New Video Series: Female Christian Mystics 🌹 & Future Business Plans 😍

New Video Series: Female Christian Mystics 🌹 & Future Business Plans 😍


Hi, thank you for tuning in. My name is
Aisling Cronin and today I’m going to be discussing a new video series that I’ll
be making soon, called ‘Female Christian Mysticism.’ This subject is very dear to my heart – it has a lot to do with the painting behind me. There is a story
behind that painting that I will tell … and I would like to clarify, too, that
when I talk about Christian mysticism, I’m not referring to the dogmatic
judgmental entity that institutional Christianity has become. I’m talking
about something decidedly more wild and free: something that has a lot to do with
what Christianity was supposed to be about ,which is loving your neighbor as
yourself. At the end of this video, too, I’m going to be discussing a service
that I would like to start providing, because I’ve been thinking a lot about
how I would like my work to progress in the future, and how I would like to move
towards being more self employed, but I need people’s help with that. I need
people to test out a service that I’m thinking of offering and let me know if
it’s any good, because before I jump straight into creating a business or
whatever, I do want to make sure that all the ideas I have in my head would
actually be helpful or useful to people in some way. So stay to the end to learn
more about that! So, female Christian mysticism … where do I start? So the last video I made was about my
two main spirit guides, who basically oversee everything that I’m doing, and
make sure that I’m doing it correctly and I’m receiving the advice and support
and guidance that I need, and I found that after making that video, I felt
quite … stuck, not because I didn’t know what to say,
but because I had far too much that I wanted to say! And I had no idea where to
start. I tend to do this thing where I go off on a big mind spiral about how I
need to do this thing and say that thing and sort all the things out … and I
definitely found myself in that space after making my video on Mary Magdalene and Volesthetes. Making that video felt like a monumental step for me. For me to
talk about Mary Magdalene and Volesthetes openly – to share what they mean to me, and how I’ve worked with them, and how I would like to continue working with them
in the future – I’m still wrapping my head around the fact that I actually did that.
it feels huge to me. After making that video, I found that I was putting
myself under a lot of pressure – not because of any pressure they were
putting on me, but because of pressure I was putting on myself. In all of my work,
I have a huge drive to do it right: to communicate things to the very best
of my ability, and not to let anyone down, and that
tendency can veer towards perfectionism. I know when I’m going into that sort
of space that what I need to do is nothing at all for a while. I need to
just sit with that uncertainty, sit with that confusion, and allow things to
become clear in their own time. So that’s what I’ve been doing over the past
couple of weeks, and then last week, I had a bit of a breakthrough with that … during
a moment when I was feeling quite frustrated
and quite unsure about what to do with everything that was in my head. What
happened was Thérèse of Lisieux, who is at the front of this picture – Teresa of
Avíla is at the back – I actually mentioned them both in my last video, and I think
this was something that drew them close to me. Because I did mention in that
video as well that these two tend to turn up in my life every now and then.
They’re not so much a consistent presence as they are two beings who come forward every now and then to help me out with something. So … Thérèse of Lisieux basically showed up – I became aware of her around me – and even in the midst of the frustration and confusion that I was feeling,
she let me know that the one and only thing I ever need to do is remember the
beauty of The Little Way. For people who don’t know who Thérèse of Lisieux is, she
was a Carmelite nun during the late 19th century. She passed away in 1897 at the
age of 24, and throughout her life she wrote extensively about her spiritual
experiences and understandings, about her relationship with Jesus Christ, and about
the sacredness of the path that she has now become well-known for, which is The
Little Way. The Little Way is all about honouring the divinity and the beauty of
simple, everyday moments. It’s about seeing God in tiny things. Thérèse of
Lisieux’s energy is so gentle, so simple and pure and loving, that I’m
actually getting a bit emotional talking about it! I made this painting in 2010 –
the summer of 2010, right after going through my Reiki level 1 initiation.
Reiki is an energy healing modality that’s played a huge role in my life and
has taught me so many things … and although I’ve been through the Reiki
level 2 and the Reiki Master initiations since 2010, the energies and
the lessons that came through at the time of my first initiation were so
powerful and so profound that I know I will be sitting with them and unraveling
them for the rest of my life. At the time of that initiation,
I found myself opening up in a major way to all of the divine beings that had been
around me for a long time, but I had just never been aware of them. This was a time when Mary Magdalene came through in my life, Jesus came through – not in the way I had been led to believe he would appear to people: not as an angry, judgmental
presence saying you’ll go to hell if you don’t do what I say … which is the line
that some people are peddling. He came through as a humble, gentle and deeply
loving presence, and of course Thérèse of Lisieux and Teresa of Avíla came
through for me around the time of my Reiki 1 initiation as well. I found
