Mothers! Wow, what a topic! Any daughter knows the ambivalence loaded into the mother/daughter relationship. The Bible says to honor one's father and mother and mentions nothing of the rebelliousness and avoidance I have experienced in my own relationship to my mother.
However, in answer to my belief in reincarnation, I ultimately needed to examine my ideas and attitudes about this relationship. Eventually, these attitudes of rebelliousness and apathy towards my mother came full circle with the Biblical imperative to honor one's parents. In fact, honoring my parents has proved to be the most powerful and invaluable lesson of my life.
You see, I believe I had a choice as to which parents I would incarnate with - the parameters of choice determined by the spriritual lessons I needed to learn. More simply put, I believe that we are born into a family situation that mirrors our own spiritual (or lack thereof) development.
Having my psycho-spiritual development reflected back to me by my parents, I made the choice to journey through conformity, rebelliousness and ambivalence, traveling thoroughly through the peaks and valleys of "hell and back".
Finally, tired and beleaguered, I came home. Allowing myself to receive the multicolored coat of my mother's truth, I was able to recognize my parents in myself. After loving, accepting and honoring my mother, I was suddenly able to shed layers of lifetimes worth of insecurities and fears and move into a place of "space" that allowed room for new life. Holding out our hands to receive the baton from our mothers, we are then able to carry the relay of spiritual evolution forward into uncharted and undiscovered realms of understanding, passions, and freedoms. Having freed ourselves from repeating the past, only the light of the sun now need be our guide. Take it from a prodigal daughter, give yourself something for Mother's Day - work it out with your parents in this lifetime.
Let this star guide you HOME