The Heart of Love

Prayers, Poetry, Divine Inspiration by Gail Swanson


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Divine Feminine Solar Eclipse Portal

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photo by Gail Swanson

 

As we move through the powerful energies leading up to the Solar Eclipse all is escalating within and without. We are in a divine acceleration process. Where you focus your attention is of the utmost importance. This is a time where all we have experienced up to this point is crucial in our staying balanced and authentic.

It has been shown to me in a multitude of ways and signs that The Divine Feminine is entering a portal that can change everything.

What will it take?

It takes REMEMBERING

It takes COURAGE

It takes THE MAGIC YOU POSSESS WITHIN

It takes your DIVINE WILL

It takes EVERYTHING YOU HAVE

Whatever we have done and whatever has been revealed to us up to this point stands on the precipice of stepping in to your complete and total DIVINE FEMININE POWER.

I am completely convinced that even if just a handful of us could fully step into the complete and total amazing reason we are here on this planet at this time it will change EVERYTHING.

As much emerges from the shadows

THERE IS MUCH MORE EMERGING FROM THE LIGHT

When I asked for a divine emanation to aid the divine feminine in taking this next step
I was given this beautiful light image.

Breathe it into your being.

Remember who you are.

 

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photo by Gail Swanson


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Healing – I Am a Work in Progress

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This has been a day of healing. This has been a day of waking early to go through a kind of life review while trying to go back to sleep. As all these events passed through my mind I felt all the emotions of each event. I could not fall back to sleep and I was already exhausted from lack of sleep from the day before. Loss of sleep mostly always results in a health episode that is very unpredictable.

The next thing that happened was seeing a Joan of Arc post I had written last year on this day. I did not remember writing it but I remembered immediately that Joan of Arc had passed through the parade of events I had experienced in the early morning hours. This was starting out to be quite a day.

Right after that I came across a post from a well known author and found that she has had a chronic illness for thirty years. So have I. As I read through her posts discussing all the aspects of what this entails it struck me.

Here she was a successful writer, writing all these beautiful books and articles and posts and just as easily discussing her life with this illness. She talked about being thankful that she is a writer and can write from her bed when all she can do is surrender to the bed. She talked about being too ill to write at all. She talked about being unreliable in not being able to show up at the last minute. She talked about all the grace that can be found in an experience like this. She talked about wanting a cure and the surrender that must come when one does not come. She talked about healing without being cured. She talked about it all. She talked about me.

So here I sat, tears flowing with several invitations in emails that I must answer, beautiful invitations that I wish to attend but know that I may not. And here I sat with events coming that have been a dream come true for me and prayers sent up to please allow me to feel well and attend. And I realize so deeply how I have been trying to hide in a way from just being the whole of who I am and speaking the truth of what needs to be said.

I have put a terrible pressure on myself and caused myself more suffering in the worry over how and if I will be able to be present to things that mean so much to me and to the people that mean so much to me. I am facing today that I find it embarrassing to have to speak the truth of why I may not be.

I have been wounded by judgment and opinions and I have judged myself harshly as well. My work is within the spiritual community. I want to be out there. I love what I do. I have surrendered over and over and I have risen to the occasion when I thought I could not. Truth is I would rather be the person who rises to the occasion no matter what because after all that is what a divine feminine warrior does or so I tell myself. It is also true that I rise and resurrect myself every single day as every person with an illness like this knows.

So why am I writing this? I have written on the subject of illness before including the higher spiritual view but this is what I have been dealing with on the down to earth every day level. I am writing because this is what I do and this is who I am. I am a writer. I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a grandmother and a divine feminine warrior. I am a million things rolled up into one wild, dramatic, sensitive and very funny girl. I am also an open book about just about everything so it was time to face this and let it all out. I am writing this to heal the shame that I am facing today. I know that this whole day has been divinely guided and I try my best to be awake and aware to what I am shown.

What I deal with every day physically is a huge part of who I am. I have a belief and a knowing that nothing is what it seems and all is for a higher purpose but still we must go through it all here on earth. I am blessed beyond measure with a family who loves me and understands and has never made me feel less than for any of it. I have done that to myself.  My closest friends know the very worst of it and I am so thankful for them.  It is what I am to the outside world and my work that I have put this pressure upon myself.

