Contemplating the essence of "Mother," I reflect on being a mother, and learning to mother myself. For me, mothering is part of my essential nature...one who looks after, protects, and holds the space for growth, embodied dreams, visions, and healing. While many attribute this energy only to women and the feminine, I've met many men who who have a strong mothering instinct - one that embraces, liberates, and listens. Being a Mother to my daughter is the biggest gift I've known. I learned a deep respect for honoring her journey. I've learned to guide while listening to something besides my own fears or will, opening to the unknown and embracing all the lessons mothering has taught me... mostly deeper and deeper levels of love for my daughter which teach me deeper levels of love for myself and others in my life.
Mother, the Divine spirit of unconditional compassion exists in each one of us. It's the part of us that honors the sacredness of our life and ALL life. She heals our wounds with love, lifts us to celebrate our accomplishments, encourages us to the next step upon our path. This Divine Grace can lift us to meet the challenges of life, kiss our tears, and stay awake lighting the path when darkness falls. Mother remembers, and offers refuge within the shelter of her heart. Her prayers, and resting in her arms for a few moments are a tonic for restoration, and can transform anguish and pain.
As we get ready to celebrate Mother's Day, connect to that energy of compassionate love within yourself. Listen to your heart, lift yourself to listen to your life so you may listen better to others. Take a few moments to breathe and awaken the extraordinary Blessing of "Mother" within you.
Happy Mother's Day to all ~ awaken this very necessary essential quality within!
Love and light to all,