The word LOVE has so many meanings, so many connotations. In Greek there are eight different words for love, but in English we are impoverished as we have only one word. Love means forgiveness, unconditional love, letting go, surrender, divine love and acceptance.
Love can be regarded as a Trinity (as in the Father religions and thoughts of thinking) and as the Triple Goddess (in the Mother religions and thoughts of thinking).
This material world is a world of matter (mater/mother) which is being projected from our inner psyche or Spirit (father in heaven – higher mind). At all times we are both Observer (Higher Mind/Father God), the One being Observed (spirit in matter or Mother) and the Observer. In Sacred Geometry this is depicted as the Vesica Piscis. The process in which the One plus One merges and forms the third, the Vesica Pisces.
This is indeed the image of the Self-begotten human being who evolves into Love and the loving action of forgiveness and compassion for self and others. It is also the third, the principle of Unity Consciousness and Advaita or that which is not limited by the duality of the two, nor polarises into either Spirit or Matter, but that which unites and thereby creates a third principle, Love and only Love; Or in the yogic-tantric traditions of India : facets of a single, non-dual awareness-self. In kundalini yogic terms it is the union of Will (Shakty-kundalini) with Knowledge (Prana-kundalini) giving birth to Action (Para-kundalini).
Here is a lovely extract from the website : www.blueprint4creation.com that explains the image of the Vesica Pisces and the Holy Trinity very eloquently in terms of Sacred Geometry.
So back to the daily here and now. The first step towards accessing the Sacred Heart of the Universe, where all is One and beyond the duality of good and bad, is sacred awareness. The second step is acceptance. (If you would like to learn more about these concepts, please read my other articles on this blog and also on http://shaman-shewhoknows.blogspot.com on awareness and acceptance and also Alchemy of the Heart).
And implicit in Acceptance is Forgiveness. And before one can contemplate the possibility of becoming one with all that is and accept that everything is divine and love and only love, one needs to become forgiveness or prema (in Hindu terminology).
Forgiveness is such a loaded word – it evokes great resistance, especially in us who have lived in a patriarchal society. Forgiveness evokes memories of being told that you are born in sin and that you have to beseech the Patriarchal Father for eternal forgiveness.
And this is what we often see in many of the images and statues of Mary. But Mary is indeed the triple Mary. She is Mary the Mother, Mary Magdalene, lover and consort and Mary-Sophia, wisdom and in all three of the Triple Mary or the Triple Goddess are implicit and present the Holy Trinity.
This morning, Mary, Blessed Woman, has a message for us. She says that Forgiveness is the Heart of the Matter. And understanding that forgiveness has been labeled and conceptualised by our wonderful intellect, She sets out explaining what She means by ‘forgiveness’.
Many are the stories that you live and share. At the heart of these stories are always the feelings; the feelings of the heart. These may be sadness, anger, joy, happiness and suffering. Suffering are the most difficult part of the story to alchemize in the sacred heart. Often the pain is so intense and so all-encompassing that the heart closes down and the mind does not want to open the doors to the oven. But in order to ‘eat’ or ingest the suffering and the pain in your story, one has to cook it first before it is edible or maybe even tasty!
And there is only one way and that is through forgiveness. When I use the word forgiveness I see that it immediately evokes the picture of a penitent self, born in sin, crawling on knees to ask the archetypal father’s forgiveness – for something that you do not believe that you deserved to feel, or that your actions could possibly have evoked such cruel selfishness and heartlessness from another?
But that is not true forgiveness. True forgiveness will descend like a dove from the heaven and enter your heart and it will be as though none of that suffering ever happened. But how to get there? Through the triple goddess of hope, faith and charity.
Through the simple act of finding hope : in the beautiful colour of a flower; in the image of the rainbow; in the smile of another.
The simple act of faith : you do not need to understand concepts or intellectual thinking or which path is the right path. Faith like a child will inherit the heavens. Faith that you are created in Love; you are a reflection of Love on this earth and that your very being is Love.
And charity to yourself, first and foremost. Charitable thoughts to yourself and your own struggles and resistances and efforts to love. Learn to love yourself; accept yourself as you are right now, in this very moment. Accept that your imperfections are part of the perfect design and that by implication, you are perfect in love.
Then, smile inwardly or outwardly, put down all the feelings of heavy heartedness and step out, trusting that peace will find you and forgiveness will settle in your heart. Forgiveness for all that still lies behind the veil of the human mind.
And do something kind and loving for yourself today. Give yourself what you need today. The rest will follow.