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by Penelope
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Awesome
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Awesome

Shalom Peter,

Thank you for sharing your experiences. I understand the joy that awakens in our heart when we read wisdom teachings that speak to our inmost nature. It is wonderful to meet a brother.

Welcome and blessings!
Penelope
by Penelope
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: shalom~
Replies: 6
Views: 2889

Re: shalom~

Greetings! The Skype chat is no longer happening. Sorry that the link to enter hasn't yet been removed. We do have a Tuesday evening chat, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm Pacific Time. It is quite enjoyable to participate. Perhaps we'll see you there.
Penelope
by Penelope
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Return greetings!
Replies: 5
Views: 2884

Re: Return greetings!

Shalom and welcome, Kaifi, Thank you for your honest sharing and questions. I don't think it's necessary to believe the Sophian metaphysical and Christological teachings. They are given for contemplation, seeking the deeper meaning within that speaks to us. Over the years, my understanding (and lack...
by Penelope
Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 12
Views: 4916

Re: Hi

Welcome Ally. There is such a wealth here. May your explorations bring much joy.

Penelope
by Penelope
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings from Latvia
Replies: 5
Views: 3473

Re: Greetings from Latvia

Dear Brother across the sea, Welcome! Isn't it a blessing that, with the Holy One, we can join together and time and space disappear. May you find much to inspire your contemplations here. The Gnostic Way and the beauty of Kabbalah spoke to my heart many years ago. It is only by Grace that I found t...
by Penelope
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings from Mormon Catholic Jewish Taoist Gnostic Mystic
Replies: 6
Views: 3513

Re: Greetings from Mormon Catholic Jewish Taoist Gnostic Mys

Welcome Tom!

It is always wonderful to greet a spiritual explorer. There is such a wealth to explore here. Enjoy!

Many blessings,
Penelope
by Penelope
Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings, Blessings and so much Gratitude!
Replies: 8
Views: 4075

Re: Greetings, Blessings and so much Gratitude!

Welcome Inga! Tears came as I read your sharing (they are still flowing). I am reminded again of truth in the verse, "Seek until you find. When you find, you will be troubled, and then you will be amazed." As Tau Malachi and Elder Gideon mentioned, it is truly miraculous to find the treasu...
by Penelope
Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Uplifting Feelings of Lack
Replies: 7
Views: 3462

Re: Uplifting Feelings of Lack

Praise Ma for this beautiful teaching! What I hear is that, these feelings we get, have a truth to them but we interpret them upside down or from a very limited angle. Similarly, the teaching of our fear of being nothing has within it the truth that we are no thing, and being such, we are free from ...
by Penelope
Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Our Lady Preaching
Replies: 4
Views: 3540

Re: Our Lady Preaching

My heart rejoices as I read through the teachings and discussions in our Forum. I pray that these inner feelings and gratitude become words to share, that more participation in these Holy discussions comes about, as Ma wills. A question arose as I read: When walking in natural surroundings -- paths ...
by Penelope
Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Gathering In
Replies: 38
Views: 20843

Re: Gathering In

What a delightful contemplation for this year! As this idea of gathering is contemplated, it will probably swirl in many expressions. At this early point of contemplation, I think a practice I've used seems to a view of gathering in. As I walk in life, each person who enters I imagine they are sent ...
by Penelope
Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Origin of Life and formation of systems
Replies: 8
Views: 11228

Re: Origin of Life and formation of systems

Beloved Tau, These teachings of the truth within and behind all worlds and all beings incarnate in them are truly teachings of hope. I sense that, on some level, we feel the pull of the desire to evolve, which brings forth seeking and striving for something we do not yet understand. As understanding...
by Penelope
Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: The Kingdom of Heaven
Replies: 3
Views: 4223

Shalom Helen, As I contemplated your question, I was led to a delightful dialogue about the New Pentecost in "Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice." You might find it helpful; at the least, it is well worth reading. It begins with a sharing by Sister Sarah, entitled (Posted: Sun Jun...
by Penelope
Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: question from a very new newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 6501

