I want to share something about what it means (to me) to be a “Magdalene”…
– As opposed to a Priestess of Isis
– or a Priestess of Aphrodite
– or an embodiment of any of the other Sacred Love/Sacred Sexuality Goddess lineages…
There is a fundamental component to this Path of the Magdalene in which GOD (the Infinite) is experienced as “The Beloved.”
And this is not just “The Beloved” in a non-personal sense.
This is “The Beloved” in a very…
REAL, physically-embodied, (HUMAN) sense.
The Magdalene falls in love with the INCARNATED form of God. She is his consort in a human form.
And so central to This Path is the Mystery of…
“God in Human Form”
What we might call…
“The Chosen One”
“The Promised One”
Etc. Etc. Etc…
– He who has been given a thousand names.
– He who appears in every age and every time.
– He who has been promised or foretold of by all religions.
– And manifests as THE Supreme Love in Creation Consciousness… Manifests as the “Infinite in the finite” … Manifests as “God in human form.”
It’s not all that popular nowadays (in the New Age world) to believe in such things…
But I assure you-
A True “Magdalene” has a very deep, real, ongoing connection to this “Sacred Beloved”
She longs and longs and longs for HIM…
Through all her incarnations and all the epochs of space & time.
She is “carrying that Flame” for His arrival…
For His next incarnation.
And we will “planet hop” seeking to serve in and around his manifestations (and advents) on various planets and various points in space/time.
We are like Krishna’s Gopi’s.
The Sacred Beloved at all times.
And so, I want to speak to this because, (to me) there is a fundamental component to this path that is very based in Bhakti Yoga.
Bhakti (in its traditional form and practice) requires an “Ishta Devata.”
It requires a FORM of God that the aspirant falls in Love with.
A Perfected Being…
And through the Power of that Love, which awakens in the heart of the aspirant (and comes as a Grace & Gift from that Being Himself)…
Over time, and over many incarnations…
The Soul eventually “becomes one” with the Consciousness of The Sacred Beloved.
Becomes REALIZED through this path of “Sacred Union” with a FORM of God.
And so, I feel there is a subtle difference between:
- the Ancient Sacred Sexuality Goddess Traditions that were NOT devoted/inspired/created via the incarnation of an Avatar… a manifestation of “God in human form” “Divine Love in human form”
- And the Magdalene Path, which WAS (and still inherently IS) connected, devoted to, & inspired by the manifestation of Christ in the form of Jesus.
I tell the women who take my courses, it’s like this…
– The Isis Mystery School is the “Old Testament”
– The Path of the Magdalene is the “New.”
It’s the same lineage, but a very important SHIFT came in after Jesus.
That shift inherently centered around…
- The REALITY of Divine Love in human form.
- The MYSTICISM of Divine Love in human form.
- & The POWER of Divine Love in human form.
Before, when we were practicing as the Sacred Sexual Priestesses of Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, & the Middle East… it was like we were in “training.”
Learning the skills of Faith Healing & Awakening via the manifestation of various Tantra’s, body & breath work practices, sacred sexual techniques & the mysticism of the Goddess.
But something changed after Christ came…
The Temple BROKE.
And Real, Alchemizing Divine Love just began pouring forth from all of us. Activating all of us in this boundary-less experience of ACTUAL embodiment. ACTUAL realization of:
“Love in human form”
“The Divine in human form.”
“Divine Love in human form.”
Which suddenly became this impetus that drove us (from that point forward) deep within our Souls.
What I have found is that- if you are (not just a Sacred Sexual priestess) but ACTUALLY a Magdalene…
Actually one who has been “touched” you might say by this experience of “God in human form.”
There is now an unbearable longing for “The Human Beloved” that infiltrates and inspires your entire Soul Path.
I feel like this has manifested as this outpouring of “Twin Flame Love” and “Sacred Sexual Union” mysticism that surrounds Mary Magdalene in the New Age world (and always makes me INCREDIBlY uneasy.)
And this is what I want to speak to today…
Because I have seen INORDINATE and even UNBEARABLE suffering come into the hearts of Magdalene’s who don’t yet understand how to work with this alchemical energy in the context of romantic partnerships with ACTUAL HUMANS…
– WHO ARE NOT “THE AVATAR”
– AND WHO ARE NOT GOD REALIZED.
