Ask Astrid Fridays ~ The Rabbit’s Corner: Remembering the Sacred Mother Within
The last couple of nights my sweet boy, Cosmo, has been coming to me in my dreams. I feel him so strongly that my heart both aches and feels enlivened by the waves of his powerful love running through it. His love is as vast as the cosmic waters of All That Is. He knows that it is because of his presence and my other bunny loves, including Astrid here in this realm, that I feel most inspired to move forward with the things my heart whispers. He and they are the wind beneath my wings. We are One.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I feel he is sending me a message of love and gratitude, as he truly was my son in every sense of the word.
I’ve written before about how he was the one who truly awakened that Sacred Mother within me in a very new way, even though I will never experience an actual physical birth in this life with a child.
Astrid is in every sense of the word, a true embodiment of Sacred Mother energy, as she so beautifully and powerfully exhibits how she watches over the humans and bunnies we know and the creatures of the forest here, and how she walks in partnership with her Earth Mother. Although she is so clearly of the stars and exhibits being much more from beyond than of Earth, she is very balanced in her energies as a Virgo, and hugely in touch with that feminine earthiness.
She is a beautiful example for me of this balance and a model of both the tenderness and awe-inspiring power and strength of the Sacred Feminine and Mother.
Between both Cosmo and Astrid, I am receiving the gifts of what it means to walk in this essence ever more so each day.
As I shared in a post about Cosmo several years back, I don’t believe one has to actually birth a child from their womb to have this experience, although it definitely is one of the very rich ways to know this aspect of self as reflection of our Earth Mother’s own blessings in this regard. But, nor would one necessarily need to have any form of children to know this part of a woman that simply IS due to her being a woman.
And equally, men have access to this essence, as there is a union we each have dancing within us even though we are playing out one role more than the other. This is something we can become more and more aware of, as we tune into and honor these parts both inside and out.
I believe that the alchemy of the Sacred and Divine Feminine and Mother is an innate essence for us to remember being within us and to embody, reawaken, activate, and shine forth without shame, guilt, fear, or judgment. We can awaken it through the act of self-love, through the channeling of creativity and nurtured passion, through sacred ritual, through our sexuality and sexual alchemy, and through the intimacy of relationship to all that is within the deep recesses of our most ancient, rich, inner mysteries.
For me, it feels as if Cosmo truly was a baby I birthed. And likely we have that connection from a time removed from this particular focused one, but it’s there. I had these instincts where he is concerned that I know is like that of a mother and baby that goes beyond just our soul companion connection.
And every moment I got to spend with him, even if it was the rigorous routines others might tire from, I was thoroughly enraptured with, loving any time I could spend with him, especially holding him close to my heart on my chest and helping to soothe his pains. I always felt like I was exactly where I needed to be, time stood still, I didn’t feel I needed to do anything else, and actually would have been happy just taking care of him.
I loved bath time and I loved holding his hand when I took him in to his vet and therapy appointments, reassuring him I was right there. I loved waking to see how he did in the night, and I couldn’t wait to see him when I returned home from anywhere, feeling sad to leave him, but also knowing the separation was good for growth and expanding our telepathic connection.
If you saw us in the afternoons and evenings, when he laid cradled in my arms and fell asleep on my chest as I gave him his Reiki and Crystal massages or even just cuddled him, you’d swear you were seeing a mother holding her newborn after nursing, or just putting her baby to sleep for a much needed nap. The way he looked just like a baby against my chest with his little hands and head safely cushioned by the warmth of my skin was very telling.
I feel like the only time Cosmo really slept best is when we were cuddling, and he could relax and feel nurtured. And guess what? He was nurturing me right back.
He helped to bring another layer of balance to my life, connection with my inner child AND inner mother, and softened, as well as strengthened the abilities I have to share with him and others – all adding to the layers of richness I continue to experience and open to in my life in bigger ways on many levels.
With his added presence, my own presence shifted and much was, and continues to be, supported to birth into being from this Sacred Womb of Creation within me that is being nurtured, embraced, enjoyed, honored, and celebrated.
There is a greater sense of being that came from knowing myself as a reflection and extension of our Earth and Cosmic Mother.
