Realising Your Maternal Destiny
For some women, their maternal destiny has been known since childhood. For others it becomes clear as they approach their childbear-ing years. And sadly, there are others for whom the truth of the matter remains hidden, even well into their years of mothering. Resolving such matters is not just a simple question of whether or not one should
become a mother per se, but involves issues of how many children you should have, when and with whom, and so on. It involves discovering your capacity, your aptitude, and your innate qualifications for motherhood. (No one is able to judge these by the way – except you). Dealing with this issue and all its ramifica-tions is actually an ongoing discovery. It is just as important to explore your calling to motherhood whilst your children are growing up, as it is during a pregnancy, or prior to your first conception.
Whilst there are women who are totally fulfilled by what motherhood has brought them, at the other extreme it is not unkind nor untrue to say that there are mothers today who are sorry they ever were. And in between these two groups is the ocean of many, many more who are ambivalent about, or who fluctuate in their assessment of, that state called motherhood in which they (literally) find themselves. Why are there so many unfulfilled mothers? Wherein lies the cause of the dissatisfaction so many feel?
I think that today, so many women are swept along with the prevailing social attitudes to womanhood and motherhood. Many have lost their inner bearings. Overtly and covertly, many are being