myself drawn to paint a lot – to paint obsessively, in fact, because painting has
always been one of the main ways that I express my spiritual understandings,
and whatever might be going on for me at a particular point in time. I also
found myself drawn to listen to songs with the word ‘rose’ in the title a lot,
and I later came to understand that Mary Magdalene is very associated with roses, as is Thérèse of Lisieux, who is also known as ‘The Little Flower.’ One song I was
very drawn to during that summer was called ‘Bright Blue Rose.’ It’s a truly
beautiful song. I’ll put the link to it in the description box below. it’s
basically a song that speaks about the the merging of science and faith … to me,
that’s how it feels. There’s a line in that song about being ‘a geek with the
alchemist stone,’ seeking to understand the truth … and that’s a line that I
relate to very deeply. So for me, Thérèse of Lisieux turning up in my life
again last week, to remind me of the beauty of the path that was outlined for
me in that song, and how the only thing I ever need to worry about is the present
moment, The Little Way, seeing the beauty and the divinity of everyday life and
not getting all caught up in a frenzy as to what I should do next … I really needed
to hear that. And I’m so grateful that she came forward and let me know that
right now, what I need to do is be extremely gentle with myself, to go back
to the understandings that came through for me during my Reiki level 1 initiation,
and to make a video series exploring the beauty of the feminine energy of the
Christian path that has been so suppressed and so ignored for centuries. So the way it’s going to work is … the
first video I will make in this series will be a channeling of Thérèse of Lisieux, the second will be Teresa of Avíla, the third video, I’ve been informed, will
be of Hildegard von Bingen, and finally we will get to Mary
Magdalene herself! So I’m a bit nervous about it – I’m not gonna lie – but I do know that I wouldn’t have been given this task if I
wasn’t capable of doing it. So this is me sitting here, stating my intention to
bring through the beauty of female Christian mysticism, in whatever way is
right: in whatever way I need to do that. So now we get to the whole businessy
bit! As I was saying, I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately as to how I can
move in the direction of being more self employed, and how I can offer services
that will help people to access their own truth … yet rather than rushing into
the process of starting up a business or anything like that, it’s very important
for me to make sure that all these ideas I have in my head – all these products and services that I’m thinking of offering – will actually be of benefit to people. So
one service that I want to put out there for the moment and see what people think of it is … as I mentioned, painting is one of my main methods
of channeling spiritual guidance and support and energies and information all
that kind of lovely stuff. And I have, several times in my life, made paintings
for people that helped them to understand a spiritual situation or energy or a
spirit guide a bit better. To take one example,
my aunt was actually the one who first initiated me into Reiki, and I remember
for my Reiki level 2 initiation, I made a painting for her that represented what
Reiki means for us both. The painting showed that form of energy coming down
from the stars – from the celestial space – and how we were both anchoring it here
on earth via an infinity symbol. Since then she’s used it in Reiki sessions and
in initiations to help people understand that energy a bit better. So my paintings
can be a little elaborate like that, or they can be more simple, depending on
what I’m sensing the person needs. And so, that’s one service I’m thinking of
offering: to create paintings for people that will really help them to
connect in a much deeper way to an energy or a guide or a point of origin
– I’m feeling the need to say that, for some reason – that’ll help them to connect to anything that they want to understand in a deeper way. So what I’m looking for
are people who would be willing to test that for me: people who are willing to
give honest feedback on whether they feel this is something that would be
worth offering. If you’re interested in doing that,
my social media links are below so just message me and let me know. All I ask is
that you pay for the cost of posting the painting and then just give me feedback
on whether you like the painting and whether you feel it’s helpful for you
and whether it is worth me putting it out there. So do let me know if you want
to be one of my testers – yay! – and as regards the female Christian mystics
video series, if you want to keep an eye on that, just hit ‘subscribe’ and wait for
the videos to appear. Thank you very much!

2 thoughts on “New Video Series: Female Christian Mystics 🌹 & Future Business Plans 😍

  • Texas Rose stole all the really good words here. 😀 Pagan here, too, but I also have a fascination with Christian Mysticism, especially as it seems that women were a driving force there. 😉

  • I can SO relate to putting pressure on yourself with channelling! That is my exact problem. I just want to get everything right and it can be really hard to let go, even though putting pressure on myself can actually block the very channelling I'm trying to bring through!
    I must confess I didn't know a great deal about Therese of Lisieux – for instance, I had no idea she lived so recently. Really looking forward to hearing from her.
    Ooh I would love to get one of your paintings! I imagine the postage would be a bit to get it all the way to Australia but I'd definitely consider it anyway!

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