Immaculate

1 : having no stain or blemish : pure
2 : containing no flaw or error
3 (a): spotlessly clean; (b) having no colored spots or marks

Source: www.merriam-webster.com

Etymology

Immaculate (adj.): mid 15th century, “free from mental or moral pollution, pure,” from a figurative use of Latin immaculatusunstained,” from assimilated form of in– “not, opposite of” + maculatesspotted, defiled,” past participle of maculareto spot,” from maculaspot, blemish,” a word of uncertain origin. The literal sense of “spotlessly clean or neat” in English is first attested 1735.

The phrase Immaculate Conceptionfreedom from original sin possessed by the Virgin Mary from her conception in her mother’s womb” is from late 15th century in English (from Middle French conception immaculée); the idea itself had been debated in the Church since 12th century, declared to be an article of faith in 1854.

Source: www.etymonline.com

Wisdom

“Perfection isn't necessarily found only in publicly accepted trends. Perfection is found in self.”

Nike Thaddeus (writer, blogger, poet…)

Bio Source:

nikethaddeus.wordpress.com

“In the pure, immaculate waters, both the lotus and the slimy scum are found.”

Sri Guru Granth Sahib (the central religious text of Sikhism, considered by Sikhs to be the Supreme Spiritual Author and Head of the Sikh religion, rather than any living person.)

Bio Source:

www.sikhs.org/granth.htm

“His words are bonds, his oaths are oracles; his love sincere, his thoughts immaculate; his tears pure messengers sent from his heart; his heart as far from fraud, as heaven from earth”

William Shakespeare (1564-1616, considered the most widely read of all authors, second only to the Bible)

Bio Source:

www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-biography.htm

“Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality.”

George Lucas (b. 1944, writer, producer, director and entrepreneur; best known as the creator of Star Wars and Indiana Jones film franchises)

Bio Source:

www.biography.com/people/george-lucas-9388168

“Mary, give me your Heart: so beautiful, so pure, so immaculate; your Heart so full of love and humility that I may be able to receive Jesus in the Bread of Life and love Him as you love Him and serve Him in the distressing guise of the poor.”

Mother Theresa (1910-1997, also known as the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, an Albanian Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary)

Bio Source:

www.motherteresa.org/layout.html

“The most dangerous way we sabotage ourselves is by waiting for the perfect moment to begin. Nothing works perfectly the first time, or the first fifty times. Everything has a learning curve. The beginning is just that - a beginning. Surrender your desire to do it flawlessly on the first try. It's not possible. Learn to learn. Learn to fail. Learn to learn from failing. And begin today. Begin now. Stop waiting.”

Vironika Tugaleva (author, life coach, speaker, and founder of The Real Us)

Bio Source:

www.vironika.org

Meditation

“His words are bonds, his oaths are oracles; his love sincere, his thoughts immaculate; his tears pure messengers sent from his heart; his heart as far from fraud, as heaven from earth”

— William Shakespeare

We will never be perfect, but the reach and struggle to perfect our souls can be an immaculate conception, the birthing, dying, and rebirthing of the pure self.

If we accept this notion, there are actually no mistakes or missteps.  All of what we experience are parts of our processes and parts of our life journeys, to dwell fearlessly, honestly, and authentically as possible without being self-absorbed and braggadocious.

It’s not easy all the time.  Sometimes, we get caught up, especially when forging new trails, acquiring new friends, and seeking new possibilities.

What matters most are the explorations and the discipline it takes to discover who we are and what encompasses our true natures.

Travel well and light, my friends, and continue to place your footprints firmly upon the New Earth and our pristine worlds.

Miraculously Yours, Tonya

 

 

Discussion

One thought on “Immaculate

  1. I have to remember that nothing is perfect the first fifty times. Will have to remember that.
    Thanks, Tonya!

    Marcia
    January 20, 2016 at 8:11 pm
    Jan. 20, '16

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