Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers!
The Mother/Father principle is repeated in almost all species, as far as I know.
It reflects the imaginary division between God the Father and God the Mother and is meant to re-focus our attention on them.
In some species, like mantises, the female can be violent. In many species of birds and fish, the male can be smaller than the female.
In others, the male is dominant and even a veneer of civilization doesn’t stop the male from dominating the female.
Where that occurs, usually the people involved know nothing of spirituality and only live by and for their senses.
Once one learns the purpose of life, the workings of the law of karma, and similar subjects, one’s life seems to straighten out and one can now hear the feedback on what doesn’t work where one was closed or complacent before.
But most people on the planet are not spiritual, and, where they are not, I assert that women suffer. I further assert that the words “spirituality” and “make women suffer” don’t belong in the same sentence. If a person claiming to be spiritual hurts women and children, or advocates it, in my view, they forfeit the right to be thought of as spiritual.
For eight years I sat on refugee claims, specializing in gender issues. The picture I saw was shockingly grim.
In some societies, female babies are abandoned and left to die. If they survive, they can be denied education and medical care, married off for economic reasons, sometimes in adolescence, murdered if dowry demands are not met, or be the target of an honor killing. The lot of women in these societies is precarious.
A mother with a baby or a child is especially vulnerable. In some parts of the world – and we’re seeing in some areas underneath the planet’s surface – the life of, particularly, women and children is one of constant suffering and misery, from which death is a release.
And we’ll be hearing the whole ugly truth soon enough. But we’ll never escape the fact that what is needed is a change of heart in each individual. And a change of heart happens at a deep level of consciousness. Superficial virtue signalling won’t be enough. Empty words from politicians will no longer suffice.
It’s hoped that, when the whole grim truth becomes known in the Ten Days of Disclosure, people’s hearts will break open and compassion will flow to the women and children in this world who are daily abused.
On this Mother’s Day, we remember all the mothers who live in slavery, die when they protest, and throughout it all protect and raise their children in the only world they know – a man’s world of abuse, exploitation, and misery.