Friday, December 11, 2015

Twelve Days of Mary - Day Eleven

II High Priestess
Sacred Mysteries of Mary Tarot Deck

She who Priestesses the Holy in the Ordinary;
The Vessel of the new age of humanity.
The High Priestess is in complete balance,
carrying the two sacred vessels of the living waters
of consciousness.  She is the vehicle for the inner
sacred marriage; the coming together of
masculine and feminine, spirit and matter,
the holy and the ordinary.

'To seek God without already having Her, is of all things the most impossible'

We awaken to the Inner Presence by discovering the story that
lives within each one of us.
In the High Priestess card in the Mysteries of Mary Tarot,
she has stepped off the wheel of fate (usually symbolised by your
astrology chart which has fixed your destiny in time and space) and
she has also stepped off the half-moon.  Often the High Priestess,
the Virgin Goddess, the Queen of Heaven, stands on the half-moon,
a symbol amongst other things, of the influence of the hidden
world of emotions.

The Soul within you is priestessing the healing balm for your own
personal story.

The Mysteries of Mary and the Christian mystery of the incarnation
of the Divine into earthly matter, is the ultimate sacred marriage,
the hieros gamos, the marriage of the greatest opposites,
that of heaven and earth.
We cannot fathom how does heaven and earth unite as one
and we cannot fathom that all of earthly matter is sanctified
by the divine essence that lives in all.
But we can accept the open invitation that the Soul
does exist in this body and we can accept that all is
blessed by the Presence of God.

There is no separation between holy and ordinary

The Mystery of the Incarnation of the divine into the ordinary
has been told through many aeons of time and through
many cultures and traditions.  It is not only now
in the new unfolding age that we are being reminded
that woman metaphorically and in human
consciousness, represent matter (mater) and that
woman (matter) mothers the Divine.  Isis held the suckling
Osiris to her breast as did Inanna and other ancient goddesses.

extracted from Sacred Mysteries of Mary

I am participating in
Twelve Days with Mary love
as hosted by Rebecca at
This is an annual circle of connection and sharing
of inspiration and Mary love, much
wider than culture, religion or dogma.



  1. I enjoyed reading this post. Love to you at this Advent season.

  2. No separation between holy and ordinary. These are profound words to live by. Thank you Hettienne for these wonderful posts.

  3. I dont know how you do it. Each one more lovely than the last. I believe someone is watching over you and guiding your her direction! Beautiful!

  4. "The Vessel of the new age of humanity."

    luv this line

    have a good weekend

    much love...

  5. YES. I have always believed "There is no separation between holy and ordinary" is all holy.

  6. Exquisite, as always. I made each of your photos larger and stared at them with intent, thinking of the words you typed to accompany your shrine. What a labor of love your project is.

  7. Divine words ~ love the divine and the ordinary ~

    Wishing you the magic and love of the season,
    artmusedog and carol

  8. Lingering on the words, 'there is no separation between the holy and the ordinary.'

  9. It is all very difficult to 'fathom' so we must embrace the beautiful mystery of it all! Thank you...x

  10. balance, holy and ordinary, divine and earthly, incarnation, peace and love. Thank you. xo


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