Mothers Day 1990

Mother's Day 1990

Mimi Mom Me

The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

Blessings to you, and for our moms a Happy Mothers Day!
I come from a unique generation of women. We are the women born in the 1940's to mid 1950's who experienced the transition from the traditional role of at-home mom to today's "norm" of working mom. While I do believe each woman should be free to strive for her dreams, I also believe that in the process we forgot something very important. We forgot the true meaning of the phrase "The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world."
Most of us will quickly say that the world is pretty messed-up these days. Well, maybe we need to consider whose hand is rocking the cradle?    
Gods Greatest Gift To Me

My Greatest Gifts from God

Mimi Nick Frank Sean

Mark Sammie Christopher
Mark, Sammie, Christopher
 4 Mac. 16 


"Oh mother, soldier of God in the cause of religion, elder and woman! By steadfastness you have conquered even a tyrant, and in word and deed you have proved more powerful than a man."

April and Rachel
April and Rachael

What Rules The World

William Ross Wallace


Woman, how divine your mission
Here upon our natal sod!
Keep, oh, keep the young heart open
Always to the breath of God!
All true trophies of the ages
Are from mother-love impearled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.  

Savannah and Ben Trick or Treating
Savannah and Ben (and Frank)
Unity Wisdom
Mother love is as strong as life and will make every sacrifice to protect offspring. This wholehearted, self-sacrificing aspect of love indicates a spirit deeper and stronger than the animal or the human, and we are forced to admit that it is divine. For this reason mother love is exalted to first place in our analysis of the great passion.
Matthew Halloween 1
As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a mom. I feel that I have been blessed beyond measure by being given that opportunity. Back in the 40's and 50's motherhood was the cultural expectation for
every girl. For some that was great, for others it was challenging. Today it has been, to a great degree, misunderstood and devalued. 
Now, I'm not speaking out against working mothers. In fact, my grandmother worked in a factory during the depression. By that time, her children (my father and aunt) were in school, and she worked during their school hours, which enabled her to mother them.
What I am speaking out FOR is the power of motherhood that has been usurped by today's confused collective consciousness. (okay...this is where I may be stepping on some toes...forgive me) We have been sold a number of error beliefs in the past few decades that have become "the way it is." We have come to believe that we have no choice and both parents must work in order to get by. We have come to believe that it is critical to have the biggest, newest, most expensive "stuff" in order to be happy. We have come to believe that the role of mother can be duplicated by a day care center. The role and power of "mother" has been devalued.
I do understand that for some, especially single parents, there appears to be no other way. I would like to pose the possibility that there is...that the limitless font of Divine Ideas from the mind of God can provide ways to work together to open new doors of opportunity. I believe that the hand that rocks the cradle can reclaim its' power to rule the world.
Spiritually, the mother represents the loving/nurturing aspects of God, where the father is protector/provider. While it is important to note that both men and women have these qualities, for the purpose of this musing we are assuming "mother."  Our children and our world today could use some serious loving and nurturing.
Metaphysically the male represents the intuitive or thinking faculty and woman represents the sensing, feeling faculty. BOTH are required for the development of healthy, fully functioning human beings and the achievement of spiritual maturity.
In today's consumer-driven, materialistic culture, making a living has come to overshadow the importance and simplicity of living our life. We seem to have forgotten simplicity; the true importance of slowing down, being nurtured and nurturing each other, spending time together doing mundane tasks or enjoying nature. Incidentally this costs absolutely nothing.
To me, "The hand that rocks the cradle," is the 'hand' that provides love, nurtures, guides and directs, shaping the young lives of those entrusted to their care. It matters not whether that hand is male or female, but since Mother's Day is Sunday, I invite you to honor the hand that rocked YOUR cradle.
In Love and Light
Rev. Alicia Leslie
Spirit of Unity Church