Mother: Love below your feet
Updated: Apr 20
Intuitive Healer Katarina Winslow reflects on unconditional love
Published in togethermag.eu June 2018
Who is she? Where is she? We all have our own stories about what a mother is and what we would like her to be. From our mothers, we seek to be fully accepted and loved. But even more than that, we ask her to give us the right to existence. After all, it was through her we came to enter this human experience. She was the one that gave us the opportunity to breathe, and we seek her constant confirmation that we are allowed to keep on breathing. As if having been given life is not enough for us to know that we have the right to exist on our own terms.
Let’s face it, life is sometimes confusing and having a human experience is not the easiest thing to deal with for a timeless soul. We are captive in a body and an appearance that we might or might not like. We are faced with an exterior world that is full of duality, far from the unity of our soul existence. And we are all surrounded by other human beings stuck in the same condition. Our mothers, who are only human too, are asked to provide us with unconditional love. A love that transcends the human experience, a love that is so strong and so deep that it erases the duality of this world and make our timeless souls feel at home in fast-paced reality, based on agendas and schedules.
What we ask from a mother, is going beyond the limits of being human. We ask her to be everything we need and teach us everything we don’t know. We want her to love us like God loves. Truly, deeply and unconditionally so. To carry us when we have lost our footing and to cherish us when we shine. Some people are fortunate to have a mother who lives up to the impossible ideal of what a mother should be. Some people lost their mother at an early age and had to keep going, void of guidance from her. Some can hear her whispering from the spiritual realm. Others have complicated and unhealthy relationships with their mother. There is a myriad of Mothers; kind, controlling, sacrificing, devoted, frustrated, angry, sad, intrusive, over-powering… or nothing like that. Or, all at the same time.
Reflecting on the essence of a mother, I believe, at her best she is the one person in life who just wants us to be happy. She wants us to exist fully without any demands apart from seeing us flourishing, breathing and just being happy.
Maybe you have a mother like that? I know one like her, and she is the Mother of all of us. She is always there, providing the oxygen for us to breathe, offering her oceans to swim in and her mountains to climb. She nourishes and feeds our bodies with all that she has to provide. She is embracing our souls to nourish our spirits. She is the soft sand between our toes on a summer’s day, and she is the sweet grass under our bare picnic feet. She constantly regulates the oxygen in the air so that we can breathe. She cultivates to nourish our bodies and flourishes to fill our hearts and souls with beauty. She always keeps providing, so that we can live.
But more than that, her love is unconditionally yours, as she receives your psychological wounds. She is not only regenerating nature, she also regenerates your mind, heart, and soul.
In a more than confusing time in my life, I needed an answer to who truly loved me. I was seeking a love out of this world. I wanted to know who was on my side, and unconditionally so. I was convinced that there had to be someone, somewhere out there in the immensity of the universe that truly deeply loved me. I searched far away and deep within, to finally receive the answer that the one who loved me more than anyone was just below my feet. The one who loved me unconditionally, beyond the human experience, was Mother Earth. I received the answer that she is my true mother, and she is your true mother too.
No matter what happens to humanity, she will survive. That is reassuring, isn’t it? At least, it is for me. The certainty that my Mother will survive no matter what happens, gives me strength. Life on earth will not end, even if I am no longer part of it. It is a beautiful and reassuring insight. To have the revelation that she loves me unconditionally, beyond the complexity of the human experience, was strengthening and calming, a calming peace.
She loves us so much that she came to me with a mystical offering about ten years ago. She encouraged me to use her unconditional love to assist people in healing their psychological wounds. She came and opened her crust so that I could pour all the pain I see in people into her, for her to swallow and transform. When I do healing, I connect to your aura to liberate you from the past, and she is always there right by my side. She opens up her crust to have me throw into her all the pain and the hurts that you have endured. She encourages me to give her all that is wounded in the people I help. There are no limits to her love and to strength. She swallows the abuse, the betrayal, the anger, the resentment, the under-valuation and the self-loathing. She just takes it all. She is the embodiment of strength, love, and beauty. She is the essence of compassion and care. She is a true warrior for unconditional love.
Summer is approaching, and she is celebrating life, nature is celebrating life. Wherever you are, however, you feel, there is love below your feet. Mother Earth’s only wish is for you to be happy, and for you to return her love. Reach out to her, and you will feel how deep her love is. Take off your shoes and go for a walk with her, hug a tree, swim naked, and don’t forget to feel the wind caressing your cheeks. The gentle breeze is there to remind you that you are alive. When you do, remember life is happy.
Let’s all cherish the essence of nature.