Dear Readers of A Course of Love,
More than likely, many of you may have heard the 2020 decade spoken of as the decade of the feminine. I have felt this to tremendous effect. Here, at the end of the first year of this promising period, I am releasing Book 1 of a trilogy that expands on A Course of Love’s way of Mary. Jesus gave us a preview of Mary’s way almost twenty years ago (I completed The Dialogues in October 2001.) In it, he said we were preparing for the way of Mary. The time has now arrived.
The Way of the Marys
I do not recall having knowledge of this feminine decade, myself, when I began this dialogue with Mary of Nazareth. Our initial encounter came in 2013 but I did not embrace this new work fully until we began again in 2018.
At the beginning of this year, I took a sabbatical to begin to put together what had been written . . . and never emerged. I thought many times that I “ought to” be reaching out during this isolating and frightening time in the world, but my year became a year not only of deep immersion with Holy Mary, but of leaving “ought to” thoughts and actions behind. It took a while to free myself of guilt and shoulds. The highly scheduled life I had been living contained a lot of those. As I let it all go, I slowly became confident that my time was being spent in the most essential way it could be—doing what is mine to do.
You too, can call on Mary to be with you. You too, can allow yourself to be transformed. What I felt emerging in myself, (slowly . . . as you will see as you read Mirari), is confidence in my gift and the power that sharing these words, spoken so intimately between Mary and I, will have. They light the way for our movement out of “the old,” the very movement that Jesus called us to in A Course of Love.
I would like to welcome you to this movement. It will carry to you, a sense of belonging in the life and the time in which you are living, and reveal your destiny as a creator of The New. From my earliest contact with Holy Mary, she sought to transform my “resistance” to carrying on in an old way, into a passion to create in a new way. Reclaiming the creative feminine energy that has been lost, we emerge for the birth of new life. We can each live in a new way.
A key reference for the initial awkwardness of this time arrived in The Dialogues with the realization that acceptance includes accepting that we have dislikes. This liberating idea can mean that we allow ourselves to choose not to participate in some things. With that freedom, a sense of devotion to what is ours to do can at last arise. We commit ourselves to where our energy is most drawn to be. There, we are at our most expansive. You and I have no need to avail ourselves of anything that is “more of the same” as we begin to realize our worth. As you and I are empowered with free will, The New arises in us and we feel how much we belong in the new time that is birthing.
This is especially true for women and men in whom the feminine is arising. Through the alure of The New, along with the sympathetic understanding that Mary offers, you and I begin to heal and to feel free of the old. We begin to accept all, rather than some of our feelings, and to sense the power of creation that rests within them.
This happened slowly in me, and so this personal account will not arise as pressure to quickly achieve a new state. There is no value to “achieve.” Mary’s way, and our feminine way, is just the opposite. It lets us slow down and realize the wonder of Mirari (“Mirari” is Holy Mary’s way of expressing wonder). Wonder captivates us. As its beauty is found, both within and without, we are readied to embrace the grief we carry from the time of learning. Through our grief we are lifted to a new beginning. We can’t turn back. The new age is here and is extending as we open space for it to arrive.
As distracting thoughts and activities fall away, spaciousness opens us to The New. We are “literally” birthing The New and our undivided attention is required. In this devoted responsiveness we find unity. We begin the sometimes-slow movement to no longer being split by conflicting aims. Our potential is untapped. As I heard on Day 24 of The Dialogues: We are “the virgin, the pregnant, the birth, and the new life.” And this “is the way of the world as well as the way of creation.”
I invite and encourage you to receive Mirari in sacred solitude. Let it wash over you. There is nothing here to learn. Nothing needs to be discussed. Here, you are to become reacquainted with intimacy. Here, you are soothed into acceptance of who “you” are. Being who you are is your liberation from all you have been taught you are, and from your need to seek instruction in how to better yourself. Here, you begin to see yourself as you were created and desire to be.
You will know when to share.
When you do, call on Mary’s assurance that sharing deeply will draw forth the knowing and being known that is our deepest and most hidden desire. Knowing and being known is our very entrance into the way of the Marys and the way of The New. It is the felt-knowing that is our birthright, and the sense by which we will navigate this fluid wave of our quickening, our movement to The New.
In the wonder of new life,
Mirari: The Way of the Marys is available now.
Dearest Mari, I have ordered this book and look forward to a conversation with Mary through you. One of the deepest wounds of my long life (I’m in my 88th year now) has been the neglect, the minimizing, and the violence toward the feminine in my childhood home, in religion, culture and in the world.
A great joy these days is watching the creative feminine energies emerging and taking shape! It’s happening everywhere. Marari: The Way of the Mary’s will contribute to this welcome shift as the New emerges. Thank you.
Thank you Mari, from my heart, for this wonderful Chrismas Gift! I am really looking forward to immersing myself in Mirary coming holidays.
Mari, I’m so delighted this book is published. thank you for receiving this for all of us. I’ve been vibrating with and deepening into the way of Mary for over a year as I’ve been writing my own book, Life is a Song of Love, a Woman’s Mystical Journey of the Heart and Womb. Actually the book is writing me. I very much look forward to reading Mirari, the Way of the Marys.
Lots of love, Sally
I am so excited and happy to be a part of the new and relish in the joy of the new arrival (The Way of the Mary’s) at this most precious time of year.
Thank you for birthing a most sacred gift
Love as always dear Mari
I been waiting for this book since i first heard about it announced at the acim online conference and waited impatiently for it and I love it now that it’s out. I’m happy to hear this is first of a trilogy from Mary. The inner.
Feminine arising is such an important step of the New as this feminine is almost completely forgotten and denied. Mary’s voice is certainly touching onto that vibration of subtle feeling realm that informs in a different way than mind and even the heart. However this voice of the feminine has been speaking to us through “Right use of Will” (also a channeled work as the voice of the great Mother of everything. Just like acim was for the mind acol for the heart RUOW is all about feeling, it’s acceptance and evolution.
I find this voice of Mary deeply touching and awakening of this subtle realm of real feeling that has no labels and so no past.
“I step back and let Her lead the way”
Tnx Mari for taking time to gift us with all these fine and surely needed messages. Cole