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Mothers & Mothering

“The Uterus Shrinks but the Womb Expands”

The uterus shrinks with middle age, but the Womb ever Expands –
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“Maturation”

Maturation – not just aging – is ever more Knowing her love.
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“The Problem with the Lotus Posture”

The lotus posture long has puzzled me. For I find nearly everyone when examined in this position to be in a very negative state.
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“An Example of Untrammeled Maternal Instinct”

“In Ladakh, boys and girls are encouraged to develop their nurturing instincts.”
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“Belovedness Is…”

Belovedness is the blessed state of Knowing you are beloved. Basically, by your mother – as she always yearned to give to you to Know.
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“Going Down to Come Up”

In John Blofeld’s worshipful book "In Search of the Goddess of Compassion," he writes on Kuan Yin, Tara, Amida – but never mentions his own mother.
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“The Start of Shaktism”

In the Hindu religion, Shakti (energy, power) is Divine Power personified as a feminine principle.
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“Our Task in Life: to Transmute Kali”

Kali: the Hindu black goddess; she of the black, horrible tongue. She wears a belt made of dismembered arms and a necklace of skulls. She wanders through cremation grounds, being the mistress of a world rushing uncontrollably toward death.
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“Holding the Twig ‘Just-So'”

Holding the twig “just-so.” The Japanese is sono-mama which naturally I particularly like because of the mama.
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“The Ambivalence of Goddesses”

The most interesting recurrent image is the ambivalence of so many of the goddesses: they could help or harm, cure or curse, promote life or destroy it.
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