On this day, in celebration of the role of motherhood bestowed upon many of us, I took a walk out into nature. Reflecting on the richness of having given birth to 3 unique and amazing sons and having been given birth to by my own mother into this lifetime, I walked softly down the country road listening to, feeling into, and seeing the natural order of things all around me with immense appreciation and gratitude.
The sound of wind, vast clouds with spaces of blue sky and sun peaking through, rivers flowing strongly from the abundance of rain, Spring flowers doting the grasslands, trees magnificent in their leafing out, bird song abounding, baby lambs all nestled together – all of the elements collaborating to bring balance, wealth and meaning to our lives.
This is our breathing space – the space of the largest and most important mother we shall ever know. Because of her we BREATHE. Because of the intricate interconnection of all life here on this planet we exist at all.
Let today be a celebration of all that is “mother” to each and every one of us – human, all species, nature, and cosmos. The mystery of it all would astound us even more if we knew exactly how everything dances together on our behalf.
We are indeed the ones we have been waiting for. It is in our hands, minds, hearts and souls to protect and bring back into balance that which gives us life….the most important Breathing Space of all – Mother Earth.
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