I struck the “mother lode” while mining the other day, and discovered a treasure worth more than its weight in gold. It’s a few words, captured who knows how many years ago, and kept hostage until their rescue by good-will seekers throughout the world.
Could not help but offer a humble response upon glimpsing into the heart of this jewel. It answered many a question I posed, and set me straight on a path to look for my truth further along this Journey.
The Great Mother
“For I am the first and the last
I am the venerated and the despised
I am the prostitute and the saint
I am the wife and the virgin
I am the mother and the daughter
I am the arms of my mother
I am barren and my children are many
I am the married woman and the spinster
I am the woman who gives birth and she who never procreated
I am the consolation for the pain of birth
I am the wife and the husband
And it was my man who created me
I am the mother of my father
I am the sister of my husband
And he is my rejected son
Always respect me
For I am the shameful and the magnificent one.”
Nag Hammadi codex NHCVI, orginal koptic text
discovered in Nag Hammadi, 1947
~ by sparrow on January 6, 2010. Posted in great mother
Responses to “The Great Mother, Nag Hammadi Codex NHCVI, orginal koptic text,”
“Our Dear Mother,
Who are You to make such a grateful incursion into my soul at this time of such a squandered life?
How are you able to get past my guard and dwell in my heart, unknown by me until the heart swells with near unbearable joy?
A mystic, a seer, an alchemist who frees me from the Original sinful-curse imprisoned within this believer, this altar boy.
A Sparrow, made Ordinary by name, but Extraordinary by Love,
answers, it is I, “The Great Mother Earth.”
How can I, a mere subject to such majesty, refuse Your calling to arise, to seek Love in all the mundane.
You say it’s in concentration on the “small of life” that I will find the true path to God within.
And it has always been, before all time, that You and I, mother and father, sister and brother, had ever sought to be born.
contoveros said this
- What a beautiful comment. . .thank you. . .No squandered life with the depth of your soulfulness. . . sparrow said this
Hi Mr M
I’ll swap you,here’s one I just put up
Great sentiment you got there, Walt.
Like those graphics too!