Sage Goddess Honoring Our Gaia Cosmic Mother for Mother’s Day

For many, Mother’s Day is a challenging day as well as a day of beauty and remembrance. Mothering is the most complex task assigned to human beings because it requires a radical depth of strength and compassion as well as the heavy responsibilities of gestation and birth. This Mother’s Day, I feel called to focus on our collective Gaia Cosmic Mother instead of our physical mothers. Since my mother is no longer with me on the physical plane, I’ve become more aware of her presence as part of the broader cosmos. It’s a reminder that we are always held, protected, and nurtured – and not just by our human partners and family in this particular lifetime. Join me in Honoring Our Gaia Cosmic Mother for Mother’s Day.

Who is the Gaia Cosmic Mother?

Across thousands of years and miles, the Gaia Cosmic Mother reigned supreme. She has shown up both in nature and in so many myths across different cultures throughout history. She is known by other names both familiar and obscure – Mother Mary, Isis, Demeter, Shekhinah, Danu, and many more. She’s the mother who will never let you down or disappoint you, and at the end of our lives, she receives each of us back again, in a ceaseless spiral of life, death, and rebirth. However the Gaia Cosmic Mother manifests in your spiritual practice, we owe her many thanks for this life. She is the creator of every last thing we require for nourishment, wholeness, and happiness – from the air we breathe to the food we consume, to the stable ground upon which we walk and rest.

Ways to honor and connect with our Gaia Cosmic Mother

Create altar space

This Mother’s Day, you may feel called to create a sacred altar space to honor our Gaia Cosmic Mother. Your altar could be a simple shelf, table, or cabinet, or it might be something more elegant and elaborate. You can locate your altar inside your home or outdoors. Choose a spot that feels right for you. Incorporate Items into this space to honor the Cosmic Mother, like flowers, a bowl or jar of dirt, fruit, images of the Earth, seeds, grains, and honey.

Work with crystals

Crystals emit energetic vibrations that impact how you feel, sense, and interact with your environment – and you can add them to your Mother’s Day altar or hold them in meditation to strengthen your intentions to connect with our Cosmic Mother. Chrysocolla is a stone of the Goddess, the timeless call of the Divine Feminine. Its exquisite turquoise blue color, with distinct and varying dark striations, reminds me of a miniature version of Earth. So much of our connection with people and the planet itself is built on a need for patience, open communication, and compassion. Diopside is a stone of healing, balance, and Earth connection. This magical gem creates a powerful tie between you and the natural world and leads you to integrate your spirit with the spirit of Gaia. Dravite, also known as brown tourmaline, is grounding and protective. It helps you act in alignment with your highest self and anchors you into Gaia’s love and wisdom. Dravite resonates with the Earth Star Chakra, your closest energetic connection to Mother Earth and your ancestors. Honey calcite is a nurturing gem that brings gentle protection and helps you heal the mother wound. It supports the flow of unconditional love and is known to heal any unresolved emotional issues existing between you and your mother. Variscite is an emotional healer and helps you release any internal baggage that may prevent you from circulating love. Its energy closely aligns with the Earth’s energy field, and as a result, it connects and attunes you to Gaia.

Meditate

Meditation is one of the simplest ways to connect with both your own inner center and that of our Gaia Cosmic Mother. All you need is a willingness to create quiet within yourself and a comfortable place you won’t be disturbed. When you are settled, try to forget the concerns of the day and honor the Cosmic Mother by considering the cycles of the Earth, Moon, and greater cosmos. When did you first become aware of these cycles? What must the creation of the universe have looked and felt like? In what areas of your life are you currently creating and bringing new ideas to reality?

In closing…

Our Gaia Cosmic Mother maintains her watchful eye and is always there, always awake, always tending the fire, keeping you warm and held in her mindful embrace. She will hold you accountable when you falter, but you will still feel loved because her love is unfaltering and unconditional. So many of us hunger for this eternal softness, a beautiful place to rest our weary minds and find a source of constant hydration for the soul, a river we cannot deplete. Let’s honor our great Gaia Cosmic Mother this year, revering and blessing her, thanking and welcoming her into our lives, our hearts, and our energy fields. And so it is.

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Kelsie Kaufman

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