The feminine has been celebrated since ancient Greece and throughout the ages in all cultures, religions, and spiritualities. When I was at Emory, I was fascinated by the theology of the Amma, the holy mother, governing the early monasteries. The Amma was the CEO of the monastery. She was in charge of the spiritual, economic and logistical existence of each female monastic group. Throughout time Amma has been revered with great honor and respect. There has always been a Divinity associated with the concept of the feminine, women, and mother. God appears in female forms throughout time in enumerable incarnations throughout history. One of the most iconic symbols of Divine motherhood is the Blessed Mother of Jesus. So this year try celebrating a Feminine Mothers Day with all the women and mothers out there.
How have we lost our way in this modern culture?
Do we really think, dress, and imagine ourselves and our daughters as holy and sacred anymore? We seem to be obsessed with the latest diet, fashion, makeup, or haircut to make us happy and think it may make us feel whole. It is an elusive dark hole we seem to get sucked into. Each of us can begin now to reclaim reverent respect, sacredness, and power for the feminine in each of us.
Tips to Celebrate this Holy Feminine Mothers Day with all the Important Women In your Life
• Your Many Mothers. Honor your ancestral mothers from your past.
Say a prayer of thanks for their lives and sacrifice. These may be mothers,
grandmothers, aunts, teachers, neighbors or friends. If you are close to
their graves, take a flower to show your reverence for their lives before you.
• Lunch. Call the women in your life and celebrate at lunch this month.
Laugh, tell stories and celebrate the gifts of life you all share in your life’s
• Media. Be aware of how women are depicted in advertisements or the
media. Your voice is powerful. Write blogs, tweets, emails to the
companies and express your acceptance or distaste of their depictions of
women in their ads, magazines or on their television shows.
• Dress Dress with class, authority, power, and grace. Your exterior
speaks volumes about how you feel about being a woman.