Bethany Webster is a writer, transformational coach, international speaker and what you could call a midwife of the heart. Her work is focused on helping women heal the mother wound so that they can step into their full power and potential. She teaches workshops, an online course and offers a coaching program for women leaders who want to accelerate their impact and leadership.
Bethany Webster is with us on The Priestess Podcast today to talk about our Mums, or more specifically our relationship with our Mums and how that shows up in our work and world as adult women. Even if we have had a beautiful, connecting and supportive relationship with our Mother, many of us may not realise how unconscious patterns passed down from the women in our family impact us at a spiritual and personal level every day. Bethany has an amazing way of helping women uncover these wounds without blaming or shaming the women who gave birth to and/or raised us while also addressing the role of patriarchy we are all living within.
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Great podcast. Valuable info to help heal ourselves as women and how to free ourselves from patriarchy!
So glad it resonated with you Colleen. We ALL have healing and work to do as women living in a patriarchal world.
This is the core issue for planetary healing. Shadow mother. Thankyou Bethany.
I entirely agree Evi. Such deep personal healing work to be done with the mother wound for so many of us. Thank you for listening in.
It is helpful when we meet other women that are empowered themselves and know methods of empowering other women. And some are kindly taking me under their wings. Analyzing the generational and cultural influences that shaped our own Mothers is worth visiting for a small amount of time, but spending time with empowering women is more valuable than spending time with my mother. Sharing my own growth can not be shared with my mother as i have experienced her feels as if she somehow failed, has been insulted, and then she exhibits an angry response stating that I am not respectful to live my life as she dictates. In her upbringing, the elders are revered and their perspectives are more valuable than those that are younger, regardless of whether or not there is current research with data. I find that conversations are often unproductive with her. I am described as either wrong or disrespectful. What I have to share is not acknowledged, or seen as valuable. I leave the conversation in sadness. Having a growth mindset is quite frightening to her. So in a hectic schedule, there appears to be less time I can afford to spend with her. Is this selfish of me? Yes, I think it is, especially as more and more of my mother’s friends age, become less able to transport themselves to get together, and pass away. She is lonely and she needs help with health issues.
Thank you for sharing that with me and us all Debbie. Our relationships with our mothers can be and so often are very complex and bound in a lot of mixed feelings and sometimes hurtful experiences too. You say that you see yourself as selfish here for making what you believe are the right decisions for you. Ones that make you feel empowered. I’m not sure I would necessarily agree with that. To me it sounds as though you’re making sovereign decisions based on the needs you have and fulfilling your life and soul contract. Only you can know of course. Wishing you much love and blessings as you journey forward.