From The Return of the Mother by Andrew Harvey (published 1995)
“The essential message of the Divine Mother to us can be summed up… in the following Ten Sacred Suggestions… suggestions, and not commands or commandments, because the Mother does not issue commands. At all moments in our relation to her, we are left free – free to rise through her grace into our own human divinity and take the journey into her love, or free to deny her and her laws and destroy ourselves. Not even the Mother can help us if we do not wish to be saved; not even the Mother can help us if we turn from her help.”
- I am the Mother. I am both transcendent and immanent, source and all that streams from it. I am one with all things in creation and one in boundless light within and beyond it. Adore me.
- Adore every being and thing, from the whale to the ladybird, as life of my life. I am appearing in everything as everything.
- Honour yourself humbly as my divine child, and see, know and celebrate all other beings as my divine children. Whatever you do to or for anyone, you do to or for me.
- See through constant practice of adoration that nature is the sacred body of my sacred light, and do everything at al times to honour its laws that are my laws and to protect if from destruction. I and you and nature are are one love, one glory; protecting nature is protecting yourselves.
- Dissolve forever all schisms and separations between sects and religions. Whatever you adore is a face of me, and everyone is on his or her own unique path. Know that there are as many paths as there are people.
- Dissolve forever through repeated holy inner experience of my unity all barriers between what has been called “sacred” and what has been called “profane.” Know the whole of life as my feast. Realize ordinary life as an unbroken flow of normal miracle.
- End all hatred of the body, all guilt and sexual shame, and discover and celebrate my sacred Eros in all its ecstatic connections and revelations. Preserve its purity and power, in my name, with truth and fidelity and mutual honor.
- Unlearn all the “religious” propaganda that tries to tell you that you need intermediaries in your relationship with me. I can be contacted by anyone, anywhere, at any time and in any circumstance, simply by saying my name, how- ever you imagine it. No intermediaries-no gurus, priests, “experts”-are ever needed. You and I are always, already, one.
- Do not make of my worship another dogma, another mind-prison. Remember always there is no “Mother” without the “Father,” no “Goddess” without “God.” 1 do not want a new religion in my name; I want the whole of experience on the earth to become holy and integrated in love. I want the return of harmony and sacred peace and balance, the union of the sacred marriage at the greatest depth, and in everyone, of “masculine” and “feminine,” “earth” and “heaven,” body and soul, heart and intellect, prayer and action. Men are as much my children as women; the wound of the loss of the Mother is felt by women as well as men. Any separatist or prejudiced or one-sided attempt to worship me worships only a distorted image of me. Dare to know me in my full majesty and all-encompassing humility, and know that there is never any end to the journey into me and that the conditions for that journey are ever-deepening faith, radical trust, and radical humility.
- If you trust and love me, put your trust and love into action in every aspect of your life-emotional, sexual, spiritual, social, political – with my passion, my clarity, my unsentimental practicality. Know that my revelation is a revolution, a revolution that demands calmly a transformation of all the terms and conditions of life on earth. Establish justice for all in my world, in my name, and in my spirit of all-embracing, inexhaustible compassion. Let no one be poor, or discriminated against; may all sentient beings everywhere be cherished and safe and protected from harm by law and by love. Turn to me now and I will fill you with all the grace, strength, courage, and pas- sion you need to transform the world at every level into a living mirror of my truth, my love, and my justice. If you truly love me, change everything for me.