Tuesday, March 18, 2008
A Mother's Love
Can you feel me?
I feel your little foot pressing on me right now. Are you restless, darling?
I want to come out Mama.
Not yet Baby, but soon.
How will my new world be Mama? Is it peaceful like in here?
Sometimes Baby, but sometimes not.
What do you mean, Mama?
Well, you will find there are places where peace and tranquility reign but also places where chaos and strife reign.
But I like peace Mama. How will I find peace?
Well, whenever you find yourself searching for peace, know that it is already within you. It's in your state of mind. But you will find that sometimes accessing this will be a difficult thing.
Well, because of people, darling. Because of what they do. There will be times when things will not go your way, everything will not always be fine or fair. There will be times when you will be called to challenges and although it may take much out of you emotionally, know that in the end, you will always be a better person for it. There is no cross that you will never be able to bear. Remember that always, my darling.
But why is this so, Mama? Why do we need challenges?
Because that's how we grow, darling. How are we to raise ourselves and push ourselves to being better, getting to know the Divine in us, if we are never called to challenges?
Do you understand, Baby?
No Mama, I don't.
I'm sorry, darling, I forget. Right now you have no point of reference because you are growing inside my womb and are protected from this outside world. But in time you will come to understand.
I'm scared Mama.
Don't be, sweet Baby, because there are many here who love you and will protect you and guide you until the day you become one with the Earth.
Tell me more about your world, Mama.
Well, our world is many things, Baby. It is a melting pot of different peoples, cultures and emotions.
What does that mean?
It means that you will find much beauty and love; it means that you will find much cruelty and sadness. You cannot have one without the other. It is, unfortunately, the way our world is balanced. For every good, there will be a bad; for every right, a wrong; for every joy, a sadness. Trust that you will always find polar opposites of many things. And trust that nothing ever stays the same, for the world changes daily.
All this seems very confusing, Mama. Why can't it always be happy and peaceful?
I don't know, Baby. Good question. Many of us here ask the same thing. But the reality is that sometimes ego is involved, sometimes a sense of entitlement is involved, sometimes a sense of superiority is involved. We tend to forget that we are all connected to the Divine and we are all one people. Yet, we live in a constant state of division -- whether in religion, politics, cultures, intelligence, economic status. I can go on, but you will get the gist in time, Baby.
But why is this so, Mama?
Because we forget, Baby. We forget that we are all the same. We all love with the same passion, we all hurt, cry and grieve for the same important things -- things that happen in our lives and to our loved ones; we all feel hunger the same way; we all rejoice in our good fortune; we all struggle in one form or another. We forget Baby. We forget that we all feel these things the same way. We are not different at all.
And what is respect, Mama?
Respect is the word that I never want you to forget. Always respect others even in the midst of much anger or hurt; always respect your environment, for you and the Earth are connected; always respect all living things, for they feel the same way you do; and always respect other people's views and cultures, even if you fail to understand.
Will I someday understand, Mama?
Yes, Baby, someday you will. It is your path in life to always try to understand because through understanding you will find your compassion and empathy and unconditional love for all living things.
Do you love me Mama?
Oh, Baby, more than you will ever know.
How much do you love me, Mama?
More than life, Baby, more than life...
I love you Mama.
I love you too Baby.
She then sees her son as a baby, a boy, a young man and, finally, a grown man with a family who has always had her tender heart and loving smile. A tear escapes the corner of her eye, Please God, my life for his....
"Doctor, we have to hurry, we're losing her."
"Steady....steady....here he is....welcome to the world young man!"
A newborn cries....
a mother ____________
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