God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there’s no turning back. ~Gloria Steinem
Loving Greetings to our Community & Friends
Celebrations of mothers, motherhood, and of the creative force of the divine feminine have take place cross culturally throughout the world from ancient days to today; most often in March, April or May.
In the United States the movement to officially recognize Mother’s Day began with Julia Ward Howe in 1870– with a passionate call to women to join in support of disarmament.
Today, we call forth all the faces of the mothers: the gentle, nurturing mother; the fierce defender; the cosmic mother; and our personal mothers to celebrate, honor; acknowledge; give thanks, devotion and love.
Throughout humanity’s civilizations, the Sacred Feminine has been identified with the qualities of wisdom, justice, beauty, and compassion. She is also the irresistible power that destroys old forms and brings new ones into being.
The Sacred Feminine–an essential part of both women and men–is the dimension of soul to which we are connected through our instincts, our feelings, and the longing imagination of the heart.
This is call we hear from her (excerpted from Starhawks poem The River of Life:
So come mothers and grandmothers,
Lovers and daughters.
Come spinners and weavers,
Tool makers, potters,
Dancers and dreamers,
Fixers and changers,
Singers and screamers.
Forget all the dangers.
Come ancestors, guardians, Goddesses too,
You who teach us, you who speak true,
You who plant, and you who reap,
You who soar and you who creep,
You who cook, and you who drum,
You who have been, and you yet to come,
You who fight with the sword,
You who fight with the pen.
Unreasonable women, Unmanageable men.
Come harpies and banshees and gorgons and Witches;
Come sweet loving hearts and furious b*****s!
I love you Mom!
Teresa, The Spirit of Thule, Tucker & all at Paradise Found