As I woke up this morning, I felt a sudden awareness of my body and all it has offered me these many years. Today is my 78th birthday so that means my body is 78 years old even if my spirit or soul is immortal. What has my body seen, heard, felt and experienced in all this time? I am filled with a deep appreciation and gratitude for all this body has endured as my vehicle on this planet. Without my body, I would not be able to have the five senses which is the pinnacle of why souls wish to embody on Earth. Without my body to express ALL the human emotions like crying when I am sad or when I am happy or touched by something profound, I would not have experienced all that life has to offer.
When I was a little girl, all I wanted was to be a mother even as I explored being a nun which to me meant being a surrogate mother to all the little children I would be teaching. I had so much love in me that I yearned to give and to me motherhood was the epitome of true love. I never even considered that my body would not be able to give me children, I was that positive of my true calling. I became a mother at 18 and again at almost 20 and then again at 25 years old. My body did all it was meant to do and I thank it for being my vehicle through life. When I was forty years old, my doctor insisted that I have a hysterectomy for health reasons. I refused unless they would return my uterus to me that I might honor it, as my womb had allowed me to be a mother and I could not allow it to be treated like a piece of liver. The medical community was aghast and I even had a doctor call and argue with me for half an hour. Finally, he ended the call with: “Lady, I sure hope you don’t start a fad”.
I had not realized that I was doing anything unusual; I just felt that I had to honor the organ that allowed me to fulfill my dream. This occurred during the long 5 years of my dark night of the soul as I had lost everything I had to have for a secure life. I lost my mortgage free home, money in the bank, the IRS placed a federal tax lien on me, I got a divorce and was grateful to have emergency housing in a housing project. It was there that I had dug a hole in the front of my statue of Mary in preparation. I knew the ground would be frozen when I needed it. On Thanksgiving Day, I called my three children to be at my home at the same time. They were not aware of what I had done so did not realize that I needed them to be there to share in honoring their first home. My womb knew them before I did and protected them before I would be able to even hold them. They were quite surprised at what I had done but because they loved me, they participated in the ceremony I had prepared. I used an old cotton lacy handkerchief of my mom’s as its shroud and placed it in the hole in front of Mary in the small rose garden I had. Since I had come from my mother’s womb, I needed to honor her also. And….we all had to honor the Divine Mother.
Most people are not acutely aware that without the womb, there would be no future generations. Humanly would become extinct, there is no one alive on Earth that did not come from their Mother’s womb. It is another reason that women should honor themselves. Without them, this organ and their consent, where would humanity be? A few years later, I had quite an AHA moment with a woman who sees other than what the human eye can see and know. I was told to write a book, it had to have a Chalice on it and the title would be: “The Wounded Chalice”. Thus began another chapter of my life. I had no idea of the connection of the Chalice to the womb but was told later by Spirit that both the Chalice and the womb hold the Blood of Life. Thus the symbolism between them and also the word “Wounded” because my womb had been wounded and so had Jesus who the Chalice most represents.
I had no idea that I would be writing about this today but it just seems to flow. More of the details of this particular event in my life are in my book as well as other events that have made me who I am today. A VERY GRATEFUL WOMAN. When I think of all the things I have been able to do because I had this body, it amazes me. I want to express my deep gratitude for all the “bodies” that have been part of my life. At this moment, I want all to realize what a gift they have in their body which allows their Soul and Spirit to experience the physical in such an amazing way. Hooray for our bodies and for Humanity.
Here is a story of the power of the womb which has invisible threads that connect and are really never severed.
All the love your mother had for you, she wants you to have for yourself. Let not her love be for naught.
Good news about the Zika virus. Actually it is good and bad, good because they might have found another reason for it and bad because it means many people have been poisoned.
I just had to share this with you. I remember Civics from when I was in school telling us how the government works but this article refreshed my memory and made me realize that there is one thing we can do if we are confused on who to vote for. This year’s Presidential election is quite different than most and we have so many running and so many to choose from. Most of us think the President can do anything but that is false. He has no power, Congress has the power. The only power he has is foreign affairs. I know for me, it is narrowing the field for me when I think of who would be less likely to push the BUTTON (nuclear). There are a lot promises being made but they already know they won’t be able to affect the decisions very much. WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO DEAL WITH ALL THE OTHER NATIONS IN THE WORLD? It has to be someone who respects life and works tirelessly for peace. We are one species on one planet, why would we annihilate a species? That will help narrow your choices. Enjoy this article that refreshes what most of us have forgotten.
This is so soothing and relaxing. These winter scenes make the winter more enjoyable. Enjoy
Love and Light