by Rachel Hadiashar
I used to think Mother's Day was a hallmark holiday.
I'd always call my mom.
Gave her a few gifts in my younger years.
A card here & there.
I'd always tell her I loved her.
Let her know I was thankful for her.
Then I became a mom.
Its changes everything
that becoming a mother.
Maybe selfishly, celebrating mother's days became more important & meaningful.
Or maybe, the light went.
I got it.
The absolute surrender & faith & hard work every day, sometimes 24 hours a day that is mothering.
Now I think everyday should be Mother's Day.
That every day is.
When I was in labor birthing my son, it got to that most intense place.
The part of labor where you are readying yourself to full openness to birth new life.
Surrender & Faith & Hardwork
It's a beautiful thing, childbirth.
But at that moment, beauty was definitely not the thought crossing my mind.
In that moment of disbelief of intensity-nearly-unbearable,
it came to me.
For it is when we feel our weakness, that we becomes strongest.
We look beyond ourselves to what is greater.
We become closest to the Divine.
At this moment divinity came to me in the form of a math equation.
It went like this.
If all the people in the world are born.
And many, or even most, humans are born this way.
So, every second of every day people are being born.
And every second of every day women are doing this very thing I am doing right now.
And if those women are strong enough,
then I am too.
It certainly wasn't about personal strength & courage,
for in that moment I had very little .
It was just probability.
The intensity persisted; my state of mind shifted.
I felt supported in a big energetic embrace from all the mothers of humanity.
A deep strength from all the women of the world surrounding me and guiding me through.
Swung me in a big hammock of universal love.
Took my hand and brought me to the other side.
If I were going to make a card for you,
that my dears, would be my wish for you this Mother Day.
The teachings of birth and mothering.
May you know that in your weakest moments you are strongest.
May you connect to the goodness of the world, as you see it.
To the collective conscious of a united humanity.
To strength in Faith. Surrender. Hard work.
May you receive the power to change your reality by shifting your mind.
May you know the unconditional love of mothers everywhere,
even if Mother's Day is a void full of loss.
May you fill the space with dreams & visions.
May this honor of creation within be with you every day.
For everyday is Mother's Day.
Hi friends, I write from the heart to tell my life story, and the story of those in my neighborhood called life. Research shows that our children's emotional & mental health is contingent upon us parents being able to tell our life story, or "coherent narrative." This is my coherent narrative, my life story in the making, with some of what I love in life too. My goal is to share my life in a way that is real, uplifting & positive- sometimes serious, sometimes fun. In my practice, I inspire parents to empowerment through reclaiming our life stories and learning respectful discipline. My work is my offering to our children- our future. Wishing you all a happy family!