Topic: Mother's Day
Group: SE Idaho TeaM
Teacher: Daniel, Nebadonia, Abbeygail, Klarixiska
TR: Nancy, Virginia
DANIEL (Nancy): Greetings, I am Daniel, welcoming you to this time of sharing, sharing the community of the spirit, the love of our Father. Let us pray
Oh, Holy One, Power, Knowledge, Wisdom, Truth, Beauty and Goodness at the Center of all that is and will ever be, we thank You for the beauty we see in our charges and for their continuing efforts to find You and reflect Your being in their interactions and their interrelations with others. Be with them; be with us as we share in Your spirit in this time together.
NEBADONIA (Nancy): Greetings, my children. I am your Mother; you know me as Nebadonia, and it is my intense pleasure to be among you in this manner this evening. I have chosen to make my presence known in this manner in honor of the mothers among you since you did not meet together on the day on which your culture celebrates motherhood.
I wish to discourse briefly about the joys of motherhood. While parenting is common to both genders, mothering has unique aspects… mothers can nurture in physical ways that fathers cannot. And so, it is nurturance I wish to focus upon in my lesson this evening.
While originating in mothers, nurturance is needed by and from both genders. Nurturing is the act of recognizing the vulnerabilities in another and responding with that which is most needed by that other at that time. When children are small, nurturing can take the form of physical sustenance, of meeting survival needs. But certainly nurturance is much more! For even in the tiny infant is there a need for security, stability. These needs start as physical needs, but the emotional component is as real and is, itself, physical.
And so, physical need is a vulnerability. But as children grow, many additional needs manifest: the need for recognition, acknowledgment, time in play, and so forth. Recognizing these needs, these vulnerabilities and responding is nurturing.
The essence of love of the First Source and Center, of the Second Source and Center, and of the Third Source and Center, of which I am down-stepped, is nurturing love so profound, so great, so intense, that all needs, all vulnerabilities, all weaknesses, are met, soothed, strengthened.
I desire to encompass you, hold you, serve you, love you. I want you to feel free to be vulnerable with me, to be weak , to cry upon my shoulder, to share your hurts, your fears of inadequacy, your desire for recognition, your desire for sustenance with me. For I wish to hold you, rock you, see you, acknowledge you, love you. They say a mother’s work is never done, and so it is, but not in the sense of the cliché, not in the sense of chores, and chores, and more chores, but rather in the sense of love, love, and more love, service, service, and more service.
I wish to salute the mothers here tonight for their devotion, love and nurturance of their children, spouses, significant others, friends, and broader community. If all people felt free to be vulnerable, expecting a mother’s nurturing love in response, the world would transform before your eyes. It is the façade upon façade upon facade that covers and hides vulnerabilities that lead to many of the hostilities experienced across the globe. And so I say to you mothers, we appreciate the unique insight that mothers can bring to global transformation.
Tonight’s lesson is for mothers and fathers alike. Look for opportunities to nurture this week, this next time frame. As you recognize vulnerabilities in yourself and in others, see how you can provide love, provide sustenance, provide support to yourself and others.
I, Nebadonia, am available for question, comments or any other dialog.
Pam: Thank you Nebadonia. It was wonderful to hear from you. I have no questions at this time. I am just basking in your love.
NEBADONIA: Thank you, dear child. My love is what I most wanted you to experience and to share. I truly, truly love you, each of you.
My children, I take my leave with this belated wish for a "Happy Mothers’ Day."
Group: Thank you, Mother.
[Ed note: After a lengthy silence, Nancy nudged Virginia, indicating that she thought Klarixiska wanted an opportunity to communicate through her. Virginia indicated that she was not surprised, since she had not asked Nebadonia the question that was on her mind, and she thought that Klarixiska might want an opportunity to address this unasked question. She agreed to go into receptivity to see what Klarixiska might say.]
KLARIXISKA (Virginia): Indeed you do know what I’m going to say because you were reticent about asking Mother the question that was in your mind. "How can you be vulnerable and still be supportive?" "How can you be weak and show strength?" Surely, you know the answer.
The weakness that human beings saw when Jesus was willing to die on the cross was actually strength in knowing He was in the "Will of the Father."
Vulnerability is truly an extension of your hand to others saying "we are alike," "we are human," and "we’re all children of our Father." Vulnerability is indeed not weakness, but strength that is shown in the presence of spirit. Weakness is not yielding to evil as some might think of weakness. But rather strength is being in the will of the Father.
It is, indeed, difficult to pretend to be strong. Each of us needs the strength, the presence of spirit, to help us to walk through mortal life. Your teachers, including me, have done that, and now we extend to you the openness of vulnerability that you may show those around you. Yes, your children, your grandchildren, your spouses, your significant others, each one you contact in the community, that your strength is not a façade. It is, indeed, anchored in the strength that comes from knowing who you are—a child of God.
I would say thank you to my charge and that is all. I am Klarixiska.
ABBEYGAIL (Nancy): I am Abigail; I have a few words to share with my dear charge, LaReen. My dear, it is always a joy for me to use the medium of the voice, as well as the pen, and to sit across from you, as well as embrace you, in my communications. Tonight I wish to express how grateful I am to the Father for my assignment with you and how deeply I love you and cherish my time spent in service to you and your family.
I wish also to provide words of comfort and assurance. Allow the Mother’s strength to uphold you and sustain you. Allow yourself to express your vulnerability, to rely on the strength of those who wish to love you and to be of service to you. As you are well aware, receiving completes the cycle of giving and is a strength in itself. True receiving is humble, it is appreciative, it sees the hand of the Father, the Mother. It is not taking.
And so my dear, know that I love you, indeed, I cherish my time with you. Is there anything you would ask of me at this time?
LaReen: No, just a big thank you, and I love you too. Do I have to do what my kids tell me to do?
ABBEYGAIL: I am smiling. You have that which is good for you and completes the cycle of receiving and giving. And I love you too. My blessings upon you dear friend.
LaReen: Thank you Abigail.