Mommy – Get Ready To Bloom!

There is no substitute for a mother’s love.  Some have been fortunate to have loving, supportive mothers.  Others lost their moms at a young age, some barely knew their moms or knew them not at all.

Mother’s Day, like many national holidays, can bring up a mixed bag of emotions.  As I wrestle with my mom’s latest illness, I realize the enormous love my mother has had for me and I for her, but I cannot discount the fact that mother/ daughter relationships can be fraught with complications.  In the end, love is the greatest healer.

serenity and yoga practicing at sunset, meditation

We all need to be mothered in one way or another.  One way to heal the mothering energy is to nurture ourselves.  When we nurture ourselves, it’s easier to nurture others  from a pure place. We bathe those in need with unconditional love.  This is the behavior of a healthy, mother energy.  If you’ve had a mom who has impacted your life in a most positive way, I know you count your blessings daily.  For those who have not had that kind of love, I think of you, especially on this occasion and send you Light and Love.  And for those who have recently lost their Mothers, I feel your pain more now than ever…  Mother’s Day can be a great time to put together a memory shrine for your mom no matter when she made her transition.

We have two botanical offerings to help invoke that nurturing energy, our Spiritual Spritzer called Nurturing and our Sea Scape Perfume.  Both are made with real jasmine essential oil and elements from the sea to calm and heal, not just for this special occasion, but for all year round.  Yemanja, Auset, Mother Mary, Privhti we call on you!

Happy Mother’s Day To All!

 

Finding Solace Through Honoring Our Ancestors

 

 

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I had an incredible experience with an ancestor on the Internet, a dear friend who passed some years ago.  As a remembrance, I posted a picture I’d taken of her, on Facebook.  Nearly two years later, this image showed up in the feed of someone, a friend of hers I’d not known. At the point at which this person contacted me to share their photo of her (ironically, our photos were taken at the same beach location) it began a singular conversation that became an unforeseen turning point in both our lives. Ancestors are with us.  They want to be a part of our lives.  And this ancestor undeniably showed her presence in my life.

Sometimes we are of two minds when it comes to our thoughts and beliefs about our ancestors about those whom we love who are on the other side.  These split ideas may have to do with our religion or culture or just not being sure.  On the one hand we believe they are SIMPLY gone, unreachable – DEAD.  On the other hand something within us knows that they are ever near and that Life is cyclical and as such there is really no death… only birth, life and rebirth.Continue Reading