It has been my experience this lifetime to be much more aligned with the mother archetype and with the mother figure, as my father contracted a progressive brain disorder fairly early in my childhood. While in his early thirties, this health challenge had the effect of slowly dimming my Dads mental faculties, eventually leading to his transition at the age of 49. By the time I was 15, he didn’t even know who I was. While this was an epic emotional blow, I also appreciate its significance in the spiritual evolution of not only my Soul, but also the Souls of my father and the entire family.
In the May blog, I spoke about the energetic of “mother” as representing the quality of attention in which we live. Remember that I am not speaking of the mother as a person, but as a vibrational matrix of perceptions. The inner space in which we live, the felt sense inner atmosphere of our withinness is what I am referring to as the mother attention. The father energetic is the impetus of intention, the ability to create in physicality here on earth. The mother may be thought of as Being, while the father is the act of doing. In an integrated Soul, the two energetics are in balance, regardless of the gender of the person. They support each other in allowing for easy and graceful conscious co-creation. The mother quality of attention is affirmative and supportive of the father intention as it sets about creating what is seeking to be manifested. If the quality of the mothering attention is skewed by unworthiness or disdain, the art of intentioning and of embodying that intention by action will be challenging and laborious at best. If the intentioning is forced and controlled, with no contemplation of the quality of attention that surrounds such doing, the mother will in effect be abused by the unconscious attempt at manipulated over-action.
We are all here in this earthly realm to open to, align with, and embody as the First Cause of Infinite Being. We do this as we balance the qualities of attention and intention first in our withinness, and then in all of our consciously imbued actions. Regardless of our parental histories, we are each privileged and responsible to mother and to father ourselves in our earthly incarnations. This takes nothing away from Mom and Dad. In fact, as we recognize the importance of their roles in our spiritual evolution, it gives renewed dignity to the commandment to honor our parents. While I largely did not have the presence of a father to fulfill the traditional functions that a father usually fulfills, it has been my lesson to father myself in the areas that have been challenged by that loss. That isn’t always easy for me. It often feels awkward and unfamiliar. That is when I am called to surround myself with the compassion and caring of my own mothering quality of attention.
And what, dear friends, are you feeling called to father at this point in your Soulful emergence? Perhaps the joyful manifestation of whatever that is for you is your own honoring of the father energy pattern that we all get to become while here on this precious earth.
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