The Blessing and Virtue of Hope
The Divine Mother will show up in any form the devotee wishes and presents herself to Linda’s groups as Mother Mary.
I (Steve) confirmed with Her on May 7, 2012, that it is indeed the Divine Mother herself (known to us as the Holy Spirit or Shakti, which she says is only a small part of her being) who speaks on these occasions.
Here is what she said then:
“I am known by many names, and that is appropriate. And I am thought of in many forms — as Mary, as Shakti, as Mare, which is very close because it is the word of ocean in your world and language. It represents the movement and the giver of life, the creator of life, of love, of form, of substance, of essence.
“It is so that in many cultures and in many ways I am worshipped, I am adored, I am venerated. But, my beloved children, children that I have birthed from my being, from my essence — which is far beyond what you can imagine — I also wish to be thought of and felt as approached, approachable, present, ever present, available, accessible, and with you.”
Given that she’s being approached as the Universal Mother Mary here, I’ll leave the interview as it is.
Nonetheless it is for me always a wonderful occasion to hear from Her (“she” is not feminine any more than the “Heavenly Father” is masculine. They are beyond gender).
I offer extracts from that interview. Thanks to Mary for this transcript.
Mother Mary Discusses the Divine Quality of Hope—the Foundation, the Bedrock of Human Existence
February 21, 2013
Hope is the gift of heart-knowing of the presence of God and it’s our ability to be still and to know that we can pierce illusion…Hope is often thought of as request and receiving. But what I say to thee is that Hope is the foundation upon which those requests, those prayers, those creations are based.
Hello and welcome to Heavenly Blessings with Linda Dillon, the channel for the Council of Love and author of The Great Awakening, Suzanne Mareska and myself, GD. It’s a pleasure to be with you. Today we will be continuing our series on the Divine Qualities or what Linda describes in her book as the 13 Blessings and Virtues. And today we will be discussing the quality of Hope with Mother Mary. And we welcome your participation, we welcome your questions and your comments. Give us a call at 323-784-9697 and press #1 so that Suzanne knows that you’d like to join us and we’ll do our best to bring you on. Welcome Linda, welcome Suzanne.
Suzanne: Good morning.
Linda Dillon: Good morning. Here we are.
Greetings. I AM Mary.
GD: Hello, welcome.
MM: And welcome to you, sweet one, welcome to all of you, and yes, I come as Mother, as Mother of Hope, as Mother of change, Mother of serenity, Mother of laughter, Mother of joy, Mother of One. The distinctions that you make between myself, Universal Mother, and Divine Mother are human distinctions and they are created so that you will have a multitude of ways in which to come to know me so that I may guide you and that I may guide you back home. That no matter how far you may wander or what the journey entails, that should you choose, in any instance, in any reality, to call upon me, to know me, to allow me to embrace you, I am there.
So, I have a million faces and as many names and I am still one. Creation is eternal and it is born of stillness but it is also born of infinite inspiration and movement and this is the gift that I gift to you. It is not merely Hope; that is your fundamental bedrock from which all emanates. But you are also filled with inspiration, with ideas, with love, with laughter to bring that stillness into form, into matter, into experience, into creation. And right now beloved ones, into the creation of Nova Being and Nova Earth. You, and I do not just mean you the collective, I mean each of you, beloved children of my heart, are magnificent and phenomenal. And you are the catalyst, in so many ways you are my continued inspiration because we continually create ways in which to assist you on your journey.
And that is the way, in many instances, how Hope has come to be misconstrued. It is the plea that is heard in the dark of night, it is the prayer that is whispered over a sick child’s bed, or when there is no food in the larder, it’s “Mother help me and give me something tangible, give me a sign.” So Hope is often thought of as request and receiving. But what I say to thee is that Hope is the foundation upon which those requests, those prayers, those creations are based. Because if there was not the knowing, yes sometimes doubt creeps in, but it does not matter, if the knowing was not there of our existence and our presence always in each and every one of your lives, every life, then you would not pray, you would not ask, and in your terminology you would not have hope. So bring it back.
