White Star wrote:Belated congratulations to you and your baby son, a blessing upon the earth
Yes our children certainly did touch us spiritually and I bless the Goddess for them every day, mind you they also awoke our physical bodies too, at regular and most inconvienient hours as I remember, lol!
We are now grandparents and love our grandkids equally too, with the added bonus of handing them back when they become erm....inconvienient... ....Love 'm to bits really.
I wish you joy as a parent.
Argenta wrote:Dear Sidhe,
first of all -- congratulations!
It made me reconsider so many things I used to take for granted, and began to value simple and common-sense solutions.The way I see it is now, if children can't grasp it, it's not worth doing. Perhaps that's a bit extreme, but it works for me. It is also why I decided to investigate pagan/earth-based spiritualities - I find these come natural to kids, plus they enjoy spending time in nature much more than in temples or churches with a thousand rules. My only problem is that, to my knowledge at least, there is no pagan community anywhere nearby, and kids crave for a wider circle of people who share their or their parent's worldview.
Julysea wrote: I felt so amazingly connected to the earth and to every mother that has ever lived when I sat breast-feeding.
And I'm much more confident now.
SidheAingeal wrote:I am a little more assertive than I used to be and expect better treatment from others than I used to.
Argenta wrote:SidheAingeal wrote:I am a little more assertive than I used to be and expect better treatment from others than I used to.
I have a very dear friend who used to be very timid and always obliging. Now she says she has found a lioness in herself, and doesn't allow anyone to tell her any more what she should or shouldn't do.
As for myself, I do get better treatment than I used to. I mean, very few people would dare talk back to a mother, I discovered
It's no wonder birth was considered a rite of passage for many of the ancient civilizations. It is so life-altering that very few experiences can be compared to it. As I see it, it is something that connects women more with their bodies, gives them an awareness and pride, and at the same time makes us aware that our bodies are not only our own, but something we inherited and have the obligation to give out to our children, with love and care.
There's a very beautiful prayer I found today on line, and wanted to share with you here, wishing you a Happy Mothers Day!
Remember always, your body is sacred ground.
Your roots are strong and the sun holy.
The gardeners who came before—
Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother—
Tilled your soil with the compost of their lives.
And now, you hold the seeds.
Plant them deeply in the furrow of this land.
May what comes to you as flower
One day ripe into fruit.
And in your final years,
May they return as shade.
by Lynn L. Caruso
SidheAingeal wrote:Has anyone else found the becoming a parent awakens all these different parts of your spirit you didn't know existed? Everything just seems more important now, somehow.
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