Although Mother’s Day has been celebrated since the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans, and was once even a holiday based in Christianity, the modern version is credited to an American named Anna Jarvis.
Not long after her mother passed in 1905, she conceived a Mother’s Day to honor the sacrifices mothers make for their children. This year, instead of showing your mother appreciation with flowers, why not give her a gift she’ll treasure for the rest of her life?
What do Mother’s Really Want?
As a mother myself, what brings me the most joy is knowing that I have a healthy relationship with my children. Sure, chocolate-covered cherries are nice, but to know that when I have a conversation with my kids that there is no subtext, no past karma or unresolved contracts that keep us from being in the moment, is the biggest gift I’ve ever gotten.
I’ve witnessed the damage past-life issues can inflict on a relationship, and the parent-child relationship is one of the deepest that exists. Therefore, it can produce the most powerful love or the most intense difficulties.
How is YOUR Relationship with your Mother?
Mercedes and I had been working together for a while. She was happier than she’d ever been in her life with a solid career and a partner she loved very much. The only fly in the ointment was that she couldn’t seem to be around her mother for more than a quick holiday dinner without getting angry and defensive.
Intellectually, she knew the remarks her mother made were not intended to upset or hurt her, but it seemed that once the “politeness” wore off, much of what her mother said irritated her. “She always needs me to do something for her,” Mercedes told me once. “Can’s she just love me for me?”
Perception is not Reality
After a particularly difficult experience at Christmas, Mercedes was ready to break off contact. “She acts like such a baby,” she vented. “I’ve been taking care of her my whole life.” I learned that Mercedes had always felt responsible for her mother’s happiness. She was always the first one to figure out how to assuage her pain when something upset her, even when she was a child.
I suggested we contact the Akashic Masters to see if they could shed light on the situation before Mercedes made a choice that could have irreparable consequences. She agreed.
After sitting in prayer and meditation for a while, we accessed her Akashic Records and what we learned wasn’t shocking, at least not to me: Mercedes was her mother’s mother in a past life.
From the time she was born in this lifetime, Mercedes felt responsible for her mother and by the time she developed a mature cognitive ability, her behavior had become habit. As she grew up, the resentment blossomed, and she never understood why.
To Mercedes, taking care of her mother in such a defined way was “normal” and she tortured herself for decades, feeling bad about her anger and convinced she was selfish and uncaring.
The Akashic Masters also shared with us that Mercedes’ mother had been a bit of a rebel in that lifetime and never showed much appreciation for the sacrifices Mercedes made to raise her, which included marrying a man she didn’t love to ensure they were provided with all they needed.
Truth is the Ultimate Gift
The truth of all that transpired between Mercedes and her mother in that other lifetime lifted a burden she never even knew she carried. The perception of her mother shattered, and Mercedes was left with a reality that was so different from the one in which she’d lived. It immediately melted the resentment and opened her heart to love her mother in a new way.
Mercedes lost her mother a few years ago and after her passing, she sent me a note sharing how deep and caring their relationship had been since her visit with the Akashic Masters. “It was like the way I felt before wasn’t real,” she wrote. “None of the tension or arguments from before even existed anymore.”
If you’re willing to do the work, the gifts that arise from it are priceless. Take the time to question your true feelings about your mother (or your children) for Mother’s Day this year. You can use this gift The Infinite Connection to connect with Love, heart to heart with anyone in your family.
Or you can always reach out to me for support and I would be happy to facilitate and Akashic Healing Session so you can experience the peace and joy that Mercedes felt. It will be a gift both you and your mother (or child) will appreciate and treasure in this lifetime and beyond.
Until next time, much love on your journey.