Honouring the Mother

Mother’s Day is an excellent time to appreciate and connect with the Divine Feminine.

You’ll find this archetype throughout popular culture and in different religions.
The Goddess, the Queen, Wise Woman.
Mother Mary, Durga, Laksmi, Saraswati. Asherah, Astarte, Isis, Athena.

Each of these anthropomorphized archetypes offers an opportunity to connect with one aspect of the Divine Feminine:  The Powerful, The Wise, The Strong, The Nurturing, The Compassionate, The Creative, and The Mother.

This Mother’s Day weekend, I encourage you to connect with the wisdom of the nurturer.  Here are some ideas:

Self-Care

This has become so much of a buzz-word lately it’s almost lost it’s meaning.  However, it bears repeating: with all of your responsibilities and all the ways that you serve others, it is necessary and important to make time to meet your own needs.

This means scheduling time just for you, and honouring that time as much as everything else on your calendar!

Reiki

Massage

Private Yoga Class

Facial

Acupuncture

Epsom Salt & Essential Oil Bath

 

Quiet Time

In this always-on world, it’s easy to stop hearing the sound of your quiet inner voice.  Carve some space out to turn off your phone and unplug.

Meditate

Walk Barefoot

Go to the Beach

Hike in the Forest

Swim

Connect with Community

If you have been feeling isolated, you might need some unstructured time with somebody you love, your family, friends, or even strangers united over a common interest!

Call a Friend

Group Yoga Class

A Night of Dancing/Music

Learn Something New!

Keep YOU at the Top of Your List

The amazing thing about self-care is the ripple-effect it has!  When you implement these practices and begin to feel better, you find that you are more patient and kind with the people around you.

As you shed the hard layers of stress and soften the brittle fascia of your body, you’re better able to connect with your sacred self.  When you shine from that space, you give others permission to live from their truth.

What more powerful gift can you offer the world than your conscious presence?

A Prayer for One World

This has been a difficult month for many people throughout the world.

Whether your land has been buffeted by hurricanes like Houston, Dominica, Puerto Rico, or Key West, or shaken down by an earthquake like Mexico or Japan, we’ve all been affected in some way by the winds and earth that unite us all.

Yogis talk about the concept of Ishvara Pranidhana – the knowledge that there is a divine spark within each of us.  Events like these serve to remind us that we each walk upon the same earth and gaze up at the same sky.

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Grief and Loss

It certainly wasn’t my intention to write two posts about Grief back to back, but I am left reeling after hearing about the sudden death of a young girl in my church community.This news has me reflecting on the times I’ve been faced with the death of a friend or loved one, and it’s a hard truth.

We know that not one of us will get out of life alive, but we always assume we have more time with the people we love.

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