The Sacred Feminine and Divine Mother

Thursday May 12, 2016

The Sacred Feminine and Divine Mother

Belatedly in honor of Mother’s Day, I would like to share the very brief message I realized I needed to share while honoring the Sacred Feminine on Mother’s Day during the Self-Realization Community’s Celebration.  We read writings of female Christian mystics, such as Hildegard of Bingen.  We also read some writings of Pema Chodron, a woman who is a well-know, loved, and respected Buddhist teacher.

The message I shared was the realization I had as I reflected on what I love most about being a mother.  Now, that said, there were many times in life when I struggled as a young widow and single mom, and I did not love being a mother at all – it was just too hard while feeling abandoned and alone and not knowing how to raise two strong-willed kids (whom I had raised to think for themselves!).  I also did not love the work of being a mother that one has to do if one is totally in the zone of being a mother – or maybe it only feels like work if one feels unwilling to dedicate oneself whole-heartedly to being in that zone.

The positive, precious aspect of being a mother that I love the most is the privilege and honor of getting to be someone who exists for the wellbeing of another human being.

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Carol “Anandi” at Friday night Meditations & Affirmations she leads as part of the Self-Realization Community

Such is the role and responsibility of a parent in general, but for a biological mother, that privilege begins in the womb.  A mother’s whole body becomes aligned with the needs of the baby: fluids are built up in her uterus to protect the child; she craves the nutrition her baby needs; she feels the baby move, even hiccupping and poking and kicking her; and the nutrient levels in her blood lower to a level that can pass through the placenta, leaving her with lower levels of nutrients in her blood than her body normally needs.

When a baby is born, a mother spends many waking moments and half-awake moments existing to provide for the needs of her child.   A mother gives of her own body as she breastfeeds her child.  Again, what a privilege and an honor it is to have the wellbeing of another human being entrusted to us.  When we respect that privilege by becoming someone who exists for their well-being, we become divine blessing for that child.  Fathers can become this “someone who exists for another” as well.

Indeed, when we become someone who exists to bless anyone, we become a Presence of the Divine.  That motherly nature of existing for the well-being of others is the very nature of the Divine Mother, and I daresay also of the Divine Father.

That is who God is in the Universe:  the One who exists for the wellbeing of others.  God loves, nurtures, supports, guides, gives, gives of God’s own Self, empowers, encourages, leads, protects, and serves the wellbeing of living beings in the universe.

So, as we celebrate the Divine in us all, I encourage us to celebrate that aspect of the Divine Mother who exists for us, and who exists through us for others.  As my son affirmed in our Mother’s Day conversation, “it feels good to be on the receiving end of that.”  May we all feel the Love!

Love and Light,

Carol “Anandi”

Highest Harmony Healing & Coaching

Self-Realization Community website

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About selfrealizationtherapy

I am an energy healer, intuitive life coach, author, meditation teacher, and inspirational speaker. While I am ordained in the Christian tradition, I have also studied Eastern spiritual disciplines and practices, including Raja Yoga Meditation; Intuitive Coaching; Reiki; Falun Gong; and other forms of energy healing for both people and animals. I am available for distance healing and spiritual coaching via phone, Skype, or Facetime; please email me at: carol.dodson.richardson@gmail.com to schedule a session. On Thursday, May 27, 2010, I experienced what I call an Enlightenment Vision, in which I ascended and was blessed by Ascended Masters of many faiths: Master Lao Tzu, Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, Jesus Christ, Lord Buddha, Paramahansa Yogananda, High Priest Melchizedek, Lady Kwan Yin, Master Usui, and then by the Seven Archangels of the Seven Rays. After this vision, the teachings in Higher Consciousness began. Apparently, my crown chakra was opened, and direct contact with the Ascended Masters has been possible ever since. My message to everyone is: this is possible for you to achieve as well, although getting there is not necessarily quick or easy. With a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University Divinity School, a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Health Center at Houston, and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Texas Christian University, my personal vision is to be a healer and guru-doula, empowering people to experience and to give birth to the divine within themselves, individually and in community. Perceiving a unity in my readings in Eastern religions and in Biblical studies, I believe the original message of Jesus Christ was and is a call to Self-Realization, which may also be called following The Way. The Way, or the Tao consists of the practice of peace and love in every moment, honoring the Divine Presence within ourselves as well as within others. The Way of early Christianity was a spiritual practice which similarly focused not on the material world, but on the practice of Divine Presence within the earthly realm. When we practice The Way, or The Tao, we become one with Divine Peace, Love, and even bliss. When we attain this, we experience the "Kingdom of God" or Reign of God, within ourselves, Nirvana or possibly Samadhi. Achieving this Way within each of ourselves is the only way we will be able to usher in the Reign of Divine presence among us all here on earth. The ultimate goal of The Way, and of Self-Realization, is the attainment of unity with the Divine Consciousness, or Buddha-Consciousness orChrist-Consciousness, within, and beyond our normal mortal mind. This Unity-Consciousness is eternal, but begins in the here and now. May it be so.
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