Honoring your mother isn’t the same as honoring + carrying the burdens of her unhealed wounds. Honoring her isn’t keeping quiet about your truth, your needs, or your grief. Honoring your mother isn’t denying or justifying the behaviors + patterns that continue to leave you feeling unseen, confused or less than.
Instead, honoring her would be acknowledging this pain for what it is, and stepping forward in courage to break the cycle. There is no greater gift you can give her than beginning the work to heal yourself so that the secrets, aches, false coping mechanisms + resentments aren’t perpetuated; the ones that prevent you from showing up as your truest self each day. As @glennondoyle says, “trust the woman they raised.” . 🕊
When we look to our first maternal relationship as a teacher + accept it fully, it is then we can choose freedom to create the life always imagined, yet perhaps never thought possible. One that is more peaceful. More loving. More empowering. More intentional. More aware. More joy filled. THAT’S honor. ✨ Here you can fully release old expectations, step into ownership over your life, and begin to love your mother the way she could never love herself. ❤️