No, I am not asking you in any way, shape, or form to limit your requests because they are always heard and always acted upon whether they are directly to me, to your guardian angels, to your guides, to the Archangels, to the Masters, they are always heard and acted upon. Now often you say “Mother, I do not think I have been praying for “X” and I have not received it.” We are not suggesting that our actions and how we respond to your prayers is always as you wish or think, think we should respond, but it would be erroneous for you to think that we are not responding. It is the balance, it is our eternal partnership, it is the infinite agreement that we have formed when you agreed to assume form; it was actually quite straightforward “I will go but you have to promise to help.”
That promise has never been broken even in what you have thought of as the darkest days either of your planet or of your life. So my purpose in speaking with you this day is not merely to reassure you, it is to reconfirm that promise. I am your Mother. It is not possible within my realm, my essence, to not respond to you. It is what a mother does. So dear heart I know you have many questions this day for this makes for a lively discussion, does it not? Where shall we begin?
GD: Well, it most certainly makes for a lively discussion and we certainly welcome everyone’s participation and so for those of you listening in on the phone feel free to press #1 and join us with your questions and comments. I’ll kick this off, you mentioned that you’d like to provide some reassurance and for those who are questioning the Ascension process could you speak, and you spoke to the darkest days of the planet, could you speak to the level of Hope that you are seeing on the planet for what people are embodying right now, what’s in peoples hearts?
MM: Yes, increasingly, minute to minute, second to second, millisecond to millisecond, so I am not simply speaking of days or hours here, there is an increase in the level of Hope, the level of stillness that is being brought forward by each of you. Now why do I emphasize the stillness? I tell you because that is where the knowing is found, that is where the creation takes place. Many think that Ascension, the coming to the new reality, is based in a flurry of activity. It is not. When you are going to the place of Stillpoint, when you are going to the full place of Hope, you are allowing the changes to take place. You are allowing the fullness, not only of our being, but of your being to come to the forefront and for that Shift, that quantum leap to be completed.
In fact, your Ascension process goes well. You know I have an interest in this; it is part of my Plan. So yes, is it slowed? Slightly, but not significantly and that is what is key. When you are rushing about looking at your watch and saying “Well, it’s been 3 hours and I haven’t ascended yet.” Well it is rather funny, is it not? But when you go to the stillness and you allow the expansion and in many ways you allow yourself to float up, as it were, and that it increases and increases and increases and increases because it is a building process, then you are underway. So you are, as a collective, about half-way there.
GD: I appreciate how you’re speaking to the flurry of activity and I was just talking with some colleagues last night about this, how we have been feeling within our own selves, within our own lives, as a result, that our level of activity has gone down quite a bit, in fact it’s tied with this feeling of not as much energy, but I almost want to say a feeling of encouragement just to be and to slow down and to be still. Can you speak to that a little bit, that feeling, that sensation?
MM: Yes, it is called serenity. I am teasing you dear heart. Yes, what you have been feeling is the externals, all those distractions, are becoming less and less. And if I can say this, your field of vision is becoming more focused. Not that does not mean that you are not aware of what is going on upon your planet or that you do not care what is going on upon your planet, you care intensely. But what you are realizing is that in order to accomplish what you truly desire, what is the core of your being, that less is required, less movement, less activity, more simply being, because it is in that that you allow yourself to proceed.
It is allowing yourself to anchor and expand, anchor and expand. Now, concomitant to that, you also feel at the same time that you are working flat out, 24/7, and that is a level of exhaustion that many of you are feeling; “I have been up for 3 hours, I think it is time for a nap” because the human body and the human being simply has not been used to holding this much energy. And then, yes, even with the preparation that you have done, some of you for a year or two years, some of you for twenty, it matters not, so you are getting used to…and then there are some of you that are doing it very intensely for the collective, so you are doing, not only your work, but the work of others as well. So the feeling of exhaustion, of less energy is because you are actually processing more.
Let us use the example; if you have not been in training and one day you have decided you are going to run 5K, at the end of that you are going to feel exhausted and that is assuming that you finish. You are going to need hydration and protein and some energy bars and a good rest. That is what you are doing. So you are doing short spurts, rest, short spurts, rest, but do not make the mistake of thinking that in the time of rest that you are not doing anything; actually in the time of rest you are doing about ten fold what you are doing when you are consciously working. And that is a very low estimate.
