Night of Mothers…

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Yule was the pre-Christian period of celebration that lasted around 12 days, the Solstice and Modraniht were among the celebrations that honoured both the male and female aspects of Nature and divinity…

Modraniht was the eve of Yule, though there is dispute about whether that was the eve of the Solstice or what has become Christmas…it celebrated the Mothers or Matrons, both as mothers in connection with the potential of women to bring forth new life and as such representing the rebirth of the Sun and the rebirth of Spring as the days slowly lengthened once more, as Matrons in the sense of female ancestors and as tribute to the female aspect of the divine…

Life’s Companion by Susan Seddon Boulet

As women rewilding, we do not have to adopt or shun faith but I see the power in recognising that once, we all honoured the male and the female…only recently in human history have we denied the true role of the divine feminine…even in Bible teachings, we read about the maiden-mother as birthing the light of the world…I do not think that is coincidental, I believe simply that as organised religion became more about control and power, the deeper teachings were lost and the influence of patriarchy grew….not least, women’s teachings were so often oral and so easily lost in a generation or two if they fell from favour…

So this Christmas Eve, I invite you to remember your female ancestors, to honour your femininity, and to listen deep to the singing of your bones for the truth of who you are and how you came to be here…

Bright blessings, may we all be merry, may there be peace and  goodwill for us all…
OMx 

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About lucyislucid

I am an ordinary mother raising two sons, living with my lovely husband and feeling blessed by the extraordinary joy that motherhood can bring. Life with children has taught me that the brightest sunshine casts the deepest shadows, and yet I remain convinced that the joys outweigh the sorrows and that becoming a mother is the greatest of blessings bestowed upon me. I hope to share some of that joy & support other mothers to find it, in any way opportunity presents. I love motherhood, yoga, gardening and nattering with good friends. If you can't get me to respond, then I am likely to have my head stuck in a book, or to be daydreaming about communal living and yoga in sunny climes...love, light, peace to all...OMx

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