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To All Mothers…And All Beings

May 8, 2014

I didn’t quite get to a new post this mother’s day, but did want to take a moment to wish you all a wonderful day of celebrating motherhood, your mother, or the beauty of nurturing in general (for we are all mothers to something.) Here also are some past posts – perhaps one will contain a nugget you could use right now:

The Spiritual Journey of Motherhood

The Spirituality of Motherhood: Lessons from the REAL Masters

Women’s Energetics Series: The Mother-Child Energy Line

All Beings Have Been Our Mother (at BellaOnline)

I also wanted to offer this poem excerpt from Mary Oliver, who understands loving and letting go (the core of motherhood) – so well:

“to live in this world

you must be able
to do three things
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go”

- Mary Oliver, from the poem “In Blackwater Woods”

In closing, a blessing for the 275+ kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls (and countless other children suffering from brutality less publicized on any given day):

May you be back in the arms of your mother soon.

Til then may you feel the strength and love of the eternal mother in your bones.

May it carry you through your travails, through your pain, to peace and love some day again.

#BringBackOurGirls

7 Comments leave one →
  1. May 9, 2014 1:46 am

    Dear Lisa,
    Just want to apologise for my rudeness.
    Found what I was really looking for.
    Wish you a long ,happy life ,one mom……at the time
    Again
    My apologies

    Normand Joly

  2. May 9, 2014 2:31 am

    That’s ok Normand, I’m sorry it didn’t work out. I’m glad to hear you have found what you were looking for. Many blessings to you on your continued journey! – Lisa

  3. May 12, 2014 4:20 pm

    Loved the poem from Mary Oliver… perfect timing, as I’m caregiving my Mom since Wed when she had a stroke. Thanks, Lisa.

  4. June 1, 2014 1:51 am

    I love your blog so much I’ve nominated you for a Liebster blogging award… Details can be found at http://sevenintentions.wordpress.com/2014/06/01/the-heart-of-the-matter/ Looking forward to reading your responses!

  5. June 2, 2014 3:10 pm

    Thank you!

  6. June 2, 2014 3:12 pm

    Thank you Becca, I’ve been swamped this month with end of school year activities but really looking forward to delving into your book after that! Lisa

  7. June 14, 2014 7:01 pm

    Thank you so much for the award, I’ve been mostly offline the last month with visiting family, but look forward to getting back into blogging with new posts soon…

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