Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

Ah Mothers Day, a holiday created to honor and acknowledge our Moms. Perhaps you called your mom, got her flowers, took her to brunch, or purchased a card or gift. If your mother is no longer in physical form maybe you thought of her, or said a prayer on her behalf. Perhaps some of you reading this blog are not on the best of terms with your mother, but I would imagine, even if this is the case, you can conjure up appreciation for the gift of life.  If you are a mother, perhaps you were celebrated on this day, I certainly hope so!  To be a mother is the most profound gift of the soul, of sacrifice and of great love.

I think it is wonderful to acknowledge our Earthly mothers, and regardless of that relationship, I think it is also powerful and important to take time to acknowledge and appreciate Mother Earth, the Divine Feminine, and the feminine qualities that reside in each and every one of us.

The qualities of compassion, connection, kindness and love are that of the feminine. Others include support, nurturing, sharing, and deep affection.  So if you have ever had someone see the best in you, hold you as you cried, laughed with you, celebrated with you, sat with you when you were sick, sad or confused, you experienced the energy of the feminine. This is ultimately the energy of God, Spirit and the Universe. God consistently sees the best in us, wants to sooths our hurts, forgives our mistakes, loves us unconditionally, appreciates us, is amused with us, and wants to bestow great gifts upon us…if we can receive them!

Living with an open heart is the energy of the feminine. If you have given of yourself without an agenda, seen someone through the eyes of love, if you have encouraged one who felt sad, lonely or confused, if you experience empathy or compassion for someone in pain, if you have uttered a prayer on anyone’s behalf, if you have prepared a meal, given a gift, smiled, laughed or felt a connection with someone, I am acknowledging you on this incredible and magnificent “Day of the Mother!”

The world feels out of balance to me, it feels masculine in the extreme. The energy of war, competition and greed has taken us off track and into a world of hurt. I think by taking a moment to acknowledge the feminine it can create miracles and bring us back to a sense of peace, balance, softness, sweetness, appreciation, and love.

  So join me if you will, and open your heart in deep gratitude to your mother, to Mother Earth, to Spirit, and to yourself. Send out blessings of gratitude and love, and then open your heart WIDE to receive every drop of love, kindness, and affection ever given to you from your mother, and from every person, animal, angel, guide, nature and God. Relax into this moment of connection, appreciation and great love - generously giving and graciously receiving. And know I am sending you blessings of mother’s day affection, respect and love from my heart to yours!


  1. Love and blessings and Grandma Rosie hugs to you Tammi and everyone everywhere! Here is a quote by Amma Chi that so resonates with your lovely blog..

    "The essence of motherhood is not restricted to women who have given birth; it is a principal inherent in both women and men.
    It is an attitude of the mind. It is love – and that love is the very breath of life.
    No one would say, “I only breath when I am with family and friends; I won’t breathe in front of my enemies.”
    Similarly, for those in whom motherhood has awakened, love and compassion are as much a part of their being as breathing."

    -Amma Chi, also know as Sri Mata Amritandamayi Devi, is a spiritual leader and humanitarian who travels the world offering hugs to millions of spiritual seekers. This quote is from a speech given at the Global Peace Initiative of Women Religious and Spiritual Leaders, October 7, 2002.

    Love, Rosie

  2. Oh Thank you Rosie, this is so beautiful! I love your big heart and your maternal ways! I want a hug from YOU!


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