I have loved in life
and I have been loved.
I have drunk the bowl of poison
from the hands of love as nectar,
and have been raised above life’s joy and sorrow.
My heart, aflame in love,
set afire every heart that came in touch with it.
My heart has been rent
and joined again;
My heart has been broken
and again made whole;
My heart has been wounded
and healed again;
A thousand deaths my heart has died,
and thanks be to love,
it lives yet.
I went through hell and saw there love’s raging fire,
and I entered heaven illumined with the light of love.
I wept in love
and made all weep with me;
I mourned in love
and pierced the hearts of men;
And when my fiery glance fell on the rocks,
the rocks burst forth as volcanoes.
The whole world sank in the flood
caused by my one tear;
With my deep sigh the earth trembled,
and when I cried aloud the name of my beloved,
I shook the throne of God in heaven.
I bowed my head low in humility,
and on my knees I begged of love,
“Disclose to me, I pray thee, O love, thy secret.”
She took me gently by my arms and lifted me above the earth,
and spoke softly in my ear,
“My dear one,
thou thyself art love, art lover, and thyself art the beloved
whom thou hast adored.”
Written by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Depression can send our beautiful and delicate gifts into hiding, isolation and keep them out of our reach under the illusion of safety from the world.
It is a HIGHLY GIFTING AILMENT, that affects those with great sensitivity and intuition, in a world where it doesn’t feel understood, accepted or that it belongs.
The key is understanding your Self and embracing this state as a part of the journey and with support. Knowing that it is a threshold, NOT a final destination. 🦋
This will allow the falseness of others’ imposed opinions & pressures to fall away and wash through, revealing the creative life force burgeoning beneath it.
Numb and angry people are threatened by those who feel deeply and will do their best to prove you wrong, make you feel unworthy and keep you pigeon holed into a place of not belonging, in order to cover up their own inadequacies.
Seeking the support and presence of someone who can guide you to the remembrance, honoring of your feelings and keep you connected to emerging POSSIBILITY as you move through this, can be very powerful in coming back to a grounded place of knowing.
Grounding into the earth and communing with nature is an absolutely important practice in bringing back the color of life into your heart and in reconnecting our umbilical chord to the nourishing center of Mama Gaia.
Its your innate nature and birthright to feel connected to life and to remember, reclaim and restore the purpose of your being alive.
You are needed and you matter. Get yourself the support you need.
You don’t ‘manifest’ a man.
You open and create space inside yourself for one and surrender to its organic timing.
‘Manifesting’ a man whilst not bringing sincere inner inquiry and awareness to our own toxic behaviors, is a black magic trick of the impatient ego mind that will not create energetic expansion, but energetic backlash.
It’s not that men are not available and willing to commit. Its that when you’re attracted (consciously or subconsciously) to half-heartedness and unavailability, you are being shown where you need to inquire, make space and commit WITHIN.
One of the most powerful truths The Magdalene wishes for us to remember is how to embody our divine femininity and masculinity. Through this embodiment of Holy Union we will find restoration.
I have journeyed with archetypes through challenging, dark and desolate inner landscapes to reach their tombs of buried secrets and find their temple within my being.
One of the greatest catalyzing archetypes and guides of my own life and narrative, is the one of the Magdalene.
To me, she represents the power behind the throne, the wisdom thats endured ages. A woman of gentle but fierce power. A woman of inteGRITy and passion.
The guiding red thread woven into the lineages of every living woman.
Mary Magdalene, embraced and walked the path of every challenge and projection woman has ever experienced only to show to us, women of today, that restoration is truly possible.
May we all honor and awaken into our Magdalene qualities of fiercely devotional loving and Sacred Union.
Artist Cheryl Yambrach Rose-Hall