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EMBRACING A MOTHER THAT IS UNLIMITED, UN-CONTAINED, AND UNCONVENTIONAL

An African proverb says, the “wise aim at boundaries beyond the present; [and] by their struggle they transcend the circle of their beginning.”
The Brown Girl dares to step out of the box of conventionality that has always excluded her – to envision a creation that is far more inclusive, one that sees beyond the European biblical tradition that “remade its past to suit its own interests”– and  recalls ancient Africa’s place as the Motherland of creation.
Moses says to the Israelites, “you forgot the God who gave you birth” (Deut. 32:18 NIV).  Isaiah said that God cried out like “a woman in childbirth,” reminding her children that she upheld since conception and “carried … since… birth” (Isaiah 42:14, 46:3).  It was this Mother God, Hosea recalls, who taught us to walk, who healed us, who lifted the yokes from our necks, who bent down to feed us (Hosea 11:3-4).

Even Pope John Paul I recognized that God is not just our Father; “even more God is our [M]other.”  Hence, we should not be limited to a male-dominated creation mythology that leaves out the Mother Creator.
God as Mother is not merely Creator but is creativity itself.
Creator as Mother is the epitome of Love:  love as grace, love as compassion, love as peace, love as strength, love as power, love as wisdom, love as community, love as justice, love as faith, love as hope.  Creator as Mother is not a gender – but is the energy of  creation constantly and continuously creating itself.
Few would dispute that due to European male dominance of Christianity as a tradition, God the Father governs the majority of our relationships with God.  But that solely paternal relationship is often limited to the over-literalized metaphor that it is.
The paternal image of God as Father has so monopolized “Christian speech about God that the equally legitimate and in some ways even more appropriate symbol of God as Mother [has been] eclipsed.”  However, this historical, political, cultural, and economic dominance of man over woman does not dispel the Truth that God is greater than any pre-conceived notion of human sexuality or gender.  God’s attributes as Creator can be better identified with the attributes of Mother as the major creative, life-giving force in the world.
“Since it is women whose bodies bear, nourish, and deliver new persons into life and, as society is traditionally structured, are most often charged with the responsibility to nurture them into maturity, language about [Creator] as mother carries a unique power to express human relationship to the mystery who generates and cares for everything.”
The Brown Girl, as a Columbian Indian, sings that God is “the mother of all races, the mother of all tribes.  She is the mother of the thunder, mother of the rain and rivers, the mother of trees and all living things.” Of course, many if not most theologians choose to stay deeply embedded in a tradition merely because it is traditional; they refuse to entertain Creator as Mother since “the Bible speaks of God as ‘Father’” – fully ignoring the fact that the biblical image of God was created by men wrote the Bible.
The Brown Girl – surrounded by the hatred and condemnation of a white male-dominated world, is a Creator who uplifts those who have been marginalized and demonized – putting them in their rightful place as equal heirs to the throne; a Creator who has “a mother’s love that makes the beloved beautiful”; a Creator whose love cannot be earned or merited but is “freely and abundantly given.”
Creator as Mother generates everything and ensures that it flourishes.  “Without origin, without source, without beginning,” Creator as Mother is not a gender but is creativity itself.  “Creation is not something God did . . . Creation is something God does and is still doing.”
 “There is a creative force constantly at work in man and all creation.”  Creator as Mother is “sympathetic, comforting, loving, forgiving, and instantly healing,” with all “compassion and healing power of the Father at ‘Her’ command.”
Those of us who are oppressed, marginalized, denigrated, and impoverished realize the presence of God when we understand that “every moment is the beginning of a new creation.” Creation did not begin and end in seven days; those days are just symbolic of the   Truth that “[w]herever there is the evidence of creative action, there God is.”
“God is closer to us than we are to ourselves.” We experience God through our expressions of the creative source.  We are a living expression of God.

 

WHEN THE SERVANT BECOMES THE MASTER – Part 8 – Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

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This audio tape is the studied chapter from the book Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself,  by Joe Dispenza, which you can purchase on Amazon.  We are also excerpting the music of Peter Kater and R. Carlos Nakai: “Service” and “Call to Enchantment,” which can be purchased on i-Tunes.  

We will continue next Monday calls at 8 PM, by calling 218-936-4986, pass code 48201.

