conscious wellbeing for ourselves & our world
I feel like I hit the Motherload today (pun intended).
I found myself deepening into this core work again over the past several weeks this poignant July month, and today landed on a goldmine of supports. I wanted to share these links with you all here.
Ahh and ohh, the sweet deep mother (or father) wound. With the energy of awareness and mindfulness, we may find our greatest allies.
From my view of toltec shamanism, we might see this as the heart of breaking free from our domestication. It is a delicate art of healing and detaching and healing again. and a riviting dance between our own dual natures.
In blessings and love.
Painting: Morning Light, by KeithMallett
The core article (link below) is from Phillip Moffitt @Dharma Wisdom.
Here is a short summary, but the entire article is a gem not to be rushed but savored.
Phillip Moffitt link below. Magnificent.
"No wound is more charged for both men and women than the mother wound. I have been surprised to discover how often yogis of both genders and all ages report being overwhelmed by unresolved feelings about their mothers. "What am I to do?" they ask, "How do I stop getting caught?" The good news is that any trauma, including the mother wound, can become part of your mindfulness practice. ... "
"... As the yoga of the mother wound begins to stretch both your heart and mind, more insights become available to you. One is that much of what you took so personally is in fact quite impersonal. What was done and not done to you or for you arose out of a set of conditions in your mother's life. You need not carry the actions caused by those conditions as a personal burden. Therefore, the wounds you once thought to be intransigent are accessible and subject to change. They fail to hook your mind and imprison your heart."
"When you decide to embrace the mother wound as your yoga and make it your teacher, a miraculous and unexpected event occurs. As you find your freedom from being captured by the wound, you also give your mother back her own life. Rather than simply being a label, a set of responsibilities called "mother," she is allowed to be a woman, a human being with her own story, her own gains and losses, and a life trajectory separate from yours. It is not that she ceases to be your mother, but that she becomes everything else she always was, except in the minds of her children." - Phillip Moffitt c/o Dharma Wisdom.org
See full article here:
Healing the Mother Wound Articles by Bethany Webster, c/o Womb of Light.
painting Warrior Goddess by Tracie Hanson
Deepening our Dharma - Saying No, Setting Boundaries and embracing the Discomfort of Moving Ahead & Beyond - the Importance of Enduring Discomfort for the Sake of Transformation, by Bethany Webster c/o Womb of Light
"Much of our ability to succeed and to create the world we want directly hinges upon our ability to endure the discomfort of being misunderstood and disliked as we evolve and grow on our path. ... We can expect to be uncomfortable as we venture into new territory–places our friends or family may never have gone before."
One of the most profound things a woman can do is to learn to say NO in an empowered way. ~ Bethany Webster
Why it’s Crucial for Women to Heal the Mother Wound
What many people do not realize is that the core issue at the center of women’s empowerment is the mother wound.
The Rupture of the Mother Line and the Cost of Becoming Real