When I was a little girl, I would travel with my grandmother as she would deliver “speeches” at churches. It never sat right with me that she didn’t sit in the pulpit with the men. One day I asked. “Why?”. Humbly she replied, “Because women aren’t allowed.” In fact, she went on to explain that she had been “called to preach” but because she was a woman it wasn’t allowed so she instead called herself an “orator” in order “to do God’s work”. I remember not liking that at all. I remember feeling the seeds of hatred towards injustice taking root at the pit of my belly. I remember feeling the seeds of mistrust of men taking root in my heart. But somehow …at the same time…I felt a sense of pride for her shrewdness…the POWAH & specialness of being a WOMAN determined.
Watching her work her “calling” from behind the scenes would play a pivotal role in my own professional/personal journey. I just didn’t know to what extent.
I learned a great deal from my grandmother about the POWAH of being a WOMAN determined….of trusting the intuitive sense. But it started becoming REALLY CLEAR 3 years ago when I wandered into a Used Bookstore in Palo Alto, California. Guided strictly by my intuition, I was pulled to books on Original Christianity. The Dead Sea Scrolls that I’d never heard of before seem to fall directly off the shelves as if they were being pushed off by an unseen hand. First, the Gospel of Thomas: “If you bring forth what is within you, what you have will save you. If you do not bring it forth, what you do not have within you will kill you.” I shuddered! This was REAL psychology…true spirituality….SALVATION…freeing the mind of anxiety, depression, insanity…peacemaking between the ego and the Self. I cried.
It was then that I quietly began my journey into the sacred mysteries, the hidden teachings of Jesus and His first apostle, His Beloved, Mary Magdalene. It was then that I began having mystical experiences with the Ascended Master Teacher that were healing my heart. It was then that I began to see why MY GRANDMOTHER would have been who she was (and is) to me. It was then that I began healing me INTENTIONALLY so that I would one day help the feminine collective to move through the pain of the tainted “Christianity” and all of the other constructs that have limited our Being-ness, our Becoming…BELOVED.
Why am I sharing this? Yesterday, the cutting of my hair was a symbolic representation of the cutting of the final roots of resentment & mistrust of The Masculine that were constricting the next level ascension for me & all the women connected to me…and no longer behind the scenes. This time BRAVE, BOLD, BELIEVING that it’s all been by Divine Design…that it’s all been a part of The Gift.
Today I dance deeper into the Gospel of Mary…for now I re-member LOVE wholly…holy.
And for that I am grateful. I am humbled.
A thriving leader and social entrepreneur Melva Green, MD, MBA, MPH has surely grown up from the sweet little southern belle playing “doctor” to become one of the most widely respected and sought after psychiatrists, life strategists and mental wellness advocates. Favorably referred to as “The Doc”, Dr. Green has made her mark as a Medical Expert, Motivational Speaker, Radio Personality and Psychotherapist. She’s even shined in the medico legal market testifying as an Expert Witness.