Julie A. Hannon
Resonance Is Not Optional – How to Give and Receive on Mother's Day
Updated: Jun 23, 2022
It was my first Mother’s Day without my mom here in her earthly body. In my Sacred Sunday meditation, we took time to honor all mothers, starting with those who have left their bodies and continuing through to our divine Mother Earth. So whether your mom is here on earth or you are thinking about our earth mama, we pause and honor the Mother.
Take time to honor, to ask, and to offer.
What do you need to ask? Grace is within reach. Ask the questions. Ask for what you need.
What do you need to offer? What do you need to say?
I an sorry.
I love you.
I forgive you.
Take a minute to send a wave of love, a wave of forgiveness, a wave of gratitude to your mother.
The waves crashing on the shore — the waves of forgiveness and gratitude and love that go out—bring them in.
What Lessons Do You Give and Receive?
Our breath is like the ocean, in and out, in and out (work with your breath and a Mother’s Day meditation on giving and receiving here: Sacred Sunday meditation.)
I stood by the shore on Sunday, with the wind whipping wildly. I went to the shore of Marblehead, where I grew up, honoring my mom all the way. She did so much to give us a better life than she had, to teach skills she had and those she lacked.
What were the lessons from your mama?
Did she make sure you knew how to swim like mine did? Did she teach you fearlessness, courage, strength? Did you learn patience, kindness, passion?
What is a gift from your mother? Receive it now. Welcome it as a gift.
Then share that gift you received energetically out into the world, intentionally re-gifting. Receive what you give. Resonance is not optional. What we resonate out into the world is what comes back to us.
What Do You Give and Receive from the Earth?
Connect your roots to the Earth and remember your Earth Mother, the mother of us all. Weeks before Mother's Day we celebrate Earth Day, and Mother’s Day is Earth Day too. Every day is Earth Day. Perhaps this is a moment to give and tend to the earth even as we receive.
Let us end with a blessing from John O’Donohue:
May the nourishment of the earth be yours
May the clarity of light be yours
May the fluency of the ocean be yours.
Blessings to all mothers, our Mother Earth, and all our relations.