I am a work in progress.

This was a big day with an opportunity for so much healing from the minute I opened my eyes. For this I am ever grateful.

More to come….

 


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Let the Raging River Flow

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I was born remembering. I had a knack for spotting how the masculine was holding down the feminine and how the women just seemed to not know what to do about it. It was like a raging river inside me. As soon as I was old enough I began advising my mother on what to do about my father. I wanted her to, I needed her to, stand up for herself and let him feel what a strong woman is capable of. My mother was strong. My mother was beautiful and compassionate and so loving. She was also very damaged by being raised by a truly horrible mother. There are many reasons that allow a woman to fall into a trap with a man.

It was as if I had some kind of super power in seeing into these men. I could see their beautiful aspects and I could also see their insecurities and how they tried in subtle and not so subtle ways to keep their women down. I could not keep quiet. I talked to the women and I talked to the men. I talked to them about things no one ever talked to them about. Sometimes it was a breakthrough for them but most times it was a breakthrough for the woman.

We had a big group of friends and we all married young. I was nineteen when I got married and I immediately felt like I was suffocating. I began having terrible attacks of pain in my stomach. I felt trapped. I had no idea what to do. This is the life I always wanted and I was miserable. I felt like I was losing my mind. But I was not losing my mind. I was waking up to what I needed to be in a relationship. It shook me to my core.

We were all struggling, all the women. We were living in the patriarchy. We were activating ancient memories and wounds. We acted out. The power that was rising within us could not be stopped. It was necessary. Changes had to be made. We wanted to run but we had babies. We wanted to scream “I can’t breathe”!

I became acutely aware that the men had no idea what their partners needed. They were unconscious. Some of the women were like me, raging with awareness, and some had been put to sleep with a patriarchal anesthetic. I could not stop seeing. I could not stop speaking. I could not stop trying to balance it all, for myself and for them.

Years later I was to be awakened to the truth of why I felt this way so intensely. It was a time when Mary Magdalene was making herself known in many ways to many people. It was a time she came to me and nothing would ever be the same. She awakened me to an even deeper meaning of the necessity of the spiritual balance of the masculine and feminine.

I have not spoken of all I have been feeling about this Inauguration. There is so much anger and hostility everywhere and it has always been my role to bring forth messages of love and hope and spiritual encouragement. But look at where we are. How did we get here?

I am going to speak of something I feel is necessary for us to not only survive but to thrive. This is what has taken me back to my own beginning.

Here is the question that is burning in the hearts of so many women. How was it possible for a woman, any woman, to vote for this man who now holds the office of President of the United States? It is because too many are still asleep from the patriarchal anesthetic and in this unconscious state fears arise and falsehoods seem real. If a woman is used to being treated in a demeaning manner by a man she becomes numb to the fact that it is not only unacceptable but it is altering her inner divine feminine radar.

We must tip the scales until all women break free from this insidious and age old game. I am sighting here this most obvious reason that a woman could step into that booth and vote for a man, that man. It is because they are used to it. It is because it just doesn’t seem so bad.

I am talking here about one reason, but I believe it is a big one, that many women voted this way in this election. As we all found out, a lot of people were not talking about who they were voting for. We found out after, to our great surprise of the many women who voted this way.

I know many people feel this is all some kind of shake up that is ultimately for our highest good and that we should not be speaking negatively and just pray it is all going to be just great. Well everyone must do what they feel. I am just saying here and now – take a look at your life. Take a look at what you have become used to, what you put up with, what does not serve you – what makes you simmer inside but you keep holding it in. I am doing it. We all must do it.

Every broken heart connects to another and another and the energy of hopelessness grows. Open your heart and speak your truth. Speak it to one of your Sisters. Let the raging river flow. Make the change. Our future depends on it.

