The Coming of the Feminine Christ by Niamh Clune
This is the story of spiritual initiation that describes a terrifying encounter with an angel in a virgin rain forest on the west coast of Canada . The angel imparts a prophecy for the times in which we now find ourselves, The author describes the impact of this revelation on her personally whilst leading us across the threshold of mystical initiation to the revelation of the Aquarian Christ.
From the Publisher
Sometimes individuals are born who have deeply creative minds. These minds are concerned with the deepest stratum of psychic being. They are able to perceive the ancient and eternal knowledge that underlies creation itself. These are the prophets, the poets of spiritual knowledge. Occasionally, one of them comes among us.
The Coming of the Feminine Christ is a literary masterpiece-a work of genius!
In this book the author has labored to clearly and simply express complex psychological ideas and concepts that are often beyond intellectual comprehension. To achieve this she has used words to create images that convey tacit thoughts. These images will work for us over time. They are catalysts that can stimulate our innermost psyche to reveal its demons and angels, personal and collective evil, wisdom, pain and love. They are the keys to our underworld and express the language of our soul. The careful study and struggle for comprehension of this book will initiate all those who are ready.
The author’s words have this power because they express collective truths. Written in seven different countries and ten years in the writing, the author says that all the countries she lived and worked in have helped construct the language and perspective that informs this work. It is a story of initiation from the personal to the collective. The many different esoteric strands are woven together by the author’s personal journey, which serves as a metaphor. The Coming of the Feminine Christ is a literary masterpiece-a work of genius.
From the Author
In order to do justice to the profound vision that inspired this work, I have made a humble attempt at magic. To make words appear on an empty page required them to be plucked-often unwillingly, from the ethers, and cajoled into clothing images emblazoned by the light of my soul upon my inner eye.
Words are particularly difficult little creatures to organise. They have minds and wills of their own and will misbehave if not given proper respect. Some of them have inferiority complexes! Usually, it is the large words that engage the writer’s efforts. Then the little words feel ignored. Out of spite they will change the sense of something so subtly. This is why, out of politeness, I have tried to court them by avoiding the larger and more impressive words that strut across the page creating the illusion of self-importance.
Thus in order to alleviate their usually boring task, I called on the little words, and engaged them in creative activity. I invited them to paint pictures of demons and souls. Hopefully, I have solicited them to serve my cause.
Sometimes, I was forced to discipline them, for I needed to orchestrate them in such a way as to convey mighty themes-dark as well as light. When they received respectful, yet firm attention, they performed beautiful symphonic melodies that gave shape to underlying haunting, repetitive themes.
I have packed profound ideas into simple, pithy sentences. If at first, reader, you do not grasp them, be patient. This is a book to read again and again. The Word was made Flesh. Christ the Soul was incarnated into animal form. Thus humankind was granted the potential to be raised in consciousness beyond the beast; for we had received the divine gift of speech. The ancient Greeks knew the Word as logos, which is the expression of the Mind of God. The Word is thus the embodiment of divine revelation the incarnation of Christ consciousness.
Thus, The Coming of the Feminine Christ is written in the old way, in the way of druidic tradition, when words were considered as something magical, musical and mystical. The ancient tellers of esoteric wisdom understood the importance of the philosophical root meanings of the Word. They passed those meanings down the ages with great care in story telling rituals in order to preserve the inborn knowledge hidden in the collective soul.
Words have power. When written or spoken in a way that respects this truth, they will convey meaning on many levels of consciousness at once. In this book, the Word is used as a catalyst and image-maker to paint pictures of not only the radiant soul and the way of transformation, but uncompromisingly, the darker, treacherous reality of the unconscious. Prepare your imagination, therefore, to travel inner worlds. Therein, grant its sighting of ancient esoteric mysteries. Allow it to participate in deep soul-making dramas. For these are the makings of our futures.
Every Child is Entitled to Innocence will be the first publication of the newly- formed Orangeberry Publishing Group. Due to release on February 14th, profits from the sales of this e-book will be donated to Child Helpline International.
