By Amber L'Estrange, Photographer unknown
Do you feel responsible for your mother’s happiness?
A mother's love is unconditional and possibly one of the greatest forces on Earth. For Mother's Day, we dedicate this article to every mother's path, to each mother's service, and to the life she has brought into the world. And thus, with gratitude and adoration, we present this offering as an opportunity for us all to heal and create a new way toward wholeness.
Our relationships with our parents are the first and most fundamental connections in our lives. These dynamics can make or break us, which is why it is so important to find health within these connections. Nobody really has the answers, but here are some of our thoughts. Take what resonates and leave the rest.
We are emotionally and psychically connected to our mothers, and we often feel their pain. When your mother is hurting, helping her becomes crucial to your own well-being and peace of mind. However, when your mother is in a constant state of physical or emotional pain, and you feel responsible to constantly help, a stressful dynamic can arise.
It is easy to mistake our deep connectedness to our mothers as an endless lifetime obligation to fix all of her problems or suffer with her. The big question is: Does constantly suffering or rescuing our mothers really serve them or our own happiness?
Perhaps allowing our mothers to find their own path, pursue their own journey and learn their own lessons is the best way to help them. This opens space for us to practice full acceptance of who our mothers are without trying to change them. Perhaps this is the ultimate testament to love.
Here are 6 signs your mother/daughter (or son) dynamic has room to heal
Here are some ways you can move toward a sense of freedom in your dynamic
2.) DEVELOP HELTHY BOUNDARIES
3.) UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
4.) FINDING YOUR OWN HAPPINESS
Our mothers are our greatest mirrors, and where we are triggered is a signal that there is room for us to grow there.
This should be a big enough reason to make healing our relationship with our mothers a priority...not only for our mother (and helping her heal her story), but because we too can heal ourselves, our inner child, our sense of self-love, our maternal family lineage, and the future of our family line.
Happy Mother's Day, now go give your mama some LOVE XXX
What are ways that you have healed your relationship with your mother? Let us know in the comments!!!
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