Today is the Feast Day of
St. Mary Magdalene,
Apostle to the Apostles
She was one of Jesus’ most devoted followers, faithful to Christ until the end, staying with him through his crucifixion and death. She came to his tomb early on Sunday morning to anoint his body, but instead of finding his body she met the resurrected Christ. Thus she was the first person to see Christ resurrected and the first person to preach his resurrection, and for this reason is called Apostle to the Apostles.
The prayer from the morning liturgy on my Anglican liturgy app this morning (adapted slightly):
whose Son restored Mary Magdalene to health of mind and body and called her to be a witness to his resurrection: forgive our sins and heal us by your grace, that we may serve you in the power of Christ’s risen life; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one Godde, now and forever. Amen.
The Divine Mother is the Kundalini (“coiled up” power) sleeping in us; without worshiping Her we can never know ourselves. All-merciful, all-powerful, omnipresent are attributes of Divine Mother.
She is the sum total of the energy in the Universe. Every manifestation of power in the Universe is “Mother”. She is Life, She is Intelligence, She is Love. She is in the Universe yet separate from it.
She is a person and can be seen and known (as Shri Ramakrishna saw and knew Her). Established in the idea of Mother, we can do anything. She quickly answers prayer.