"Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There's no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving."
Motherhood is not easy! The task is fraught with uncertainty, anxiety, and overwhelming pressure from all sides of what is the 'right way' to parent. Through all this, motherhood is filled with joy and love! It creates a special relationship and bond with another soul that is like no other.
This week I had a great conversation with a friend on how our relationship to our parents change as we become more spiritually mature. In our minds we have the idea of the perfect mother. The mother who loves unconditionally, who is always present and available, who supports us in all our endeavors. It's no surprise our actual parents fall short of this ideal.
However that is as it should be. The true parent really lies within us. We often hear about the 'inner child' as we journey into our path of self-actualization. I'd like to offer that one of my biggest tools as an adult is my inner parent.
Do I show myself unconditional love, total support, gentle acceptance, and meaningful nurturing?
Enjoy this week's mandala as you make time to reflect and mother yourself in all the ways you need.
PS - A special thank you to our shared momma, Mother Earth. The spirit of the Earth is a mother to all beings on the planet, giving of her body so that we can experience this sensation of life.
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