Says initiator of the project, Dr. Niamh Clune, “I met many writers through the Internet that experienced difficult childhoods yet have overcome their brutal beginnings. I wanted to make the first Orangeberry publication a celebration of creative imagination. This powerful friend of damaged children plays an essential role in an abused child’s recovery. Gathering this series of stories was a joy. Orangeberry Books has developed special, vibrant relationships with contributors and has forged many lasting friendships.
We encouraged happy stories that reflected the innocence of childhood when infants feel wrapped in the warmth of loving arms. We wanted to contrast these with the sad ones, making them stand out in relief against a bright backdrop. We felt this comparison would demonstrate, without explanation, what happens when innocence is stolen.
In this book, the reader will find many wonderful, heart-warming stories; whilst the sad ones demonstrate the magnificence of the human spirit as it triumphs against all the odds.”
Executive Editor, Karen S. Elliott stated, “While I looked at all the stories in the Every Child anthology, I edited only a few. I thought it was important, for this tome, that the writers be able to express the heartbreak and joy of childhoods past without censorship.”
Spokesperson for Orangeberry Books, Niamh Clune, explained how The Orangeberry Group is at the vanguard of a new wave of Internet publishing companies. Orangeberry aims to put quality first and bring exciting, exceptionally talented authors to the reader’s attention. Its focus is not on commercialism, but on quality, beautifully written, well-told stories. Orangeberry will also publish poetry. A further aim of the publishing company is to bring a collection of exceptional artists from across many different art disciplines to collaborate on projects in a personal, hands-on, mutually supportive manner.
The motto of the company is, ‘Paying it Forward.’ The company relies on a well-developed social network, the dedication of the core team members, their talent and enthusiasm coupled with a socially entrepreneurial spirit. Supporters and members of this group will also benefit from on-line mentoring, a book-club, the Youth Tube Channel, and the OBBlog.
Join the FB group @ http://www.facebook.com/groups/orangeberrygroup/
By DailyOm A Virtuous Cycle.
“The Ripple Effect”
Your thoughts and actions are like stones dropped into still waters causing ripples to spread as they move outward.
In a world of six billion people, it’s easy to believe that the only way to initiate profound transformation is to take extreme action. Each of us, however, carries within us the capacity to change the world in small ways for better or worse. Everything we do and think affects the people in our lives, and their reactions in turn affect others. As the effect of a seemingly insignificant word passes from person to person, its impact grows and can become a source of great joy, inspiration, anxiety, or pain. Your thoughts and actions are like stones dropped into still waters, causing ripples to spread and expand as they move outward. The impact you have on the world is greater than you could ever imagine, and the choices you make can have far-reaching consequences. You can use the ripple effect to make a positive difference and spread waves of kindness that will wash over the world.
Should the opportunity arise, the recipient of a good deed will likely feel compelled to do a good deed for someone else. Someone feeling the effects of negative energy will be more likely to pass on that negative energy. One act of charity, one thoughtful deed, or even one positive thought can pass from individual to individual, snowballing until it becomes a group movement or the ray of hope that saves someone’s life. Every transformation, just like every ripple, has a point of origin. You must believe in your ability to be that point of origin if you want to use the ripples you create to spread goodness. Consider the effect of your thoughts and actions, and try to act graciously as much as possible.
A smile directed at a stranger, a compliment given to a friend, an attitude of laughter, or a thoughtful gesture can send ripples that spread among your loved ones and associates, out into your community, and finally throughout the world. You have the power to touch the lives of everyone you come into contact with and everyone those people come into contact with. The momentum of your influence will grow as your ripples moves onward and outward. One of those ripples could become a tidal wave of positivity.
The Treasure of Thrown Away Food
“But thanks be to God! He gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57 (NIV)
If there was ever a secret for unleashing God’s powerful peace, it’s developing a heart of true thanksgiving. I came to understand this truth while reading a paper my son Jackson wrote.
