When honoring the Divine Mother, it is a celebration of reverence for the life force energy that manifests as the flow of creativity, essence of love, and streams of intuitive inspiration flowing through all of us.
The Divine Mother is a concept in yogic and Hindu philosophy that refers to the feminine aspect of the primal creator of the universe, or the spiritual spark of all life. In Hinduism, the Divine Mother may also be used as a term to refer to several of the supreme goddesses, including Adi Parashakti and Bhagavathi.
Sri Aurobindo, in his teachings about Integral yoga, particularly emphasized the significance of the Divine Mother. In terms of spiritual development, he believed that the final stage of perfection was surrender to the Divine Mother. Devotion to the Divine Mother is considered the highest form of worship.
The Divine Mother represents the true power of love, safety and transcendental consciousness. This is different from egoistic notions of power, which often involve dominance and control.
Long before pharmaceuticals came onto the scene, women relied on their intuition and Mother Nature to keep themselves and their families healthy. Guided by their inner wisdom, our ancestors often used healing plants they plucked from nature. And it’s remarkable that our herbalist ancestors often used the same herbs to treat the same conditions even though they were separated by thousands of miles. For example, American Indian women and Chinese women both used angelica (dong quai) to treat menopausal symptoms.
Today we have many scientific studies that confirm what our ancestors intuitively knew—plants contain a wide range of healing ingredients, including essential fatty acids, phytoestrogens, and antioxidants that help us stay healthy at all stages of our lives, including menopause.