Today’s morning meditation will bring our attention to one of the most unique relationships we have…that with our mother or mother figure.
Good morning, beautiful,
This week, our theme is mothering.
These meditations are not just for those who have raised children. It’s also for anyone who has been mothered – whether that was by your biological mom or other incredible women. And it’s also for anyone who has mothered those around her; perhaps you’ve been a caregiver for an aging loved one or even mentored someone else.
Mothering in this series is meant as a verb to encompass the experience of deeply caring for and being cared for by others.
This morning, we begin by bringing our attention to one of the most unique relationships we have…that with our mother or mother figure.
So Let’s Begin…
CELEBRATE YOUR MOTHER – MOTHERING MORNING MEDITATION SCRIPT
So close your eyes,
And invite your body to relax.
Become aware of your mind slowing down,
And then let yourself feel your breath.
Feel the oxygen entering your body, expanding your chest and belly.
And feel your breath leave through your exhale as your body pulls back in.
Come into this moment.
Let an image of your mother or mother figure come to mind.
It could be an image of her in the present moment,
Or a memory you have of her as a young girl.
Just hold the image of her in your mind.
Let yourself observe her.
Notice her eyes,
Her facial expression,
Imagine she’s sitting in her favorite chair,
A smile on her face, ready to be with you.
You feel special. Loved. Grateful.
I love you, you hear yourself say.
And you see her face soften and light up.
So you continue…
You have shown me what love is.
You’ve shown me love through your tenderness, your toughness, your discipline and your play.
You’ve modeled for me what it means to be a woman,
And that foundation has helped me blossom into my own version of womanhood.
I’ve come to see how imperfect you are,
Yet still have oceans of love for you.
Thank you for being you.
I’m so grateful I am your daughter.
Now take a moment to look at her.
And for the next little bit, invite yourself to say anything else you’d like with her, wrapped in this safe space of love.
Now come back to your breath.
Taking a deep, cleansing breath in,
Feeling the fresh air fill you up,
And as you exhale, release it all,
And feel the waves of peace wash over you.
Allow yourself to be here,
In this special space of stillness,
With your mother,
Surrounded by love.