I’m preparing for my 5-week trip to France, a pilgrimage to the land where Mary Magdalene walked and where Mary the Mother has been visioned at Marion sites. In feminine spirituality, the faces of the goddess traditionally come in a holy trinity…Maiden, Mother and Crone. My life as a mother of my children is undergoing change; having lived the maiden and mother phases of a woman’s development, I am becoming the Elder Mother, the Crone.
While I am young-ish still, I do feel the transition occurring. Physically, my hormones are shifting and my body is changing. Spiritually, the voice of Spirit is ever louder and clearer, causing a cascade of transformation that feels like personal inner earthquakes and tsunamis, and then…stillness and clear blue sky. Mentally, I experience the brain and body’s chemical response to unsupportive thoughts immediately; hot flashes happen every time I think something upsetting about myself or others. Emotionally, I feel love and peace alternating with torturous doubt and fear. It’s the midlife shakedown! The whole of me is making a colossal change that is setting the stage for the rest of my life.
Solo Journey to New Lands
My understanding about why I was guided to go to Europe by myself for these weeks was that my shores that propped me up would be removed, and the vessel that is me would sail under her own winds. As I let go of the identity of mother as I knew it, I am interested to feel a deeper identity as a Mother of the World revealing itself.
I am also feeling a change in how I show up in life. My midlife transition is coming to a close in the next year, I think, and I see the light at the end of the tunnel. When I began this transition (around age 40 was when I first noticed that something was different), I had no clue where I was going or how I would arrive, but felt the immensity of change ahead, and I was scared. But one foot in front of the other, and here I be. I’m excited about the next phase of my life and excited to share it with others; we’re going to have a lot of fun.
I’m also aware that the journey is the rebirth of this woman I have come to know. She is getting ready to change her life for even better. Here the archetype of Mary Magdalene is the bridge for me, the way-show-er of embodiment of Sacred Union within a woman’s body and life.
My Third Act
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My trip to France is a solo journey for 4 out of the 5 weeks; for the 5th week, I’ve invited my beloved to join me to kick off a series of videos imparting the Juicy Sacred Living (tm) declaration. Stay tuned!