Silver wings of silence
Enfolds my becoming
Living darkness
Feeling fingertips of consciousness
Touch my awareness,
My heart

I open the dark rainbow wings
Of my silence
A newly emerged butterfly
In the enlivening sunlight
Pulsating its transformed being
Into the veins of its wings

A moment of adjustment,
Silent awe
Before it spreads its wings
Into the unknown wonder of life
Searching for the nectar
Of its purpose
Being in becoming

Why do I write?

Die heimwee van my hart soek uiting in woorde. Soos twee geliefdes wat ryk na mekaar, so ryk my ongevormde gedagtes na woorde, vir vervulling.

A yearning in my heart reaches for words. As two lovers reaches for each other, so my unformed thoughts, reaches to words for fulfillment.

The Human being is a transitional being. We are in a state of becoming. We are no longer what we were, and we are not yet what are to become.

I do not live in isolation; I live within the ecology of the cosmos. What shapes my becoming? Everything that shapes our universe also shapes my becoming. Thus the subjects that I cover will be what comes into my focus, or is illuminated in the process of my unfoldment.

Life is the crucible of our transformation.

  1. #1 by mike on April 11, 2010 - 3:01 pm

    Hi Sophia…. hope this finds you well.

    So glad to see you blogging again… and you can not beat free!!

    be well…looking forward to reading you…


    • #2 by verewig on April 11, 2010 - 3:20 pm

      Hi Mike

      I have been silent long enough, time to shed the bonds in more ways than one, hence the name for my new blog – about to fly. I am hoping to make up
      for my silence with a vengence.

      Glad to hear from you,

  2. #3 by Love on April 24, 2010 - 9:48 am

    “Mary said to some people, “If you are seeking, it is the Holy Spirit that is seeking in you, and so be assured you will find. Recognizing this, you have found already, and what you have found is life.” – Gospel of St Mary”

    I didn´t know that St. Mary had written a Gospel.

    • #4 by verewig on April 24, 2010 - 10:09 am


      The” ‘Gospel of Mary’ is composed of selected sayings attributed to St. Mary Magdalene in the oral tradition of Sophian Gnosticism. On the one hand, these sayings are inspired by the Anointed Bride and, on the other hand, they are drawn from the Gnostic legends of an oral tradition that has existed a long time. It is always this way when speaking or writing from an oral tradition; the telling of the tales is constantly changing with the inspiration of the Spirit each moment brings. This is why oral tradition is highly prized among Sophians, because it remains vibrant and alive. Yet, placing something of the oral tradition in writing extends the light of the Bride beyond our circles and allows others to glimpse the image of the Anointed Bride, St. Mary Magdalene, as she is beheld by Sophians. Today many are seeking knowledge of St. Mary Magdalene, so it seems that the Mother Spirit calls us to let her voice be heard. ”
      Tau Malachi – My spiritual teacher

      Whether you are a Sophian or not, they are worth reading, each one of the sayings rich for contemplation.

      This is another of my favourite verses from the Gospel;
      3. Mary said, “This world is a cemetery, it is filled with corpses. For this reason, the Lord set the world on fire so that the dead might awaken and spirits might be set free. And now the fire burns, and we tend it so that it might burn brightly, and we dance within the fire, for we are on fire with the Spirit of Yahweh. If you seek the Anointed, you seek the fire, and when you are utterly burnt away, you will rejoice in the True Light.”

      You can find it at this link;


  3. #5 by Love on April 24, 2010 - 9:49 am

    … until I heard about it :-).

    So thanks,


  4. #6 by Love on April 24, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    Very interesting, tough I´m not sure if my English is good enough to understand it all. I´ll work on a good translation or I would learn English better 🙂

    Is there an email address I can write you?


  5. #8 by michael j contos on July 16, 2010 - 5:52 pm

    Uh, what’s a Sophian?

    Why do I think I might be sorry I asked?

    Tell me I was wrong. Am I opening a Pandora’s box by admitting my lack of knowledge?

    I’m Greek, and it takes me a little longer to figure something out. Had an Aunt Sophia and a cousin or two. Any connections?

    michael j
    awaiting breathlessly . . .

    Wait a minute. Did I just see something about a Christian Kabbalah on one of the Sophia sites?

    Synchronicity can be scary!

    • #9 by verewig on July 16, 2010 - 8:18 pm

      Sophians are Gnostics, Christian Kabbalists – the way of crazy wisdom – our lineage holder is Tau Malachi. I inherited my name Sophia, from my grandmother, so who knows?
      Synchronicity always leaves one breathless.


  6. #10 by buttercup600 on July 17, 2010 - 7:34 am

    Dit is absoluut pragtig….I saw your name on someone’s blog en “verewig” het dit vir my gedoen!!! ~ Amanda x

    • #11 by verewig on July 17, 2010 - 7:46 am

      Amanda, baie dankie en welkom. Is jy Engels of Afrikaans sprekend?


      • #12 by buttercup600 on July 17, 2010 - 7:53 am

        Both….(^) Ek bly in Australia vir die afgelope 10 jaar…en is so bly om hier te wees. I think you have an amazing blog and will be coming here so very very often.~Hugs vanuit ‘n koue Australia…~ Amanda x

  7. #13 by verewig on July 17, 2010 - 8:12 am

    Here in the Cape the snow is still white on the mountains and it is, “bibberent” maar pragtig. Ons bak soos dassies hier in die sonnetjie vandag on so ‘n bietjie warmte te kry.

    There must be huge comunity of South Africans in Australia by now?

    I had a look at your great blog, love the combination of scrumptuos recipes and thoughts. I will be popping in often too.

    I have another blog on the subject of African Aromatics – I am a natural perfumer as well, I was thinking of posting recipes there as I cover the different aromatics.


    Bly warm,

    • #14 by buttercup600 on July 18, 2010 - 12:09 am

      Cape Town…the love of my life and where I grew up!! Hier ‘n ‘n groot aantal Suid-Afrikaners in Australia..en dit groei by die dag. Ek dink resepte op jou ander blog sal wondere doen!! En verseker sal ek altyd kom loer!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend ~ Amanda

      • #15 by verewig on July 18, 2010 - 8:39 am

        Where in the Cape did you grow up? I was born in Malmesbury – yes I did have a “brei” – and grew up in Paarl. Deesdae wanneer jy vra waar is so en so, dan is die antwoord baie keer; in Australia!

        Hope you have a great day!

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