The Bible teaches that there are twelve gates into the City, metaphorically meaning that there are many paths back home to God. Drawing strongly from both Eastern and Western religious and spiritual traditions, this series offers some of the many perspectives on how to approach enlightenment.
Enter the 6th Gate into the City through devotions to Mother Mary, Kuan Yin and the Divine Mother
God as Mother
When we speak of God the Father, we refer to the positive polarity of the Godhead. Implied is that there is a negative polarity, God the Mother. In fact, the concept of a feminine aspect of the Divine is not novel; it transcends religions. For example, in Hinduism, she is called Shakti; in Judaism, she known as Skekhinah; in Buddhism, she is Prajnaparamita; and in Egypt, she is known as Isis.
The Ascended Masters teach that Mother is an energy; it is a principle, and this Mother energy or principle is also often referred to as the Universal Mother, the Cosmic Virgin, or the Divine Mother. The feminine deities and goddesses that embody the energy and the principle of the Divine Mother are not mythological. Rather, they are Ascended or Cosmic beings who focus the God-consciousness on a specific ray. In the present Age of Aquarius, we are destined to gain awareness of God as Mother, just as we came to know God the Father during the Piscean Age through Jesus.
Mother is our teacher, our guru, our healer. She teaches us how to approach the Father. She is caring, nurturing. She is harmonious and pure. Mother is intuitive and creative. It is Mother that teaches us greater ways of doing and being. She brings harmony. She brings order. She is the comforter; she is the fearless warrior, the defender of her children.
Mother anchors in the physical the energies released from Father in the etheric. She is also a flame at the base of the spine that is likened to a coiled serpent that contains a white light, the kundalini that is meant to be raised up from each chakra to the crown.*
“It is the fond hope of the Mother and her fervent faith that her children, following the precepts of the Father, shall succeed beyond their farthest dreams.” ~ Elizabeth Clare Prophet
1) Mother Mary
In Catholicism, Mother Mary is considered a manifestation of the Divine Feminine. Mary, the mother of Jesus, has been known by many names: the Queen of the Angels, the Mother of God, the Virgin Mary, the Madonna, Our Lady, the Blessed Mother, among others. In the Ascended Master Teachings® she is more commonly called Mother Mary. “Mater” is the latin word for Mother, and so Mary represents the mother aspect of God or the matter universe. Spiritually, the name Mary means “Ma Ray” or “Mother Ray”, which is an active principle, the force that brings into manifestation the Father’s will.
Mother Mary comes from the angelic realms, and is a female archeia, the twin flame of Archangel Raphael. She took embodiment many times in preparation for her role as the mother of Jesus. Mother Mary serves on the fifth ray, the ray of emerald green, the ray of healing, science, medicine, supply, and abundance.
Mother Mary, through her Immaculate Heart, holds the divine vision (the visualization of perfection) for the victory of our souls. By placing our attention upon her Immaculate Heart, we learn divine grace, which comes when we give mercy and love to others. She is our friend, our companion, a great healer, and the archetype of the new age woman. She shows us that the divine feminine must be redeemed in us all, both woman and man, in order for the Christ to be born in us individually. This rebirth of the Christ in us is what is truly the ‘Second Coming’.
Since her ascension, Mother Mary has made over two hundred appearances in over thirty countries. Some of her more famous apparitions were to children, poor peasants, or to simple people. Why does she appear? Mary gives forth warnings, prophecies, and heals during many of her appearances. “My appearances through the centuries have centered on the request for prayer and for the giving of the rosary for the saving of souls. Millions have been saved because millions have responded to my call.”
In one of her apparitions in Mexico, Mother Mary appeared as the Virgin of Guadalupe to a poor Nuatl Indian, Juan Diego. She asked to have a church built on the grounds where there had once been a beautiful and great Aztec temple that the Spanish Conquistadores mercilessly destroyed. She wanted this church to be a place where she could demonstrate her love, her compassion and her protection. “Here I will hear their weeping, their sorrow, and will remedy and alleviate all their multiple sufferings, necessities and misfortunes.”
In 1846, she appeared in La Salette, France to two young children, Maximin and Melanie. She warned of a scarcity of potatoes if people did not respect and honor the sabbath. Prophetically, a period of famine followed this apparition.
She appeared to 14-year old Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes, France in 1858 asking that people pray for sinners, and asking that a chapel be built on the spot. In Knock, Ireland in 1879, though no words were spoken, she came with John the Evangelist, Jesus, and Saint Joseph and appeared to two women, Mary McLoughlin and Mary Beirne. There were many inexplicable healings after this apparition.
One of most famous apparitions occurred in Fatima, Portugal in May 1917, where Mother Mary appeared to three young children, Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco. She asked for prayer and warned about the dangers of communism at a time when communism was unheard of. Shortly thereafter, in October, the Russian Revolution occurred that ushered in communism.
From 1961-1965, she appeared to children in Garabandal, Spain, appearing to Conchita, Mari-Loli, Jacinta, and Maria Cruz. Her purpose was to call for a “conversion of hearts”, for the daily praying of the rosary, and for devotion to the Immaculate Heart. This same message she brought forth in her apparitions in Medugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina which began in 1981 and reportedly are continuing to this day.
