Mother’s Day is a tradition that began in 1872 with two women, Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis. It began as a way to promote peace – mothers standing for peace. Although it eventually morphed from an activist movement into an honoring of motherhood, the original purpose bears exploration.
Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to honor the gentle, restorative and powerful Presence of the embodiment of compassion – the Divine Feminine that indwells every heart, male and female.
What if you don’t have a mom in your life any longer to celebrate? Or what if your biological mom was not a figure that inspired peace in your life, but rather fear, insecurity, anxiety?
Hopefully there was and is a mothering aspect of Spirit playing a role in your life, bringing about peace and healing. If you want to honor your mom or a special mom-figure, pick up a bouquet of flowers, by donation, this Sunday. Proceeds benefit the youth summer camp scholarship fund.
Holidays can be difficult for those of us who grew up in dysfunctional families. Find what mothering aspect you can celebrate in your life. We send you love ♥