His paper was about the corruption and greed that caused the civil war in his native land. You see, for the first 13 years of his life, Jackson lived in a forgotten orphanage in the third world country of Liberia, Africa. As I read, I noticed what a great job he had done recounting the facts of the story. But there was a difference in his paper. Jackson wasn’t just explaining a historical event — he lived in the midst of the horrific conditions of this war.
During one part of the paper, he described what it felt like to be naked digging through the trash looking for the treasure of thrown away food.
The treasure of thrown away food.
I can hardly type those words without crying. This is my son.
And yet, despite the horrific conditions of his childhood there was an unexplainable thread of peace woven through his recollection of the story. A powerful peace centered in the awareness of God’s presence.
The truly thankful person is a truly peaceful person. They have made a habit no matter what to notice, pause and choose.
Noticing something for which to be thankful no matter what circumstance they’re in.
Pausing to acknowledge this something as a reminder of God’s presence.
Choosing to focus on God’s presence until His powerful peace is unleashed.
How can we be a noticer? A pauser? A chooser? A person of thanksgiving no matter what circumstance we’re facing?
I find this truth about the power of thanksgiving over and over in Scripture. What was the prayer Daniel prayed right before being thrown in the lion’s den and witnessing God miraculously shutting the lion’s mouths? Thanksgiving.
After three days in the belly of a fish, what was the cry of Jonah’s heart right before he was finally delivered onto dry land? Thanksgiving.
How are we instructed to pray in Philippians 4:6 when we feel anxious? With thanksgiving.
And what is the outcome of each of these situations where thanksgiving is proclaimed? Peace.
Powerful, unexplainable, uncontainable peace.
“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7, NIV).
One of Webster’s official definitions of thanksgiving is: “a public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness.”
I wonder how we might celebrate God’s divine goodness today?
I wonder what might happen if we decide in the midst of our circumstances today to notice, pause and choose something for which we can truly be thankful….
Dear Lord, will You help me notice things for which I can be thankful in each circumstance I face today? Will You help me remember to pause and acknowledge this as evidence of Your presence? And will You help me remember to choose to focus on Your presence until Your powerful peace rushes into my heart and helps me see everything more clearly? Thank You for the reality that being thankful truly changes everything. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Encouraging articles to help you process life through Biblical principles and perspectives that you can print and share with a friend!
Start a thankful journal where you daily list five things for which you are thankful. Do this for the next 30 days and see how much more peaceful your mindset about life becomes.
I asked Amy from ‘Standing Up For Victims of Bullies’ to share her story because she truly exemplifies what the ripple effect legacy is all about. She has begun a ripple that saves lives and gives hope to the hopeless. I certainly am touched by her efforts to bring awareness to stop bullying and suicide as are so many in this world. Thank you Amy for your beautiful heart and your ripple effect… a true legacy that is changing the world. ~ Tammy
“I figured it was time to tell you of my own story. A lot of people will look and wonder why I created “Standing Up For Victims of Bullies (Child or Adult).” Why would I want to be such a strong advocate for others who cannot stand up for themselves. The answer is simple. I want to show others that there IS hope, and although they may be facing horrible circumstances, there are ways to pull up out if it.
I was adopted at the age of five, but my biological mother gave me up as an infant, so I moved from foster care to foster care for five years. As we all know, children are supposed to be loved and cared for, and they are supposed to feel safe. I didn’t get those things, so I had severe trust issues and abandonment issues at a very young age. My adoptive parents are good people, but they were also a bit dysfunctional. My father was verbally abusive, and I would be in tears every day. He was controlling, and if I tried to stand up for myself, I would be told that I was talking back and he would ignore me for days. My mother (in my eyes, but she sees it differently) didn’t say a word, and would allow for it to happen…telling me that I should just let things go, and move on from my anger. I grew up without a voice, and that carried with me for several years. Actually, I am just now learning how to use my voice, and to be heard.