We also discussed The Ultimate Secret to Getting Absolutely Everything You Want by Michael Hernacki, which says in order to accomplish something, you must be willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish it. When you form an intention and keep fast to it, you will eventually achieve the results you want.  An open mind is receptive to the possible, the untried, the unproven. It doesn’t make judgments. It doesn’t make excuses for why things cannot be. It doesn’t refuse what is asked of it, no matter how illogical the request may seem. You only two things: 1. A clear idea of what you want (an objective).  It’s helpful to write down what you want in words that are as specific as you can make them. 2. Commitment. This, like willingness, is an attitude, a feeling of confidence that you’ll continue to pursue what you want, no matter what happens, a firm belief that what you want is so desirable and so important to you that, in the end, it will be worth doing whatever you must do to get it.
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GIVING THANKS FOR THE DIVINE WITHIN: GOD AS INDIVIDUAL BEING


img_5609-2This is from a previous class on the teachings of Joel Goldsmith.
Joel GoldsmithThis was taken from the 7th Section of Joel’s book
Living by Grace and from
“Evaluating Your Spiritual Progress”  which is in
the end of the 6th Section.
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Join us as we listen to the divine within.

The music is several different versions of Amazing Grace by Ladysmith Black Mambazo,
Walela and a piano solo called Amazing Grace.
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IT IS TIME FOR A SPIRITUAL RENEWAL INVENTORY

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2 – WHAT AM I?

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6 – WHAT DO I WANT TO BE?

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USE THIS TIME FOR SPIRITUAL RENEWAL TO CHANGE AND KEEP REVITALIZING YOUR LIFE.

REV. LOVING ALSO OFFERS FOR SALE ON AMAZON A NEW JOURNAL TO HELP REFLECT AS YOU ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS: SEEING MYSELF AS GOD SEES ME.

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I HONOR THE MOTHER WHO GAVE ME BIRTH, THE MOTHER WHO KEEPS GIVING ME BIRTH, THE MOTHER IN ME, AND THE MOTHER IN YOU

21I honor the Divine that birthed the unique being CALLED ME.

eye 24I honor the Universal Ethers that formed every hair, every molecule, every fiber, every divine vibration of the I AM that I AM.

ownership 6I honor the Cosmic Womb that delivered the light that shines as me.

100I honor the Spirit that carried me into this  reality of absolute good that we call life.

great 7I honor the Perfect Harmony that called me from the endless bounty of this time space continuum before I was shaped in the womb.

thanks 31I honor the Souls who came before me and through whose legacy I began, not simply because I am, but because without them, I would never be.

Gabriel 12I honor the God that gave me a destiny in the irresistible vortex of my desires.

thanks 40I honor the Ancestors — expressing through me the love of enlightened purpose and endless possibility.

DSC03766I honor the Christ that died for me because in the second that my Savior died I began.

soul5I honor the Breath that the Holy Ghost breathed as me in the transformational moment of my spiritual liberation.

spirit 6I honor the Freedom that blessed me through the all-encompassing soul of my being.

DIVINE MOTHER 5I honor my Mother, and in so doing, I honor all of who I AM.

God is a Brown Girl Too 2010 Retreat 205Mothers do not only bring out the best in us, they are the best in us.

aa IMG_0392They are that aspect of us that sacrifices all to give to others.

IMG_1927They are that co-creative side of us that will bring forth all energy, all resilience, all commitment, all compassion, all power to give birth to something greater than ourselves.

ac IMG_0574A mother is the deep wisdom in us that knows, really knows as much as God and sees through all appearances of things, and reaches beyond flesh to pull us back from waywardness to righteousness.

ReadingA mother is that balance in us of carefulness and carefree-ness, of resistance and release, of responsibility and blame, of praise and humility.

DSC_0232My mother had 5 children, and from a very early age I wanted to emulate her and so I sat on the porch with about 5 dolls lined up under my care and protection because I appreciated the sacred act of mothering and the love that she gave me.

Marlon and Cecilia Photos of Younger Days 012Thich Nhat Hanh says that our mothers are so profoundly connected to us that they continue to nurture us even when they have left the fleshly realm, that they never stop giving us life, that we can always call on their support.