From my book The Heart of Love : Mary Magdalene Speaks

Each of you are here not by accident but by divine providence.   Each of you have had the stirrings of these things which we will now speak. Male or female the issue at hand is the divine feminine within us all. Do you understand the magnitude of this powerful energy being suppressed? This suppression over the ages has caused energetic eruptions of all kinds. The world as you know it is out of balance. The time is at hand for the feminine to come back into balance, and yes, we must hasten with our awakening to all this means.

The energetic power of women gathering in truth can be likened to breaking the sound barrier, a boom shaking and resonating in every dimension. Powerful divine forces contained in physical bodies, thoughts and emotions and deep inner knowings growing stronger and stronger. May we speak of these things for this is the issue and you hold in your hands the divine prescription of love that will change the world.

Women of the heart drop the sorrow and anger of the past and move sweetly forward for the new day is most assuredly dawning and you have been called to assume your rightful place, a place that is most honored and blessed.

This you know, this you feel, though much has been done to push you into a realm of forgetting. Do not fear, for the forgetting is false and has come to an end. Are you aware of how the sacred feminine has been denied, pushed aside and driven under? Oh yes, for you have lived it many times over and carry the pain and struggle.

As you breathe in the remembrance of who you truly are, you will speak these truths and say no more will I be quiet, no more will I settle for that which does not serve me nor the world nor the universe. I stand in my divinity, tall, beautiful and proud and sing the beautiful song of my birth so that all may hear it’s magnificent vibration and remember.

 

 

 


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Mary Magdalene Apostle of the Apostles

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Birgitte Fiche and Peter Christiansen

 

Thoughts on Magdalene’s Feast Day and the tragic event in Orlando.

I started today writing about the decree Pope Francis has made to elevate Mary Magdalene’s Feast Day July 22nd. To me this is not significant because a Pope decided to do this but because it represents a shift in consciousness and it says to me that the divine feminine is truly rising and that we are collectively responsible for this shift.

Unfortunately immediately after writing my thoughts on this I found out about the tragic and heartbreaking event in Orlando. May we continue our divine work as it is needed now more than ever and may we eventually see the fruits of our labor. May love and peace one day soon prevail upon this earth.

Mary Magdalene Apostle of the Apostles 10.06.2016

Vatican City, 10 June 2016 – As expressly wished by the Holy Father, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has published a new decree, dated 3 June 2016, Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, by which the celebration of St. Mary Magdalene, currently obligatory memory, will be elevated in the general calendar to the level of a feast day.

http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2016/06/10/160610c.html

Can you feel it? There are signs in the Heavens and signs on the earth. As we have awakened bit by bit, step by step, as we have dedicated ourselves to the feminine divine within and brought her out into the world, each of us in our own special and individual way, all of our effort, all of our love, all of our pain and heartache is being transformed and magnified and has merged into the energetic truth that is changing our world.

The decree made by Pope Francis elevating Mary Magdalene into her rightful place elevates us all. This decree is not only a decree upon paper, it is a decree that has lived in our hearts and our souls for eons. It is our soul’s purpose in coming back in this time and place to birth the Divine Feminine and bring this chaotic world back into balance. This can never happen without the true emergence of the Divine Feminine out of the shadows of repression and into the light of Her radiance and power.

Mary Magdalene is present in the hearts of all women. We are her for she is our story. As we have lived and breathed our own stories and our own truths we have merged with her and with one another bringing forth the emergence and voices of all women throughout all time into the world to be reckoned with, to be acknowledged and yes to be elevated on high.

Feel how this tangible manifestation of the acknowledgement of Her awakens the consciousness of the many. Let us be encouraged rather than discouraged. Let us pronounce that this long and difficult road and the strength and courage with which we have carried ourselves forward, no matter how difficult and unbearable it has been we have continued to revel in our own Feminine Divine. We have heard and felt all who have come before and all who come after. We have answered the call.

The tides now turn towards Heaven. The truth shall not be hidden. The day shall come when the beauty of the Divine Feminine awakens this planet out of it’s dark amnesia. We are here bringing her forth out of the dark and into the light. The time is most surely at hand.

This is a wonderful article by Bairavee Balasubramaniam.

https://bairaveebalasubramaniam.com/2016/06/12/july-22-2016-the-first-official-feast-day-of-st-mary-magdalene-apostle-of-the-apostles-eris-awakens/

And more evidence here on earth of the emergence and rebalancing of the divine feminine.