GD: Exhaustion is definitely a theme that I’ve been feeling and the short spurts of, yeah, energy and then needing to rest, so you spoke to that well. I’d like to share just a little bit about my personal process and then give Suzanne an opportunity to ask some questions as well as some others; everything you shared I resonate with directly on a personal level and I’ve noticed that I’ve been feeling much more peaceful and calm as a theme these last months and in being in that place the level of fear and doubt has just faded away, it doesn’t speak to me any more, I’m not feeling it as much. And one can argue that my station in life is the same as it has been but it’s just that there’s a theme of peace and calm. And then in being in that place the building that you speak of, I translate that for me it’s the, yeah, it’s the inspiration, the ideas and it’s the love and the bliss and the joy, it’s just building more and more and more. I feel like I’m stepping in more to who I am, I am love. Anything you want to speak to around that?
MM: You are becoming, and I say this to you dear heart, but I also say it to many of the listeners, you are becoming the Nova Being. And I am not suggesting that the Nova Being is not a being that takes action, but when the Plan was wrought, when it was originally formed, and even in this framework, this timeframe that you think of now as Ascension, I never said to you, your guardians, your guides never said to you, Michael never said to you “Go to Earth, work with your family, in many cases allow them to misunderstand you and abuse you, then if you could, please get a meaningful job where you are paid well and you have to work 12 hours a day in order to get ahead, ignore your inner being, make sure that you are busy always, so that you fall in bed at night without even 10 minutes for a prayer or mild reflection. Do this for 70 years and then come back.” That was never the plan.
The plan, even outside of Ascension, was for you to come to Earth as the bright energy, starseed angels that you are, to laugh and play and know the sheer joy and love, in physical form, of having a human experience. But the experience, the entire plan was to be in joy. Now that did not mean that you would not have the slightest flicker because of the illusions that have built up of pain, of suffering, of grief, of sorrow, although that was to be eliminated and overcome, let go of.
But the entire purpose wasn’t to come and work and slave, not on behalf of me, not on behalf of the universe and certainly not so you could earn points and be in a state of Grace; you are a state of Grace, you are a state of wholeness. So as you incorporate and are coming to this place of remembering ‘I am love, I am joy’ and I may do this or that with my family, with my work, with my friends, with my community because it is meaningful and it contributes to the readjustment of Gaia, the building of a world that makes sense and is reflective of Divine Plan. So what I say to thee is congratulations. Now if I was human I would be saying “Yippee, you got it!”
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GD: Suzanne, you have some questions for Mother Mary today.
SM: Hi. Hello Mary, welcome, thank you so much for speaking to us in this way. I have a few comments actually of listening to you and it feels like the calmness, the universal sedative for all of us so that we can just release the things that keep us from feeling energies and the changes that are happening. And I also feel like aspects of who I am are doing the energy transfer and anchoring work steadily no matter what my body is up to. OK so the question that I have is, well one of them, the return of the Divine Feminine will heal the wounds of humanity. The fact that it used to be universally thought of God as man, even though there is no gender to Source, the fact that you’re here and speaking to us as, you know, that energy is so wonderful and the Dali Lama has said that the western woman will save the world. Would you please speak to that?
MM: You already are. And yes, your question is profound and it is profound because it speaks to the unfoldment of the Plan, of my Plan, and you, as western woman, to your plan. The Divine Feminine, my energy and your energy, and again this is not gender based, is the ability to create and to bring forth, to birth, what is truth, what is light, what is meaningful. Western women have heeded the inspiration for a long time.
Think of, oh, it has been about 70 of your years, in the United States where the Suffragists began to claim their right to vote, a very basic thing to say “My voice must be heard, my desires and what I wish to create for myself and for my family must be taken into account.” Now how was that born? It was heavily influenced by the work that they were undertaking with Emancipation. And many women realized that not only their black brothers and sisters who were enslaved, but them as well, that they did not have the power to invoke the practical changes. And this has gone in fits and starts, the rise of feminism, again the demand for liberation, for freedom, yes, biological freedom, reproductive freedom.
It is self determination and what I say, and you are seeing it all over your plant, this rise, St. Germaine’s cry for freedom, the Arab Spring, but this cry for freedom has come most strongly, most clearly, and most consistently from the western women. You will not stand for it and you will not stand for children being shot and families going hungry and inequality, because none of these things are of love. The redefinition of family, of what constitutes family, of expanded family, of reconstructed family, of community and what community is capable of, is coming from the grass roots of women.
