Honoring Motherhood A
Major Part Of Human Psyche
By James Donahue
Today is Mother’s
Day across the United States. People everywhere are celebrating motherhood with gifts, taking
mom out to dinner, and celebrating her place in society in general.
Day, which follows in a few weeks, this is a very special day since the very concept of motherhood burrows deep in the human
psyche. It goes beyond the woman who bore us from seed, then raised us as children, loving, teaching and caring for our every
need. That image is sensational in itself
But there is more to
this image of The Mother however.
For example we were all
given life on this planet, which the aboriginal people have always referred to as The Mother Earth. They see her as a living
and sentient being, part of a living universe, which is, in effect, part of the massive communication system in which we all
belong. It is because of Her that we exist at all.
Many religious systems,
including the Roman Catholic Church that operates today, worship the Holy Mother of God, which for them is Mary, the mother
of Jesus. In ancient times
The Mother/Son goddess
and god myth stems back to the Persian sun-god Mithra, the Egyptian mother Isis and her god-son Horus, and the Indian goddess
Devaki mother of the child Krishna.
Legend has it that the
original goddess was Semiramis, wife of Nimrod, bore a son, Tammuz, who was declared to be the god Marduk.
Then there are the many
goddesses named by many different cultures throughout history. They represented fertility, love, creation, and rebirth. Such
names as Adonis, Aphrodite, Ishtar, Shiva and Venus are among the most beloved.
Some believe all of the
gods and goddesses are one soul playing different roles throughout the history of humanity.
It is even believed by
some that the very creator, the origin of everything, is female and thus the Great Mother.
That civilization has,
in its creative genius, found a way to utilize the resources of the Mother Earth to create an alternative, fast-paced and
wasteful world that is now turning in on itself, is significant in these last days. That we have given men the seat of power
and shoved women into roles as second-class citizens, also states in loud terms that we have lost our way. We are on the wrong
The time has come for
us to set aside these contemporary mores and give full recognition to women, and especially motherhood, that extends beyond
this one single day of every year.
Our daughter Susan recently
penned the following words that expressed the love and joy that we should all have for the mothers all over this planet. She
“We (Susan included)
carry an energy that makes others stop to think of and express a caring welfare for others. If it were not for the Mother
we would forget to care for each other, It is the demonstration of the Mother that allows us to remember the sacredness of
“Mothers are always
doing for others, allowing others to experience this sacredness. Women carry knowledge, grace, wealth, beauty, wisdom, joy
and the power to remove obstacles.
these qualities, this Godliness, this Godly Consciousness that is inside all of you . . . it is time for it to come to the
surface. With the power of this inner love all women carry, we can change the universe.”