Women possess a ‘Mother Heart,’ a way of ‘seeing and responding’ that is innately intuitive, holistic and caring.
As women we are surrounded by the perceived needs of those we love and care about, and often the expectations that we will fill those needs. This pattern is not only part of our biology, but also built into our cultures, which reflect back women’s roles that feel familiar to most people, men and women, and introduce the least discomfort.
- The quality of ‘giving’ is built into the body of mammalian females… giving of self-substance toward the growth of the fetus, production of milk toward the growth of the infant. Because of this, the impulse to nurture and connect (what we are calling the Mother Heart) can be so strong that we give ourselves away psychologically, and even lose our health.
- When we give weight to our own needs and to the self-empowerment of those we care for, we evolve the Mother Heart. Our giving nature is no longer built-in and automatic, but instead full of awareness and respect for each person’s process. We become sovereign in our own lives, and offer the opportunity of self-awareness to our loved ones as well.
- TALKING POINTS
- Are you overwhelmed by your ‘to do’ list?
- A ‘good’ woman is often described as someone who selflessly puts the needs of others before her own.
- Women’s traditional roles often assume the caretaking of offspring, households, churches and community.
- How might over-care NOT serve others?
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The knowing of the Mother Heart is fundamental to our very existence and a natural bridge of understanding between women, yet largely unnoticed in modern culture.
Human cultures are largely out of balance and unsustainable. This is because we live in a largely false world, where authenticity is not valued, and appearances are. In other words, the cultural supports we have co-evolved are not based on true expression and real relationship; neither do they cultivate truth. Women’s deep knowing and connectivity, in service of the coming generations, is hidden beneath this layer of falseness.
- Contrast the sense of being in a large ‘box’ store, or paying your taxes, and then walk onto the beach or into a forest. We tune into entirely different aspects of ourselves in these different contexts. For the most part we have to admit … we’re not living a ‘natural’ life. Because this is how we grew up, most of live from a confused sense of who we are as well. On might say we can’t trust ourselves to be ‘natural,’ our true Selves.
- This is our quest… to be able to distinguish our own inner truth of Being, when we are living from that, and when we are not. It is only when we can make this distinction that we can truly be ‘trust-worthy’ role models for one another, valuing once again the truth in our relationships, for our children and for our cultures.
- TALKING POINTS
- Do you feel respected? Do you respect yourself?
- Most of us are filled with ideas of how we want to look to those around us… in order to fit in and feel safe… and we live from there.
- Inside in our private moments we may feel anxious and rejected, not really part of the group, often not even truly accepted by our own families.
- How honest can you be with your friends?
- Share on the ‘Mother Heart’ Forum.