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Temple of the Inconsolable Mothers

This page is dedicated to what cannot be consoled in us as we mother our children and the world.

This temple is there for the times when we know no hope, see no resolution or grieve that that was the case. The temple awaits with vast inner spaciousness. There is room and solace to hold all we suffer.

Place offerings or things you cannot hold today inside its protective walls.

May Jennifer Berizan’s “Returning”  guide you home to grace and John O’Donahue’s prayer restore your equilibrium. 



For Equilibrium, a Blessing by John O’Donahue

Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul.

As the wind loves to call things to dance,
May your gravity by lightened by grace.

Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,
May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect.

As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become.

As silence smiles on the other side of what’s said,
May your sense of irony bring perspective.

As time remains free of all that it frames,
May your mind stay clear of all it names.

May your prayer of listening deepen enough
to hear in the depths the laughter of god.”

From To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings

If you would like prayers let me know