Now I do not say this to the exclusion of the male population because at the same time as you are shifting and ascending, the male population is finally embracing their Divine Feminine in the same way that many of the women are saying “I will have to embrace my Divine Masculine and move into action in new and different ways.” So it is reaching the balance and it is the western women saying, particularly to the western men, being in a male dominated society and culture is not acceptable. What you have created economically, financially, politically, culturally, is not loving, it is not reflective of the Divine Qualities, it does not take into account the potential and the sanctity of each life.
Let us say the Dali Lama is correct; he is always correct.
SM: And he’s such a wonderful person. Thank you for speaking to that, I have another question about the intentions of lightworkers to heal the collective. Does that interfere with their free will or is it you working through willing humans and is therefore Divine Will? To what degree does that affect them? And can we have a reminder that our invisible work is being effective?
MM: Your invisible work, as you call it, is not only effective, it is having very visible results. Look around you. It does not interfere, because it is against Universal Law, it does not interfere with the free will of others. What you are doing, it is like how I have spoken with Dottie, you are holding the field so that pole can stabilize and when it is anchored in Gaia then you let go, you stand back, you are the observer. And the choice to go forward is individual.
But you know, what has been forgotten in many ways, you have come from a unified field, all of you, and there is an innate desire to recreate and return and be part of a unified field. That is why you don’t live as hermits. It is not simply economics or urban migration that has caused the coming together of people. It is the desire to feel connected and part of a bigger whole. Now, has there been some sullied and lost and the original intent often forgotten? Yes, but there is an innate desire, what brings you joy, there is the joy that you experience simply because of who you are and then there is the explosive joy of love when you share it. So it is an expansion, exponential, so there is this desire to reconnect.
So when you are doing your work, your invisible work with the collective what you are really saying is “I am giving you love, I am giving you support, and I am trying to remind you that we care about you and we would like you to join us in freedom.” You see, too often the fact of joining together has become downgraded to being controlled and that is what is being cleansed and let go of. Now you are realizing to come together, women have always known this, to come together is support and strength. So you are not forcing anyone to join you, but you are saying “We would like it.” And that is a gift. Everybody, every being on this planet yearns, they do not know why sometimes, but they yearn to belong, to be part of a unified field because that is who you are.
SM: Beautiful. Thank you so much, Mother. I am yours, I am yours in every way possible. Thank you so much.
MM: And I am yours sweet angel. Farewell.
GD: Wonderful question, really great question. I’m curious as you are in a wonderful share here as you’ve been talking about women stepping more into their roles and on a global front and the power inherent in that, anything you’d like to say about what happened on the 14th of February when many came together to support the ending of violence against women, one billion strong, and of course, that was a significant day on Valentines Day. Anything you’d like to say about that unification, that united effort?
MM: It was the beginning of building of Nova Earth in so many ways. It was such an appropriate day, the celebration of love and the celebration of freedom. Violence against women has been the anathema of your planet, beginning with Gaia who has been terribly abused. So yes, sexual violence, predatory violence, physical violence, you cannot have love or intact communities, productive communities, productive families, loving families, and have women that are being suppressed, mutilated, killed, beaten, because they are women.
What this speaks to is the fundamental male fear of losing power. They know the creative power of the feminine and they have worked to suppress this through various forms of imprisonment and violence for thousands of years. Now, as the Shift occurs, as the awakening occurs, it occurs not only in men but in women saying “No more.”
This was a declaration and it will be many, many more billion before we are done. Do not think that I do not move in each of these gatherings and crowds because I do and I encourage my women, my girls, my children to declare who they are and that they will not permit such violence against them. This was what you call ‘a red letter day’.
The light that exploded on February 14th from this planet lit up the universe. There was celebration far and wide of women, of Nova Earth, of love, your star brothers and sisters were dancing and singing, it was a holiday throughout many galaxies.
