Mary Magdalene: Surrender To Being Blind
It is hard to watch – again – as Trump continues to ride as Teflon Man over every shred of decency we have left in political life – with no apparent opposition from those who apparently see their power as dependent on his no matter to what depths he sinks. I asked for help, and Miriam answered. I drew the rune Eihwaz, the cosmic yew tree that contains the mystery of life and death, the vertical cosmic axis symbolized in the image above.
Mary Magdalene: Miriam here. Ann, I understand your frustration and despair. Think how it was to see your rabbi, the bringer of light and love crucified by an ignorant and fear-mongering society dedicated to preserving their own dunghills of power. I could not understand it, could not really believe it. Wanted to run away and did on occasion when challenged by those fearsome authorities.
The only solution is to set aside your own fears. Oh, I know this sounds impossible. but when true surrender occurs, surrender to our demonstrable lack of control, our blind striving for an inchoate goal, then we become truly free, for we give up the need for sight.
We then keep your eyes on one thing and one thing only: the love of God and its embodiment in our own lives. We descend into the particular and give up striving for glory, for mastery, for understanding of that which is totally incomprehensible to the human mind. We just move forward as the next step is offered. We submit, we surrender on every occasion. Our ego becomes subservient to the direction imposed by the Holy Spirit. As Joan said in a previous post, not my will but thine be done. Therein lies our only path to freedom.
So when the direction of the world plummets seemingly unimpeded to depths heretofore unplumbed, play your own part, eyes focused on where God has asked you to go. Do the next right thing whatever that may be, and revel in your freedom.
May 12, 2020