Sunday, May 10, 2015
For all of you mothers out there I hope you will feel acknowledged and appreciated for all that you do for family. It occurs to me that the real meaning of family is those people who go BEYOND their normal level of personal sacrifice for the benefit of other blood relatives. Of course, SOME of us have family members who are ESPECIALLY CHALLENGED with the life karmic obligations, and it is our FAMILY who has to shoulder the mental, physical, emotional and often financial burdens of them. The irony is of course, that from what I have observed, EACH family member secretly thinks that THEY are the family member who is most inadequate. It is the MOTHER of a family unit who functions as the glue that keeps us all from spinning off across the world in our own respective directions. Mothers nurture, by nature, unless they themselves are challenged with karmic challenges which disrupt such actions or impulses. In such a case it can require the family to nurture the mother, as the energy flow is inversed.
Ultimately our mothers are the center of our families. They are the point from which all family emerges and they wind up being the thing that all family members have in common with one another. A famous statement about mothers speaks volumes of our understanding about life, being born into this existence, and is fairly self explanatory for Pagans and Witches: “Mother is the name for God in lips and hearts of little children.” Willam makepeace Thackeray