The sacred vessel in which we come into form. Our cells are created in her body, in her womb, in her energy. She is our first connection to this earthly world. What was happening at the time of our conception leaves a deep imprint in our cells, in our being. And what happened at the time of our mother’s conception left a deep imprint on her and the same for our grandmothers and so on… These intergenerational imprints and, in some cases, traumas are carried from one generation to the next until we listen and make space for healing.
“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know” -Pema Chodron
This certainly is not about blame, rather an opportunity to explore what needs to be released and what we would like to continue to carry forth. Most of our mothers/ancestors were doing the best they can given their circumstances. It can be hard to hold both the light and the shadow aspects of our mother wounds. Know you’re not alone, there are many other women yearning to explore these aspects as well.
If you missed our most recent Exploring the Mother Wound Through the Archetypes workshop, we will be holding another one starting in July. To honor you this mother’s day we will be offering a FREE intro class on June 14th which will give you an opportunity to learn more about the 4 week series and how it can support you in your development and expression of your self. Please join us by signing up HERE.
Honoring all versions of “mother” on this special Mother’s Day. Whether you have birthed a child or not, all women hold the creative vessel which gives us the energy to birth new ideas, relationships and versions of our self. As you begin your Mother’s Day reflecting on your past and looking toward your future, I encourage you to use this mantra as guidance.
“I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.” -Ho’oponopono Mantra
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