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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 05/11/2017

This Sunday is Mother’s Day and if by chance you have ever read or heard Proverbs 31 you could possibly feel a bit defeated.  Proverbs 31 is a beautiful passage talking about the virtues of a good wife and mother.  I don’t know any mother who does not at times compare themselves to some standard and say: I have failed my children because I am not “the perfect mother.” 
 
The ending of the passage from Proverbs states that not only does her husband praise her but her children rise up and call her blessed.   My children quite often rose up – but not necessarily to call me blessed.      (I added that wink for all the mothers out there who are agreeing in this moment.)
 
If you have spent your life:
 
1.   trying to live up to the mothering standard set in Proverbs or in some other parenting book
2.   if you have attempted to make your own mother live up to some preconceived set point of yours
 
then you may as well take up residence in the “can’t quite measure up lane.”  I raised two sons, while at the same time, attempting to reconcile the relationship I had with my own mother.  That does not make me an expert, but I want to share with you on Sunday some great lessons I have gleaned about the sacred journey of motherhood from the Holy Scriptures. 
 
There are several mothers spoken of in the scriptures and there are six amazing moms who will assist us in looking at motherhood in a different way.  We may share some laughs and some tears together.  I have personally shared with many mothers on the journey – “If I can’t always be a good example – I can at least be a warning – don’t do it like this.” 
 
As we celebrate the mother energy this Sunday

we will be focusing on Motherhood as the ultimate test of giving and receiving or balancing feminine and masculine energy.   

“Divine love through me
blesses and multiples
all that I choose to give
and all that I am open to receive.”

 
Namaste’

Rev. Denise


Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 05/04/2017

I was raised in a very patriarchal home and world.  In the circle of friends and family that I grew up in, a women had her place and that place was in the home with her husband and children.  And as I am saying that, my maternal grandmother was an inspiration to me.  She was able to “expand her territory and become a #force4good” in her own neighborhood.   

During the months of May and June we will be discussing the feminine and masculine energies and how to create more of a balance in our bodies, minds and spirits.  This balance will assist us to enlarge our own territories and step into ‘Compassionate Action’. 

During May we will be looking at four different Universal Laws and how each of those laws relate to the mother/feminine energy.  The first law we will be discussing is the Law of Non-Resistance.  Remember:

What you resist persists.

Join me on Sunday morning as we begin this series with Action Without the Mother Looks Like Resistance.  Our Special Music will be by the amazing Deborah Bishop.

I need to be still and let God love me.

Rev. Denise