I may not have been physically bullied in school, but I was socially isolated, neglected, made fun of, and very insecure. I am 42 years old, so we are talking 20 plus years ago, in the 1980′s. I went to a high school in Houston, Texas where there are now 3316 students enrolled. In a school that big, you either were well known, or you were lost in the shuffle. I was one who was lost in the shuffle
Like I said earlier, I come from a good family, but my parents did not believe in buying brand name clothing, or anything that was expensive. They taught me and my sister the value of money, and how to work for something. Because of that, I did not wear what all of the other girls were wearing. I didn’t wear make-up until I was 16, because I was not allowed to. I was not popular. I had no niche, and I was miserable.
Instead of playing a sport, or being in the band or choir, I played the cello. Being in the orchestra was nerdy…and I was made fun of all of the time. I remember one time, my orchestra class was to put on a performance in the school auditorium. I was so embarrassed and scared of being teased, that I hid in the bathroom the entire time and missed the performance. I was in trouble with my parents and the orchestra teacher for this, but I accepted the consequences of that, much better than if I had been seen with “that group of people.”
I was told that I looked like a “slut” by the way I carried my books across my chest, rather than holding them by my side. How the heck could I be a slut, if I had never even kissed by a boy at this time? I was told that I needed to stop saying hello to the “popular” kids because I was trying too hard and they thought I was weird. I would be acknowledge outside of school, but never in school.
I was failing my classes…I was miserable at school and I was miserable at home. I began to act out at home. If my parents knew then what most parents know now (of putting a child in a juvenile home or mental health unit), they probably should have. The depression I had always had but kept at bay, came out full circle. I engaged in things that were not healthy for me. I tried hurting myself on several occasions. ANY attention (even negative attention) was far better than no attention. I changed schools. I went to a private school, and things got much better. They encouraged diversity and welcomed newcomers. I flourished. I made new friends, I was able to play my cello without being made fun of, and my grades improved. Changing schools was the best decision my parents ever did for me. I am grateful for them for knowing that something needed to be done.
Throughout my young adult life, however, I still had issues. I sought out men who were not good for me (I had boyfriends who were physically and mentally abusive), I was raped in college, and I simply did not like myself. My depression and self harm grew more and more each day. Each rejection (from a boyfriend, or friend) hurt deeply. I was married and divorced all in the span of 10 months, due to my depression at the age of 30. I didn’t know what was going on with me, and I felt like a complete failure as a woman. I finally sought help for my depression and anxiety, and things began to turn around for me.
I moved to Iowa (where I live now) and married the man of my dreams. He is my best friend, my confidant, and my soul mate. We have two beautiful children (our son is 6 and our daughter is 10), and I am fulfilled. However…I do still suffer from depression and anxiety, and I have just been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. In doing some research on that, it is completely understandable why I developed such a disorder. I am in therapy now, and I have a huge support system at home. I do have bad days, when I am just angry and full of pain, but I try hard to work through those things. I have a strained relationship with my mother (My father passed away in 2006, and I was able to talk to him before he died, and we had a good long talk. I have forgiven him, but I still have painful memories), but I am learning that I will probably never get from her what I need. In her eyes, there’s nothing she could have done to “save me” from my father. However, she is doing the same thing with my relationship with me and my sister, whom I no longer speak to for various reasons. She will not stand up for me, because she doesn’t want to make waves with my sister. Yet, she can make waves with me, and trigger me to the point of frustration. I need to learn to let go…something I think will be a constant struggle.
These are the reasons I created the anti-bullying community, and why I am such an advocate for victims and for spreading awareness about mental health issues. I think it’s important, and I think we need to ban together to stop people from being hurt and abused.
Where I am now….I have a special education degree, and I just graduated this summer with a Human Services degree with a minor in Psychology. I have spent the remainder of the summer with my children, and on October 13, 2011, I am starting Graduate School to become a mental health counselor. I have done various jobs in the community that involve helping young people realize their potential. I have realized that bullies are just small people who have their own issues, and rather than recognizing them, they prey on other people, to make themselves feel better. I have taught anger management, social skills, conflict resolution, among a variety of other things. I DO understand what you might be going through. It is NOT hopeless, however. I am a happy adult, who has a lot of past baggage, but quite frankly, that baggage plus what I have learned, is who I am today. I wouldn’t change that for the world. I love and I am loved. It is the best feeling in the world.