Our Mothers Watch Over Us Even When They Are Gone

When the singer says sometimes I feel like a motherless child, we feel her pain because we know that those words mean she has lost spiritual grounding.  She can no longer see the spiritual ancestors that continue to give birth to us, to love, to protect, to heal us.

img073I have been a mother to you, and each one of you has been a mother to me.  We will give birth to spiritual children while we live, and through our life and practice, we will continue to give birth even after we die.

Sitting togetherAnd so I want to give everyone an opportunity to celebrate the mother today:  The mother who gave you birth; the mother who keeps giving you birth; and the mother in you; and the mother you will always be – even after you are no longer on the earthly realm.

DSC_0214My Mother is a reservoir from which the continuous stream of good constantly flows into my life, a stream that has nothing to do with money or bank accounts — but flows endlessly  from inexhaustible supply.

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My mother is all-knowing wisdom, all-giving love, all-flowing peace constantly cleansing my heart.

Marlon and Cecilia Photos of Younger Days 004My mother is complete faith, unlimited joy and calming grace that blesses me with a life so wonderful that I have never even dared to imagine it.

Christa & Camille LovingMy mother is the divine ideas that keeps anointing me with fresh stories and new friends and untold strength and cosmic energy.

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Cecilia and NajahMy mother moves through my life through a community called church and a vibrant connection of Oneness with each and every one of you.

SittingMy mother is the freedom that resurrects me through the all-encompassing soul of my being.

PrayingMy mother is the prayer that is always answered and is always blessing me.

 

STEP OUTSIDE YOUR BOX INTO BLESSINGS: Self-Empowerment Call

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The following is an excerpt from the studied chapter “Step Outside the Box into Blessings”, from the book God is a Brown Girl Too can be purchased on Amazon:    Listen on link above.

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EIGHT LESSONS FROM THE SILENCE

IMG_0135[1]In Sedona, so much was revealed that it will take several blogs to process it all.  Even after several more blogs, the process of understanding the blessings of Sedona will be ongoing.

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For example, one of the most important parts of the retreat is being silent.  We were silent every night from 10 PM to 6 AM, but on the fourth day, we went into more focused silence from 5 PM to 5 AM.  In the silence, it is easier to practice the presence because you can more easily leave the world around you.

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The first lesson that I learned in the silence was compassion.  I realized that the loudest noise I hear – the noise that I needed to silence – was my inner voice.  Take a moment and listen to your inner voice.  What are you telling yourself?

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My inner voice was filled with criticism and condemnation.  I had to silence my inner voice as well as my outer voice – to hear God.

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The second lesson I learned in the silence was to look deeply into my own eyes and smile.  In the mirror, my whole face smiled with me.  Have you taken the time to see you and bless yourself with a smile?  I never would have taken the time to smile at myself if I were not silent.  Looking deeply into my eyes and smiling was like staring deeply into an opening in my soul.

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The third lesson that I learned in the silence was to be moderate in all things.  Spirit made me promise not to deprive myself.  I can eat the blanched kale and oatmeal and fruit that we had for breakfast – with ground flaxseed.  But for me, I can also eat flesh in moderation, sugar in moderation, salt in moderation.   Moderation also requires that I in-take the colors of the universe: beets and oranges, strawberries  and radishes; sweet potatoes and tangerines; cucumbers and mangoes, and sweet potatoes and egg plant.  Whole foods shined through us fresh as a new aura of wholeness.

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The fourth lesson that I learned in the silence was to stop judging.  Instead, I allow peace to fill my heart: a peace that washes away fear, a peace that washes away sadness, a peace that nourishes my soul.  In peace, I rest and am renewed – rising like an eagle, strong enough this time to fly higher.

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The fifth lesson that I learned in the silence is how to see my husband more clearly.  I really saw him as who he was for the first time.  He was there in the silence too as he accompanies me on every retreat and for every service, presentation or workshop.  We have been in the silence several times before so we know to avoid each other’s eyes.  Our eyes would be conversation in and of themselves.  Instead I feel his anticipation of my needs, his desire to give, his patient attention to detail, his strength to my weakness, his husband to my wife, his light in my darkness.

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The sixth lesson I learned in the silence is that I already hear the prayers of others – not loudly, but instinctively.  I already am part of the impetus to receive answers.  I already ride on the wings of grace with blessings and favor.  Miracles are already taking shape.

