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From Japan: The Great Mother Turning

“… God alone loves us unconditionally. Even when we turn away from Him or ignore Him, He silently waits for us.” — Sri Daya Mata, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE

Since the devastation in Japan began, the word on some streets is that Mother Nature is pretty ticked off about the way we’ve been treating Her. Human beings have a long history of believing that God punishes us for our sins. We anthropomorphize God — arrogantly believe that our Deity responds to error with the same indignation and judgment we do. Our understanding of the Divine Feminine has historically been tainted by accusations of subversion and witchcraft. When misperception permeates our belief system, we blame what befalls us on an angry, uncaring God. 


A friend of a friend of a friend sent me an email from a woman in Sendai that details her experience living in the aftermath of the earthquake. Tremors occur every 15 minutes. Sirens and helicopters are constant, yet she writes of strangers leaving food and water on her doorstep; that there is no looting though people leave their front doors open so they can dash outside in an aftershock. She eats by candlelight; shares stories with others; sleeps in a single room with tens of strangers — peacefully so. Everyone helps each other in ways they never did before.

I’ve also received emails from organizations I collaborate with expressing their heartfelt sympathy and concern for the Japanese people. I’ve read a few articles that mention how governments are making noise about reassessing nuclear proliferation. People of all races and religions are turning to the God of their hearts in prayer. Though this is not everyone’s experience, it’s quite a different picture that what we see on the news and fear in our hearts


Divine Love is a vast and mysterious thing. It is often through suffering that we come to know how much we are loved and how to really love others. When there is tragedy — disaster, violence and abuse — every one of us longs to turn to a loving Someone and feel understood, taken care of, and restored. That we can and do suffer with our Japanese brothers and sisters, that we reach out to them is evidence that the human spirit is evolving to a higher level of consciousness, a deeper understanding of the Divine Feminine, of Her compassion and care in the midst of our deepest sorrows. When we stop blaming God for what happens to us and we turn toward Her we transcend the pain and suffering that is part of this world.

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posted March 18, 2011 at 3:57 am

A friend emailed this to me the other day: “Have you been watching how the news media sounds/looks amazed as they talk about how people are behaving. No yelling, no looting, only helping. Even relatively few tears. Words like stoic and controlled have been used, but what it really is is accepting. Living in what is. But doing it as a group instead of individually… . That is the real Great Shift. No longer every man for himself but a view out the window of people acting as one.”
In this same time frame, I’ve been writing an entry entitled “The Great Shift” for one of the “Folk of Yore Books.” Following is a snippet of what came regarding pain. It’s in the voice of the Folk, mystical Beings of Light from the 11th dimension:
“Consider the full implications of all thine experiences. Each is a potential link in the chain of events leading to the unfoldment of Divinity, the true nature of thee and thy kin. Whatever you may face—regardless its threat or appearance, the extent of its pain or suffering in thee or those you love—does not come without Grace, without a blessed Connection to the Love and Compassion behind all events. If you can maintain your sense of that Connection, you will rise to a level of Grace equivalent to the Challenge. This comes with living physical life above the fray of human calamities, identified as a Spiritual Being. Doing that will afford you the perspective not only to see the Grace, but to fully absorb it, to be able to actively transform with pain and not be defeated by it.”

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