"And the Great Mother said:
Come my child and give me all that you are. I am not afraid of your strength and darkness, of your fear and pain.
Give me your tears. They will be my rushing rivers and roaring oceans.
Give me your rage. It will erupt into my molten volcanoes and rolling thunder.
Give me your tired spirit. I will lay it to rest in my soft meadows.
Give me your hopes and dreams. I will plant a field of sunflowers and arch rainbows in the sky.
You are not too much for me. My arms and heart welcome your true fullness.
There is room in my world for all of you, all that you are.
I will cradle you in the boughs of my ancient redwoods and the valleys of my gentle rolling hills.
My soft winds will sing you lullabies and soothe your burdened heart.
Release your deep pain. You are not alone and you have never been alone.
And today when you journey to be together with me, I can show you the fullness and abundant nurturing I have for you.
My love is unconditional because you are.
You come from the deep darkness and joyful light of my Being.
Take this love that I am filling you with and when you are ready and have had your fill of me, tell others so that they do not forget me.
You are my messenger from this Sacred World to the others.
Go forward when you are ready and have filled up on the nourishment that is your Birthright.
Thank you sweet daughter. For now let me love you fully. I ask for nothing in return.
Be open to my deep love for you."
~Linda Reuther, Homecoming
Art by Jessica Fry