to honor…the feminine

The divine feminine exists in all of us. We express it in different ways. The nurturer in us (and there are many among and within men and women) offer a soft, loving acceptance of what is, while providing guidance to lovingly support or assist. Whether for another human being or a companion animal or the garden that requires tending, the feminine traits of love, compassion, and nurturance are present in many.

This day is named “Mother’s Day” and at best is a mixed bag for all. One does not have to give birth or become an adoptive mother. Many are hurting this day either because they have lost a child or their own mother. Still others don’t know their mothers or didn’t have a warm supportive experience with a mother figure of any kind, as a child.

So today I offer my deep, abiding respect for the divine feminine expressing in all beings. I also bow to those who have borne or adopted children and given up themselves in the process.  May you find your way back to YOU.

These quotes from a small and powerful book* say it best:

“Be a full person. Motherhood is a glorious gift, but do not define yourself solely by motherhood. Be a full person. Your child will benefit from that.”

“Ask for help. Expect to be helped. There is no such thing as a Superwoman.”

Be YOU ’til Full…Beautiful.


These quotes taken from pages 7 and 9 respectively of the book, “Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions,” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

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