I had the pleasure of attending a concert called Songs of the Soul with Guruganesha and Tina Malia. Their music is truly beautiful and does fill the soul! One of the songs they sang was called Ma. It is a chant to honor Mother Earth and all that it provides. The first part of the song is the chanting of Ma and then the second part of the song was ‘I am Bountiful, I am Blissful and I am Beautiful’. The artist Guruganesha said, ‘Isn’t this a mothers dream? That her children truly embrace that they are bountiful, blissful and beautiful?’ I have to admit, I agree easily that as a mother I would love for my children to feel this.
I reflected later on the irony of how opposite it is with our loved ones struggling with addiction. When active in addiction they do not feel bountiful, they are filled with the feeling of scarcity of their drug. There is never enough money or drugs to satisfy the craving that inhabits their brain. They do not feel blissful; they feel a temporary high that they continually chase. They are haunted by the torment of coming down from the drugs and the desperation to find more. They do not feel beautiful, not even for a moment; they are consumed with self-hatred that robs them of seeing their true beauty.
Yes, it my dream as a mother that my children feel that life is bountiful, that it has no end to the abundance that can be manifest when you follow your heart with a clear and healthy lifestyle. That there can be blissful times amongst life’s challenges when you are present in your life and spending time with those you care about most. And that they know deep within themselves they are beautiful inside and out and that they honor their spirit with self-love and respect. I do not think this is too much for a mother to dream for her children, it is what comes most naturally from our hearts every waking day.