I hope you had a wonderful
Mother’s Day yesterday.
My Mother’s Day-Birthday Party Sale
is valid only until midnight tonight.
Isn’t it fascinating that the word
for Mothers in so many languages begins or contains a prominent letter ‘M’ – as
in ‘Mom’, ‘Mama’, ‘Mother’, ‘Madre’, ‘Mutter’, ‘Makuahine’, ‘Mere’, ‘Maman’,
‘Mor’, and so on.
There are many reasons for this. M
represents the element of water.
Just think – what does the embryo
and fetus live in while gestating in the mother’s womb? What covers most of
Mother Earth? What makes up most of our physical body?
Amazingly, if you turn the letter
M upside down, you get the letter W – for Water. The word ‘Womb’ begins with W
and has a strong ‘M’ sound. It sounds very similar to ‘OM’. These are not
When letters were created, each
one had a mystical meaning. This is true for all languages.
‘M’ was thought the most sacred letter
of all, since Water is absolutely necessary for all life. ‘Woman’ begins with W
and has an M in the center.
Visually, letter M stands well
balanced. A prominent V defines the middle of M.
So this letter is open to
inspiration and new ideas. The combination of balance and inspiration gives the
M the ability to Manage with authority – whether it be managing a household, an
event or a business.
This even extends to the position
that the letter M has in the Western alphabet – 13/4.
13 symbolizes transformation and
change – life, death and rebirth. 13 truly celebrates eternal life and
continual change, as in nature’s 4 seasons. 4 represents physical manifestation
through order, work, discipline, family, stability and patience.
Say the letter ‘M’ out loud. It is
the ONLY letter pronounced with your mouth closed.
Since M symbolizes Water, a closed
mouth represents the immense silence of the deepest parts of the ocean. From
here all life emerges, and the waters are mute.
There is great power in silence.
Our most wonderful inspiration comes when our mind is quiet and still. A mind
at rest can listen to the heart. Those are the moments you renew. On the other
hand, when surrounded by noise, your mind is disturbed.
We sleep in silence, so that our
mind and body can renew every night. When we wake up, we change from rest to
action – a change so vital to living a meaningful and healthy life.
This continual change from
movement to rest is symbolized by the waves in the letter M.
If your first or last name begins
with M, you have all these great qualities within you.
As with every number, each letter
has a shadow side. Once we understand the shadow side, we can recognize it, and
make a choice. The art in all of this is not to judge yourself or others, but to
decide to embrace Being at One again.
The shadow side of M is cold and
unfeeling. This is when the closed mouth symbolizes being inexpressive and
distant. With a prominent M you may feel hemmed in at times. You work hard and
are conservative. You also may forget to take time out and just relax. That’s
the 4 – symbolizing discipline and work.
Give yourself gentle reminders to
enjoy all you have created. Go with the flow. Just like water.
M literally looks like a Mountain
range and reaches for great heights and impact. This is why we have words such
as Mountain, Millionaire, Magical, Momentous, Majestic, Miracle, Moment, Mega, Meta,
Maximum, Mythical, Money and Master that begin with M.
When you express the shadow side
of M, you create the opposite effect – Minimal, Minus, Micro, Martyr, Melancholy
and words beginning with ‘Mis’ – like Mis-take, Mis-interpretation,
For all Mothers, the symbolic
connection of the sacred letter M to water, change, life and mastery is completely
apt and wonderful.
Oh, and even the word
Multi-tasking and Micro-manage are covered!
Right now, in 2011, we are in a 4 Universal Year – so the meaning of this letter is even
more pronounced for all of us.
Here is a toast to all Mothers.
P.S. Don’t forget, my Mom’s
Day/Birthday Celebration ends at midnight tonight.