– And who…
No matter HOW amazing/inspired/scented with “the perfume” of this most sacred, miraculous, mystical, out-of-this-world, Earth-shaking, Temple-breaking, “Oh my God(dess), this is my Sacred Beloved in human form!” your meeting (and merging) with them may be…
(And BELIEVE ME- you WILL manifest these kinds of romantic experiences. They will be extraordinary and beyond any semblance of the kind of non-mystical love affairs that take place on- oh, let’s say Tinder…
And that’s because your SOUL has LITERALLY been “touched” by the Christed Incarnation of Divine Love, and it is actually still RIPPING its way through “the karmic dream” 1000’s of lifetimes later- beckoning you to tear down the walls of your heart and realize Divine Love, and “split the Temple of your limitations,” and raise the dead aspects of your Spirit as you soar into your own fully realized state of Christed Divinity. Yes, you will manifest romantic experiences like THAT.)
And even if you meet a man and those kinds of experiences start to unfold, it’s important for you to realize…
That man is – quite simply – is not God!
Not the Avatar…
Not the “Divine Beloved in human form”…
And what happens is…
(And I may be the only one here, but I highly doubt it)
There is this huge tendency to become VERY devotionally attached to THE FORM of your human beloved.
To almost see this man (or perhaps this woman) as “The One and Only”…
“The Destined One”
“The Prophesized One”
“The One You’ve Been Waiting For”
Etc. Etc. Etc.
“Your Twin Flame”
“Your Eternal Soulmate”
“Your Sacred Beloved”
Etc. Etc. Etc.
And generate some pretty deep delusions around all that.
And- I’m speaking from experience here..
I had some REAL and EXTREMELY SERIOUS spiritual blockages early in my life because…
My “Ishta Devata” and “my man” (my very HUMAN man with his own karma and his own lessons and his own soul path) were MERGED.
And this was not healthy for either one of us…
Because ultimately –
NO HUMAN CAN BE YOUR SACRED BELOVED.
There, I said it.
I’ve wanted to say it over and over and over again for many years now…
All this talk about Twin Flames and Soulmates and “finding your Sacred Beloved” in the New Age spiritual world makes me very VERY uncomfortable…
Because I feel it feeds this FUNDAMENTAL illusion that is bound to cause A LOT of suffering for romantic partnerships operating under its influence.
And I know because I lived it.
I manifested (and really HAVE BEEN MANIFESTING over and over and over again throughout my life- literally since I was in 1st grade!) this kind of Epic Romance.
But the one that REALLY got me was the one that came in RIGHT around the time I found my “Ishta Devata” in this life.
Right around the time I found my Spiritual Master (who I had been questing for for 7 years.)
And well- I was very disappointed to discover HE was no longer in a body…
But- low and behold- some”body” came in in the physical realm to hold “his place” with me…
This incredibly pure-hearted, noble, loving man who I (naturally) fell madly in love with…
As he did me.
And we had this epic devotional romance.
I mean- we used to sit on the phone just WEEPING to one another-
Reading each other poetry.
Confessing our deepest love and longing.
Crying out “One lifetime it’s not enough! It’s just not enough for me to love you to the depths of my hearts desire.”
And our romance was just DRENCHED in beauty and mysticism and the most epic “stage sets” and surroundings.
We danced our way through castles and estates in Italy and made love at the feet of incarnated Masters and Divine Beings.
The first time we made love…
I can’t even begin to describe it.
It was the most innocent, angelic, HUMBLING experience I have ever had. I can’t even remember a THING about our bodies and what they were doing. I just remember LIGHT. Brilliant, soft golden, WHITE Light everywhere.
After which I became fully ONE with his Spirit and heard him say “I love you, Kara.”
I turned to him in bed and said “I love you too.”
And he said “How did you know I was thinking that?”
And I said- “I heard it. Clear as day.”
We were telepathing.
(Which we did often)
Our thoughts were ONE. Our bodies were ONE.
And from that point forward I just gave him my full heart… all my gifts & essence as a Magdalene.
People who met us and saw us together were always so touched by our connection. They got such full transmission of Divine Love and would always tell us “you are the real thing.”
