Monday, March 24, 2014

Mondays with Mary - 24 March

Mondays with Mary

a weekly blog post where the Mystery of Life is explored
as Divine;  where Love is the Muse
and her divine touch opens the heart and
brings breathtaking creatures forth!

Here, the Divine Mary, Mother of All,
creatrix, eternal nurturer, bringer of new life
and also witness to suffering and death, is my muse.

You may dip your quill into the glowing ink
and play along with your own musings or you
may ponder with me on the many stories
of Mary and her many names
through the length of time
and who is she today?
in our ordinary lives.

May these weekly posts bring some of the
lustre to your day that they bring to me
and my take on life!

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
 by any other name would smell as sweet." - William Shakespeare

I leave this post up for the week and
will announce the lucky winner of the week's
giveaway on the weekend - in time for the
next Mondays with Mary.

See below for this week's giveaway!

The Fourth Teaching
(extract from The teaching for one world : wisdom from Mother Mary by Gina Lake)

Accept Life as it is

It is impossible to love or feel at peace
unless you accept life as it is.
Non-acceptance closes the hart, which is the
doorway to love and peace.  There is no
other way but acceptance to open that door.
When you accept it, peace comes and
love flow once again.

This is a hard truth for the mind to swallow.
because the mind is designed to reject,
resist and desire something other
than the way life is.  This resistance is natural
and how you were built to respond to life.
Nevertheless, there is another way.

The mind's rejection of the way life is does
not have to be your internal experience - your experience of life.
There is another possibility.

Is the mind wise enough to know what is best for it?
Like a child, the mind does not know, but it thinks it knows.
Fortunately, you are inherently wise.
Something else within you knows the truth.
Look to that which is wise within you to determine
your stance toward life.  Your internal experience
is governed either by your or your mind.
Peace and love can be how you feel about life.
Find that which is within you that loves and is at
peace with life just as it is. 
That has always been awake and aware within you.

All the photographs were taken in my studio
with my new mannequin - and as you can see
I am ever so in love with it!!

This week's giveaway is a pouch of 
Mother Mary blessing seeds.
You can read more about them here

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with love


  1. This is an awesome lesson you have posted. Acceptance is certainly one of the hardest truths to swallow. I am still trying to learn it.

    Not entering your Mary giveaway this week as I will be posting about a different Mother but I had to come visit anyway. Blessings to you Hettienne.

  2. What a beautiful post Hettienne. I think with time I have learned the acceptance of things. It's been a hard journey at times but with prayer and lots of faith and hope we go on. Have a wonderful day.

  3. Wise words. Self-acceptance like self-forgiveness. Is only the first step.

  4. I am in awe with this offering of blessing seeds. How in touch you must be with our Blessed Mother. I know that I can use the faith of Her, I need to learn to speak to Her, not just in prayer, but in my everday needs.How delighted I would be to win your giveaway. May Mary's blessings rain on you, dear Hettienne.

  5. I can see why you love that new mannequin! She is fabulous!

  6. I've reposted. Hope this fixes things.

  7. O what a magical mannequin!
    Wonderful words too
    very healing
    and smart.
    ♥ ♥ ♥


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