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Day 4 Walking with Mary 2020

Today is the fourth day of working with the prayer and mantra
and today I am adding a special meditation called
Meeting Mother Mary.  

I have recorded the guided meditation and you can repeat it as often as you wish.
As I have said before, repetition builds up energy and mystical power.
It will be wonderful if you can do the Meeting Mother Mary meditation for the next
three days.
The mind gets quickly bored, but steady repetition builds new neural pathways in our
brain which affects everything, our perception, our moods, our beliefs,
our physical health, powers of manifestation and so on.
I do add new prayers as we go along and when you do make some of these
practices part of your spiritual path, you can pick those prayers that you
resonate most with.

I also share a special Isis-Maria-Sophia rosary on my Patreon
at www.patreon.com/thefrenchmadonna

Day Four
The Immaculate Practise 


As always we start with the prayer to Mary

Daily Prayer

In the Mysteries of the Mother

all the opposites are joined
Hail Mary
Ave Maria

When you have said the prayer with intent and focus, pick up your rosary
and repeat the daily mantra.
Please complete the rosary at least twice and a 108 bead mala at least once.
As you become more comfortable, or if you are already a seasoned meditator,
then repeat this mantra up to 6 times around the rosary.
For a mantra we use the rosary in the same way as we do a mala or prayer beads :
you move the beads one by one through your fingers, repeating the line of the mantra on each bead.

This mantra is to be repeated daily for seven days.  The more we work with a mantra, the more
it vibrates through our cells and energy and transforms our mind and energy bodies.

Om Jai Mata Mary Ma

The mantra can be translated into English more or less as follows :

Hail Triumphant Mother Mary Divine Mother of All

or

Hail, triumph to the Creatrix Mary, Divine Mother of All

I invite you to do the Meeting with Mother Mary meditation with me.
Below is the audio recording.

Sit quietly for a few minutes, just allowing yourself to absorb the energy you have invoked.
Enjoy it …… feel the presence of the Sacred embracing you, flowing all around you.
We rejoice in our physical nature, appreciating this time to pause and remember the holy
purpose of our lives.  We feel gratitude for those travelling with us on this path of love
and freedom.  Feel a smile forming on your face.  You are happy to be here in this
peaceful inner place.  Let there be peace.  Gently refocus on the outer world and carry this peace
with you into the world.

  You may want to keep your journal or a piece of paper at hand
and make a few notes every morning.
Every morning when you sit down for your communion with Mary, gaze on the card
that you picked a few days ago,
 and when you have completed your mantra, write down any 
thoughts, feelings, sensations, without judgement and analysis.
At the end of the seven days you will have a deeper understanding of not only the
card, but of Mary and of yourself.

Day 4 of the Art Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes

The Shining Lady of Lourdes
VII Vessels in Mysteries of Mary tarot deck

Gifts from the Sleeping Woman

First Bernadette feels a brief quivering pang of terror,
next a steady fear.  But this is no familiar, no fear that
propels one to jump up and run away.  Later this fear melts into 
still another feeling of which this child Bernadette has no idea
and can find no name.  One might call it comforting
or consolation.  But until this instant Bernadette
never knew that she was in need of being comforted.
For she is really not at all aware of the hardness of her life ….
This is naked reality accepted as a matter of course.
But moment by moment now she is more deeply
swathed in this consolation which has no name,
which is a hot flood of compassion…..
But the self of this child is now so cleft asunder,
so open to the universe and so at one therewith,
that the utter sweetness of this compassion
penetrates her shivering body to the very points
of her young breasts.’
extract from The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel

Bernadette saw the shimmering young lady appear in the grotto near Cachot 18 times.  These visions paralysed her and put her into a deep trance state which changed her irrevocably.

The sleeping princess and the sleeping saint are both 
themes in archetypal stories seen in fairy tales and religion.
We see these for instance, in the stories of Snow White
and Sleeping Beauty and the story of St Terese and St Bernadette
The spinning wheel of Sleeping Beauty
Mysteries of Mary Tarot Deck
The young girl enters the Underworld in order to
return with the greatest gift to the world :
the gift of compassion for self, for all living creatures
and for life itself.
Novena for Day Four 

I enter the Underworld as you pull me into your embrace, 
in every waking moment of living.
Contemplating on your Presence in the world,
opens me up to the poignant beauty and suffering
of all life in order and my  heart breaks open
over and over, over flowing with compassion.  
As my rigid mind dissolves in your
presence, all boundaries between myself and all living creatures
and the earth disappears and we are all one.

Close your communion with repeating the prayer again.

As you feel your heart filled with peace and gratitude to the blessings received from
Mary, the Rose of the World, you can scatter some of your fresh flower petals, or sprinkle some
of your blessed water, over her image.

thank you
thank you
thank you

And so it is.

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