Thanks to your mothers; thanks for
In recognition of Mothers’ Day, I want to thank all of your mothers for
bringing you into this world where you are so desperately needed by all
the animals. And I want to thank you for your motherhood.
Whether you are a man or a woman, have children or not, your motherhood
is shining from your heart. As spiritual teacher, Amma, puts it,
“True motherhood is love and compassion felt not only towards one’s own
children, but towards all people, animals and plants, rocks and
rivers—a love extended to all of nature, to all beings.”
The age of peace for all
Amma also said, “…the forthcoming age should be dedicated to
re-awakening the healing power of motherhood. This is the only
way to realize our dream of peace and harmony for all.” With this
in mind, our actions and prayers to liberate animals are right on
The cries and tears of motherhood
All over the world, for centuries, motherhood has been trampled
upon. Billions of mother animals have had their babies torn from
them relentlessly for hunts, the pet trade, circuses, zoos, aquariums,
leather, fur, meat, eggs, milk, and experiments. Mother animals have
been enslaved, caged, raped, robbed, and in the end murdered.
Billions of human women have fared no better. The earth is filled
with their cries and their tears. But that is why the earth is
filled with their love, because those tears are made of pure love.
This week let us give thanks for the
power of this endless love that covers the earth
I believe that the time has come: the sheer amount of pure love that
has poured out of mothers’ hearts through the ages for their babies and
from the hearts of compassionate human beings has reached a tipping
point. There is now more love in the world than there is hatred
and violence. This week, let us hold this prayer in our
hearts. We give thanks knowing that holy, sacred motherhood has
covered the earth with pure love. Violence and domination and
cruelty are being swept away by the river of tears for lost babies and
lost lives. Love like that can never die. It is the most
powerful force in the universe. Humanity is awakening, and perfect,
endless love is boldly standing at the doorway of all hearts. And so it
With Love, peace, and gratitude from Judy, and Will, Madeleine, and the Circle of Compassion team.
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