CHALLENGE YOUR MIND
THE MOTHER FREQUENCIES
Over the course of three days you can dive into the three frequencies associated with the Mother archetype.
This is the pathway of equality. Connect to the Shadow, Gift and Siddhi and surrender as the wisdom unfolds. Use mindfulness to witness your patterns without judgement.
Follow a sequence of investigation where you allow the Mother to enter your life. Access wisdom through inquiry, play with possibilities and potential, practice empathy, communicate with and listen through love.
Be open to however these frequencies show up for you. Release expectations.
Journal out your experience.
What does this mean to you?
What qualities make you strong? What qualities make someone weak? What are your perceived weaknesses?
How do you place expectations on yourself to be better? How do others place expectations on you? What do these expectations mean about you? How do these expectations define you?
Do you constantly compare yourself to a standard? Who created this standard?
What is your relationship like with your masculine and feminine essences? Are they balanced? Do you favor one over the other?
Can you slow down? Can you rest? Can you receive?
Do you overwork yourself? Do you sacrifice your emotional, mental and physical health and wellbeing for others or work?
Do you need a man or woman to complete you? Do you need someone to care for to feel worthy?
What is your mother like? How did she role model The Mother for you? What standards did you hold her to or compare her to? OR did you compare others to her? Do you compare yourself to her? How did she set the stage for you to understand and learn what it was like to experience and be cared for(or not) by The Mother?
What if weakness was just a matter of opinion?
What if everyone was born equal and unique and the differences made us strong?
What if we weren't meant to all be the same and value the same things?
Look into yourself and bring your "weaknesses" close to your heart. These will become your greatest strengths. Plant those seeds of "weakness" and nurture them. YOU decide what you will do with them. YOU decide who you are and who you want to become. YOU nurture them the way you see fit. You get to parent yourself now. You get to be the mother and father for yourself no matter what you experienced as a child. You get to decide how you show up for yourself and others.
THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONG WAY TO PARENT.
^ Read that again ^
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A PARENT TO ACCESS THE MOTHER INSIDE.
Look at your friendships, parents, partners and the media and see what they believe makes someone strong/desirable/the best. Is that the person YOU want to be? Can you release the expectations others place on you? - that you place on yourself? How can you view yourself as EQUAL? Where can you bring the spirit of equality more into your life? How would your thoughts change? How would your language change?
Tenderness. Universal Love. The Divine Mother.
You long for it and yet do you have a conscious experience with it? How can you make room for more tenderness in your life? How can you give and receive this essence? What would the Divine Mother look like to you? How would she treat you? Are there any real life examples of tenderness you can think of?
What is the Sacred Marriage? What is the inner Sacred Union? How would this transform The Family?
EXPLORING MOTHER STEREOTYPES
"DON'T BE TALKIN ABOUT MY MOMMA!"
Read through this list of stereotypes and make note of any that stand out to you. Explore how your mother shaped your own views on how mothers should be (or shouldn't be).
- You have to be a woman to be nurturing
- Women should stay at home and raise the children
- Woman should be good cooks
- Woman should sacrifice her dream for her husband's
- Men a required to go to work and "bring home the bacon"
- You need a man/woman (of the opposite sex) to complete you
- A traditional family is composed of a male father and a female mother
- You cannot have children if you are same sex
- You cannot get married if you are same sex
- If you do not give your man sex you are not fulfilling your womanly duties
- Divorce means that you have failed at partnership
- You always have to "stay together for the kids"
- As a woman, the needs of your man comes first
- You are not a family if you don't have kids
- You are not a woman if you cannot get pregnant
- Moms can never get sick
It doesn't matter if you are a mom, had a mom or are a woman, we all have access to this feminine essence within us.
- Who do you view as the weaker sex?
- What does the perfect family look like to you?
- What is the role of the mother?
- The father?
- Where did your beliefs on the family originate from?
- What else could you add to the list?
- Which one of these stereotypes triggered you the most or elicited an emotional response? Why?
- Whether a woman or man, do you feel pressure to live up to these stereotypes?
- Are you a failure if you cannot live up to these standards?
- Are these standards outdated? Are any of them valid?