Posts Tagged ‘fatherhood’
I have been reading for many years for a lady who is one of my dearest clients. I just love her to pieces. But I did not love the situation she was in with the man in her life, and neither did she. But it took her a long time to come to terms with him.
She was raising their child, while she worked and paid all the bills. Meanwhile, he did as he pleased and did very little to contribute to their home or their relationship. Neither did he make any effort to support her and their child. He has substance abuse problems. When he drinks he uses foul language and doesn’t exercise good judgment. Most of all he isn’t a good role model for their child.
He basically just drank and smoked, while he lay around all day. “And on top of that he eats me out of house and home!” she used to say. Read the rest of this entry »
On Mother’s Day I was thinking of my father. He passed away last year on August 31, 2013, after battling an illness that lasted over two years. Our relationship was the most strained one I had with any of my family members. His presence in my life also guided me towards finding the gift of forgiveness.
It is my experience that those who do not speak of the past do not wish to relive it either. My father was one of those people. I never realized what he held back until I started learning about him as a person. It wasn’t until I moved out on my own, and lived above my aunt, that I came to really know my father. My aunt told me many childhood stories of his abuse. My father was the third of seven children and he was the middle child. His father who was an abusive alcoholic who blamed him for many years for an incident that was in fact his older brother’s fault. My aunt witnessed a horrific beating during which my dad was reduced to a bloody pulp. Read the rest of this entry »
Concepts of the Divine, with an ever-changing definition, have been part of the human experience since the beginning of time. Most of the world’s people throughout history continue to recognize a place for divinity in life.
Our spiritual journey, throughout the ages, has been steeped in mystery and often, superstition and dogma. Organized religions have historically attempted to answer deep questions, and have sometimes provided comfort and solace to people during times of upheaval.
However, the most important questions have been left unanswered. For example, we know precious little about ancient, prehistoric cultures that worshiped the Sacred Feminine. Earliest recorded myths and legends have been lost or destroyed, and most stories that remain portray not only a divine battle of the sexes, but a difficult, contentious relationship between the divine and human beings. Read the rest of this entry »