This is the meditation in honour of Mother Earth and Mothers everywere. We created it for the Moments of Mass Mindfulness, MOMMentum event on the UK Mothering Sunday, March 14, 2021, hosted and curated by Sue Cooper.
It was shared as a guided meditation by Marilyn Hamilton, Founder Integral City Meshworks. It is now released into the world in advance of Mother’s Day in May, 2021, elsewhere in the world.
Get comfortable in your chair – with feet planted on earth, sense sky/source above you, feel the connection of centre of Universe down thru your spine, grounding into the Centre of Mother Earth.
Close your eyes or soften your gaze.
Let’s start by bringing our awareness and presence here, into ourselves and this/our place(s) – and wherever we are located, let us also bring other places and other people who want to be with us but for whatever reason are remote from this session today (and would benefit from creating Islands of Calm … let us acknowledge and bless ourselves, one another, the spaces that hold us, and the service we are gathered to do here together.
Now feel and experience in and around you the Light and Love of your unique beingness, the light of your individual sacredness, however you envision and experience that. Let that light arise and hold each of us in its grace and loving embrace…. Sense that light filling all aspects of yourself, your cells, the activities that unite them, your feelings, mind, subtle body, soul and spirit, your whole presence from the most particular part of yourself to the most expanded. Rest in the light and love and grace of this presence of your Self, and in the light and love and grace of the sacred that lies at the heart of all things.
Feel and experience yourself also embedded in the life and being of Mother Earth… a generative part of her biosphere, a generative part of her subtle dimensions, a generative part of her spiritual dimensions, a generative part of a vast planetary exchange of life and love and light.
Now begin to focus on the qualities and energies of subtle activism you would like to bring today to this service to women, mothers, sisters, daughters, granddaughters, aunts, grandmothers and any other women in our lives… Maybe a presence of kindness, generosity and compassion …. Love, calm and caring… maybe balance, resilience, humour… maybe wisdom, forgiveness, or hope…
Maybe a combination of qualities. Maybe a sense of all is well…
Whatever qualities or energies are calling you, step into them now, as much as you are able. Bring the felt sense of them into your heart and mind and body. Let yourself become a living presence of these qualities.
Now imagine the felt sense of these expanding outwards to form a sphere of energy around you, around us around our places. This is an Alliance Space, a collaborative space.
Into this space, invite Allies in today’s work of subtle activism, beings who are working with different elements of our experience of/with/as mothers. Gaia’s Local Representatives. Angels of communities, towns, rural areas, ecoregions. The Angels of our families, clans, tribes, regions. All the ancestors through our mother line. Women as mothers of our associations, callings, projects, organizations, neighbourhoods. The Angels of our Seasons and celebrations. Beings from the 4 Directions. Beings of Earth, Air, Sun, Water. Beings from the Unseen Worlds. In particular, open to the presence of the Soul of Mothering, the Soul of Humanity and the Soul of Mother Earth, those presences that hold an unfolding promise and potential of what and who we honour as mothers in the world’s embrace.…
Sense these Allies with you, with us… let our energies blend in a collaborative field, and sense that field deepening and broadening as we do this.
From this space, hold our world at this time, allowing the energy and presence of this field to hold and bless what is happening and unfolding… in your heart and in your imagination touch or hold whatever situations or loved ones or relationships or elements call your attention on this special Mothering Sunday…
And for the next while, just hold the presence and energy of this collaborative field clearly and steadily in yourself, allowing it to be a resource and blessing wherever it is needed….
And we will pause here so we can do this together in silence [about 10 minutes] ……
Now begin to bring this work to a close…. Give thanks and appreciation to all involved… then bless and release all who have helped and been part of the field…
Then consciously step out of the Alliance space and return your attention to your own energy field and presence… bring your awareness back to your body, to the light that fills it, that supports your boundaries and your unique presence and identity. Experience yourself grounded and balanced, and when you are ready, open your eyes and return your awareness to your room.
With guidance and inspiration from Mary Inglis, Findhorn The Park, Forres, Scotland, and David Spangler, Found of Lorian Association.