What a leap of faith and a load of courage releasing this website is for me! Having changed my name a couple of times in my life (some for matrimony and some for ministry), it's a big stretch to take on a spiritual name like Ma Devi! Nonetheless, the time has come for me to clear the field of who I am not in order to claim the fullness of who I Am at this point in my incarnation. I Am Ma Devi.
I've been through a lot, living many lifetimes in this one life. That being said, I see the progression of my life and my consciousness as a mystic and minister as the most intriguing aspect of it all. For whatever reason, God called me to serve and grow in this way in this world. I have been compelled to follow the call of the Spirit since I was a young child, and the truth of my heart as an adult. I've been married, raised children, attended universities, and worked in the world as an educator, counselor, hospice worker and minister. I've had mystical experiences that are profound and inconceivable. And then this name Ma Devi came to me.
Ma Devi means Divine Mother. If you know me, you might wonder about comparing myself with the Divine Mother, who I know as Mother Mary, the Mother of Jesus, the Mother of God, and the Queen of Heaven. When I was given my Priest name in 2005, Mary Francis, I thought those were very big shoes to fill. When I heard God speak to me in 2013 saying, 'I want to make you a saint.', I thought I might be losing my mind. When Mother Mary put her veil over me at Chartres last year and said, 'Be Me.', I thought I might die on the spot, feeling such deep humility and unworthiness of such a blessing.
Other experiences followed and the Divine has guided me to come into the fullness of who I Am as Ma Devi...and so I will say yes to this as I have said yes to every other request of the Spirit. I'm aware that there will likely be backlash, accusations and controversy. I'm familiar with that experience and not concerned about it since Jesus said, 'Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.'
My reward is the joy of seeing people healed and growing into their own relationship with the Divine. There is nothing else I would rather do than help to alleviate the suffering of human beings and to help raise them up in loving-awareness and consciousness. And, so I will do as God and my conscience dictates and set out on this next stage of my life of service. I hope to be of service to you, should you choose to connect.
Ma Devi, Mary Francis Drake