‘Motherly Love’ Day

Mother’s Day is to celebrate and honor motherly love, in whatever form that is.

Let’s change the name from Mother’s Day to ‘Motherly Love’ Day.

There are many who did not have a physically or emotionally present mother. Unfortunately, a mother being absent in life happens all too often, for many reasons. It can also be an unhealthy or damaging relationship.

If you had a loving mother or motherly figure in your life, then count yourself lucky and cherish that wonderful support. Let them know how much they mean to you. (You can convey this to them in your heart, if they are not here in the physical now.)

If you are a mother, realize how much your children need you in their lives and to hear that you love and adore them. It stays with them always.

For those who did not have a present or good motherly figure, Mother’s Day can be a painful reminder of that void. It can increase depression and sadness about the lack of this and this loving feeling in our life. Know you are not alone. And that there are others who deeply understand.

Motherly love

Our relationship with our mother shows us how to care for ourselves. It is the energy of nurturing, caring, support and tenderness. Everything comes back to how we felt as a child. More so, this also effects every relationship we have, including ourselves. There can be an underlying feeling of ‘If my own mother didn’t love me, then who will?” Consequently, lack of motherly love cuts to the core.

The hard part about not having motherly love as a child, is that you don’t know what it is truly like to experience it. That is, to feel loved and supported by your mother. And because of this, it can be very hard to recognize or be open to allowing these qualities in our lives in other forms.

Our task

We are tasked with the challenge of having to reach beyond and find this elsewhere. The energy of ‘motherly love’ is an important and vital part of caring for the self. There are things we can do to help bring this in.

First, try to see where the energy of motherly-love shows up in your life. I’ll give a few examples of different places of where this has showed up for me.

With my dog, Mattie.

As silly or cliché as it may sound, it was the truth. I felt a great motherliness energy from her. She was nurturing and protective. And I felt that I was her sunshine. Particularly, It’s really an amazing feeling when another looks at you with the ‘eyes of love’.

When out in nature. 

Sometimes there is the smallest, yet sweetest interaction occurs in nature. This could be a butterfly visit, a bird singing or just seeing the sky. I feel great love from frogs and the moon. Mother Earth emanates fantastic motherly energy of warmth, tenderness and affection.

Even if you had a loving mother present, who doesn’t want more of this energy?

Exquisitely, we can bring more or this wonderful energy in by recognizing it and being open to it.

Where in your life do you feel mother qualities like: gentleness, caring, nurturing, warmth, tenderness and adoration of the self?

In my guided meditations and sessions, I often incorporate bringing in the loving presence of Mother God, our Spirit Guides and Angels, with their energies of gentleness, nurturing and caring for the self. It is exquisitely replenishing and restorative.

If this is something you need or want more of, I’d love to work with you.

Light and love,


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L. Leigh Love is a Certified Intuitive Counselor and Certified Life Coach. She is a Reiki Master Teacher and Advanced Pranic Healer. She completed the Mind-Body Medicine professional training program through The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School and worked professionally as a Physician Assistant. As well, she draws on over 20 years of training in Psychology, Spiritual Studies and the Healing Arts. She has a passion for helping clients heal and live their best lives. She holds a non-denominational ordination and is the author of the award-winning children’s book, Roly-Poly and the Light. LLeighLove.com

She helps clients nationally and internationally through remote session and in-person at her studio in Winston-Salem, NC.

She helps clients nationally and internationally remotely and in person.

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