GD: Beautiful. We’ve spoken on the show today about the balance of the feminine and masculine and how men are expanding and I’ll just share a personal reflection here that my feminine aspects have been blooming wonderfully and so as a result I’m feeling so much open heartedness, so much love and those attributes along with others in tandem with the attributes of the masculine, I’m feeling like such an expanded being. So the masculine paradigm, the old paradigm of…obviously I’m stereotyping here, being very general…but to obtain power through oppression, suppression, control, it’s clearly not there with me, the power is there but it’s the power and the expansion of my being and all that comes with it.
MM: That is correct. To be truly masculine is extraordinarily beautiful. To participate with and to observe, to watch, because it is the holding of energy, the ability of action, to protect, but what the masculine forgot, both personally and globally, is that they had need to feed the goddess within and without. Now that has been reawakened. As you reawaken the Divine Feminine, the Divine Feminine informs and demands of the Divine Masculine within to step forward so the old illusions and false paradigms of what the masculine are simply falls away.
GD: You’ve had direct experience, on Earth incarnating as a human, you experienced much challenge and hardship, can you provide please, tangible guidance for bringing about Hope for those listening, please?
MM: Yes, I can and even though I lived in a different time and age during that experience, you would be surprised, in a lot of ways, how little things changed. When I was to be betrothed to Joseph, whom I passionately loved and who passionately loved me, we were beautiful partners. There was so much that was said to him about my character, shall we say, and about our age difference and about our different positions in life, and I was hesitant because I loved and cared for Joseph. And he said to me “Mary, do you not know that this is the plan of the Mother and Father? Do you not know, do you not hold hope that everything is exactly as it has need to be?”
And I was reticent at times throughout our life, again because we knew the pathway of Yeshua, we knew the trials and tribulations and there were times when I would ask him to perhaps not be such a confrontational, controversial, public figure. And again Yeshua and Joseph would say to me “You must hold the Hope and the stillness and the knowing, for you are the glue, Mary, that holds this family together” for there were many brothers and sisters as well. We could not let everything fall apart.
But it is that knowing and being able in the face of great challenge, and I use ‘challenge’ not ‘hardship’, to know there is a presence and a rightness to what is being undertaken and that you have to stay, you have to stay in that place of stillness to the very last moment. I would hope for different outcomes in the human sense of wishing and hoping and yet my core was bedrock knowing that regardless of what transpired, that all was in order. So it was not that I was not having a human experience, I was, but also aware of the fullness of the Plan.
And there were times when I would really want or hope, as you would call it, that Yeshua would heal this or that person, someone I loved in my village, in my family. And he would not and I would question him, but he would say “Well, that is not what they are asking for, their plan is different, Mother.”
I am not suggesting to you to hold serenity at all moments when the externals appear to be harsh or difficult. This is not that it is something that is just anchored overnight, it is a lifetime of practice and a return and a return and a return and a return and an expansion of who you are. Not only of knowing of my presence, of Source presence, but of your place within that and that you are never alone, you are never abandoned, and you are never unheeded.
Does that mean that your life in the human experience will not have heartbreak at moments? That is a human reaction even when you know that death is a return to the collective, to the unified field. But the heart yearns, the human heart yearns for different outcome. But still you hold the knowing that all is right in unfoldment.
The strength, the incredible strength of the human spirit, whether you are angel, starseed, earth-keeper, way-shower, pillar, or gate-keeper, is unknown elsewhere, unknown. That is why you have chosen and stepped forward and been part of this plan of physical Ascension. Your strength, your determination, your hope, and you are teaching many throughout the galaxies, you are forming that template, you are holding the energy for this to happen elsewhere. You are far more clear and loving and determined and joyous than you know.
GD: What tips do you have for staying in serenity?
MM: It is a universal tip; it is laugh, yes, laughter, because when you look and you can laugh, even if there are tears flowing down your cheeks, it is a form of surrender. The other key to serenity is beauty, yes grace and awe as well, but let me speak to beauty. When you behold, embrace, become, acknowledge beauty, it is like a breath of fresh air, it is that deep intake of breath that calms you right down. Beauty, of course, can be found in the faces of your loved ones but it is best found and connected with by being outside, by seeing and gazing and being part of and connecting with Gaia.