I write …. I write a lot. It is a major coping skill for me. I have an online blog about growing up and my depression (it is much more detailed) and I hope to one day publish it into a book.
You are not alone. You can do this, and you will be ok. Just reach out and ask for help. That’s all it takes.
Thank you for reading this.”
~Amy Hewitt Bonin~
(Creator of Standing up for Victims of Bullies)
You can find out more about Amy and her group at Facebook or her blog page below:
This song literally changed the way I viewed myself… For so long I felt I had to earn love or wasn’t deserving of it; I didn’t even know what love was or the concept that I was beautiful for other than my physical traits. It’s not just about physical beauty but we are all unique, priceless masterpieces just as God created us – valuable, amazing, and worthy of unconditional LOVE – without ever having to earn it. It is our birth right. Just the fact that God breathed His life into us, we are worthy of unconditional love. He set our value and no one can change that- not even us. We are truly meant for so much more than all of this… if you get any revelation of your worth, get this one…
We can learn a lot from Eagles…
You were meant to soar.
Some of the brightest, most shining moments in your life came about because someone else believed in you and encouraged you to fly.
It was just the right timing, just the right amount of push…
Sometimes a push can be the greatest gift you can give or receive.
Take just 3 minutes to watch this short movie – it will inspire and move you.
We have been talking about respect and dignity concerning bullying and the effects it has on people. We talk about helping others stand up against bullying and we help others who are so depressed that they have suicidal ideations. We talk about how sad we are, after a suicide has taken place, and we are angry because people treat others so badly, and we are angry because perhaps we just didn’t do more. We talk about these things concerning other people, but what about US??? Change starts with us. If we aren’t doing everything we can to act positively and show respect and dignity toward others (even on our darkest moments), then aren’t we at fault as well??
We ALL have had those days….we grumble and we complain and we shove people aside because it just takes too much time and effort sometimes to be nice. Well guess what. It’s time to change and the time is now.
This is what I would like to see happen between now and November 16th. We have an entire month to practice pure respect and dignity and perhaps our actions will spread to others and they will act accordingly as well. The following, is a list of things we can ALL do on an everyday basis. We can talk about how well we are doing here, or how things fell apart on a certain day. We will have practiced so well in the month, that on November 16th, we will be experts in treating people with dignity and respect.
1. As you walk down the street, hold your head up high and smile at everyone who walks by you.
2. Ask someone how their day is going, and then ACTIVELY listen when they tell you.
3. Do not engage in gossip or rumors. If someone approaches you wanting to tell you some juicy story, walk away. Stay out of situations that do not involve you.
4. Refrain from using any and all derogatory names that puts someone or a group of people down. (racial slurs, gay, fag, queer, geek, nerd, slut, dumb-ass, douche bag, stupid, “retarded” – the hated “R” word, slow, special ed, and a whole list of other names similar)
5. Stand up for someone who is being bullied (in an appropriate way). Do NOT be the bystander. Take action and tell someone what is happening. Share your voice.
6. Tell people something nice about themselves. Fill their buckets up, rather than dipping into them (build self-esteem, rather than tear them down)
7. Do something nice for someone, with no expectation of a reward.
8. Offer to give someone a ride if needed, make a meal, offer clothing you are no longer wearing – OFFER YOUR SERVICES.
9. Talk positively about yourself at least 3 times a day. Reflect on what a good person you really are, and once you feel that way, it will show to the world.
10. Follow your goals. Get off the couch and DO what you’ve wanted to do. Be positive about it, and step over the hurdles. This shows to other people that no matter what trying times they face, there is STILL HOPE.
Work on these 10 things (plus more if you want to) for an entire month. Discuss with others what you are doing, and encourage them to do it as well. By November 16th, we can all come here and talk about how wonderful life is going, and how it has affected the people in our lives.
Come on! Why would you NOT want to do this???
~Amy Hewitt Bonin~
Creator of “Standing Up For Victims of Bullies (Child or Adult)” http://standingupforvictimsofbulliesblog.blogspot.com/