Does Mother’s Day hold any deeper significance? I’ve been thinking more and more about the role of mother’s and how we hold so much, but are often unappreciated. And it gets worse as we age!
– Nancy H.
Your mitochondrial DNA can trace your maternal ancestry back hundreds of thousands of years. A “Mitochondrial Eve” existed, which every human on this planet began inheriting this genetic substance from—the original mother.
Many years later, in the amphitheaters of Ancient Greece, the Oracles embodied Gaia—the Mother Earth and source of all life. In Hinduism, Shakti is the primordial cosmic energy. She is represented as a goddess because women hold the power of creation. Shakti is also seen as the energy of maintenance and destruction.
People all throughout history have worshiped at the altars of the Divine and Dark Feminine.
The deeper significance of Mother’s Day is that it’s linked to these ancient goddesses of motherhood, who were revered and celebrated. Today, in America, we celebrate Mother’s Day, which was created in 1908 by Anna Jarvis. However, she later denounced the holiday because of its commercialization!
It is a day to express gratitude, affection, and respect to the mothers and grandmothers who have nurtured and supported us throughout our lives. But it is also a time to reflect, reevaluate, and work to change how we treat our women, especially older women, at any point in time (like you’ve included in your question).
How can you dive deeper into what it is to celebrate the women and mothers in your life? How open can you be to accept the love and acknowledgment of yourself as a mother and Divine Feminine being?