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From Maiden to Mother

From Maiden to Mother

I did a search and happened upon "Top 5 Cool Mama Blogs" and kinda fell in love with mysticmamma.com. Sometimes I like to go out there, astrology, mysticism, consciousness, the cosmos and this really feeds that part of me and really resonates. A real place of inspiration. from mysticmamma.com

The transition from Maiden to Mother is immense, it is a Rite of Passage. It is one of the greatest thresholds you will ever cross. Be brave my sisters, if you are being called to the great calling of becoming a Mother. It is truly a gift that will herald you into your fullness and you will blossom more than you could ever imagine. Yes, it is not easy, but you have all that it takes.

One of the most fundamental changes that will occur is that your gaze, your focus, will shift. As a Maiden your gaze is inward on your inner world, your thoughts, feelings and desires. As a Mother, your gaze shifts outward toward your child, as they become the center of your focus and attention. This is what truly marks it a Rite of Passage, for your experience of yourself will change. During this transition be gentle with your self, and realize that as you grow into your new self, into your mammahood, you will find your inner strength and power emerging.

You are by nature, a natural expression of the Feminine principle. All the qualities are inherent in you and you are walking a road that has been walked by women from the beginning of time. Open up to that power, and access your inner wisdom and strength and know that you can and you will. Remember to ask for help and take the time to find balance for yourself. Be brave, be true and you will, with an open heart, bless the new generation of angels to walk this earth.

On the issue of fear or rather sadness and loss that arises, realize this is normal. You are embarking on a new life but a new life that will herald you into your fullness, into your mammahood.

There is nothing like it and you will grow more than ever before into a beautiful strong tree that will give shelter to your little bird or birds.

There is a loss yes, of the old you. But the GAIN, your strength! It’s what it’s all about, and you can’t even imagine it or conceive it until it happens to you, until you become transformed from the core of your very being. When you take the leap and finally emerge on the other side and realize that you Are, you are matta, mother~ nothing more beautiful…

Embrace this beautiful calling, it is a gift. We are blessed to be able to have this unique experience as women.

For more Mystic Mamma, go here.
Picture is from Mystic Mamma.

Brother Mine

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They look so much alike here. Brendan is reading Aesop's Fables to Owen.

They are only little for a little while.

Documenting Today

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May 7, 2014eggs / dinosaurs
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May 9, 2014 the garden grows / feet / sun / eyes / hands and feet

We Got A Teepee

About a month ago, I was on Facebook and I posted, "I want a teepee." A few hours later I got back on and my and dear friend Jill, had spearheaded a community support sponsorship! A few days later, a Teepee landed on our door step. I was/am simply blown away by the generosity and support this mama received. Thank you Jill, Shanan, Kaycee, Whitney, Erika, Kim, Julia, Judy, Emily, Ryan, Jenn, and Everyone who made it possible! IMG_2630IMG_2631IMG_2632 IMG_3365 IMG_3366 IMG_3367 IMG_3368 IMG_3369 IMG_3370 IMG_3374 IMG_3383 IMG_3387 IMG_3402 IMG_3405 Check out Jill's awesome little toy company, The Philosophical Egg for hand/wildcrafted toys for kids.

Documenting Today

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From a while back. I'm just getting to posting now. There has been a lot going on! Happy Summer Solstice!

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April 29, 2014 breakfast art / fly through my window / my cup / meet my baby brother / reading together / sunbather / owen
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April 30, 2014 A rare absolutely perfect Portland Spring day / B and his best bud Emmaus / That hat / These boys
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May 6, 2014 starting shrub / spring flowers / palto santo - mini shaman