Mothers & Mothering

“Our Life’s Work”

I am given to believe that for each of us our life’s work, our individual Karma, is to find our Souls and then live accordingly. And, further, the Way may be to go not inside ourselves, but first outside – to our mothers.
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“Aesthetic Experience as Quickening”

The quickening: the mother’s first awareness of the baby within. And by capitalizing – Quickening – I am referring to the mother’s first awareness of the baby as spirit within her.
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“Think Only of What Your Mother Yearned to Be”

Vivekananda taught to not concentrate on the mother but on that which animates her. From the root ANE, breath – that which animates – is derived the Latin anima, the Soul.
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“You Are as You Believe Your Mother to Be”

You are as you believe your mother to be.
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“The Heart’s Affections”

“I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections and the truth of imagination.”                                                                                                                         Keats
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“On the Etymology of Fetus”

Our word fetus, relating to the baby within from the time of quickening, its mother’s Awareness of the Spirit within her, is derived from the root DHEL which, surprisingly, meant “to suck.”
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“Her Womb of Love”

Heaven is Her Womb of Love.
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“The Very Essence of Loving”

What matters more: “I love you” or “I Know you love me”? I believe the second – and my love is in grateful return for hers.
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“Breath and Breast”

There must be an unconscious association between our words (and therefore our concepts) breath and breast, as their etymologies are so close that they must have been derived from a single primitive source.
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“All the World is my Mother”

All the world is my mother, and all the world is yours.
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