Happy belated Mother’s Day to all you women who have children or who had children or who longed to have children and couldn’t carry one in utero or to all females who carry or carried within them the womb for potential children! I honor you deeply!
Actually, Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who carry the feminine force of nurturance, forbearance, gentleness, softness, free-flowing spontaneous emotional expression! This really means “Happy Mother’s Day!” to all Human Beings. All of us humans, no matter what our physical biology presents to the world, have within us that feminine energy. We are all part of the nurturing and caring Feminine Life Force. All humans have those feminine qualities. All humans have those motherhood qualities. So, Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate all humans.
Now, by saying that, I don’t want to diminish Motherhood or Mothers, by suggesting that the Fathers of the World should appropriate this day of celebration and honoring for themselves. No, I mean that this is the day to honor and lift up the feminine power and life force within the Universe, within all humans.
Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate and honor “Motherhood” and the Feminine Energy Source, the Divine Mother. It is a day to remember that we were all helpless children in the arms of a carrying and nurturing mother when we were born. And we still are in the arms of the Divine Mother.
Mother’s Day is a day to remember the loving training presence of our physical moms and our nurturing dads. Mothers and gentle Fathers gave all humans life and were the first teachers! Now, we must value feminine-oriented jobs (teachers, nurses, social workers, child care providers, nannies, waiters and waitresses) as highly as we value the masculine-oriented jobs.
Mother’s Day is a day to honor the universal life-giving reality of the feminine, which permeates all of life.
Although our physical fathers donated sperm to the nurturing egg of the woman, we must remember that without our gestation period of loving kindness and care, of protection and putting up with inconveniences of appearance and nausea within our mothers, we all would not be here.
Mother’s Day is a day to honor all glimpses of the Divine Feminine by extending this honoring of motherhood to all the nurturing fathers who are there when the mothers are not. Without a nurturing father in times of real need the child becomes angry, violent, hard and wounded deeply. This feminine power of motherhood permeates all males as well. And this I honor.
Mother’s Day is a day to honor our Mother Earth, for without her soil and water and air our human species would not be here very long. She provides us with all the food we need, all the sun and the rain that grows that food, all the shelter that keeps us protected. I ache with deep sadness every time I see my Mother Earth scared and damaged, poisoned and covered with concrete. People say that I am unrealistic and too impractical. Maybe so, but the femininity within me identifies with our Mother Earth. When she hurts, I hurt.
So, Mother’s Day to me is much more than thanking my mother for giving me birth. It is much more than thanking Mary, my wife, for giving birth to our five wonderful children. It is much, much more than thanking our daughter and daughters-in-law for giving birth to our beautiful and intelligent grandchildren.
Mother’s Day is a time for me to thank the Divine Mother who created Motherhood, who showed us the overwhelming reality of the feminine life force.
Alleluia! Happy Motherhood Day! Happy Feminine Energy Day!