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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Flying in El Rio Debajo El Rio: The river beneath the river, part 1

A dear sister girlfriend sent me a great article called Battlescars: women’s souls cannot be killed by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés. the article is very long, so I will post it in sections. and post them every Thursday. I hope it resonates with you as it did with me. The entire article was published on National Catholic Reporter Conversation Cafe (

My grandmother, Katerin, used to talk back to the priest on TV. She had an entire litany: Don’t tell me to be like Blessed Mother if you don’t really mean it all the way down to your bones, Father.

Blessed Mother didn’t let anyone tell her what to do, except God. So, unless you’re God, don’t be trying to tell us what to do all the time. I just got a big phone call from heaven: God says there’s a big difference between really being God, and just thinking you are."

The Blessed Mother is sometimes called in Spanish, La Sueñodora, the holy one who shows us we are pregnant with brave new dreams, and she expects us to follow through ... all the way .... as she did ... no matter how many human beings object.

This fits perfectly with our theme of flying. How many times have people objected to your forward movement? How many times have you doubted yourself based on someone else's word? We are all destined to do something. If you do not do what you are called to do, it won't get done.

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