The Divine Mystery of Motherhood

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“Herein lies one of the greatest mysteries — the mystery of the holy Madonna and Child. The mystery of a woman’s charge to swaddle her young in a blanket of unconditional love and hold the immaculate concept of their divine perfection, no matter what outpictures to the contrary.”

–Nicole Christine, Temple of the Living Earth

Swaddled in a blanket of unconditional love. Held in the immaculate concept of divine perfection. Regardless of choices, actions, and lifestyles.

Holy wow.

May we as mothers consciously be this for our children.

May we as children receive

Whether from our earthly mom

Or our Divine Mother

Or both.

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Have you sometimes felt questioned for your choices as a mom, or parent? Are you ever frustrated with the path your child seems to choose? Have you ever questioned others? Caused them frustrations with your direction? What if you surrendered to the Divine Mystery of Motherhood? Could you be this mother to your own self as well?

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Lessons from late-spring snow

Late April/early May snow, outside the front window.

What I woke up to today. It’s May.

Spring in the north woods finds me desperately looking forward to dry ground and green grass as I barely tolerate a seemingly endless season of mud. The dogs and our footwear treads don’t seem to mind, though, as boundaries between the outdoors and inside flooring disappear.

Spring is like making a change, learning a new pattern: Just when it seems like we’ve made it through and are done with the old, we get dosed with another wallop of More Of The Same.

It can be so disheartening. Yet there is a deep lesson here.  Read More

You will always be right. What do you want to be right about?

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Every moment is a creation. You have choice. Your life is your spiritual journey.

You will always be right. What do you want to be right about?

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“I have the power!”

Spiritual beings having a human experience

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Our lives are a journey. A spiritual journey. We experience, in order to expand. In our experiences, we have choice.

Some experiences we’ve outgrown. We’ve learned what we needed to from them, and we no longer carry them daily. Like your best friend in fifth grade whom you chose to drift apart from, but in hindsight you see that you now listen to your inner authority over others’.

Some experiences are foundations. We’ve built upon them, and we continue to learn and grow from them. Like your religious history, that opened the door for choosing an even deeper and ongoing spirituality.

How about our challenging experiences? The ones in which we wonder what the right choice was. Should I have stayed in that relationship? What if I had not moved? Did I choose the right career?

Did I make the right choice? Did I take the right path? Read More

Self-Compassion, Leveled Up

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I heard a description of self-compassion the other day that changed my world. My entire body melted in resonance, even as my mind kept moving ahead. This incongruent body response was so profound, I thought I better pay attention.

Self-compassion is the ability to be easy with yourself, no matter what is going on in  your life.

Matt Kahn

Let’s be honest: “No matter what is going on in your life” likely means that you are in the midst of something challenging. Read More

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