When my great grandparents came over to the United States of America, they became “American.” Much of my maternal Polish and paternal Italian cultures were forgotten. As a child, my mom was forbidden from learning Polish. The only things that survived from each culture were our love of pierogies and good pasta.
This past spring, while reading a book about the Black Madonna, I learned that in Southern Italy, the Black Madonna is still worshipped today in the same way as She had been in the Middle Ages. Two specific locations, Naples and Sicily were named, and I was flooded with the realization that my ancestors lived in these places for “a very long time” (according to my dad). They likely knew and were devoted to the Black Madonna.
The moment I read this, it felt like a wave crashed over my entire body. I suddenly felt myself transported into a state in which I was being introduced, Heart to Heart, to my Divine Mother.
The spiritual and unexplainable experiences I had been having for about the past two years suddenly made (a little more) sense. I now knew Who was behind them.
Who is the Black Madonna? I’m still learning. One of my teachers, Rev. Celeste Frazier, taught me that the Black Madonna cannot be limited to one identity and She has many expressions throughout time and space. She is the Divine Feminine. She is Mother Earth. She is Mother Mary. She is Mary Magdalene. And she is much, much more.
Why doesn’t she appear in A Course in Miracles? I don’t know. But I do know that she’s the real deal. She’s as real as God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. In my experience, she is the container in which this entire dream is unfolding.
Although I spoke a bit about my journey with the Black Madonna on my ACIM Study Group calls, the first time I publicly talk about my experiences is in an interview, posted below.
So much has unfolded since the recording of this video, which I will share over time.
Why am I sharing this with you? First, the guidance is finally here that it is time to share. Second, coming to know my Divine Mother has taken me into a new layer of healing fear and guilt. My summer was a “period of unsettling,” and yet it was no accident that She showed up to carry me through.
If you’re not already in relationship with the Divine Mother, I hope this interview inspires you to develop that relationship. She’s here for all of us as we enter a new phase in our journey.
Enjoy my Miracles Tribe interview, hosted by Carlie Hardy and Theresa McGallicher. Be sure to leave a comment below to let me know what you think!
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Wow! I love this! Corrine is a wonderful teacher and it makes me wonder why I’ve had a hard time with my own relationship with the divine mother. I’m anxious to hear more but also of going within myself and seeing what my lessons are as well.
Thank you all for this wonderful forum 🙏🏻♥️🙏🏻
Thank you, Carol!
Thank you Corrine- I also have been feeling that what is trying to emerge is the mothering energy – divine mother as part of that ..not as the Black Madonna per se although I do have one on my meditation table from many years ago as a purchase.
I am very grateful for your insights and your courage.
Thank you for sharing, Debora. Her energy is definitely being felt by many of us!
The greater our Tolerance the greater our Understanding.
As we go through life, we build a foundation that is built on the truths that guide us. Yet each day, each month, each year, we add to this foundation additional bricks of truth changing the structure, changing the view.
As we gain in age and understanding that foundation gains in strength and rises higher in understanding, allowing us to see further! Our vision becomes clearer.
Our beliefs are never static but will expand and grow with time, truths we need to share with others before we leave!
I love this: “As we gain in age and understanding that foundation gains in strength… allowing us to see further.” Thanks, Patrick! 🙂
Is the question being asked anywhere “Why doesn’t she appear in the bible?’ since ACIM is selected for inquiry. Is she in any prior religious structures? What was her influence in the world at the time the Course came through? It’s not a valid point to hold the Course negligible since the query needs asking of Holy Spirit and/or Jesus.
I’ve found gender honoring to be an ego ploy, and am highly suspect of reinforcing the error of separation in this manner as Heaven doesn’t have bodies . . . remember, why would we need eyes to see, or hands to touch etc. Blessings.
Hi Lynne, There is absolutely no gender at the level of Truth, but Spirit meets us where we are at. I’m no expert and have only begun my journey as I describe in the video, but there are many expressions of the Black Madonna in various religions. Quan Yin, the goddess Isis, the goddess Oshun… Regarding the Bible, Mother Mary and Mary Magdeline are expressions of the Black Madonna – and both women were not white. The Church has systematically whitened many of the existing Black Madonna icons each time they are “restored.”
I keep pointing out to folks that the statuary is the wrong color! Emphasizing this may just be necessary to reacquaint people with the truth of the time being considered . . . and with the civilizations in Africa, and their ruling the areas, and the intermarriage likely from the conqueror with the enslaved, and just the environment itself and the need to be darker because of the sun . . . I do fully consider all of these areas people of color. A PBS show the other night had something on Beachey Head Woman back in 100 – 150 AD and this lovely pert nosed woman was of color. The show also presented that in 3rd Century African Romans were guarding Hadrian’s Wall . . . so no slavery . . . and no racism was pointed out . . . but that they all were fierce was declared as to the depth of their nastiness. I’m still bothered by this making errors real. I will see as I learn more. Blessings
Hi Corinne- thank you for this! Found it fascinating Feminine power is arising on this planet. The evidence is everywhere. I have had a strong connection to Mother Mary most of my life, Although I left Catholicism decades ago, my love of Jesus, Mary, Saints and Angels stayed with me. Feminine power and energy is LOVE, compassion, kindness, nurturing and understanding. We need more of these things now. I am personally trying to be love in each challenging moment that arises. I’m seeing more progress. It’s exciting. Please continue to share your connections with Black Madonna. It’s awesome! ❤️