Mary Magdalene and the Call to Beloved Partnership

An excerpt from my book, Only Love – the Secret Teachings of Mary Magdalene

 

In Mary’s own words:

My beloved brothers and sisters, I want to speak to you today about the “call of the beloved,” the most sacred and most holy call of the human experience, one that not everyone is called to, but for those who are, they cannot and must not settle for less.

The call of the beloved is not to be confused with co-dependency – needing someone to complete you. At the same time, the call of the beloved IS about completion … or rather, it is about REUNION. Specifically, the call of the beloved is about being reunited with your Sacred Twin, your Twin Soul, he or she that is necessary for the fulfillment of your mission on this plane, and you for them.

Jesus and I were beloveds for each other. In this, neither he nor I could complete our missions on this plane without our coming together … not just as friends, companions, co-ministers or co-equals, but also as lovers.  We consummated this love within the blessings and vows of matrimony and the marriage bed was our temple.

While this will not be the call of every beloved partnership, for those who are called to come together in the rite of sacred intimacy, it is the most holy rite and one that exists only between the beloved partnership, not to be tainted by outside influence or engagement. In this way, the rites of the marriage bed are sacred and holy to the couple, held in secret between them, all for the sake of their own growing intimacy and for the sake of initiating the creation codes that assist in bringing forth the new earth.  This was part and parcel of the holy work Jesus and I together accomplished, the rites of which shall forever remain secret and sacred, but which can be discovered by those who find themselves called to this same kind of holiness and in the context of their own beloved partnership.

Our beloved is not unknown to us. In fact, knowledge of the beloved and the call of the beloved resides within us from our conception to be awakened in a time that is appropriate and pre-ordained. For those who possess this call, they speak of having known, for as long as they can remember, the energy of their beloved.  This energy provokes us to seek after the fulfillment of this knowing and we are unsatisfied until this knowing is fulfilled in the physical coming together with our beloved. 

Sometimes, when we do not yet know ourselves, we mistake another for the beloved. This mistake only leads to more frustration and misery, our Soul crying out that “this is not the one,” often provoking us into trying to make the mistake be our beloved, which again only results in failure.  There is no one who can be made into our beloved because in the case of true beloved partnership, there can be only one.  Nothing else will satisfy.

Beloved partners come together for a specific mission and purpose. Sometimes it is to bring forth new life in the form of children, but more often, it is for a purpose even higher than this.  Beloved partners coming together impacts the world in profound ways that often cannot be fully seen.  In the case of Jesus and myself, for example, we were able to be together physically for only a short period of time, but our coming together initiated a profound change in the course of humanity that is only now beginning to be realized – more than 2000 years after we shared our physical lives.  Our coming together did not end with Jesus’ death and resurrection, indeed, our partnership has continued throughout the millennia and will continue into eternity.  In addition, our coming together planted the seeds for other beloved partnerships to come forth – partners that have continued our work and will continue to do so as the evolution of human consciousness unfolds.  St. Francis and St. Clare, Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, Barbara Marx Hubbard and her Beloved Earl, Roma Downey and Mark Barnett are a few examples of these partnerships. 

Beloved Partners come together for the sake of their own fulfillment, but more importantly, they come together for the sake of the transformation of the world. They are not just here to awaken humanity, they are here to TRANSFORM humanity from a species rooted in fear to one that resides in love.  It is for this reason that those called to beloved partnership cannot find rest until this partnership becomes real – not only within one’s self but in real and true physical form.  Once this is accomplished, and after they surrender into the sacred and holy place of this partnership, both find peace. 

I wish that I could describe to you the sheer joy and sense of contentment that comes with beloved partnership – it is a feeling that cannot be described, but can only be lived. It is a peace beyond imagining – even when the life one is leading is not peaceful (Jesus and I both experienced condemnation, ridicule, suffering and in the case of my Beloved, death).  There is a joy in the creativity that emerges in this partnership and an excitement over what is being created. 

And then there is love. The love between Beloved partners cannot be described.  It is a self-sustaining, supportive, empowering, all-embracing kind of love.  It is love for love’s sake … but more than this, it is love that sees the beloved through the vision of the GREAT BELOVED, that which some might call “God.”  This is not an idealized, placed on a pedestal kind of love, this is the love that says, “I know you … with all your human frailty and imperfections, and I love you, not in spite of this, but because of this.”  The love of Beloved partners transcends the otherwise perceived separations between human beings and in this partnership, two have indeed become one – the yin to each other’s yang, the ebb to the each other’s flow and the ecstasy to each other’s despair.  The beloved partnership holds it all within the container of holy and sacred – acknowledging the holiness of the entire human experience – the joys and the sorrows, the love and the fear, the peace and the conflict – it is all held as sacred within this partnership so that humanity can come to accept all that it has been given – both the holy and the profane, the dark and the light.  In Beloved Partnership, the wisdom of the psalmist is lived out to its fullest:

“For to thee, darkness and light are but one.”

