Welcome to this Conscious Mom’s journey! I’ve created this blog as a place where I’d like to explore with you not only being a conscious creator of another person’s life (I’m assuming we were all at least semi-conscious during the conception, pregnancy, and birth of our children), but also being a conscious creator of our own lives. I want to explore the Shadow/Ego/Subconscious and discuss ways we can allow it to teach us instead of control us. I’d like to delve into the subject of living purposefully instead of reactively. And I want to figure out how to go from barely surviving this thing called motherhood to completely thriving and living a joyful, purposeful, productive life.
Of course, if I can master all of this (assuming I don’t get hit over the head with a club for becoming enlightened), that will be awesome for me, but more importantly, it will be awesome for my kids because I will be teaching them how to thrive as well. We all know too well that our kids are giant sponges, and they are soaking up every little nuance of the example we set for them. If my kids do not see me thriving, what beliefs will they soak up about what it means to be a mother? Or what it means to be a woman?
Being a mother is only part of who we are. (I’m also assuming that if you came to “journey of the conscious mom” blog, you’re probably a mom. Or my super supportive mom.) Mother is merely a label. A role. Don’t get me wrong – I believe it’s one of the most important roles we have in life, and I don’t take it lightly. But being a mother does not have to define us entirely.
We are women. We are beings of light. We are, as Teilhard de Chardin put it, “…spiritual beings having a human experience.” We have a soul, and our soul’s purpose is only partly to bring other souls into these bodies we create for them. The other purposes are for each of us to find out for ourselves.
As important as motherhood is, each of us is still on our own life-long journey to figure out who we are becoming. And I believe that being a mother actually helps us in this journey of self-discovery. Where else can you have one or more mini versions of you following you around the house mirroring back nearly ever part — the good, the bad and the ugly — of your personality?
So let’s explore together, shall we? Who are we really, and how can we step it up a notch so that we are living more deliberate, purposeful lives?
I’m currently reading a book called, “Reflections on the Art of Living: A Joseph Campbell Companion,” by Diane K. Osbon, so I’ll leave you with a quote by Mr. Campbell, one of my favorites.
“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
The goal of the hero trip
down to the jewel point
is to find those levels in the psyche
that open, open, open,
and finally open to the mystery
of your Self
being Buddha consciousness
or the Christ.
That’s the journey.” — Joseph Campbell
— The Conscious Mom