Mother, Maiden, Crone

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Mother, Maiden, Crone
Fri, 07-29-2011 - 9:21am


I thought it would be fun to discuss our feelings on the Triple Goddess and the role she plays in our lives. I am currently reading "Traveling with Pomegranates" by Sue Monk Kidd, and she does alot of self exploration in her books, and in this one its about her journey thru menopause and her relationship with her daughter.

Anyway it really got me to thinking about my journey. At 51, my Crone years are just on the horizon and until recently I never gave it much thought, about it being the milestone that it really is. But suddenly I totally want to embrace it and celebrate it. This may sound crazy but I bought a new car this week (mostly because my jeep was bleeding me dry with repairs and upkeep), but when I went looking for a new car, I realized I wanted one that reflected where I was in my life and how I felt about it. I ended up buying a 2010 Hyundai Accent. I small simple car that gets 40mpg. It makes me feel like I am putting Nature's needs at the forefront, and its easy and fun to drive, because I am no longer in a rush to get places or have a statement to make to the world.

So, how do you feeling in your life about Mother, Maiden, Crone?



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Registered: 09-20-2007
Fri, 07-29-2011 - 2:03pm

I'm 50 now, but I think that I'm still deep into the Mother phase. I never had children, but I've always been a caretaker of animals. I work in an emergency veterinary clinic, so I definitely get to be a caretaker there and I have four cats at home to take care of. I also see the Mother role for myself in being creative. I'm a beader, so I get to create jewelry.

The Crone years are approaching me as well, but I don't feel that I'm ready to embrace them. They are supposed to be a time when you can share your wisdom with others, but I don't feel like I have all that much wisdom to share. I still have a lot to learn myself about life and I'm still making mistakes that I shouldn't be. I'll get there eventually, I hope.

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Registered: 03-09-2001
Sat, 07-30-2011 - 3:52pm

Well, I think in different parts of our lives, regardless of chronological age, we are Maiden, Mother or Crone. ;) Chronologically, I am now Crone now at 64. Some days I feel the accumulated wisdom and results of learning to trust my intuition rather than the outside world. Know and feel the presence of my Goddess and God, my Totems, even the Guardians, walking beside me and being with me. Spirit is strong in me. Even with current sometimes scary health issues and upcoming surgery. I know this lifetime is coming to a close, sooner rather than later. And somehow, most days, that's alright, too. Because They are all with me, will guide me Home, as I shed the "skin" of this lifetime, to move on. They are with me in the midst of my fears. They. Are. With. Me. Always. :) But when I am doing something creative, giving birth to something new in the expression of me, I am Mother. And when I am feeling just silly and young, and full of hope and positive energy, looking with great expectation to the future to be glorious, I am also Maiden. So, She is within me, in all Her Faces. And I am Her. We are One. ;)




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Wed, 08-03-2011 - 1:13am

I was just saying to my DH yesterday that I don't feel ready to be a Crone! I'm only 39! I've only been a mother for 4 years...tho more if you just count nurturing others. But at work, everyone always comes to

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Registered: 05-12-2003
Sun, 08-07-2011 - 1:49am

I feel most in touch with the Crone side of the triple goddess.

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Mon, 08-08-2011 - 9:27pm

Technically I assume I would fall into the Mother stage at this point in my life, but I think like many things, it's a process.

Signature - Kim, mom to Oli and Keelan

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Mon, 08-15-2011 - 3:07am

I wrote