The Fortingall Yew standing in a church yard in Perthshire, Scotland is estimated to be 5,000 years old. For as long as people have been recording data on the tree, it was assumed to be male – meaning that it produces pollen instead of berries. Yet, this year three red berries were spotted growing on its branches, which can only mean one thing: at least part of the tree is changing its sex to female.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/nov/02/uks-oldest-tree-is-undergoing-sex-change-botanists-say
As I said I was writing this morning about the decree issued by Pope Francis elevating Mary Magdalene’s Feast Day and then I saw the horrific news about the massacre in the club in Orlando. As one energy was rising another was being crucified. This is from my book The Heart of Love Mary Magdalene Speaks ~ Magdalene’s beautiful message on All Divine Unions. I offer it here in acknowledgement of the beauty and the mission of those beautiful souls brutally murdered, their families and loved ones and all who have had to witness such an inhuman act.

I feel this is a counter attack for many of the Gay community celebrate the Divine Feminine within and this is another form of hatred placed upon those who express the truth of who they are. My prayers and tears go out to all who are suffering.

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All Divine Unions

The energies are rising. We must merge with these energies, encouraging the masculine to embrace and awaken to their own Christ light and Mary Magdalene within.

How is this done?

Speaking, for gradually the suppression shall be cleared away and the vibrations of the true voice shall be heard and remembered. For those who do not wish to remember, it is their choice but the time is at hand and the opportunity ever present.

Shall you enter the vibration with full understanding, faith and remembrance?

You know in your hearts the truth of the message. You feel in your souls the growing, the urgent call to act upon your deepest feelings. These feelings are the beginnings of remembrance for the forgetting has been strong and many have grown comfortable with only what they see and hear with their earthly senses. We ask you to go beyond this world and as you, the feminine aspect of God, move into the power and truth of your being, you shall create an opening for the masculine to follow.

The time is at hand. Even now some of you are thinking, I have not known this exchange, we speak another language than that of the masculine. And this is truly how it feels but I say to you that I have lived, and I say to you that I have known the extraordinary beauty of a love that transcends all thought and all that is brought forth by the mind. For the soul is the heart of the memory of love and the mind is the anesthetic that leads to the forgetting. For love is where you come from and love is where you shall return.

Begin now to feel this most powerful remembrance. Begin now to vow to open your heart and your soul by quieting the mind and meditating on this sacred symbol so lovingly given. For this is the key to the heart. This is the divine union. This is the new dawning and you are the living prophecy of love.

You are the women come in this time and place to transcend all, to release this infinite power, to use all you have to awaken, your eyes, your ears, your voice and most of all your heart. For I am with you and the silence must come to end. I am speaking now for at this time there are those who have awakened to believe all that is being brought forth. You are among them. You are chosen and you have chosen.

Let us begin to merge our collective energies
Let us step into the power, the beauty, the heart of all there is.

And let it be known and let it be heard that those who have chosen to merge with like kind, woman to woman and man to man have heard and felt the call to be and absorb, to merge and unite with the purest energies of love. You have chosen to expand and accelerate such loving unions. You have chosen to transcend all worldly boundaries. To live in the truth of you heart’s burning desire. We wish you to acknowledge your beauty and to move into the spirit of these most blessed unions. For woman to woman you continue to send out powerful feminine vibrations meant to heal all of humanity and the planet. And man to man you celebrate the feminine aspect of God within yourselves and this aids the world in ways you can not comprehend.

So let us unite in love. Let us acknowledge every aspect of love and let us acknowledge the truth of love. That each loving union is blessed and sacred. Each loving union answers the call. The call to truth, the call to enlightenment and the powerful emergence of the divine within each and every being. All divine partnerships must now come out of the shadows and stand for love. For fear and denial have created the forgetting and the memory of love shall shake these untruths.

We shall rise in love
We shall embrace our power
We shall lead the way
I stand with you and for you
And I say to you, the miraculous begins here and now.

