A word about yesterday: While I was on a rant and getting old crap off my chest (positive, i thought)… I hit “Publish” before I thought it through. It bothered me all day and night, so I lopped off parts of it. Blogging is exposing oneself, for sure, but I apologize for posting TMI. This morning, I saw a “friend’s” FB post, slamming an adult for blaming everyone for their problems and not getting it done (in effect). I “Liked” the comment, then I realized, “Wow, that’s probably me!” Even if it wasn’t, it could have been, because it (partly) applies… time to FOCUS ON THE PRESENT!
Seeing it was a blessing!
PRESENTLY, I’m reading, “Mary Within Us: A Jungian Contemplation of Her Titles and Powers by David Richo, a great reference on the spiritual significance of Mary. [Thanks, AW, for sharing it with me; unemployment isn’t ideal but I’m reading more.]
In Mary Within Us, David Richo demonstrates how we have always venerated not the literal Mary but the feminine dimension of the divine that she represents and enriches. Using the titles in the Litany of Loreto with depth and reverence, this book opens a dialogue about Mary as a personification of the virtues and destiny of the human psyche, including the so far unexplored dark side. David Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T., was ordained a priest in 1966 and now works as a psychotherapist in California. He emphasizes Jungian, trans-personal, and spiritual perspectives in his work. Dr. Richo is the author many books on spirituality and human unfolding, including When Love Meets Fear, and Shadow Dance: Liberating the Power and Creativity of Your Dark Side.
Today’s “VISITATION” painting *LEFT) is the background I posted last week, with a spirit added. I called it Visitation, for obvious reasons. I really like seeing the background through the images (like this one I did a few weeks ago, BELOW). Whenever I go for Reiki, they tell me that Mary is there with me,