For All Mothers & all the Mother-Less

Happy Mother’s Day to every single person on the planet! We are all here because somewhere, at some time and place a woman said, “OK, let’s do this thing” gestated and gave birth to us all. If you think about it, it’s the one thing that every human has in common, the spark of creation (Father Energy) and the Cradle of Life (Mother Energy) got together, and BAM! here you are. The question of whether or not we our-spirit selves ask to be born or not is debatable fluff in my mind, chosen or not we are all here are we not?

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“Why was I born, if it wasn’t forever?”


Eugene Ionesco (1912 – 1994)
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So I wanted to address all humans today, form my humble place on planet earth and say…Happy “Down the chute” day! Not to offend but to address that some of us don’t have, never knew, will never know our Mothers (Cradle of Life Mothers, because I hate the whole bio-logical label tag thing). Some of us knew our Mothers but never knew love, acceptance, or signs of protective Mother Bear love from that person. Some of us had Mothers for a short time, but they didn’t do the (Cradle of Life thing) with us and we, in so many ways and forms we lost them; sometimes because they left, sometimes because we left, sometimes because they could not stay, and sometimes it’s because they. just. left. Some of us got to experience that Mother Love with both of those, the Cradle and the Step-up Mother. Some of us are still for what ever, for so many reasons, from the wonderful to the tragic are Mother-less Today. Happy Mother’s day to you.
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“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could spare them from all suffering? No, it wouldn’t. They would not evolve as human beings and would remain shallow, identified with the external form of things. Suffering drives you deeper. The paradox is that suffering is caused by identification with form and erodes identification with form. A lot of it is caused by the ego, although eventually suffering destroys the ego–but not until you suffer consciously.

Humanity is destined to go beyond suffering, but not in the way the ego thinks. One of the ego’s many erroneous assumptions, one of its many deluded thoughts is “I should not have to suffer.” Sometimes the thought gets transferred to someone close to you: “My child should not have to suffer.” That thought itself lies at the root of suffering. Suffering has a noble purpose: the evolution of consciousness and the burning up of the ego. The man on the cross is an archetypal image. He is every man and every woman. As long as you resist suffering, it is a slow process because the resistance creates more ego to burn up. When you accept suffering, however, there is an acceleration of that process which is brought about by the fact that you suffer consciously. You can accept suffering for yourself, or you can accept it for someone else, such as your child or parent. In the midst of conscious suffering there is already the transmutation. The fire of suffering becomes the light of consciousness.”


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This day can be hard for some of us, even as we smile at our families and accept the handmade gifts from loving and loved children of our own. Some of us Mothers don’t have our Children today. Those of us without our Children on this day, should still be told, “Thank you Mother, Cradle of my Life, thanks Mom for the time and energy.” Happy Mother’s day to those of us human beings that are missing our Children today.
Happy Mother’s Day to you.
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“I’ve noticed that the only ones who celebrate ‘the triumph of the human spirit’ are humans.”


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Happy Mothers day to one and all, celebrate the life you have today and love someone. Just love someone that’s near or far, here or there, if only for a single moment, a heart beat or two, if it even alone inside your mind, heart and soul.
Celebrate your life today by saying Happy Mother’s Day.
Happy Mothers day with a Whole Heart,
Heather

3 Comments

  1. cynthia
    May 11, 2008

    Happy Mother’s Day to you, Heather!

    I’m actually giving my SIL a present, since aunts aren’t recognized and though she has no children of her own, is such a nurturing person to my daughter too.

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  2. gypsy-heart
    May 11, 2008

    How perfectly wonderful…all of your words and your quotes!

    I so agree that bio-logical label doesn’t necessarily mean a damn thing!

    You have a lot of wisdom my dear..I dare say, ’tis from life experience..eh?

    I do believe we are kindred spirits. 🙂

    I agree…Happy Mother’s Day to all with a whole heart!

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  3. badkittyartstudio
    May 12, 2008

    Thanks Cynthia, blessed are those stand-up Mothers!
    Yes dear Gypsy, “tis from experience I write”, but my heart has been healed by the power of love…or at least it’s on it’s way seriously now a days. It’s when you discover it’s not the quantity it’s the quality moments in your life have brought you here today, and I bet some of those moments were love.
    Happy Mothers day!

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