I recently shared on the Mystics Facebook page a post addressing the concept of the “Village Ideal.” This ideal suggests it “takes a village” to raise a child. But in today’s world, it is a rare mom who actually has a village to rely on. Somewhere between “It takes a village” and today’s picture of single moms struggling to make a better world for their children is a new (or ancient?) mothering paradigm I call Mystic Motherhood. Mystic Motherhood demands both an intentional inquiry into our own personal parenting experience and the creation of an intentional community to support and augment our parenting journey.
Young children are natural seekers and learners, engaged with the world around them. But it seems the children coming forth in our time are asking us to meet them at a higher level. They are asking us to listen more deeply, connect more intimately, and meet them on a different energetic plane. They are asking for mutual respect, connection and honoring. How do we meet these needs?
Mystic Motherhood encourages mothers to step out of the boundaries society has placed on women and children and into the world of reconnection and manifestation of the mystic family. And we need to.
For those of you who are on the Mystic journey, this means exploring the concepts you’ve learned such as Awareness, Core Routines, Energetics, Ritual, Nature and Ceremony from the lens of the mother.
Mystic Motherhood reminds us to actively seek awareness of ourselves, our children, and how we integrate with the world around us. Quiet Mind, Sit Spot and Tracking are three awareness exercises mothers can use to break out of the busyness and demands society places on today’s parents, and instead to drop in to our children’s world, which, when we allow ourselves to experience, proves to be a world of real magic and wonder that doesn’t acknowledge the kinds of rules we are used to living by.