You can not be lying on the grass, walking a pristine forest, sitting by a pond in the beauty and splendor of Gaia and not be serene. Even within the most urban setting there are patches of green and patches of sky, the way the sun or the clouds will move light on a building or come through and caress your face on a winter’s day, a bird, random, flying in front of you, a dog wagging their tail with the sheer joy of being outside. Even in an urban setting as you place your feet upon the cement or concrete, take a moment to feel the energy go down and touch the heart of Gaia and feel the beauty that emanates, feel the air.
Beauty will keep you serene, it will remind you of the Plan, it will restore you, it will refresh you and it will give you the capacity to go back and deal with the human beings.
GD: Wonderful. Can you speak with the remaining minutes that we have left that there are so many questions and you did speak of loneliness and the heart yearning and a lot of people are thinking about love relationships and what love may look like moving forward. And you spoke to the quality that you and Joseph had together, that love, and I’m wondering if you can speak to that and then tie in what we can anticipate with sacred partnerships moving forward?
MM: Sacred partnerships and I know that you are speaking of love, human partnerships, but do not forget that you are also in partnership with us, but I will gloss over that. I have referred this day to how the heart, the soul of your being yearns to be part of the collective. That is not herd mentality, that is joy seeking, that is the acknowledgement of your Divinity in yourself and with another. As you are emerging into your sacred self in, shall we say, clearer balance of your Divine Masculine and Feminine, as that is occurring, sacred partnership, sacred unions are taking on the Divine Qualities.
Now in the past we have referred to it, women have been married off or have married, and men have married, for a variety of reasons: economic, social, political, many of them exclusionary of love and of the genuine admiration. Admiration is a very important quality of partnership. If you do not admire the one that you are with, if you are not in awe of who they are, it is very difficult to continue day in and day out.
The key for the new form of love relationships and many of you, most of you will in fact be entering into a form of relationship because it is also part of the patterning and the design of Nova Being. There are a few who will wish to travel alone, it is not judged one way or the other, but the patterning by and large is to be in partnership of one sort or another. And there are many expressions of that, we do not mean it gender specific.
But it does not include judgment but it includes awe, admiration, appreciation, gratitude, spaciousness. This is something that is often absent in many relationships that we observe. It is not ownership to be in partnership and there has need to be the room between you, each to do what you are destined to do, what you choose to do, and what brings you joy and then to bring that back. So there are things that you will create and co-create together and then there are things, it is important, to do by your sacred self and then bring it, the way a child brings the drawing to their mother and it is celebrated and valued and cherished.
It is unconditional support, not love, that goes without saying but what has been absent in many human relationships is the unconditional support. And I hear it all the time “Well I’m sorry, I can’t support you in that.” And I hear that and I wonder why? Child do you think there is anything that you bring to me and I say I can’t support you in that? I have said all prayers are heeded and answered, perhaps not in the way that you thought, but never-the-less they are answered, they are responded to. So when someone says “I cannot support you” it is a very curious lack of love. I may not agree with you, I may not understand, I may not have the same vision or understanding of the picture but I support you unconditionally. And if you are mis-stepping, I will hold your hand while you rearrange and rebalance.
This is a very important quality of new relationships. It is the removal of condition, it is the removal of ‘I will love you if.’ The ‘if’ is gone, the ‘but’ is gone, and the flow is eternal. That is what change is. And when you support and when you come in union with a friend or your Divine other, this is how you will experience it. So it is very different than the paradigm of relationships that has been present here-to-fore on earth. Think of it as Gaia, she has never said to you “Well I will support you and let you stay on my planet if you do not sully my face.” No, she has always supported you.
GD: With the few minutes remaining and thank you for speaking to that, can you express the hope that you feel as you see the light expanding on the planet and the Shift, Ascension occurring?
MM: And I bring you back to what I have channeled through Linda so long ago. It is the eternal knowing of the Divine. So the hope that I see, that I know, that I feel, that I am observing and participating in the unfoldment, is the Shift, the growing quantum leap of light. It isn’t simply growing quietly or softly, it is jumping like a forest fire and it is the hope that this will be completed rapidly in your terms and in mine. You will do this because it is right and it is in alignment with who you are and what All is.
Go with my love dear hearts and go with my blessings and go now with my infinite Hope for each of you. Farewell.
GD: Farewell. Thank you so much.
Channeled by Linda Dillon, February 19, 2013