“You two will make it. I know you will.”
The best healers and all my coaches and mentors and teachers and my entire family loved this man (probably more than they even loved me!)
My Uncle (I found out) wrote a novel inspired by his character.
My other Uncle called me balling when he heard we broke up.
And I thought FOR SURE “this was the one.”
And held him in that place of Christed Consciousness. And held him as my Sacred Beloved with my FULL HEART.
Despite the fact that I had NUMEROUS very STRONG psychic experiences which alerted me (from the very beginning of our connection) that the relationship had an “expiration date” and I would eventually have to let him go.
I was in DENIAL…
Because of all the magic and beauty…
Because I didn’t understand what it meant to be a Magdalene…
Because I didn’t understand that this “fairy tale” I was living wasn’t attached TO HIM…
That it was a part of WHO I AM…
That it was a part of my own Soul’s Magic…
And a gift emanating from my past lives with a REAL incarnation of Divine Love…
And even as I write this now, my eyes are filled with tears thinking about the extraordinary suffering I caused – both myself & that man- because I didn’t know the difference.
Because I didn’t have the discrepancy & discernment to mitigate the line between…
– The Divine Beloved
– and a human man.
I was fully attached.
Even if that meant hurting him (or myself) in the process.
Even if that meant betraying my own Soul’s Path (which eventually began calling me in a direction separate from his, and which I refused to follow because I couldn’t let him go. Because I believed he was “the One” and that meant A LOT coming from this little Magdalene Soul)
Needless to say, we BOTH became extremely disillusioned & hopeless when the relationship ended.
We felt like “we couldn’t live without the other”
And manifested some very self-destructive behavior towards ourselves in the years following our separation.
This really broke my heart and awakened me to what it means to TRULY love someone…
Vs. what it means to be “attached” to an Illusion.
The truth is…
MUCH of this suffering could have been mitigated or avoided all together IF I was properly stationed in my conception of “The Beloved” and how this relates to human romantic partnerships.
Please, please, please Magdalene’s know that even if you meet a “Twin Flame” or a very powerful Soulmate/Soul Reflection in human form…
THAT THAT BEING IS HUMAN.
He is NOT Krishna.
He is NOT Jesus.
He doesn’t have the power “to complete you” EVEN IF HE IS YOUR TWIN FLAME/SOUL HALF.
Your “Twin Flame” is a suffering soul enslaved in illusion- JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.
He has karma’s. He has shadows. He has flaws. Just like you!
He is likely at the same level of consciousness as you… and has problems and struggles and triggers that MATCH yours.
The work of loving someone in the human (3D realm) is just that-
WORK. PRACTICE. DISCIPLINE. TRAINING…
And it requires immense discernment and detachment to navigate with Grace and Real Love & Honoring of One Another.
I’m not saying these relationships can’t be amazing. I’m not saying they can’t be huge boons and blessings on your spiritual path.
What I’m saying though is that suffering is created when we equate the experience of human union, with Sacred Union.
When there is NO DIFFERENCE- no subtle detachment and awareness and deeper wisdom and acceptance of our humanity and our karmic limitations and the (ultimate) un-Reality of everything experienced in the 3D realms- including epic romantic love.
“The Ultimate Experience” is NOT “Twin Flame Union” or “Sacred Union” between TWO MEAT SUITS… now matter how amazingly aligned and inspired and ultimately sanctified and committed (even via marriage!) those meat suits are.
A contract is a CONTRACT.
And it has TERMS and a TERMINATION DATE.
Don’t think so?
Try telling that to all the Sacred beloved couples who ever existed and are now DUST IN THE EARTH.
Your union- with your husband, with your partner, with your human beloved- WILL END…
Even if it’s DEATH that must “do you part.”
But let me tell you what doesn’t end…
Let me tell you what carries on between all your lives…
And all your relationships…
And all your “practice partners”…
Throughout all space…
And throughout time…
The Fragrance of The Beloved…
The Magic of Sacred Union…
Deep within your Soul.
In the process of separating from that relationship (and all the significant agony it caused me) I came to understand the difference between Real Love & attachment.
