Sunday 4-21-13 Beloved One

Happy Sunday
” … Since I learnt that He longs for me, longing for Him never leaves me for an instant.” – Llewellyn Vaughan Lee, Sufi Teacher
On Super Soul Sunday this morning was a repeat of the interview Oprah did with Llewellyn Vaughan Lee last summer.  I remembered being so moved by this man that I watched the episode again hoping to be inspired with direction for my writing.  The way he spoke to my heart and was able to express the feeling of an intimate LOVE with God does correlate with what I have be considering to write about this week.
As I related last week, I have been working on the discovery of my archetypes* following the coursework outlined in Caroline Myss’ book Sacred Contracts.  Determining my twelve primary archetypes has taken a few weeks but I believe I have resolved them this week.  Uncovering the twelve and then the self reflection to confirm their influence in my life has brought about many realizations and emotions.  I have felt all week that I would like to share the joy I have felt at concluding that my primary child archetype is the Divine Child.
We all have a child archetype and there are about half a dozen that can be part of our personality.  The divine child seemed to best suit the feeling of intimacy I have felt in my heart when I have been connected to God.  In my memoir “2012, My Year of Miracles” I wrote of rediscovering my personality at 5 years old of being Pollyanna, always seeing the good in all things.  I was a joyful, happy child who only wanted to be good. I moved away from myself in later childhood due to criticism and shame; the love I gave out innocently was ridiculed, Pollyanna became a term of disdain.
Looking back there were intimate connections with God over the years.  As a teenager I joined a youth group and recall an outdoor mass where I was so moved that I just wept uncontrollably for most of the service.  Mom and Dad were there and I remember their not being concerned; Mom told me that I had received the Holy Spirit.
When my kids were school age and studying for the sacraments we returned to Church.  The culture and the society of the Church did not suit me but there were still several times that my heart was opened by the scripture or the music that I once again felt connected to God (I wept a few times in mass too).
Today I walk around joyful at the rediscovery of my divine child, this basic element of my personalty, the innocent who knows her father loves her and returns to seeing love in everything around her. I look at children now and I am just in awe at the evidence of their souls that shine from them as they have not yet been pulled away from God.  Sadly, I look at so many young people who are suffering, especially those expressing their pain through violence and self mutilation, and I remember that they are hurting due to the resent loss of their attachment to the Divine.  What events had this life dealt them to separate them so far and so quickly from LOVE?
Llewellyn spoke of the Sufis defining life in three stages; moving away from God, moving toward God, and moving in God.  My divine child is so happy to be returning to my father.  I ask my father that our oneness, that is humanity of the Earth, be making the change of stage and start moving toward God.
May you feel God as your beloved in your heart today.
*Awareness of archetypes dates back at least to the time of Plato, who called them Forms. Plato believed that these eternal Forms were reflected in material objects. The Form of Beauty, for example, is abstract and applies to all beautiful things; as different as the individual manifestations of Beauty may be–a beautiful person, horse, or flower–the Form itself never changes. The great Swiss psychologist Carl Jung developed this idea further. For Jung, archetypes comprised psychological patterns derived from historical roles in life, such as the Mother, Child, Trickster, and Servant, as well as universal events or situations, including Initiation or Death and Rebirth. Along with our individual personal unconscious, which is unique to each of us, Jung asserted, “there exists a second psychic system of a collective, universal, and impersonal nature that is identical in all individuals.” This collective unconscious, he believed, was inherited rather than developed, and was composed mainly of archetypes. – from Sacred Contracts, Caroline Myss.

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