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Re: gnosticism is cool...equality and Mary Magdalen

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  • eyeambetty
    Hello Lily! ... said Fortunate ... who ... something is ... finger ... with ... sets ... strive to ... me ... decide ... of ... to ... I ... said ... became
    Message 1 of 35 , Aug 1 10:49 PM
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      Hello Lily!

      >betty wrote:
      > > saying #69 from "The Gospel Of Thomas" reads: Jesus
      said "Fortunate
      > > are those who are persecuted in their hearts: They are the ones
      who
      > > truly come to know the father. Fortunate are they who are hungry,
      > > that the stomach of the person in want may be filled."
      > >
      > > i interpret this saying as who one comes to realize that
      something is
      > > not right, it's a nagging feeling that we can't quite put our
      finger
      > > on, and it alienates us from our surroundings, our families, our
      > > upbringing, and the places which we should fit in. this
      > > discontent "persecutes us in our hearts" because we are faced
      with
      > > turning away from all we've come to know, but that is also what
      sets
      > > us on the road of self discovery, creating a hunger that we
      strive to
      > > satiate.
      > >

      > Lily wrote:
      > Betty how synchronistic for you to have chosen to quote #69 and for
      me
      > having not read any of these posts for many months to suddenly
      decide
      > to read yours this evening. You see I'm in my fifth and final year
      of
      > training as a psychotherapist and it's only really now that I'm
      > beginning to understand. In the UK it's mandatory on most courses
      > that we're in personal therapy - I see a Jungian analyst and I'm
      > really struggling with some heavy stuff right now.
      >
      > Your choice of #69 though sent a huge beam of light to me - I came
      to
      > the understanding on Friday that without having personally suffered
      I
      > couldn't truly open my heart with understanding to those in need and
      > suffering around me. As I reached that understanding within me I
      said
      > to my analyst how empty my stomach felt and that my body felt dead -
      > everything seemed to have moved to my forehead, at that point I
      became
      > overwhelmed with tears. On the way home I felt wrapped in a golden
      > glow, but then became anxious. Why have I (and everyone else come
      to
      > that) had to suffer so much inner hurt like this?
      >
      > #69 brings an answer to a prayer for me.
      >
      > I thank you,
      >
      > Lily.


      I thank you, Lily. how extraordinary, this is more synchronistic
      than you know, may i send you a personal email?

      if i remember correctly,it was Jung who said:
      "Only the wounded physician heals."

      take care,
      sincerely, betty
    • lilyfayre
      ... Hello Betty, How interesting! :) Please do write to me - I look forward to hearing from you. Kindest, Lily.
      Message 35 of 35 , Aug 2 1:17 AM
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        --- In gnosticism2@yahoogroups.com, "eyeambetty" <eyeambetty@y...> wrote:
        >
        > I thank you, Lily. how extraordinary, this is more synchronistic
        > than you know, may i send you a personal email?
        >
        > if i remember correctly,it was Jung who said:
        > "Only the wounded physician heals."
        >
        > take care,
        > sincerely, betty

        Hello Betty,

        How interesting! :)
        Please do write to me - I look forward to hearing from you.

        Kindest,
        Lily.
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