May is a month of gratitude and celebration of the feminine
aspect of God
God the Mother
who creates and nurtures all things, including ourselves.
The beauty of May draws us out of hibernation into natural mindfulness of the blessings and abundance of nature. Gratitude and mindfulness are intimately related, for as we practice gratitude we come more aware, more present.
We wake up.
Spring calls us to simplify our lives so the we can enjoy everything more thoroughly and graciously– our relationships, our homes, our possessions.
In May our hearts remember what our minds sometimes forget–
Life is a gift of inestimable value.
It is time to unwrap that gift.
Listen to the voices of the Ancient Ones as they speak from within the heart of the quickening earth:
Bear cubs play in the sun,
grazing on the new growth that Earth Mother has provided.
The simple pleasures of spring rain,
opening buds and new moons
draw us out of worried mind
into celebration of Divine Mind.
The Archangel Uriel and the
energies of the East
tutor us in the art
and the sacrament
Since I was a child in the month of May I created an altar to the Blessed Mother, and was very attracted to the idea of honoring the Mother, I did not truly understand than what I know now of the balancing of the feminine and masculine energies. For than the separation was more far apart, to me yet closer than I understood. I was born of the feast day of the Assumption, August 15, a day to honor the Virgin’s assumption into heaven, that she was brought body and soul to heaven. In the belief of that caused even more separation. Bringing the Divine feminine fully present in this world is a powerful tool of healing, a powerful experience as Andrew Harvey states that the Divine Mother is saying, “Bring everything into balance, marry the opposites within you.” He goes on to explain “that means bring the derided and negated feminine into the picture so completely that the real balance is established between yin and yang. And out of that real and mysterious balance a new order, a new love, is born in each of us in the ground of our being…”
So I give you my offering of gratitude to Our Divine Mother better late then not at all. Andrew Harvey describes the Divine Mother as “the mother aspect of the nature of God. I see “Her” as the power of love that infuses the entire creation, the force that is continually creating the creation and also the transcendence that holds the creation forever in arms of light. Everything is born from “Her” and “She” loves all things with Tender passionate Love.”
Growth Question: How do you Honor the Divine Mother in your Life?