Psalm 139: 12

 

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Carrying the Magdalene Wound

Jesus was lucky, he only had to be crucified once. Mary Magdalene, on the other hand, was crucified more times than we could ever count.  She was crucified first for being born a woman.  She was crucified again by whatever it was in her life that caused her to need to be healed of “seven demons.”  She was crucified as she walked with her Beloved to his death and then watched as he was nailed to the cross and as he suffered the agonizing death by crucifixion.  She was crucified again when she and her companions took Jesus’ bleeding, broken and beaten body off the cross and laid it in the tomb.  She was crucified again as the stone was rolled over the opening of the tomb and she said her final goodbyes.  Again she was crucified when Jesus appeared to her on Easter morning and then just as quickly disappeared from her sight.  Again as she went to tell the male disciples and they did not believe her.  Again and again and again as Jesus appeared to her in prayer imparting secret teachings and every time disappearing from her sight.  Again as she was asked by the male disciples to share what Jesus had taught her and who then rejected her teachings along with the love Jesus had for her.  Again as she was apparently no longer welcome by the Jerusalem community of disciples and left to fend for herself.  Again and again and again as she made her way in the world carrying the burden of all these crucifixions in her heart, along with the new and fresh crucifixions everytime her mission of love was rejected.  And then…..the millions of countless crucifixions that have happened since her death anytime an individual or the Church ignored her role in Jesus’ life and ministry, denied the calling Jesus gave to her, rejected her as prostitute, adulterous woman or whore, demoted the important initiatory process (healed of seven demons) she underwent as demonic possession, denied women’s rightful and necessary place within the mission of love, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.  The list is endless.

Movie still from “The Passion of Christ.”

This is the Magdalene Wound and one that is carried in some degree by all women being called forth to resurrect the Magdalene and reclaim her rightful place in the mission of love by taking on this mission ourselves. As one who bears this wound, I must tell you that it is excruciating.  It is a burden I would not wish on another, and yet I know literally hundreds of women who share this burden with me on behalf of the Magdalene (with many not knowing or understanding the source of this excruciating pain) and who continue to feel the pain of crucifixion everytime the world cries out for the lost feminine.

The Magdalene Wound is known by a longing that cannot be quenched. It is a pain that has no relief.  It is the feeling of constantly beating one’s head against the wall seemingly getting nowhere.  It is the pain of constant rejection.  Of speaking and sharing truth and seeing it fall on deaf ears.  It is the painful longing of missing our beloved and finding nothing to take its place.  It is the knowledge of having been loved beyond measure, of being held in rapt adoration and worshipped for our gifts…and then having that love torn from our grasp.  It is the pain of knowing that literally millions of women throughout history have been subject to rejection, abuse, even killed simply because they were born a woman in a world where the masculine rules….knowing that at one time in the history of patriarchal culture, there was ONE MAN who honored women as equal, elevating them to positions equal with their male counterparts and who called all of humanity to do the same…and that the first action taken by those who had the opportunity to fulfill this man’s vision was to sell out the women in favor of the presiding cultural norm….and that this single act has kept women subservient for 2000+ years!  It is the constant and enduring pain of a world that is suffering and feeling the blows of this suffering in our own bodies, hearing the cries with our own ears, seeing it with our own eyes and knowing we possess the remedy to this suffering if only….someone…..anyone….would care to ask. I can’t speak for others, but I know for myself, the Magdalene Wound makes me weary…a bone crushing, soul splitting weariness longing for the world to be made free.  It is the same burden of truth that Jesus carried – a truth for which he was willing to die.

This is the Magdalene Wound and I’m sad to say I’m not sure there is a remedy to this wound. It is the cross we have to bear as those who have been called to restore the Magdalene (and all women with her) to her rightful place in history and in our world.  I’m not sure we will see the fulfillment of this resurrection in our lifetime, but there are signs of its happening and it is not just about the plethora of research, writings and books that have been accomplished on behalf of the Magdalene.  It includes all ways in which women are finding their voice, speaking their truth and rediscovering their rightful place in world that 5000 years ago stole their power from them.  I am humbled and honored to be a part of this movement and grateful for the resources and tools that have come through me in support of the mission of love as Mary Magdalene had envisioned and embodied it.

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Only Love –

The Secret Teachings of Mary Magdalene

A collection of writings received by Lauri Ann Lumby on behalf of Mary Magdalene. The ultimate purpose of these teachings is to support the world as it moves out of the fear that has held it imprisoned to the Love that is its original nature. Thank you for being a vessel through which you, and then the world, shall know that even in the human experience, there is Only Love.

