This day I, my husband David and Angela went to see her for the first time. (Rosslyn would see her a few days later).
I shared with Angela my nervous agitation. She was calm and her awareness was that all was well. We walked towards her, Leigh and Hikaru were not outside yet. As Angela and I turned to see her from the front, we were both in awe of her energy. She was beautifully potent, strong and perfectly imperfect in the form of her choosing.
I also realised what my agitation was. From the moment Divine Mother communicated her choice and her instructions to come into form, I had taken on a deep responsibility to ‘do’ this for her, for the world, as she intended. Her creation was ‘out of my hands’. I was now ready to release any lack of peace I had experienced. I recognised the same agitation when I chose to take responsibility for the care of my father after his passing. Peace came them when I placed my father in the ground.
David shared something interesting. All will find her my looking to the Southern Star.
We commissioned the work to Leigh Conkie. I, Rosslyn and Angela has prepared a brief including photos of images we was drawn to include to form inspiration for the carving. I translated it into Japanese for Hikaru who was carving her. She was created over the Easter period.
After handing over the specifications I began experiencing an anxiety I could not explain. I continued to surrender to God in every moment, surrendering both my anxiety and how the Black Madonna would look once carved.
During the period she was being created, we did not see her. I received assurance from Rosslyn’s words: “It is in her hands now, she will be as she chooses to be.”
She was completed on Monday 13th April 2010 with only a few finishing touches needed. The photo below is how she was that day (photo taken by Leigh Conkie).
I reached out to Leigh Conkie, the local wood carving artist and briefed him on the project. He directed me to source wood. His thought was that a colleague of his, Hikaru Kadoma would be the best person to undertake the work. He was due to come to Australia from Japan in March 2020. I was happy to wait.
The thought of the Black Madonna is ever in my awareness. I knew that I would seek the services of a local woodcarver to have her created. I was yet to approach him. It didn’t feel the right time. I let it go and remained in allowance of whatever arose.
I was back from the pilgrimage trip and remained in awe of the many experiences with Divinity I was honoured to have had. I reflected on the great many who undertook similar pilgrimage journeys and knew too that it was due to their calling and seeking of Divinity that the sites were so potent and incredibly gifting to the pilgrim.
I was watching a news program this day and a story was screened of a lost hiker in Marysville Victoria. My body jumped from the inside out. I knew in that moment that she wanted to be housed there. My left brain them observed the information and it made sense (not that it had to) – Marysville means ‘The city or town of Mary’. She is wanting a clear anchoring on the land for all to find her.
Another aspect which continues to remain clear. She was not wanting to be limited in how she is represented eg only to a particular religion. The energy remained as an open invitation for every single person to come to her.
I remain resolute in perceiving the awareness as and when it arises.