This is the way it is.  You wake up to write something encouraging and it turns into a nightmare.  The dark and the light.  May we find a balance one day and live in the light of love and peace. 

Gail Swanson

http://www.theheartoflove.com

 

 


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Fire Goddess

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This powerful and symbolic image was sent to me a few days ago. I thought it was so appropriate for the Spring Equinox but I was waiting for permission to post it. Now I see why it was meant for today.

Today we wake to yet another tragic event. Today we are reminded yet again of what human beings are capable of.

As it becomes harder and harder to believe we are going to rise from this time of chaos and violence we grow stronger and more determined to remember who we are.

We are the women warriors. We are warriors of love. We are on fire with the birth of freedom and the devotion to reclaim all that has been lost.

The divine feminine continues to rise in every way imaginable. She will not surrender. She will not be driven under. She will continue to rise on the breath of every woman on the planet. She will create peace moment by moment. She will turn her head from war and injustice and raise her head towards balance and wisdom and sovereignty.

She will continue to rise.

She will breathe the fire of truth.

She will sing the song of remembrance.

She is the mother bestowing her blessing on the land and her people.

She is the living waters of life and the fire rising from the ashes of the past.

She is burning and birthing.

Do not underestimate her power.

We the women are awake.

We the women stand together.

We the women are a circle of power.

Brutality and war can not stop her from rising.

SHE is the ALL

 

This was the Spring Equinox Message I sent out and it is exactly what I would have chosen today.   It is from my book  The Heart of Love : Mary Magdalene Speaks

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Birgitte Fiche and Peter Christiansen

 The power of the natural balance of the masculine and feminine is a power most mighty and a most sacred healing balm.

All that lies beneath the destruction of this most natural state is beautiful and born of heaven.

How shall the balance be restored?

When the divine feminine connects to the stars and heaven and breathes the remembrance into her physical body on earth, this shall create a power reborn.

When the masculine connects in this way, igniting his own divine feminine and heavenly qualities, he may then acknowledge this sweetness and grace with loving acceptance and one shall see the sweetness in another and another.

In the living sanctuary of your heart, all that has been suppressed, all that has been wounded, all that cries out for love, is now ready to be uncovered and released.

I understand your feeling that the process is never ending but this I am afraid is the process upon the earth.

Your choice to be the shining stars in the face of such anguish illuminates in ways you shall never know.

Allow yourselves to open now in ways you have not allowed for in this allowance fear shall be shattered and love and peace shall reign.

And as you embrace these ancient ways and call out the names of all who adore you, the luminous fibers of your heavenly being shall illuminate and connect with your heavenly home.

Continue to call upon the memory of love.

Hold fast in your desire for truth.

Seek only the truth within.

For there you shall find….your own sacred heart.

 

May love and peace prevail everywhere ….

With Love,

Gail

 

 

 

 

 


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Goddess Rising

Luděk Marold Allegory with a Woman

I rise
and lift the cloak of darkness
the black shroud meant to keep me
from seeing and remembering
and as I breathe my crown of remembrance
Illuminates and shines
and in my right hand
the spear of hope and strength is lifted
as my feet stand firmly planted on the moon of my intention
Divine Feminine blessings pour out of my mouth
great wisdom and long forgotten truths
stream from my fingertips
and the love that has been lost for so long
pours out of my heart
and showers upon the land and her people

Art Luděk Marold

 

 

 


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I AM

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I am the keeper of the waters

I am the tears behind the veil

I am the mystery and the knowing

I am the wind beneath my own sail

I am the moon full and rising

I am the sorrow and joy

I am the sweet and the bitter

I am the sacrifice and the prize

I am the feminine yearning

For love for honor and truth

I am my past and my destiny

I am the mother of the earth

Do not try to mistake me

Do not try to forsake me

For I am an ancient power

Roaring like rolling thunder

And I am reclaiming my birthright

And I am reclaiming my crown

For none shall hold me or bind me

And none shall keep me down


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The Sacrifice

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It is not meant to be understood by all

but those that do

those that walk this path of sacrifice

for the many

know the territory well

living and breathing the vow

and raising her cup

evermore


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Divine Communion

photo – Divine Communion ~ me ~ the tree ~ the guide

The last few years have been filled with magnificent joys and heart wrenching sorrows. It feels as if we must be stronger than ever to ride the waves of these kinds of huge changes that seem to come one right after the other with no breathing room in between. But breathe we must, and believe we must, for in between the sorrows and the joys the messages still come, the unmistakable messages of love and hope from places beyond what we can see. This is our grace. This is our spiritual foundation. This is the purity from which we enrich and strengthen our spirituality.

