-Original published on February 8th, 2017
-Updated Version January 23rd, 2020
The Sacred Energy (or Archetype,) we call Mary Magdalene has been present in my life for as long as I can remember. Growing up in a Catholic family in the 70’s and 80’s, I received the erroneous idea of Mary as the whore and the sinner saved by Jesus Christ. In truth that story of the prostitute saved by God never made sense to me. During my rebellious years, I started to question everything that years of Sunday school tried to inculcate in my young mind. I would mainly question the notion of woman as either virgin or whore.
In 2000, my life changed drastically when after years of traumatic experiences, I finally said NO! That year I met the man who chose to spend the rest of his life with me and who introduced me to the Sacred Path of Inner Alchemy. In 2001, I immersed myself in a different world, made of energy, alchemy and sacred initiations that would change my life forever.
In January 2017, after a hell of an initiation, I was sitting in the much needed quietness of my home. That morning, I looked at the painting of Mary Magdalene on my altar and reflected on the events that lead to that initiation. Over lunch I was talking with my husband about Mary Magdalene. I explained to him how somehow I felt like Mary Magdalene… I surrendered to the Divine and I was shunned and slandered by those who didn’t understand my path. Reflecting on the events (at the time I was still hanging to the story) I continued to explain to him how I have always felt doubtful about some of the teachings attributed to her and widespread around the world. I expressed my concern about the teachings that are still relating to her as the whore, the bitch or the prostitute.
I expressed concern with my Sisters, later that day too. There are teachings that are coming through where women (mainly) talk about the Magdalene’s wounds. Some people call her the Christed Whore, the Sacred Prostitute, the Wounded One.
But you see, to me these titles and wounds do not belong to the Mary I know.
Mary Magdalene was not a prostitute. She was a High Priestess, an Adept, The Awakened One. She knew how her life was going to unfold, the teachings she had to bring forth and the path she had to walk. She embraced the Divine inside her and all around her. She dissolved the veil of illusion brought forth by duality, She became the Pure Embodiment of Sophia, The Wisdom of the Divine.
The Sacred Prostitute or Christed Whore were titles that later in the centuries were associated with her.
She never considered herself a whore as in truth She was not one.
I don’t feel we need to focus on healing wounds that she doesn’t have…. She never had.
I am not saying that these wounds do not exist in the Consciousness of women around the world. I am simply saying that they are not Hers.
A hand on my heart, I sat in meditation and tried to understand why these teachings bothered me. What does She teaches me? What is the message I still don’t dare to bring forth into this world? I need to come to term with the fact that there will always be people that don’t see her in the way I do and that is perfectly fine. My hope is that, no matter the teaching, we are hearing her message of Love and of Oneness.
So again one hand on my heart and the other on my womb…..I keep listening. Maybe She allowed that to happen so that women could really journey within to the source of these wounds and heal them. Or maybe there is another reason I am not aware of, but in the end it doesn’t really matter. What matters to me now is to change this very old paradigm way of seeing Her.
Mary Magdalene the Awakened One, the Great Teacher, the High Priestess…. call Her with these beautiful and powerful titles, or simply Mary. Please stop calling Her a Sacred Prostitute, because she was not one!
Mary Magdalene has been a teacher and guide for many when she walked this earth and she has continued teaching to men and women throughout the centuries, after her physical passing.
When she comes to me, she comes in her simple dress in all her glorious natural beauty. She comes to me as the human Mary who fully embraced and merged her humanity with her divinity. The Mary I know, I Love and I Trust is the one of the humblest Divine Beings I have ever met. She is strong and wise, loving and kind. She doesn’t feel the Sacred Whore wound within her….. and to be honest, I don’t feel that wound within me.
I know this is a very extensive subject… there is so much to say about it. Here I just wanted to lay down my belief in a nutshell, or plant a little seed. There is some food for thoughts and people will agree and disagree with me… and All is good.
May the Love of Mary Magdalene be with you, Always
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