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The seventh lesson I learned in the silence is how to see you.  I know you by your magnificence.  Your radiance transcends the mago womb of love.  You are as brilliant as dawn, dressed in new moons, wearing the victory of new seasons.  Each one of your ten toes and fingers wiggle in the rainbows of lasting promises.  Each one of your amazing stars curls through your hair and colors your skin endless shades and hues of brown.  I learn the importance of being present for you as much as I am present for me.

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The eighth lesson that I learned in the silence is that my dreams are already one with nature.  My dreams awaken in the desert even more eloquently than they do in the city.  In Sedona, my dreams ride the winds of gentle kisses and leap from the limbs of juniper trees, saying “you have arrived, you have entered a new realm, you are here.”

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In the silence, deep within the silence, I know that we are born of the same mother, fed by the same father, guided by the same holy spirit, led by the same Christ of many different names.  I know that our song will last forever because I can hear it.  It is a song bestowed on us by the ancients, a song of grace given to us by God, a song of power exuding from every cell of our being, a song of wholeness connecting us as one, a song of Genesis constantly creating, a song of vision beyond the world dimension.

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In the silence, I hear a song of joy that never ever stops singing.

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NAMASTE,

The love in me embraces the love in you.

Rev. Cecilia B. Loving

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DEMONSTRATING OUR GOOD: CONNECTING WITH THE SOURCE By Cecilia Loving

Matthew 7:7-8 reminds us that we have the power to demonstrate our good.  In fact, Jesus explains just how simple it is.  “Ask,” he says, “and it will be given to you.”  He says, “Seek, and you will find.”  And just in case, you don’t get that, he says “knock and the door will be opened to you.”  Yet, we over-complicate things.  We deny the power of God’s image and likeness.  We suffocate our good with constant worries.  We say that we are devout followers of the Word and yet, we still complain about the appearances of things.  We undermine God’s absolute good, even though the Universe begins the process of demonstrating it as soon as we ask.

As Tyler Perry said in his recent performance of Madea’s Big Happy Family at Madison Square Garden, God has a geographical positioning system that clicks on as soon as we ask.  In the big “GPS” of life, God zooms in our good and begins to direct us to exactly where it is located.  The major challenge that we face is that things may not happen when we want them to.  The person who we thought was Mr. or Mrs. Right wasn’t the one at all.  We don’t get the job that we thought was perfect for us.  The money that we anticipated does not manifest when we believed it would.  The apartment that we hoped that we would remain in forever is destroyed by a storm.  Just when we were soaring to the height of our fitness goals, a health challenge presents itself.

We seemed to be on the right course, headed in the right direction.  But as soon as we thought we were well under way, we hit a pothole.  But delay doesn’t mean that our prayers are not being answered.  It doesn’t mean that we have strayed off course.  It simply means that we may not arrive when we anticipated.  But we will be in our right place, at our right time, in perfect divine order.  It means that in order to recognize Mr. Right, we have to first meet Mr. Wrong.  It means that in order for us to be directed to the best, God needs to close a few doors first.  It means that our manna is flowing to us from channels that we cannot even imagine. It means that there is a better living environment awaiting us.  It means that we have to slow down, and listen to our bodies.

We are not only blessed by what we ask for but by the process of its manifestation.  The journey blesses us, as well as our final destination.  We never are who we were when we set out.  We deepen our faith by allowing God to do whatever is necessary to help our dreams take shape.  We learn to believe by growing in trust.  A detour is not a sign to throw in the towel but a push to move us beyond our comfort zones — to go where we least expected, to reach for something that we never imagined.

Life is a teacher of endless possibilities and a universe of unlimited source.  We are connected to infinite channels of good, not merely connected to the one that we had the capacity to imagine.  We have to be fooled sometimes, only so we learn not be a fool.  We have to be outsmarted, so that we become smart.  We have to remain silent, so that we learn when to speak up.  Our good may not look as perfect as we anticipated but we aren’t perfect either: whatever or whoever it is — is what or who is perfect for us.  Whatever the situation, we cannot stop short of our good just because we are confronted with a challenge.

We need to remember that we are here to co-create with the consciousness that we were born with.  God is not just God above, or God as judge, or God as answer, or even simply God as love.  God is transformational energy that is constantly creating as us.  God is the force that pushes us to the finished line. All we have to do — Tyler Perry was saying — is stay the course!

