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With these days turning our focus to mothers, then fathers, I believe no matter what age you are, instilled in us all is the aspect of being a mother and father. It‘s part of our nature, no matter if you give birth to a child, adopt, raise no child, have a pet or not, or don’t believe you even like children or animals. Nor do we have to refer to the young. No matter what their age, we have an instinct to nurture and protect another human being. A stranger is too close to the edge of a cliff; our body and mind react with concern. Thank you, thank you, for the mother and father in all of you. Celebrate love.

It may not show outwardly as much in some as in others, and to an extreme some people are criminally insane or a psychopath. Just as it has been proven that physical dis-ease manifests when emotional issues haven’t been addressed with a higher unconditional loving, nonjudgmental clarity, one may not respond with the innate maternal/paternal instinct if we have unresolved issues of our own spirit.

Does it all start with how we were nurtured and protected or not, even lifetimes ago? We know how a child or pet (or adult) reacts when not touched in loving ways, if yelled at, chided constantly, or not gently and consistently shown that they are loved, respected and cared about. We see it in cats, when they are happy or need to nurture themselves more, they wash themselves clean more often. When a person is depressed they don’t wash themselves.

If someone feels disconnected and/or not worth much, they in turn don’t care how they treat others, right? So an important cultural solution is to make deposits of our compassion to those who have had too many withdrawals made on their spirit. On the other hand, if spoiled, with expectations of entitlement and an ego puffed out of proportion, one can believe they are better than others, and act rudely and crudely, to say the very least.

With our busy schedules, are we nurturing children with enough attention and examples of how to live well. What are we showing our kids that living well means, and looks like? Is it having better ‘stuff’ than their peers? Is it the feeling we get when giving to others?

Thank God mother father God is our ever present nurturer and protector; always there for us, within us, whether we know it or not. We’re always forgiven, so remember to forgive too, yourself as well as others. If you don’t forgive yourself, that also causes inner conflict which manifests outwardly. Your spirit gets stronger and wiser with time, experience and a more positive perception.

Love is unseen too; a gift or kiss doesn’t necessarily have to be given or received to know we love or are loved. Sex isn’t always love, nor is love simply being in any relationship just to have a relationship and not feel lonely. Neither of those promise nurturing and protection. One can feel divine love even if alone (alone and lonely are two different things) by knowing that they are enough, and have an ever-present relationship in love with mother father God. That love can make a romantic love even sweeter.

I have many clients who don’t come to me with the intent of healing mother father issues, in fact they may have other questions in mind, or not know why they are having a Reading, just felt the desire to have one, yet many leave surprised that Spirit brought their parent issues up and received relief feeling rejuvenated. Spirit knows that illnesses, issues with work and relationships are so often rooted in unresolved parental and/or past life nurturing and protection situations.

It is easier to resolve those issues than the everyday mind may lead us to believe. “Oh he or she was absent, or did that which is unforgiveable, and was embarrassing, even monsterous.” Are you without sin/mistakes? If so, throw that stone. Yet I know neither you nor I are perfect. Working on it is another story.

Could that be why we’re here? Once adults, to mother/father ourselves and heal the wounds of our inner child, freeing us to evolve in the heart, living more in the image of God? Will you wrap your mind around some higher ways of looking at things? If they were capable of knowing better, with a clear and emotionally resolved and healed mind, would they have acted out as they did? Did they start out with their own internal struggles about being loved and how to love, or protected, let down, abandoned… that you may not know about?

Can you stretch further and consider that something in you needed to grow through those situations, and had a deep need to get to a place where you felt forced internally to seek and find inner peace and joy ? Did that make you the person you are today? How does a diamond become that exquisite jewel with many facets reflecting light? The question once adult, is now about you, not them. Have you learned your personal lesson and taken the growth for yourself to live in the light? What may have occurred in past lives? What part may we have played then?

Finally, can you give yourself the gift to let it go, forgive to lift the burden of living in those stories, off of You? Rewrite the stories. Carefully and mindfully live your life without their actions and words being your actions and words? Yes, to nurture and protect yourself, be your own version of mother and father to yourself. And let some wonderful person or people be, in part, that mother father nurturer protector, whether near or far.

We all want to love our parents, irrespective of what our childhood was like and mistakes large or small. Make an effort. Allow for the possibility of having a closer and more empowering relationship, whether it is in the physical or in your spirit. Give what you wish to receive. No matter what shield might have been between you, remember we are all hot-wired for nurturing and protection, and see beyond that veil, which may have made it less clear to know that only love is truth.

Choose the family/friends that lift you up, while resisting the influence of those whose consciousness is on different levels of self-healing, perhaps haven’t begun yet. Honor that we grow and heal at our individual levels and in our own time, so let mother father God live and express through you, with a higher viewpoint, loving anyway; unconditionally, nonjudgmentally, to live your best life internally.

For those with nurturing and protective parents or guardians, sprinkle and spread your gifts of love on those who crave it. You may not know who they are and could be surprised if you did; so blanket the world with your smiles, compassion, thoughtful words and heartfelt hugs.

I honor my mother and father, whom I shall adore throughout eternity, thy mother and father, also respecting the mother/father in you, and wish all mothers, fathers, nurturers and protectors a wonderful day, every day.

Deep breath. All together:

Thank you, mother father God. For always loving everyone, forgiving, living and expressing through me.

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

Reach interfaith minister Rachel Star of Sedona at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Follow her on facebook and twitter as Rachelspirit. Her website is She is available for a positive, empowering Reading at either of her locations in Sedona, or by phone and skype. Each consultation includes angelic channeling, tarot, cards of destiny, numerology, past life insight and astrology (with or without time and location of birth; horoscopes are available). Classes and individual or couples counseling is also available, as well as physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.

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