Astrid wanted me to share about this connection with Cosmo, as a way to honor that Sacred Mother energy the collective is sharing this Sunday.
Little did she know that I would share on how she is an incredible reflection for me of what this means and looks like.
I am grateful for both Cosmo and Astrid for what they have helped ignite within me.
All of my sweet animal companions have been incredible teachers for me in the most beautiful ways. I truly wouldn’t be where I am and who I am without their guidance and inspiration.
Part of why Astrid wants me to share this is also as a way for the human collective to understand the deeper partnership we have with all life and that whether you find yourself surrounded with many humans, animals, plants, otherworldly friends, or simply living in union with Terra – our Earth Mother – and on your own, there is incredible richness available to know yourself more in the simplest of ways.
Life doesn’t have to look extraordinary or be extraordinary by anyone’s definition of what that means.
Life IS extraordinary in its simplicity.
Even the trials, the challenges, the ugly, the raw, the pains, the disappointments, the routine, the less than ideal – has a bitter sweetness that reveals we are truly alive, what we are capable of, and how infinite creativity is – an enriching extension of spirit and being, although our minds would rather negate these experiences.
These things enliven how it is to feel.
These things are exercise to the heart just as we exercise our physical body and other muscles.
So while I am a curious being by nature, it is in the most seemingly mundane moments that I have truly experienced myself, love, and peace.
My curiosity has led me to see what is right before me.
In caring for Cosmo and Astrid, and all of my sweet companions, they help focus my vision to the now.
Posted on May 10, 2019, in Uncategorized and tagged animal communication, animal companions, astrid, Cosmo, divine female, divine mother, Mother's Day, rabbits, rescue rabbit, Sacred Feminine, sacred mother, special needs rabbit. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.
Thank you Tania for this rich and sweet and vulnerable sharing from Momma Astrid, Sweet Cosmo and You. I too have not birthed a human in this life. It’s been a surprising turn if events that I work toward accepting everyday. I too have been blessed by the priviledge of Mothering many special animal souls who have delivered and heaped blessings upon blessings into my life. I too absolutely revel in the peace of the doing, the feeding, the cleaning, the playing, the cuddling, the caring for the details of their beautiful selves. To be honest, I miss it now that my pack has shrunk to one wonderful soul. I grieve so deeply each time they must leave and my tender Virgo heart breaks and still to this moment doesn’t really understand why the parting must come. I seek the opportunity to be blessed many many times over through this incarnation, despite my heart break and not understanding. Thank you for shining light on the sacred beauty of these special ways to be Mother to Other than humans. May all who care in this way feel deep peace.
you’re so welcome sheri, and thank you so much for your thoughtful and moving comments. it’s so beautiful to read about your experiences with your beloved fur children. i can imagine how amazingly rich your life has been in sharing it with such sweet souls. i love that you also find such joy and peace in the daily care and interaction with them. i know how you feel in missing it, as when both my bunnies, joy and cosmo transitioned, although we had our shared cats between my partner and i, i felt like a huge hole was missing. it wasn’t the same without my bunny companions. i wasn’t me without a rabbit. of course that isn’t the truth, but there is something that they help to enhance and support for me that makes my life more enriching. they give me more reason to stay, whereas i can very easily be called to the stars. it IS extremely challenging to remain, when they are ready to go…to go through that human heart ache. it never gets easier, but as much as it hurts, the love and sweetness of the time we do get to share together, and what continues eternally, far outweighs that pain for me. and yet, it is also in that pain, that my heart has gone further than i thought possible. so i do know what you mean. ❤ much love to you ❤
This is a beautiful post Tania! Your love and mothering energies come through very clearly. How wonderful that Cosmos and Astrid helped you open and develop these aspects. Happy Mother’s Day! ❤
i so appreciate that brad! thank you dearly for this reflection and sweet words that touch my heart ❤ i have so much gratitude, honor, and love for these sweet souls who have touched my life so profoundly. it's truly humbling
Your love shines through….
that’s so sweet of you to say ❤ thank you brad!
Thank you for this beautiful post. ❤
aw you’re most welcome rj!! ❤ hope you had a beautiful mother's day ❤
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