In Philippians 3:14, Paul said forget what is behind and strain toward what is ahead.  Press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called us heavenward in Jesus Christ.  He was saying, I’m not there yet, but I am going to stay focused on the power pulling me toward the attainment of my goals.  Our desires are from the same spiritual ethers that give us life; they are God’s good seeking us.  They awaken us, and they give energy and power and strength to move throughout the universe as Spirit’s infinite seeds of God, waiting to take shape.

We are part of the creative evolution of the universe, called here to not only be the living manifestation of good but to be the continuous flow of good for others.  We are the trajectory of God’s creation, and the good that we long for — the things and the people and the desires that we have — are here because the Universe needs us to bring them forth.  God doesn’t want us to be deprived of anything.

Our goals are not our own, they are God’s vision of good for us.  Our dreams are not our own, they are God’s good transforming us. Even our victory — the prize that we are reaching for — is not our own; it is part of the universal fabric that nurtures God’s soul as us.  We are incredible because we are the wind.  Nothing stands in the way of our success.  Every rock and crevice and stone that we must climb is made of us.  We are the living foundation of the door upon which we knock.  We stand on the shoulders of so many ancestors that if we really wanted to — we could walk on thin air.

We want a sure thing: we ask for it.  Well, Jesus simply says look within.  Seek and you will find.  Jesus says this again and again, but most profoundly in Luke 17:21 — when he says “the Kingdom of God is within you.”  What does that mean? It means that there is the YOU that you see in the flesh, the YOU that is part of the third dimension of texture and form and shape and depth.  But there is also the YOU that always present in the unseen world.  There is part of YOU that is not subject to the limitations of the physical but is the manifesting energy of the invisible, the unknown, the unattained, and the infinite: that part of YOU realizes its oneness with God.

We are not simply worthy to know God, we are worthy to be the temples of God that we are.  Without God, we would not exist; and we exist to give meaning and fulfillment to God’s purpose.   So, why are we afraid of not having enough — when God’s storehouse is unlimited?!  Give the goodness that is you, and the prophet Malachi says God will open the windows of heaven and pour out such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.

We are the dream that created us.  We are the endless possibility that life is breathing into our veins.  Our good is God seeking us.  Just as much as we want the transformation, our good wants to take shape.  Source is flowing from the Kingdom within; all we have to do is connect with it.  All we have to do is trust that ultimately Spirit will move us over the rough terrain, up the rocky mountains, and across the deep waters toward our destination — until we look up one day — and find ourselves experiencing not only what we asked for but something soooooooo much better.

Namaste,

Reverend Cecilia Loving

About SPIRITMUV:  Spiritmuv® is a trans-denominational church, which means that it transcends the confines of religion and teaches unconditional love for one another regardless of race, creed, culture, or religion.   At the heart of its teachings is what Jesus taught — that we love one another, as well as the community that Mahatma Gandhi inspired when he said, “I am a Christian and a Muslim and a Hindu and a Jew.”  Reverend Cecilia Loving is the founder and creator of Spiritmuv, which was formed in 2007.  Services are held for an hour every Sunday, from 2:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. at the Unity Center of NYC, located at 213 West 58th Street.

Rev. Loving, author of Prayers for Those Standing in the Edge of Greatness, is the sole owner, creator and administrator of God is a Brown Girl Too®, which holds annual retreats and workshops.  The next God is a Brown Girl Too Retreat will be held April 1-3, 2011, at the Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center.

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GOD IS A BROWN GIRL TOO® 

“CREATING  BEYOND THE  BOX  OF CONVENTIONALITY ” RETREAT
will take place in the Spring of 2011
from April 1 at 5:00 P.M. through April 3 at 1:00 P.M. 

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to enjoy the peace, serenity and creative consciousness of a like-minded group of women of color at the Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center, located at 299 North Highland Avenue, in Ossining, New York.   All rooms are single and surrounded by the loving prayers of the Dominican Sisters who own the facility. 

 The cost of the entire weekend, including rooms, workshops and three delicious meals per day, is only $450.00.  There is a $100 discount for senior citizens, so seniors pay $350.00. 

 Registration has already begun at http://www.godisabrowngirltoo.com/or you can mail payment directly to God is a Brown Girl Too, 376 President Street Unit 2H, Brooklyn, New York 11231.  But act fast because rooms are selling and there are now only 13 rooms left.