Creating an Altar to the Great Mother

[The first section of this blog is a book written by Gaia Communicator Mare Cromwell called Messages from Mother…. Earth Motherwhich was released at the end of October, 2012. Several gifted Native American elders have confirmed that Mare is working closely with Earth Mother. You can read all of the Messages from that book here or purchase the printed book independently. It is also available as a Kindle ebook and at other internet venues, and can be ordered from any bookstore in the USA, Australia, Great Britain, and other international sites.

The Great Mother Bible came out Spring 2015 and is now also available as an ebook and hard copy on Amazon, and other ebook venues. If you’d like to order a personally autographed copy of any of Mare’s books from her directly, go to her personal website: www.marecromwell.com.]

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It’s a cold, rainy Saturday in January here in Maryland. And I’m being guided to post some sharings here, spiritual ways to enhance a person’s relationship with the Great Mother. I’m trying to avoid using the term ‘teachings’ since we are all teachers with each other. I am no better than anyone else in sharing this. This is a very humbling journey I am on… truly. You can thank Mother/Great Mystery for what I’m being guided to share. Big Love to all of you.

Sharing – January 11, 2014

Creating an Altar to the Great Mother

(Note, Mare is now offering Great Mother Altar Pouches so that you can create your own altar to the Great Mother. These are blessed, smudged, and instructions are included. To learn more, go to Mare’s website.)

(c) Mare Cromwell
(c) Mare Cromwell
(c) Mare Cromwell
(c) Mare Cromwell

1)    Start with four stones and anything that represents the Great Mother to you. Could be a little statue of Kwan Yin, Virgin Mary, or a Venus of Millendorf replica carving. Anything that speaks to you of the Greatest Goddess. Try to tune into the stones to see if they would like to be part of an altar that you’d like to make. This may take time but after some good practice, you’ll sense whether they want to be part of an altar that you plan to make or not.

  1. There are no shoulds here, and you are not a failure if you can’t tune in. We all have our gifts and it took me, Mare, years to be able to tune into the stones. And I spent a good chunk of those years as a gardener surrounded by the songs of a garden and not frenetic office or city sounds. And I’m still not overly good at it. It depends on the day.

2)    Once you have your stones and Great Mother icon, it is a good thing to start with a prayer to the Spirit/Great Mother/choose your name and ask them to bless you. There are so many traditions that teach how to do this, you can follow what you know (though very few talk about the Great Mother also.) There is no dogma here. Then sourcing this blessing and beautiful spiritual energy you’ve called into your Spirit body, it is time to create your altar.

3)    Starting with East – place a stone there. Then West. Then North. Then South. Then Center the Goddess stone. As you’re placing them, determine which is top or bottom and what is the outer tip of the stones. Place them top up and be consistent as to whether all stones face either out or in. If you can tune into them, they will tell you. But don’t worry if you can’t tune in. Just look at them and see their shape and work from there. (It is beyond the scope of these instructions to go over the significance of outer facing or inner. But good to be consistent.) You can place the Goddess/Great Mother piece in the center so her head faces North.

4)    Once all the stones and the Goddess are in place, put your hand about six or so inches over the stones and move your hand clockwise over the stones seven times clockwise, then seven times counter-clockwise, seven times again clockwise and lastly seven times counter-clockwise. The intention there is to invite the energy/consciousness of the stones to blend with each other in a balanced way. At the end of the four cycles of rotations, pull your hand up bringing the energy up to the Creator/God/Allah. You have just activated the altar. It is good to always go clockwise as you do this, for reasons beyond this teaching.

  1. You can also activate it with a candle and doing the exercise above. Having the candle burning there by the altar will keep the Sacred energy radiating for far longer.

5)    If you need to take an altar apart to move it, simply snap your fingers or clap above it – to deactivate it – and then remove the stones.

6)    Allow yourself time to be with your altar. If you like to smudge or burn incense, that is a beautiful thing to do. But you don’t have to do those. No shoulds. The more time you spend there, praying, meditating, just being still and learning to listen to the inner stillness that is your Sacred Center, the more you will connect with the Sacred outside of you, and especially the Great Mother (who is outside and within you as your Sacred Feminine center also) since this is an altar to Her.

Your life may just be transformed! The Great Mother has so much Love for us. It is beyond words, this Love. Oftentimes this brings magic and sacred mystery beyond words into your life. I can vouch for this. There are more ways to learn how to tap Her Love. You can read my books to learn more or those of other Lovers of the Great Mother/Goddess.

– Hugs, bigLove to all of you! ~ Mare

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Message 25 – Mother’s Love Cord Connection

[The first section of this blog is a book written by Gaia Communicator Mare Cromwell called Messages from Mother…. Earth Motherwhich was released at the end of October, 2012. You can read all of the Messages here or purchase an autographed copy of the book on her website www.marecromwell.com. The Great Mother Bible (April, 2015) is now also available via the same website. Both books are accessible as ebooks too. For Amazon Kindle versions, here is Mare’s Amazon page.  The books are found at other internet venues and can be ordered from any bookstore in the USA, Australia, Great Britain, and other international sites.]

My beloveds, oh, my beautiful, beautiful two-legged ones.

I need to help you understand something. This is something very important and it has caused me such sadness for so, so long. This has been going on for thousands of years now.