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A note from the Magdalene:

My beloved sisters and brothers,

We are in an exciting time in the evolution of human consciousness. If you have found yourself drawn to these words, it is because you agreed to incarnate on the earth plane at this time to help usher in the age of Love.  You have agreed to this on behalf of the Divine intention of Love and for the sake of all of humanity.  As you know, this has been no easy task.  In order to support humanity in its next stage of evolution you have first had to do it for yourself.

Now you are the Body of Christ. Whether or not this is your chosen language, you have worked toward clearing past programming rooted in fear so you can more fully embody the Love /Light that is your true Divine calling. Congratulations and thank you!

The words you now hold in your hands are my gratitude gift to you. I thank my beloved Lauri Ann Lumby for being the vessel through which these teachings may now come forth.  The world is now ready and able to receive the Divine encodings presented herein.  Some of these teachings I’ve given to Lauri directly.  Some are her personal reflections.  Others I wrote directly through her hand. 

Some of what you receive here may seem unreal or even shocking. Worry not about that.  Take in what speaks to you and allow the teachings that might confront or challenge to simply be.  If they are meant for you they will find their roots at a time divinely ordained for you.

The ultimate purpose of these teachings is to support the world as it moves out of the fear that has held it imprisoned into the Love that is its original nature. Thank you for being a vessel through which you, and then the world, shall know that even in the human experience, there is Only Love.

 

All my love,

Mary, called Magdalene

(as written through the hand of Lauri Ann Lumby)

FREE Magdalene Events

Good morning, there are two FREE Magdalene events planned for the coming week!  Register today and reserve your place.  It is all FREE! 

 

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From July 20 to July 22 (the actual Feast Day of the Magdalene), we will be joined by incredible women who have devoted to, held counsel with, researched, written about, and expressed the essence of the woman named Mary Magdalene. Woman to Goddess, the stories of Mary Magdalene encompass the whole of human and divine experience. She is known as apostle, disciple, beloved, bride, whore, teacher, saint, and Goddess.

PRESENTERS

Interviewer – Kimberly F. Moore – Founder of MotherHouseand Mystery School of the Goddess.

Margaret Starbird presenting Bride in Exile – author, lecturer, and Mary Magdalene scholar. Website: MargaretStarbird.net

Elizabeth Cunningham presenting Mary Magdalen and modern Midrash: A Novelist’s Dream – Author of the Maeve Chronicles. Website: ElizabethCunninghamWrites.com

Katherine Skaggs presenting Mary Magdalene: Priestess of Initiation – Artist, author, teacher, and Shamanic Practitioner. Website: KatherineSkaggs.com

Lauri Ann Lumby presenting Priestess in the Temple of the Magdalene – Author, teacher, and Magdalene Priestess. Website: TempleoftheMagdalene.com

Renee Starr presenting the Garden of the Magdalene – Author, teacher, mythologist, and artist. Website: BacktotheGoddess.com

Mary Petiet presenting Seeking Mary Magdalene – Author and storyteller. Website: MaryPetiet.com

Dr. April Heaslip presenting Regenerating Magdalene:Mythological Perspectives on the Return of the Divine Feminine – Mythologist and educator. Website: AprilHeaslip.com

**All registrants will automatically be added to email lists. THANK YOU!

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FREE online service dedicated to Mary Magdalene, who here represents and guides us on the Path of the Beloved.

The Path of the Beloved is that which guides us to ourselves.  Here we find the full integration between the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine within us while embodying our fullest potential as both fully Divine and fully Human!  Here we find a life of fulfillment and joy in our unique giftedness – both in service to ourselves and in service to the betterment of the world.

Mary Magdalene is the only one identified to have completed the full course of Jesus’ teachings and was initiated as co-equal partner and Beloved with Christ. It was to Mary whom Jesus first revealed his resurrected/Christed Self and it was Mary he commissioned to share the good news with the other disciples and to continue his work in his stead.

Mary, honored with the title “Magdalene” (meaning “Great Tower”), most fully understood, integrated and then embodied the highest and deepest levels of Jesus’ teachings, becoming fully self-actualized through Jesus’ guidance. In becoming self-actualized, Mary, in the fullness of her humanness, embodied her own Divinity – like Jesus, becoming fully human and fully divine.  Through this level of knowledge, Mary experienced the alchemical, transformative and UNIVERSAL truth inherent in Jesus’ teachings – the truth of Oneness – oneness within one’s self, with the Divine, with others and with all of creation.  It is the truth of this Oneness that Mary then went on to teach, along with the alchemical, initiatory process that Jesus facilitated for her and taught her to facilitate for others.  Mary’s mission, then, could be said to support others in their own self-actualization.

The service is self-guided and to be completed in your own time.  Plan for 1-2 hours to complete the service and along with meditation and ritual suggestions.

Thank you for joining us on this auspicious day!