Dear Beautiful Soul,
As the vision for this ministry was forming in my heart, I began to share the joy I was feeling (although at times I felt sheepish in fully expressing my joy - something being called into healing!) The only words I had at the time to describe 'my' ministry (specifically the word 'my') didn't feel right but I didn't have a word or words yet to accurately convey the expansiveness I was feeling, until Spirit answered my need for language and clarity. This is what I heard:
"This [ministry] is a corporal mandate with a catholic mission."
WOW! Some big words for an even bigger mission statement. Throughout my spiritual process, language has been foundational to healing on many levels - through understanding new definitions & etymological origins of words, through sound, frequency and vibration, gematria (the Kabbalistic method of determining energetics of words in scripture through the summed numeric values of the individual letters), through Light language or holy tongue. I have found that Spirit will always speak to you and me in a language we will understand. I love language and how learning can expand the mind and speak to the heart. I have found that one of my gifts is to interpret words through a new to you (and me) perspective that bridges islands of understanding and consciousness. Healing happens in a myriad of ways, and the connotations or wounding we have around certain words is no exception. So with this in mind, I went to what a friend calls the 'Google oracle' (what did we do before the internet?!) for some enlightenment to what Spirit was saying to me. (Before I began travelling, I would have had my dictionary readily in hand!)
Corporal at its root has to do with the 'body' - our earthly and very physical body, the body of a group with a unified intent (for peacemaking) and it also has a supportive and reverent connection to the body of Christ. In looking at the ribbon of meaning running through all the various ways this word is understood, I was able to see/hear an overarching meaning as I remembered a prayer that Spirit spoke to me a few years ago :
Arm in arm, wing to wing
We are gathered together to usher in God's Blessing
Commanded and ready, the Holy Hosts of Might
Protect our walk as we lift the lamp of Christ
Now for the word 'catholic.' This word, with a lowercase 'c' means 'all embracing or including a wide variety of things.'
So, what does this mean for you and me? I'll sum it up this way:
Together, you and I, individually and collectively bring Light back into this world when we bring the Christ (the lev or HeartMind of God) into everything we think, feel, say, and do. We are never alone, for the angels of heaven are with us, helping us but we must do our part too. You and me, when acting in concert through Love, are the Body (or physical manifestation) of Christ or 'the church' and every choice we make and action we take as God's Love here in the body is ministry to all the people whose lives we touch. This, is the Ministry of We.
Many blessings to you as you awaken to who you are, and should you find you need some encouragement, I am here for you.
These writings are an amalgamation of words to alchemize your understanding of who you are. Some words are mine, and others are from Spirit. I hope you find comfort, support and hope in these letters of love to you. Blessings and peace be with you, Dammah