In all of her apparitions, it is apparent that Mother Mary, embodying the flame of the Mother, comes to protect her children, to warn us to return to God, to heal us, and to liberate us from a sense of sin.
In 1972, Mother Mary dictated to Elizabeth Clare Prophet a new version of the rosary called the Child’s Rosary. Mother Mary’s intent was to change the perception that people held of themselves as sinners, “Good people must be better.” In the traditional version of the Rosary, parishioners recite and affirm their status as sinners in the line: Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us “sinners,” now and at the hour of our death.
Mother Mary’s new rosary, the Child’s Rosary, holds the Immaculate Concept for us all, and heralds our victory, as sons and daughters of God. Rather than as “sinners”, parishioners now recite and affirm this status and their “victory” over mortality.
Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sons and daughters of God,
now and at the hour of our victory
over sin, disease, and death.
When we give this version of the Rosary, we gently raise the kundalini, the ascension flame (the Mother flame), upon our spinal altars.* According to Mother Mary, the giving of the rosary puts forth the energies upon which rests the salvation of our souls and our planet.
When you utter the words “Hail, Mary, full of grace,” immediately I arc my Presence over you as the Mother Ray. And as you by your devotion fill in more and more of that Light week upon week, blessed hearts, you shall know my strength in your body, you shall know the immortality of the mind and the spirit, you shall know a certain lightness [in order that you might] bear a certain world heaviness, you shall know what it means to be stepping in the sandals of an Archeia, and you shall know that putting on immortality is a certain gradual process that you [ritualize] day by day by day.
Be strengthened in my Presence. Pause to listen to my heart communing with your heart. Pause to tell me, if you can articulate it, what is your sorrow, what is your burden, what is your joy. – Mother Mary, Pearl of Wisdom Vol. 35 No. 4
Here is a version of the Child’s Rosary that you can give with Elizabeth Clare Prophet.
2) Kuan Yin, the Mother and Goddess of Compassion
The bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, the Lord of Compassion, is venerated in China. The feminine aspect of this merciful bodhisattva is Kuan Yin. She is the eastern Madonna of Mahayana Buddhism just as Mother Mary is the western Madonna of Christianity. The Lotus Sutra tells us that she has 33 manifestations, seven of which are female.
In China, she is called Kuan Shih Yin (her full name). Kuan means “to inquire” or “to look deeply into.” Shih means “the world of people” or “generations,” and Yin means “cries.” Thus, Kuan Yin is “the one who regards, looks on, or hears the sounds and the cries of the world.” In Japan she is called Kwannon, and in Tibet and Mongolia, she is called Tara or the White Goddess.
According to legend, Kuan Yin was about to enter heaven when she heard the cries of the world and decided to delay her entrance and become a bodhisattva, a being of bodhi or enlightenment. She has taken the bodhisattva vow to assist the evolutions of this planet until all are called home.
Kuan Yin, known for her mercy and compassion, is sought by devotees for her loving guidance and assistance in every area of life. Prayers and mantras to her are very powerful. Devotees can invoke her power using her mantra, “Om Mani Padme Hum”, which means “Hail to the jewel in the lotus” or “Hail to Avalokitesvara, who is the jewel in the heart of the lotus of the devotee’s heart!”
Kuan Yin is depicted in many forms, each one revealing a unique aspect of her merciful presence. Examples are of her as she is frequently portrayed: wearing flowing white robes and carrying in her left hand a white lotus, each a symbol of purity; or she holds a vase pouring compassion into the world; or a rosary with which she calls upon other Buddhas; or a willow branch to dispense the nectar of life. She also is depicted with a child on her lap, indicating that she is the bestower of children. She is seen to have many arms and eyes, referring to her one thousand arms and eyes, representing the omnipresent mother looking in all directions.
Kuan Yin serves on the seventh ray of the Holy Spirit, and the ray of freedom, transmutation, mercy and justice. It’s color is violet; it’s chakra is the Seat of the Soul. She is a member of the Karmic Board, and Hierarch of the etheric Temple of Mercy over Peking, China, where she focuses the light of the Divine Mother on behalf of the children of the ancient land of China.
VIDEO – Elizabeth Clare Prophet teaches a Buddhist healing mantra to Kuan Yin.
Kuan Yin Mantra: OM MANI PADME HUM
English translation: Hail to the jewel in the lotus!
Pronounced: OM MAH-NEE PUD-MAY HOOM
Kuan Yin Mantra: NA-MO I JU KUAN YIN
English translation: Hail! Kuan Yin of Oneness. Homage to the sacred name of Kuan Yin of Oneness.
Pronounced: NAH-MO EE ROO GWAN EEN
*The Ascended Masters do not recommend yogic practices that prematurely force the Mother light up the spinal altar.
Thirty-Three Manifestations of Kuan Yin DVD set
Mary Magdalene and the Divine Feminine: Jesus’ Lost Teachings on Woman
Mary’s Message for a New Day
Mary’s Message of Divine Love
Nurturing Your Baby’s Soul
My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord!
Kuan Yin of Oneness
Kuan Yin the Merciful Heart