Who would have thought that being born with
would come to have some special meaning, especially when they turned brown by the time I was a year old. I discovered around my 50th birthday, that this was no accident.
Cour de Grace was born to ultimately prepare the way for
The Purple Movement
a movement that deeply touches the sacred spaces
within us, between us and around us.
Those violet eyes represented the vision of this purple movement:
A Vision I was born with.
A Vision many of you share.
A Vision blessed by a divine feminine energy.
My birth story was a dramatic one.
A major artery snapped as my mother was giving birth,
the medical staff unaware of the internal hemorrhaging,
until it was almost too late.
"From Near Death, We Rise Up"
What happened at my birth reflects the nature of my mission,
a mission I share with many of you.
As my mother went into cardiac arrest,
and became aware she was in mortal danger,
she began to pray to the feminine deity she had always held dear.
"Virgencita, por favor! Necesito vivir!
Tengo dos niñas que me necesitan.
Te prometo que esta bebe tendra tu nombre, Maria,
y el nombre de este dia, Anunciacion."
("Dearest Virgin! Please! I beseech you, I must live!
I now have two girls who need me.
I promise you that this baby will bear your name, Mary,
and the name of this day, Annunciation")
And so I was named
Maria Anunciacion Rodriguez
born on the 25th of March,
the day of the Annunciation in the Christian faith,
when Jesus is conceived in Mary
by the light of the Holy Spirit
as announced by the Archangel Gabriel.
And yet my mission is not a Christian one.
It's for anyone and everyone.
The feminine mother aspect of the divine,
the heart of grace
Cour de Grace
is not limited to any one religion, or any one gender.
It is universal, an aspect of each one of us and of the world.
Each one of you has a story ~ a birth story and a life story.
Within each lies clues of the role only you can play
in this heart of grace mission.
A mission we can honor only by joining our hearts, in grace.