I have felt weakened, yes. Have you? I have felt lost and stuck and unbelievably weary. I have felt on the edge of falling with no net beneath to catch me. You can be taken right to that edge and we can see in world events what can happen when you do not have a foundation of grace that you are consciously aware of.

What saves us? The inner knowing that there is something so much bigger, that in spite of all the heartache and violence we are subjected to in this world, we have a divine purpose. Each time we rise above our own individual circumstance, each time we are not too far gone to recognize the grace and love that is showering upon us, each time we grasp the message coming from a loved one who has passed or a heavenly guide and benefactor, we rise to a new spiritual height.

We may feel we are failing, we may feel we are weakened by the struggles and the sorrows in our own lives and in the world but we are being tempered in the fires, we are being purified and transformed. Sometimes we have to will ourselves back from the edge, as we call out for heavenly aid. We must remember that in the fire of transformation and transmutation even our will is being tempered and strengthened. Spiritual alchemy is at work. Our awareness even through times of what feels like brutal change is the saving grace; constant vigilance and awareness of a higher view, constant releasing the obsessive need to know why things happen, rising above any kind of victim mentality and being present in every single living breathing moment. Being present to the smallest joys, a cardinal singing, the way your beloved animal looks at you, a kindness given, each and every precious grace.

And of great importance is allowing yourself to feel. Feel your sorrow, express your sorrow, feel your anger, speak your truth. Holding these feelings in for the sake of thinking you must not give in or that this constitutes weakness or ungratefulness, pushing down feelings, suppressing your emotions. This will only build up and up and become something much bigger than just dealing with it as it comes up. Know yourself. Know what you need to release, to move on. Feel it, cry it out, move on.

When you are awake, even through times of great stress, you will feel a pull, you will hear a calling. Nature will speak to you. The earth, our divine feminine home will call you to her. Go. She will nurture you and rebalance you. She will unburden you. She will remind you who you are. Wrap your arms around a tree before you go to work and thank her. It will change your life.

I believe in my heart that above other things the disconnect from nature, from the earth, is symbolic in the biggest way possible of the disconnect to the divine feminine. This has now manifested in so many ways. Ignoring humanities connection to mother earth and the desecration and disregard for her has shown itself in the suppression and dishonoring of the feminine in every possible way. The spiritual connection to the earth and to the feminine in all her majesty is crucial for our spiritual enrichment and survival. The masculine’s disconnect from his feelings and from his particular resonance with the earth has led us down a treacherous path.

So when you feel the call, answer her. Answer her for all those who can not hear, who will not hear. Answer her through peaceful times and challenging times. Offer up your own connection to her to something far greater.

Offer it up for humanity.

We are the earth.

We are the stars.

We are one another.

Do it.

Let’s do it together.

We were born for this.

Let us remember who we are.


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The Rose ~ The Magdalene

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Mr. Gyro

This is a link to the story of a woman visiting this crop circle at Uffcott, Nr Wroughton, Wiltshire named The Rose which appeared on June 22 one month before Magdalene’s Feast day. She experienced a tornado on a day when there was no wind at all. She then saw and felt a wall or barrier that prevented her from moving towards the tornado. When I saw this video I felt Magdalene http://owc105.oxil.co.uk/?p=7860 11152329_822505257841786_3065216779747607919_n

I am here

I am the land

and I am the wind

I am heaven

and I am earth

I breathe the breath

of the Holy Spirit

and spin the love and compassion

of the divine feminine

back into the earth

I am the Rose

and I am the the thorn

I am the blood

Resurrected

I am he and I am she

unified and glorified

see me everywhere

feel me within