Mother Mary or Maryam Mother of Isa(Jesus)
Come explore the life of Maryam, Mother of Isa (Jesus), from the perspective of Islam--the story of her birth, her time in the temple and the birth of her son, and the inner meanings of her life.
· Learn how to embody Mary’s relationship to God, placing our beings in total submission to our Lord. How can we make our human vessel pure and capable of receiving and accepting the Word of God?
· Mary is a beautiful example of a woman who nourished and sustained the birth of the Divine. How we can birth the Divine within each of us and help it grow and develop?
· The essence of Mary lives with both males and females and is an inspiration for the Sufi concept that we come to God as a bride. How can we support the development of the bride, and understand the Divine Feminine, Divine Male and Divine Child within?
· Mary is described as a "woman of truth" and a sign for all people. In what ways is she a powerful and positive image for women in all times?
· Mary is an archetypal mother and single parent of Jesus. How does the archetype of the perfect and complete mother shape our expectations of ourselves (if we are women), as well as the relationship with our own mothers?
We will look at various Dhikrs of Divine names to help us embody the Divine Mercy and Love that Mary and Isa taught us.
"Oh, Maryam! Verily Allah has chosen you; sanctified you and chosen you above all the women of creation." Quran 3:42
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Maxine Salima Adelstein, MEd, DD, helps people to discover and embody the deep truth of their beauty and essence through her work as a healer and teacher. Ms. Adelstein is dean of education, chair of the Department of Spiritual Ministry and Sufi Studies, and a faculty member at the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism. She is a master healer who has helped hundreds of clients heal from illness and lifelong emotional pain. She has a private healing practice in Pennsylvania and teaches spiritual healing seminars nationally and internationally. Her heart is filled with the joy and compassion that result from living in the heart of God.