I have been enjoying the series. I hope that you have gained a deeper understanding of the Great Goddess. If you have flown to this page without having read the previous post I encourage you to do so. You can find part 2 of this series HERE.
Perhaps the most recognizable of the three faces of the Triple Goddess is the Goddess as Mother. The Mother is the embodiment of universal law. She is the Divine Source of life itself. The Mother is happiness and enthusiasm for life. Known as the Great Teacher of Mysteries, she is the ripening of all things. She is the re creation of life in all its forms. She is the churning cauldron of life. The highest point of all cycles. Her domain is the ripeness of womanhood or adulthood. She is summer time. The day. Reproduction. Creation in all forms. Her colour is red. She is the life force. Full Moon. The fullness of menstrual cycle. The urge to procreate. She is the Creatress. Earth Mother. Her knowledge is the treasure of the inner maze.
Just as with the other aspects of the Goddess, Goddess as Mother can be experienced by anyone at any stage of life. Mother is present when we take responsibility for ourselves. Just as our natural mothers teach us how to be honest with ourselves and to own our stuff, so the Goddess nurtures us in this way. Mother Goddess teaches us patience, self-discipline, and self-respect. Mindlessly flowing through life, mistreating ourselves and allowing others to mistreat us is not what Mother Goddess wants for us. When we acknowledge and seek to commune with the Goddess as Mother, she teaches us how to love ourselves deeper therefore creating a positive reflection for others to love us productively. In short, when we know how to love ourselves, we can teach others how to love us.
When we need guidance and understanding, mother energy is available to us. She holds the treasures. Mother energy seeks to help and heal us and our situations. In order to change our communities and by in large the world, we have to go beyond our own earthly pursuits and think of others. We need to think of ways to lighten someone’s else’s load and be helpful in our own ways. This is what Mother energy is all about.
Many folks are cut off from Mother energy, whether of their own accord or by a series of unfortunate circumstances. These people live lonely lives. This inability to give love creates an energy loop that then prevents them from receiving love. The adage goes, and I know to be true, to be loved, we must know how to love…
Mother energy guides those of us who seek, into the Divine Center of self where She waits for us. In life there will be pain and unsettling affairs that we encounter on our path. Often these experiences cause a ripple effect of lessons. To be more patient, to listen more, to be more disciplined etc. These things must be. Mother energy is present at these times. She wants us to learn and to grow because she is the ultimate nurturer. Her love is unconditional.
If the Maiden energy is the promise of what could be, Mother energy is the assurance of what is.
Mother energy is represented by the color red to represent fullness and life force. Mother magick should be worked under the full moon. Mother energy is present when you seek spiritual direction. Mother energy is present when someone is giving birth to a child physically. Mother energy is present and available when seeing a project through to completion. Mother energy is also present when planting or tending to a garden.
If you choose to, when the moon is full, have a ritual bath and evoke the Goddess as Mother. Run a hot bath. You can add rose petals, lavender flowers, sea salt. Alternatively, you could add this magnificentAphrodite Bath Soak. While the bath tub is filling, bring a couple of candles into the bathroom. You may want to play soft soothing music as well. Maybe burn incense. Whatever you do to create sacred bath time. Aside from the candles that you will be bringing into the bathroom to burn during this ritual bath, bring a red candle also. Before you ease into the bath tub, carve the words that relate to what you wish to manifest with the assistance of Mother energy, along the length of the candle. Place the red candle in such a way that you can watch it burn as you sit in the tub. Light the candle and enter the bath tub. Take a few slow deep breaths. Feel the healing comfort that the botanicals are releasing. Smell the fragrance, and just be. After you have settled in, visualize the thing that you wish Mother Goddess to assist you with. See it turning out exactly how you wish it to. Stay with the image in your mind and feel the happy feelings that you will feel when it happens. If you want to you could say these words, or something similar.
Mother Goddess on this candle words of fire spell out the words of my desire. Take these things and give them wings as they descend from thoughts to things, take these things and make them real mother Goddess your love I can feel.
When you’re ready, you can open your eyes. Continue to sit, relax and enjoy this time for yourself. If you finish your bath before the red candle burns out extinguish the flame between your moistened index finger and thumb. You can relight the candle at anytime in a different area of your house the next time of meditation and contemplation. *never burn candle unattended. Never burn candles near open windows or curtains. Practice safe candle magick folks!
Herbs that represent Mother Goddess are:
Names of Mother Goddess around the world
Yemoja, Yoruba Mythology
Gaining knowledge and understanding of the hidden mysteries of life are imperative for a fulfilled life. Sit at the feet of Mother as She teaches us of our own Divinity. She is available to show us the mysteries of the cycles of life, and the universe. Spend time seeking her wisdom.
I hope that you gained something from this post. If you did, tell me about it in the comments. We learn and grow from one another. I would love to dialogue about it.
Part 4 in this series will be all about the Crone aspect of the Triple Goddess. Until then. Blessed be. Ase.
references: marija gimbutas, the language of the goddess; demetra george,mysteries of the Dark Moon