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Motherhood and The Monastic Bell

"A mother raising children, perhaps in a more privileged way even than a professional contemplative, is forced, almost against her will, to constantly stretch her heart. For years, while raising children, her time is never her own, her own needs have to be kept in second place, and every time she turns around a hand is reaching out and demanding something. She hears the monastic bell many times during the day ..."

Continue reading Ron Roheiser's The Domestic Monestary here. And happy, happy Mother's Day to all you mammas. The role of "mother" truly is a gift.


Reader Comments (4)

Happy Mom's Day to you, too :)
I couldn't find your post praising your hubby for taking your little guy in for shots and therapy, but other than saying you have a special hubby :) this has been on my mind since I read it... Has it been determined that your son doesNOT have a methonione cycle block? This would be critical to his tolerance of the glutathione push. While the glut IVs were the turning point in my cousin's recovery from Lyme, my one and only was the near death of me. What they didn't know then, but do now is that if one's meth cycle is blocked then they do not tolerate glut. (sry 4 abbreviating). The cycle can be unblocked, but been wondering if it was a "God-a-dent" that your son's veins collapsed b4 it could be administered??? Sry that everything has to be so complicated....

May 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMoriah

Moriah, THANK YOU ... I will look into that for sure. The whole methylation process is what we are trying to fine tune. So definitely glad you said something. Thank you!! xoLexie

May 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLexie

Hello Lexie
Thankyou for sharing this about the monastic bell. I found you blog and read this last evening. I needed it last night. My 12 month old has a cold and woke me up 7 times through the night. I thought of that bell! It is the third night in a row with many bells! The night before that my 4 year old was sick. The night before that it was the almost 3 year old. I hope the bell will sound a little less tonight!

August 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatrina Sampson

Katrina ... oh I feel for you. I remember my friend saying that when her kids were those ages that you'd be the sickest family you've ever been. And it was true ... now they are 4 and 6 and it is getting better. Here are some healing vibes. xoLexie

August 9, 2012 | Registered CommenterLexie

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