A Mother's Love
Though the miles come between us
As we fumble our way along
The paths- we like to think we choose
And through the years grow shorter
Filled with memories-Some we hold to dearly
And some we'd like to lose,
Still, that first of life's many loves,
That of a mother for her child
Shines brightly from within- to remind us of the
Infinite Mother of us all
Who dwells within and silently calls to us.....
Come home to Me now!
Original poem by: Joel Holliman
About nine years ago after the Living Wisdom Preschool began, I wanted to create an event at the school, just for the children to express their love for Divine Mother. Divine Mother is the feminine divine aspect of God.
In working with children, our earthy mother it is simpler way for children to open up to the Divine Mother. I like to start in baby steps for each child. As they feel the love deeply for their mother, they can feel it for their immediate family, their grandparents, their friends mothers, and then reach out to other mothers across the globe.
"The task of education is to attract children toward maturity- that is, toward including other's realities in their own."
The event at the Living Wisdom School is celebrated today by all the children. The children have the opportunity to cook, draw their mother's portrait for the hall of mothers, and by answering creative writing questions like:"What makes your mom perfect?" It is the direct experience by which our children can rise above their likes and dislikes thus allowing them to think of others first.
Each year I am given the precious moment of photographing this event. I am in awe of the intimacy of photographing mothers and their children. I am humbled by this experience. Their souls just seem to melt right together as one in front of my camera lens.
I am sure that you will agree from some of the photos below, the depth of divine love which pours through each family.
May this Mothers Day be our reminder in deep stillness of the"Infinite Mother"
who dwells in all of us.
Happy Mothers Day!
In joy to you,