Mothers Month of May is a great way to celebrate the Mother in us all. I offer this as an introduction to who she is Archetypal-y.
The Great Mother~She Who Nurtures and Sustains
The way of the Great Mother is the way of receptivity. The Great Mother aspect acknowledges and empowers through nurturing, preserving and caring by providing safety and security. Great Mother’s transcendent function in the Mystery is the fruit of union. She provides a grounded nest out of which creativity may be more freely expressed.
The shadow aspect of this archetype can look like fear of abandonment which causes an imbalanced focus on safety and security that supports fixity and predictability at the expense of freedom and novelty. This can look like the Cosmic Mama: over responsible, over-controlling, over-nurturing, unconsciously supporting co-dependency. Hidden in this shadow of over-nurturing are deeper collective issues including lack of self-worth and self-love. The balance can be found in nurturing through learning the lessons of giving and receiving, as well as in simply allowing the Universal nurturing, which simply is, to flow through us.
The Great Mother’s gateway is found through conscious surrender and adoration. I Surrender, I Receive is her affirmation.
Goddess Archetypes: Shakti, Demeter, Gaia, Shechinah, Hathor & Mary Magdelene
Mothers Month of May begins with Beltane on May 1st, a day celebrating the ecstasy of sacred touch and pleasure. A time of Divine Love Making; pro- creating and triumphantly finding her power in the explosion of pleasure and Shakti-Rising. Offering rituals inviting us into feeling the interconnectedness of all of life is her gift. Her gift is also to give love and to receive love, in perfect love and trust. Feel the pulse of Mother Earth’s heart beat, beating with us as One.
We are all Mothers birthing a New Earth at this most auspicious time in humanities evolution, consciously being aware that we are evolving as a species and that all species on earth are evolving with us. We are being asked to surrender into the void, the vast unknown, into the mystery, and to trust in the Great Mother, The Cosmic Mama, the Universal Source of creation.
In our deep surrender let us open to Receive Her Sweet Embrace. To allow our pleasure, our ecstasy, our beauty, to nurture all, cultivating the cauldron of our Holy Body with all our acts of pleasure. Love yourself and others unconditionally. Make love with all of life! When we bless nature with this ecstatic presence, we are creating Heaven on earth. We are birthing a New Earth.
As a child I took great pleasure in creating my May altar honoring Mother Mary, making a crown of flowers for her head and surrounding her with Spring’s beauty. Beauty has always sparked my awareness and opened my heart. I loved the month of May not just because of the new life that was felt through the spring flowers but the feeling of my heart blossoming and remembering this deep connection I felt to Divine Mother. And I still do.
What would serve you in deepening this connection? What ways could you open your body temple to more love? What is wanting to be birthed within you? What gifts want to be offered at your May altar?
When we surrender, and open to receive love in its many forms, we have more to give. I offer you this consecration Prayer to the Great Mother, Happy Mothers Day to All!
Holy Beloved emissary of the Goddess
I do now consecrate you in service to the Divine Mother
Who is the Nameless Ineffable Essence
that flows through all things, all masks of life.
Illuminating the myriads facets of the One
with the Diamond Light of Love’s Presence.
Now do I bless these hands in holy service of that love.
Now do I bless this mind with the silence of the Void.
Now do I bless these eyes with the gift of seeing what is.
Now do I bless this voice with the sweet song of truth.
Now do I bless this heart as the hearth
and keeper of love eternal.
Now do I bless this inner sanctum of this holy temple
that it may know the bliss of Divine Union with the Beloved.
Now do I bless these feet with divine sustenance.
Now do I bless this entire temple of light as a
consecrated vessel of Divine Fire.
May your effulgent light and love radiate, liberate
and awaken all being to their true nature as Love.
In the name of the One it is done. It is done.
Blessed be the Mary that is in you and in me, for we are One!
May Day… May Day… Mother may I play and pray each day!
Celebrate and cultivate love in every way!