WOMEN in RECOVERY – I AM that I AM

 

 

A Return to Oneness through Forgiveness of Self 

 

 

I Am that I Am (Hebrew: אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה‎, pronounced Ehyeh asher ehyeh [ʔehˈje ʔaˈʃer ʔehˈje]) is a common English translation (JPS among others) of the response God used in the Hebrew Bible when Moses asked for His name (Exodus 3:14). It is one of the most famous verses in the Torah. Hayah means “existed” or “was” in Hebrew; “ehyeh” is the first person singular imperfect form. Ehyeh asher ehyeh is generally interpreted to mean I am that I am, though it can also be translated as “I-shall-be that I-shall-be.”

 

This usage is also found in the New Testament:

  • Rev 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, the BEING (ho on), and THE WAS (ho en), and THE IS TO COME (ho erchomenos), the Almighty (ho pantokrator).
  • Rev 4:8 holy, Lord God Almighty, the WAS (ho en), and the BEING (ho on), and the IS TO COME (ho erchomenos).

  

What Are Women Really Longing For?

There is a point when the voice of longing becomes distinctly feminine, a siren song from a woman’s soul that quickens in her heart, moves her to seek out other women, find a woman therapist or a women’s group, or buy some books on women’s spirituality.

She may feel that there is something to remember, something she cannot name but knows she knows deep within her being, something distinctly feminine, found only in dark and secret places. Maria, a 40-year-old woman with a healing practice, described her longing to me as “a real, sweet ache inside, something more than simply wanting to fill an emptiness. Like the ocean, it comes in waves, pulls at me, goes back to the Source, and comes again and again.”

She said that it has to do with coming Home and remembering. A trip to the sacred sites of Glastonbury, England, awakened something in her that felt familiar, distinctly feminine, and very powerful. She said that she didn’t have a frame in which to understand her spiritual experiences until she joined one of our women’s groups. She had had a cognitive awareness of women’s spirituality, but now she knows, deep in her body, what it is.

Freud, and probably every other man who has walked the earth, wondered what women really want. In the tales of King Arthur, it was discovered that women want sovereignty over their lives. Sovereignty emerges naturally as we become increasingly conscious, no longer at the mercy of the unconscious pull of our shadow, our unlived lives and unfelt feelings.

Following are actual quotes from the women who come to the School for Women Healers, written on their applications. You may resonate with some of them. If you haven’t realized it already, you will see that you are not crazy because you have longing. This longing, felt by women since Eve, is the longing of the Divine Feminine, the Ma Herself. 

She is longing for incarnation,longing to be recognized in women,

as Women–as You! 

We can name it many different ways, yet, the source of this longing is

the same Self. 

 

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