I came to understand the difference between human romance (which to me is ALWAYS a karma… is always a contracted agreement to learn lessons and “balance the scales” between two “jivatmas” – human souls)…
And Divine Love/Sacred Union, which is entirely an alchemical process of Spiritual SELF Realization that is taking place between THE SOUL and GOD/The Infinite.
I came to understand that “The Beloved” is not something outside of me…
He is none other than my own SELF.
And even “the form” as Jesus/Krishna/my (then) boyfriend or any other “Ishta Devata” is ultimately just a reflection of this SELF.
This Sacred Beloved SELF I’ve been crushing on and cruising the Universe for – for probably several MILLION lives.
Ultimately, this Magdalene Path…
It’s about SELF Realization.
It’s just that this SELF Realization happens to be spurred on via the path of Romantic Love.
And so know this…
As a Magdalene, you have that power to activate “The Divine Love Affair” in human beings.
It is permeating from you at all times.
You might not even be aware of this!
And will think “it’s real love” when it happens and get completely lost in your own spell.
But I’m telling you…
It’s a spell.
If it’s a human relationship…
It’s a SPELL.
They ALWAYS do.
The sooner humanity realizes this and stops projecting its God Realization needs onto the romantic partner, the sooner we will ACTUALLY be able to love one another with real maturity and real sanity.
And so, what I’ve learned to do is to really really honor the power and magic of that spell as a blessing. A really beautiful blessing from the Sacred Beloved.
To hold it within the context of your human relationship, like a flame burning in this alchemical container.
To ask the Divine to help you understand the Purpose for its manifestation. What lessons and gifts and healings are you both here to help each other learn? How can you walk this path with “the other” with honor and integrity for as long as “the stars align”?
Ask for strength to treat this person like you’re Sacred Beloved. To honor him/her completely as God/Goddess… to give your heart the power to love and – yes- to give your all.
But to NEVER assume that that form actually IS “your God” “your Goddess” (because you’ll be sorely disappointed if you do and it can cause all kinds of drama.)
So be sure to make Sacred agreements within the context of this alchemical container and craft conscious dialogue with your partner. Talk about what will you do if/when “the stars cross”?
Because they will…
At some point or another they will…
And that will probably be the opportunity for you to demonstrate REAL LOVE in your relationship.
Like Jesus did when he walked through a horde of angry Pharisees spitting on him and beating him for simply being who he was and he didn’t react. He just held the tone of love for all…
Or like Mary did, when her Beloved “rose from the dead” and gave her an assignment on the other end of the world from him…
And she went.
She didn’t say-
“Oh, but you’re going to India! I want to go with you! You’re my one and only!”
She went to Europe.
She did the work for which she was called.
And she LEARNED…
The Beloved wasn’t “the form.”
The Beloved wasn’t the body she loved for oh so many years.
The Beloved wasn’t her partner Jesus.
The Beloved was her own SELF.
The Beloved was her own Beauty & Splendor.
The Beloved was the One in All.
As she became God-Realized.
In a cave.
In the deepest state of Love.
In Union with ALL.
The REAL Beloved is God.
The REAL Beloved is the Divine SELF within you…
and within us ALL…
People who are truly, honorably, devotedly committed to the REAL Beloved. And in Sacred Marriage with the REAL Self. Make wonderful partners…
Because they are connected to the Source of Love.
They are “complete” (or at least in the process of completing) via the channel of the SELF.
Thus, they can self-regulate.
They don’t “need you” to complete them, or be something for them.
And in this they are free to truly love and serve another.
As long as you are stabilized in this Consciousness, all “love spells” can become a Yoga… a Sacred Discipline…
That can be a wonderful growth opportunity on the path to awakening.
One of the things I’ve always found is that I feel much stronger love & devotion to the Divine Beloved when I have a (human) manifestation of a Sacred Beloved.
(I used to think the opposite!… My nun vows were pretty strong )
But I’ve genuinely found…
My heart opens.
My Bhakti (and Shakti) increases.
And my spiritual path tends to unfold the most…
When I’m actively loving another human being.
And so, gradually, I’m learning to live- with wisdom & discernment- by those two Commandments He left us:
1. Love GOD.
2. Love others as you love your SELF.
The difference is subtle…
But oh, so significant