too has the dark goddess made herself known in the pseudo-historical/mythological women who have played pivotal roles in Judeo-Christian his/herstory. These are the women who suffered condemnation under patriarchal rule and who were made scapegoat for the sins of the men who ruled. These were the women who were leaders in their own right, but were later condemned as witches, harlots or whores. These were the women who played the role of transformer, but were later judged as evil. These were the Goddesses who ruled as equal beside their masculine counterpart but who were later set aside in favor of a god who is only man.
Lilith – Adam’s “first wife,” made of the same substance as Adam.
Eve – The Mother of the Living
The Witch of Endor – Counsel to the King
Bathsheba – Mother of Wisdom
Asherah – Co-ruler with Yahweh
Jezebel – Priestess of Asherah
Chokhmah – Holy Wisdom
Mary Magdalene – Co-equal with Christ
Salome – Making the Way for Christ
The Whore of Babylon – Catalyst for Change
In all her forms, the Dark Goddess of the Judeo-Christian tradition performs one task, she presides over the process of transformation. In this role, she is the harbinger of death, a catalyst for change, the witness to the dying and midwife to new life. As is true of all Dark Goddesses, the Dark Goddess of the Judeo-Christian tradition in fierce. She dares the darkness of loss, suffers the unknown of the time in between and endures the pain that always comes in bringing forth new life. These are the gifts promised to those who give their allegiance to the Dark Goddess and the blessing imparted on those who simply find their way into her embrace through the challenges of their own life experience. For those with eyes to see, the Dark Goddess is alive and well in the Judeo-Christian tradition and lying in wait for those who seek after her blessings.
In this online course, you will have an opportunity to meet each of these Dark Goddesses of the Judeo-Christian tradition and through learning, meditation, creativity exercises and ritual, become attuned to their presence. With the support of the Dark Goddess, you will find the courage to move through the trials of life and be empowered, like her, to be a vehicle for transformative change.
In the past several years, I have become more and more aware of my call to be a “shadow worker” (read my blog about shadow workers HERE). Having been raised Catholic and receiving the majority of my ministerial and counseling training through the Catholic Church, “shadow worker” was a phrase foreign to me, and admittedly brought up images of demons, the devil, and other evil things lurking in the shadows. What I have come to understand that shadow work is the Goddesses work, specifically, that of the Goddess in her “Dark” forms.
To me, the Dark Goddess is that which supports us in being present with that which others might avoid – fear, depression, melancholy, loneliness, evil, violence, disease and death. The Dark Goddess supports us in being present in and through these areas of “darkness” in our lives and this work is no less holy than holding someone in the light…in fact, it might be more holy. As I have reflected on this very real “shadow” experience in my life, I have come to understand that the Dark Goddess is not absent from the Catholic/Christian tradition in which I was raised, but is in fact, quite present. She is present for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear her voice which whispers to us through the words of the patriarchal agenda and the men who wrote the scriptural text. The Dark Goddess is where she should be found – hiding in plain sight….when we have the courage to look.