Shalom Cynthia, Welcome, sister! Reading your questions and Tau Malachi’s responses fills my heart with joy and gratitude. As Malachi wrote: “From initial awakenings, through prayer and meditation, all manner of different spiritual and mystical experiences are possible, and there are many gradations...
by Penelope
Mon May 28, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Baptism: A Rite of Progress or Evolution in Christ
Replies: 6
Views: 7512

Beloved Tau, Praise Ma for this wisdom you have shared. What a mystery is the covenant of baptism! Soon I’ll be participating in my third baptism, but it seems that each is as the first. The experience is not a repeat of what was. A different person steps into and out of the living waters each time....
by Penelope
Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: A Contemplation of the Upper & Lower Shekinah
Replies: 9
Views: 10452

My attention has been drawn back to this discussion. Of course, any exploration of the Divine Mother reaches beyond space and time; so a few years is as nothing. As I read through the posts again, the observation Adam shared that "It is like creation is not perfected until it is uplifted and al...
by Penelope
Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Holy gifts
Replies: 0
Views: 2558

Holy gifts

HOLY GIFTS Feb 2012 Faith, hope and love These are holy gifts Each flows into the other With faith, there is hope With hope, there is love With love, there is faith Inseparable Providing three legs for a stable foundation from which comes courage and strength Strength and courage to face all life’s ...
by Penelope
Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings from Sweden
Replies: 7
Views: 6364

Greetings and welcome!

Thank you for sharing your journey. And such a blessing to have others to study with and explore the mysteries.

Shalom!

Penelope
by Penelope
Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: The Gospel of St. Philip
Topic: passage 11, "Forces"
Replies: 4
Views: 4933

Shalom! This passage has brought about rich contemplations that went into many dimensions and perspectives. To bring this mosaic into something I can put into writing, Ma guided me to continue the contemplation of sacrifice, the first question in your discourse, Sister Sarah. Another modern day defi...
by Penelope
Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Isaiah 44
Replies: 8
Views: 4899

Shalom! Ma is helping me be courageous and share my thoughts. So here is where this contemplation has taken me. Thoughts of time and beyond time have been floating around since writing the phrase “dragging the past along.” It seems that, when anything is created within time, it includes flotsam of t...
by Penelope
Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Isaiah 44
Replies: 8
Views: 4899

It also comes to mind, that, if there are no problems, then there are no mistakes. Then it is our clinging to or rejection of where Ma leads us is the problem. Perhaps it is our clinging and rejection which holds the flow of each new moment, dragging the past along.

Praise Ma, Indeed!
by Penelope
Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: A Contemplation of the Upper & Lower Shekinah
Replies: 9
Views: 10452

Adam and Sheryl, Shalom! I’ve had many delightful contemplations this last week since your post, Adam. Upper and Lower Shekinah and the flow of being and becoming seem to be experienced in my heart, but my head has a difficult time expressing that experience in words. Thank you, Sheryl, for connecti...
by Penelope
Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Isaiah 44
Replies: 8
Views: 4899

I love the play of Spirit. This post was there, then disappeared, then is appearing again. Kind of like when we gain an insight, then feel like it is lost as it moves deeper into integration, then the insight appears again as gnosis. This call and response you've initiated, Brother Phillip, is leadi...
by Penelope
Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Isaiah 44
Replies: 8
Views: 4899

What a wonderful insight you are sharing about this passage from Isaiah, Brother Phillip. It is definitely Good News. In contemplating the passage and your thoughts, what comes to mind is the gift of Faith. Faith in the Holy One to aid us in moving beyond the past. How can we even begin to begin thi...
by Penelope
Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Earth Sophia: Stones, Plants & Animal People
Topic: Wisdom of the Stone People
Replies: 3
Views: 4997

Memory Held in the Earth

The discussion of the wisdom of the rock people brings to mind my experience years ago when I hiked regularly in the high Sierra Mountains. My favorite fairly-close-to-home hike was up Horsetail Falls, which falls 1000 feet down granite rock. As I became familiar with the granite cliffs and bristlec...
by Penelope
Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:02 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: The Almighty Dollar
Replies: 3
Views: 4093

Greetings Brother Phillip, Timely contemplation, indeed. Much of my life I built a separation between my daily life and my spiritual life, and I remember how I gradually began to recognize that there is no separation, that there is an intrinsic spiritual nature in all of life. I agree that it is use...
by Penelope
Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: The Source?
Replies: 4
Views: 6999

