As Mother’s Day is here again it seems timely to remember the Mother of us All, the spirit of all creation. Whether we call Her the Shekinah, or Narayani, Isis, Mother Mary, Sophia:- She is the Great Goddess, bringer of joy, hope, a refuge and shelter to our souls. Known by countless names, the essence of the Divine feminine is the aliveness we feel when we bounce out of bed, enthused and energized for our day. It is the kindness shown when no-one is looking, the wag in a dog’s tail, the source of inspiration when we are at our wit’s end. The sea, the forests, the air we breathe and everything around us is filled with Her blissful radiance.
When I connect with Our Glorious Mother, there is a tingling excitement, a sense of all-possibility. There is a natural feeling of awe and reverence. I am bathed in so much energy, with lashings of life force floating all around and through me.
Creation is more than our physical senses can detect. The thin material veneer we think of as the substantial objective real world actually contains the Divine Mother as Guhye, She who is hiding in everything. When we approach Her as devotees with love with respect, when we look with our sixth senses, She is ever present and will give her blessings to us. Without a proper attitude, we will never find her.
As spiritual traditions go, there is no dull, guilt laden, stay invisible, misogynist dogma or pious clap-trap here. As a devotee of the Divine feminine, I love the joy, the invitation to be gloriously who you are meant to be, to enjoy the richness and aliveness of what is possible here on planet Earth, and to see everything as interconnected, attempting bit by bit to come into wholeness.
Attunement to the mother principle is an attunement to life and love, to light and beauty. She is also wild and at times demanding, dealing the odd blow to our egos, extracting us from our semi-consciousness, and urging us to discover what amazing beings we really are.
She is too vast to belong to any particular religion. Her essence is pure love. Call her by whichever names resonate with you and she will come. This Mother’s Day, give your mum lots of hugs. And remember Our Divine Mother, whose essence is to be found wherever you are.
Below you will find some more names of the Goddess, which you can call on as you require her assistance in any part of life.
She who gives us strength and courage. Invoke Durga if you are feeling fearful and need to do things that are outside your comfort zone.
She who brings providence and abundance in all its many forms. Invoke Mother Lakshmi for help with finances, health, marriage and children.
She who inspires our minds and hearts to create art, music, to absorb new languages, who is the Goddess of all forms of learning. Ask Her help when you embark on any program of education or study.
The Divine Mother as eloquence of speech, bringing forth the deepest wisest truth in a beautiful way. Invoke her when you need to have a difficult conversation and would like to speak gracefully.
Goddess of mercy and compassion. Invoke Quan Yin to help us give these precious qualities to others so that when we need it, compassion and mercy comes back to us.
Guardian of the cross-roads. Invoke her when you need to know which path to follow in life and to help you make the highest vibrational choices.
She who gives birth to everything, in a constant action of pure love. Call on Mother Janani to help you muster the creative drive and resources to bring projects into being.
Blessings of Divine Mother Love,
Shakti Durga’s article about Divine Mother is now available in the NSW edition of Living Now. P44. You can view online at: http://livingnow.com.au/read-online
Join Shakti Durga for these events celebrating the Mother:
Sri Sakthi Amma’s Proclamation Day – Fri 8 May – All welcome.
Wisdom Goddesses – Sat 9 May – Higher Guidance Series
Mother’s Day Satsang – Sun 10 May – All welcome.