Heavenly Blessings Radio Show:
The Blessing & Virtue of Beauty
with Kwan Yin & the Magdalena
Kwan Yin 16:31
Mary Magdalene 30:14
Embracing what we believe is the shadow of our soul, our sorrows, anger, fears, our core issues and the entrenched old belief systems is beauty — is looking in our own mirror — letting go, forgiving, being compassion, in gratitude, being that perfect reflection of God.
UVic News, April 8, 2022
Four years ago, the University of Victoria launched the world’s first law degree to combine the study of Indigenous and non-Indigenous laws. This spring, students in the inaugural class of this historic program are preparing to cross the stage to receive their degrees.
UVic’s joint program in Canadian common law (Juris Doctor, or JD) and Indigenous legal orders (Juris Indigenarum Doctor, or JID) equips students with the knowledge that allows them to draw from, engage with, and work across multiple legal systems.
Students graduate with both professional degrees (JD/JID).
Indigenous law is an essential part of Indigenous peoples being peoples and it is foundational to Canada’s multi-juridical system. Law is an essential ingredient of every society because it is a part of governance, it is a part of how we manage ourselves and it is a part of how we are responsible to ourselves, to each other, and to our global community.
The first class of 23 students will celebrate their collective accomplishments during a special recognition event on April 9 and formally receive their degrees during UVic convocation ceremonies in June. The evening event takes place at the Songhees Wellness Centre where students will gather with their families to celebrate their accomplishments.
(From Capital Daily Newsletter)
In a global first, the inaugural class of UVic’s Indigenous law program—the world’s first law degree to combine Indigenous and non-Indigenous laws—will graduate this spring. Four years ago, the university launched the program with a joint focus on Canadian common law and Indigenous legal orders.
The 23-student cohort graduates with an understanding of 55 Indigenous legal orders, alongside Canadian constitutional law and common law. The graduating class will mark the milestone with a special recognition event at the Songhees Wellness Centre this evening—an occasion that not only carries significance for the graduates, but for those that preceded them.
“Over 27 years ago, a group of Indigenous law professors dreamed about teaching Indigenous law in law schools,” says John Borrows, a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous law and co-founder of the program. “Now, the first JD/JID graduating class is ready to live these dreams and make real their own hopes, aspirations, and futures.”
“Law is, in effect, a way to create meaning, and to understand the world. Your existence is entirely tied up in law—most people don’t see that—it’s implicit,” Val Napoleon, interim dean of law, co-founder of the program, and Law Foundation Chair of Indigenous Justice and Governance at UVic, told Capital Daily.
“When you think about how important Canadian law is to people, all of those reasons are exactly why Indigenous law is important to Indigenous people.”
While the program is the first of its kind, Napoleon says there’s been interest in other parts of the world, including with the Māori people in New Zealand.
‘Excited and humbled’
For Amanda Vick, a graduating student and member of the Gitxsan Nation, the degree—which spans a wide range of legal areas, from Indigenous governance, to criminal law, to environmental law—comes with an added purpose.
“I felt both excited for the journey and humbled by the responsibility gifted to me,” she says of her studies. “We need more people in the legal sphere who are able to appreciate and utilize the knowledge of different legal orders in their practice.”
For fellow graduate Beth Fox, a Blood Tribe member from Treaty Seven Territory in southern Alberta, one of the greatest benefits has come from the cross-cultural opportunities provided.
“One of the highlights for me was attending field school in Coast Salish territory,” she says. “Because we had invested so much time and learning in the Coast Salish legal order and the Hul’qumi’num language, being able to be out there on the land and to connect our learning really made a huge impact on me.”
Meditation at 14:41, the Mother begins at 20:08 minutes
This morning, working with the Mother, Lao Tzu and my circle, I asked for the release of deeper sorrow connected to all the false grids – the bigotry, hatred (all judgement), limitation (separation anxiety) and control, that guilt, jealousy, ‘God is punishing’ system.
When I was visiting my parents last weekend, I noticed a carved stick hanging by their fireplace.
It turned out it’s a Tsimshian Tribe Talking Stick.
I asked my Dad if I could borrow it and it’s been with me everywhere I go – to the Recovery Center I visit, into family situations, and where I do readings. Lao Tzu balances a stick on his finger so I’m feeling his help!
We all “think” we are a “disappointment” on some level because of our experiences on Earth. Whether it’s connected to finances, relationships, family, work. . . whatever it is Now is the time to let it go and embrace Who We Truly Are.
We are not a disappointment!
We’ve had a grand adventure playing lots of roles here.
Now is the time to be compassion for everyone, operating from our heart consciousness, not just mentally from the old judgemental control systems.
As we let go all judgement within, all our systems without will change – it’s Universal Law – As Within So Without.
Call on the Mother and Lao Tzu for help, for a deeper release of the “I’m a disappointment” systems.
Here is the wording I used for help from the Mother:
Listen to Universal Mother Mary
through channel for the Council of Love, Linda Dillon,
explain the blessing and virtue of hope.
What is “our fundamental bedrock?”
“Hope bedrock” is being in Love with self, parents/caregivers, siblings, relatives, that place where we have let go of all resentment, and we are compassion, non-judgement, forgiveness of everything. . .
We are not “trapped in the past” holding onto any feelings of lack for self, anyone or anything.
Heavenly Blessings Radio Show
The Blessing & Virtue of Hope
with Universal Mother Mary
Meditation at 14:41
Universal Mother Mary at 20:08 minutes
Heavenly Blessings Radio Show ~ The Blessing & Virtue of Truth with the Mighty Ones
Meditation 5:30, Archangel Michael 11:04
Blue Flame of Truth for our Infinite Potential 45:28
Archangel Gabrielle 01:12:40, Archangel Uriel 01:21:00