I periodically go for energy healings with a wonderfully gifted woman, Anysia Marcel Kiel (http://www.anysiakiel.com/). I believe if I keep my energy healthy that my mind and body will follow. During these “tune-ups” as I have come to call them -Spirit sometimes visits with advice.
Before becoming a hospice nurse, I became the mother to three boys. Being a Mom is a blessing and being a Mom of three boys is a special blessing onto itself. When they were younger I thought the challenges were huge, as they blossomed into adulthood it became evident that the challenges would continue as my role changed into one of friend as well as mentor, guide, and matriarch. It has been a bumpy transition, but one always fueled by love.
My Spiritual visitors had some advice- from the two Mothers-first and foremost I must love and care for myself before I can love and care for others. It seems simple enough, but often when you are a mother you put everyone else needs before your own, giving the best to the ones you love. Cold meals, quick showers and sleep deprived nights are often a theme in the younger years. So I ponder what I can do for myself to recharge and continue the balance of responsibility of my life. Early morning coffee, listening to the day open up and writing are a start….
Then the two boys of friends who passed came forward with more advice-one said-“have the hard conversations, the ones that need to be spoken between adult moms/sons.” The other spoke of addiction and how every day is a struggle, he wanted me to know. He also had a message for his Mom- he wanted her to know he loves her and misses her as much as she misses him, and he hears her talking to him…. the bond of love is never broken between mother and child, it sometimes just changes form.
Motherhood has given my life purpose. My children have been my anchors in life. I feel the blessings the Divine has gifted me and remember that I am also a child of God who needs mothering and selflove to enable me to give.
As we celebrate Mother’s Day let us be the kind of mother and friend to ourselves we are to others.