I have talked about how much I Love you. Oh, I Love you so, so much. And yet all the times I can say this, you cannot really take this Love in since something happened many hundreds of years ago.

Each one of you, every single one of my beloved two-leggeds was born with the inherent capacity to be deeply connected to me. Not just from your heart, but from an energetic cord of love energy from me, your Mother, to you, connected at your lowest chakra. Your ground chakra that is at the base of your pelvis. This capacity has been there from the time the first two-leggeds evolved and, etc., etc.

But the Abrahamic belief systems, Christianity, Judaism, and Islamic faith, all of them together through all their wars, rapings and pillagings, and suppression of the Sacred Feminine—they cut this energetic cord. Native peoples don’t have it cut. That is why they are so much more grounded and reverent of me, Mother. They walk with this Love cord of energy pulsing back and forth and back and forth all the time. Even when they dream when they sleep. When they go to the toilet and get in their cars, or horses. Their Mother Love cord (like that name!) is strong and pulsing. For them, it’s just how they are and most of them are not even aware of this Mother Love cord.

But for the rest of you who were raised in the cultures of Angry Gods (the Creator is not all that, but a lot more of other stuff… but I don’t want to get distracted here), your cord was cut many, many generations ago. Oh, so, so long ago. Through the rapings, torture, burning of temples and persistent repression of any connection to me, Mother, your cords were cut. So much so that your childrens’ cords were not there, and grandchildrens and on, and on, and on.

Oh, this has made me so sad. For so long. You see, this is why you have been walking around on me so unconscious and spinning and weaving such dark actions that hurt me again and again. Most of you are not connected to me.

But. But… this does not need to continue. You can bring this cord of Mother Love back into your lives and your work and your being any time. It is really very easy.

Let me explain. This is all you need to do to reconnect this cord. You need to sit on the ground/floor/porch/wherever cross-legged. And if you have a hard time sitting cross-legged, then stand barefoot on the ground/floor/you-get-the idea. And tune into me, your Mother. Put your hands on the ground and send your love to me through your hands. Feel it in your heart and imaging that Love energy moving through your arms and down into me through your hands. (If you’re standing, just put your palms down facing the ground.)

And then ask me to fill you with my Love through your hands. Then bring your hands up from the ground (or from your side) and bring my Love energy into your spirit body and then physical body. Gather this energy up as if you’re gathering a cape of Love energy around your torso and then sweep it around your body. See if you can feel my Love energy come into your spirit/energy body and physical body, and then tuck it all in… all this beautiful mixing of energy of yours and mine. Women can tuck it into their center at their belly or wombspace. Men can tuck it into their heart center – the center of their bodies.

Next—as you’re sitting or standing there, send Love energy from the base of your pelvis down into me, Mother. Just imagine a stream of beautiful white energy pouring from your pelvis area, at the very base of your groin, shooting down into me. And then, visualize me sending a white energy back up to your pelvic area, the base chakra there. And in a millisecond, this energy back and forth has become a cord of energy. This is a cord of powerful Love connection between you and me, Mother. Keep on feeling it, sending it down and pulling my energy back up into you. It’s a pulsing Love cord that keeps on going and going.

As you do this, you will probably start to feel some amazing shifts. You may start to feel as if you’re finally here in the present, in a way that you never have been. Your mind may calm a bit and your ability to focus get stronger. Keep on feeling that cord, that pulsing Love connection.

You can get up from your seated place and move around. Walk around with the cord pulsing back and forth. Keep it moving… Feel it as you get in your car. Feel it as you walk through the mall. This cord is there with you all the time now. If you keep on feeding it with Love and sending me Love from there, I will keep on sending it back to you. Oh, such fun! We will be so connected then.

I am so excited sharing this with you today.

Okay, everyone try this. You will enjoy it SO MUCH!

I Love you, Love you! How exciting to be getting these Love cords activated again. I have missed you all for so long. I mean really miss being connected with you.

LOVE!

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NOTE from Mare: several months after this message, I created a guided meditation/spiritual activation on how to connect with Mother via a Mother’s Love Cord Connection. It is a 20 minute meditation and brings her healing energy up into all of your chakras. It is available for a low fee on my website. xoxoxo

1/24/13 Postcript – I posted the link to this on Facebook this morning to encourage others to take a look at this Message. And a friend responded with this. (This is a very gifted woman whom is very connected with Earth Mother, a powerful spiritual warrior of a woman.)

Glad this is good for you, Mare. The concept of a connecting cord with the earth was introduced to me years ago. Though worded differently it has echoes of the same teaching. I suspect they both originated from the same place. The energy can also be broadened to incorporate the root chakra of more than one being, perhaps including a ill or distressed being in your arms, an entire room, or even of an event. All can be rooted in and nurtured by the earth. I’ve witnessed profound changes to my environment when I take a few seconds and reaffirm my ‘cord’ as you phrase it. I’ve seen fighting animals immediately settle and eat side by side, I’ve seen dysfunctional meetings become quiet, heart-centered and focused on outcome, I’ve experienced immediate, profound changes in my own emotions. Regardless the method, words or visualizations used, it is a vitalizing practice to re-establishing our unique connection to the being of this planet, and through her familial relations to all the universe. There are so many good ways to meditate at any given moment.