Mothers: Celebrate all women who nurture and care for others.
Happy Mothers Day/Month Everyone!
Rajneesh said” The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. I think in many ways this is true, however I think there are many ways to be a mother and I might say that conception is when the woman becomes a maternal mother.
I also know many women who have not birthed a child at all that are mothers who nurture and care for others. Two women in particular come to my mind. You see my mother left our family when I was 13 years old and never ever came back. When I was 25 years old one of these wonderful women came into my life. She cared for me and showed me love for many years until she passed. The other mother came into my life just in the last 12 years. She keeps a gentle loving eye on me and checks in from time to time. I am grateful and blessed to have their support an guidance.
I choose to see it as the universe giving me Mothers and providing me with support when I need it the most.
Therefore I see all women who nurture, guide and provide love to others as Mothers whether they are maternal or not.
Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Month of May to you all.
This excerpt from my best selling book “Building Healthy Humans”.
“My childhood and relationship with my mother also influenced me. I was thirteen years old when she left my younger siblings and me. When I last saw my mother, a few years ago, she did not look well and she had a few other characteristics that were not indicative of a healthy lifestyle. She subsequently moved to a nursing home, where she broke her hip trying to sneak an extra serving of ice cream without the nurses knowing. Sneaking those dang carbs till her last breath.
Obviously my relationship with my mother was not what I would have wanted. I had no relationship with her for many, many years. However, without her in my life I probably never would have accomplished the things I have accomplished so far. A friend of our family who is very wise says, “If not that then, not this now.”
It is because of her that I began my journey as a wellness doctor, and it is because of her that I became curious about epigenetics and how what we eat, drink, think, and move affects our genetic expression. I learned that we do not have to wear the Genes we were born with …. our choices either turn genes on or turn them off.
” I am always asking myself sometimes more loudly than others,
” Does this choice support the life I am trying to create?”
If your relationship with your mother was not so great like me, make a choice to forgive her and more importantly forgive yourself .
Have a happy and healthy week.