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Marguerite of Porete’s Response to the Current Political Disappointments

This soul says Love takes no account of shame, honor, poverty, wealth, anxiety, ease, love, hate, hell or paradise. This soul has become nothing. She possesses everything and possesses nothing. She wills everything and wills nothing. Knows all and knows nothing. This is a gift from God. Reason responds increduously; How can this soul will everything and yet will nothing? Love answers; This soul wills nothing, for her will & desire are dead; but the Will of God wills in her.

MdP had to deal with very sub-standard political arrangements too.  She was burned at the stake by the Catholic Church.

Don’t get hung up on the word “God”.  What she means is the ultimate reality of which we are a part, an ultimate reality that we cannot conceptualize or understand.  We can get out of our own way and become an expression of the best aspect of this reality that surrounds us, creates us, and subsumes us.  Then we know no fear because there is nothing to be afraid of.

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