El Morya's Garden
Celebrating the Sangha and the Can-Do Spirit!
By Sheena Connell and Region II West
A Thanksgiving feast came early this year for those of us at the retreat “Embrace the Culture of the Divine Mother” held at Seabeck, Washington, October 30 to November 1, 2015. Students of the ascended masters gathered from Canada, Washington and Oregon and were bathed in the rainbow of Mother Mary’s great love.
The aura of the Divine Mother was so beautifully woven around us during this retreat in her great heart. A beautiful multi-dimensional tapestry of light surrounded us all. Some of the tangible forms in this tapestry were: movie clips of the life of Mother Mary and Jesus’ initiations, dictations of the ascended masters on becoming the mother, group discussions, a skit on the tests of Adam and Eve, a candlelight processional to Mother Mary, personal study, decrees, songs, and creating artistic drawings representing the flowers in our hearts. The Divine Mother’s cup of love overflowed in the sacred chalice of this time together. Richard and Patricia Conant sang an original song written by Richard which carried the tone of the “new music of Aquarius..” More beautiful music is awaiting to be born as the culture of the Divine Mother emerges in our hearts and lives.
Being showered with wisdom’s ray, we became more aware of Mother Mary’s many incarnations as she trained for her triumphal and final incarnation. We experienced her vast, majestic, and intimate love for our soul’s victory. We felt her strength and the pain she had gone through to be the mother of our beloved Jesus and the way shower for each of us on the path of the mother giving birth to our own Christhood. The winds of the Holy Spirit caressed us as they flowed around us in so many forms of blessings. Rev. Carla Healy focused this time and we are deeply grateful for her labor of love to bring these many showers of Mother light to our souls!
Bathed in the Mother light, we returned home with the renewed resolve to be her heart, head, hands and feet in the world—instruments of her great love and compassion for those for whom we are so blessed to touch and hold the immaculate concept, as the veils of unreality continue to dissolve in us all. It is our hope that we may offer the holy wisdom, fire, and tender love of our beloved Mother, to those thirsty for this drink of sacred, refreshing water, as they walk the path of their soul’s victory.
The retreat was truly a feast of thanksgiving and light from our beloved Mother Mary uniting our grateful hearts for the victory and the fulfilling of our region’s mission: “We are a chalice loving-kindness, dedicated to freeing the Lightbearers through Selfless Service.” What a precious opportunity to learn how to better hold the immaculate concept for each other as our mission and vision continue to unfold.
Highlights from those who attended: