MotherJana

Water is my wine. The earth is my body.

First Day Sermon: The Female Warrior Saint

You were born one part saint one part warrior woman. Loving yourself  without shame is the most important thing you will ever have to fight for. –Titilope Sonuga, “Becoming”   “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn a woman against her father A daughter against her mother A […]

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Give Your Love Away

Come into being as you pass away. –Gospel of Thomas Jesus never withheld his love. He gave it openly, honestly, to everyone he met. And we are called to do the same. Why are we so ashamed of our bodies? Where does that come from? That does not come from the one who saves, my Lord. It comes from the “apostle” Paul, to be honest, and the church who polluted […]

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A Virgin Is An Independent Woman

A couple of years ago I traveled to Colorado to see the mountains. The Rockies were calling me, like a Mother. I sat at breakfast one morning in Denver and met a couple who was traveling from New York. They had a young daughter. As I spoke to the mother about my journey, my plan to see Denver and Boulder and hike through Estes Park, I noticed her looking at […]

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Sex is Only Love

Things don’t always have to be said to be understood. When I was young, I was taught a very bad lesson by a very evil man. The way he looked at me when I was a child made a part of me know that the things he wanted to do were not appropriate, were not safe, were not whole. It was something I would never have been able to speak […]

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Be a Prude in the Temple

Prude: (Archaic) Of great virtue; honest; wise The painting comes to me as if in a dream. –Vincent Van Gogh   I’ve been looking at a lot of statues of Jesus in Catholic churches, lately, and you know what I’m wondering? I’m wondering if he wasn’t a woman. I mean, does anyone know what was beneath that loincloth? Because hanging on the cross? Dude looks the same way I did […]

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Dance in the Temple of Your Love

What is it going to take to reveal your hidden, magical, mysterious, beautiful body? Seriously. What is it going to take? Becoming embodied has little to do with sex or stripping or showing off. Becoming embodied is about nurturing your soul, doing the inner work that makes the energetic body free. And once you clear the energies that haunt you, the wounds of the past, the shadows you still carry […]

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The Middle Way

There is no such thing as sin; rather you yourselves are what produces sin when you act in accordance with the nature of adultery [unfaithfulness], which is called “sin.” For this reason, the Good came among you, pursuing (the good) which belongs to every nature. It will set it within its root. This is why you get sick and die: because you love what deceives you. –Gospel of Mary Magdalene […]

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