We are the Magdalenes. We live and walk and work among you. We come from all walks of life, from every tribe of the human race. We are women. We are men. We are those who have completed the task of Love. We have been supported in applying the original teachings of LOVE offered by and modeled by Jesus (and all other great spiritual teachers like him) – the teachings on Love which were then fulfilled through Mary, called Magdalene, and which has continued to show itself throughout history through those who have seen beyond the veil to the love concealed within.
We have come to know the Love that we are in our Oneness within ourselves, with the God of our understanding, with each other and with all of creation. In being open to this Love, we know no separation. Love transcends all beliefs, all creeds, all nationalities, all genders, etc. In this Love, there is no race but the human race. There is no sexual orientation but love. There is no nation, only one world. There is no religion – only love. Love is all there is and Love is all we work to see and to know. Any perceived division is only a temporary veil over the love that has not yet been fully realized. When division arises, we seek out the wound that is at its core, and support the healing of that wound wherever possible, as Jesus and Mary, called Magdalene, did before us.
For two thousand years we have been concealed among you, waiting. At this critical juncture in human evolution, we come forth to be seen and to be known so that you might find hope in a world that is dying and faith in a new world that is seeking to be born.
We are your teachers, your guides, your mirror. Through our eyes you are seen as Love and in our eyes, you see that Love. From this Love you will either turn away in fear, or, come forward in Love. Either way, we love you for who you are and for the path you have chosen, for we have come to know that even when we choose fear, this too is a choice for Love. As the prophet once said, “In you, darkness and light are but one.” Of course, we hope that your choice will be for Love, because we have seen the fruits of this Love.
In this Love, we have found our unique purpose through our Divine gifts, which we then utilize for the sake of our own fulfillment and then in service to the betterment of the world. In this, you will find us using our gifts in all walks of life whether we are mother, father, teacher, minister, physician, healer, counselor, businessperson, athlete, entertainer, artist, banker, accountant, educator, administrator, etc. etc. etc. There are no limits as to how or where we can apply the Love that we know, for this Love is infinite and universal. It is this life of meaning and purpose that too shall be yours when you make the choice for Love.
But even more than meaning and purpose, the promise of Love is peace. In the depths of the Love that we are, we know a deep and abiding peace. This is “the peace that surpasses all understanding,” and which allows us to navigate the twists and turns, ups and downs, joys and sufferings of the human condition. While fear is always present as a consequence of choosing the human condition, Love provides the key to finding our way through that fear. It is here that we come to know the “kingdom of God within” that Jesus promised – not in some heaven light years away, but right here, in the midst of the human experience. It is for the sake of this purpose that we are here, to help you know what those “who have eyes to see” have come to known – the Love that has been here all along!
We are the Magdalenes. Our mission and purpose is Love – the Love that is YOU!
Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS, is the founder of the Temple of the Magdalene and the creator and facilitator of the Magdalene Priest/ess Training Program. Learn more about becoming a Priest/ess of the Magdalene HERE.