Hello MichaelMagdalene, I'm probably relaying something you already know, but these are the thoughts that arose from your post. Gnosticism has grown from gnosis (or a knowing gained through experience). The stories are to point to an inner experience and meant for contemplation, that gnosis may dawn...
by Penelope
Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Wonders performed by Mary Magdalene
Replies: 9
Views: 11308

Greetings all, Thank you for your question Juni! It stimulated delightful contemplations – far and wide. With regard to the legend of Magdalene and the young man seeking wealth, here are some thoughts that arose. The language used to express the initiatory transmissions between a spiritual master an...
by Penelope
Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Beatitudes Meditations from Aramaic
Replies: 2
Views: 3564

Hello Coop, When I read all the ways the Lord’s Prayer and Beatitudes could be translated, something inside seemed to expand. I memorized the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer as part of my practice. It feels very different in its original language. There is an energy to it that I don’t feel when it is said in ...
by Penelope
Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: When practice astounds
Replies: 17
Views: 13886

Greetings everyone, I just had to jump into this discussion. Before I met Tau Malachi, I had no idea that there was a deep and rich spiritual tradition in the West. Alone in my spiritual seeking, my explorations were trial and error, and I read as much as I could find about spiritual ideas (some of ...
by Penelope
Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Saying 5
Replies: 6
Views: 8287

This brings to mind the teaching to know ourselves, which seems to encompass the majority of the journey. Each time I have a sense I know myself, a mask is exposed. Knowing oneself seems to recognize that we are no-self and that recognition brings us to nondual awareness. It is like the scriptures d...
by Penelope
Sat Sep 24, 2005 10:30 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Saying 5
Replies: 6
Views: 8287

Greetings Susan and Sunny, Wonderful contemplations! And Susan, thanks for your sharing. Even though I have been studying the Sophia tradition for more than a decade, I still feel like a newcomer. However, I think I should know something and that creates a stumbling block to sharing. So, as a newcom...
by Penelope
Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:59 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Feeling a calling...
Replies: 11
Views: 8190

Greetings Christine! As you, I also entered late upon the Path – or I should say, walking the Path consciously. In retrospect, I can see that everything that transpired along the way actually brought me to the intersection where I met Tau Malachi. So I was on the Path, just wasn’t aware of being on ...
by Penelope
Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:35 am
Forum: The Gospel of Truth
Topic: Teacher & Savior
Replies: 7
Views: 10063

Hello Ser, Welcome to the forum! No need to apologize for ignorance; we are all caught in ignorance. My experience is that the recognition of my ignorance is what impels me along the path. So in a way, it is a gift in disguise. Otherwise, I could live this life in a way that gave attention to merely...
by Penelope
Thu Mar 10, 2005 1:52 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Male/Female Relationship in the Dualistic Realm
Replies: 28
Views: 26559

I've been contemplating the idea of releasing all possessing, and when I get a sense of that, there is a profound joy that arises along with a feeling of freedom. It seems as tho a great amount of energy (sparks?) is compressed in holding onto what we possess. Even aversion seems to be possessing --...
by Penelope
Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: The Magdalene
Replies: 1
Views: 2349

The Magdalene

I am the Moon He is the Sun I am the Space in which this Light shines Like the moon, I begin in darkness Waxing bright As I draw near to the Spiritual Sun I share the story of all humankind And I awaken the Spark I show the way to your deepest desire Union with your Beloved In the Bridal Chamber of ...
by Penelope
Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Male/Female Relationship in the Dualistic Realm
Replies: 28
Views: 26559

Greetings Everyone! This morning I was assisting a gentleman from another culture in getting to the underlying idea for an essay he needed to write for college. The idea started with honesty in marriage, then went to communication between husband and wife, then to releasing reactive judgment, then t...
by Penelope
Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Grief is Impersonal; Yet Each Person Experiences it Uniquely
Replies: 0
Views: 1930

Grief is Impersonal; Yet Each Person Experiences it Uniquely

In morning practice, I was guided to write a poem about my experience of my daughter's death. I was shown that, thinking it was my grief to be protected from the world, a shell had been built that created a separation. In sharing, this expression may be beneficial to others. FOR SHELLY No! No! NO! N...

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