The Rupture of the Mother Line and the Cost of Becoming Real

I’m feeling very grateful for this article.

Womb Of Light

Julia Hetta

One of the hardest experiences a daughter can have in a mother/daughter relationship is seeing that your mother is unconsciously invested in your smallness. For women in this predicament, it’s truly heart-wrenching to see that, out of her own wounding, the person who gave birth to you unconsciously sees your empowerment as her own loss. Ultimately, it’s not personal but a very real tragedy of our patriarchal culture that tells women they are “less than.”

We all desire to be real, to be seen accurately, to be recognized, and to be loved for who we really are in our full authenticity. This is a human need. The truth is that the process of becoming our real selves involves being messy, big, intense, assertive and complex; the very things patriarchy portrays as unattractive in women. 

Historically, our culture has been hostile to the idea of women as true individuals.

The patriarchy portrays…

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3 Responses to The Rupture of the Mother Line and the Cost of Becoming Real

  1. Pingback: The Rupture of the Mother Line and the Cost of Becoming Real | lampmagician

  2. renatembell says:

    And I am grateful you shared your find.
    “…through the mask of the rebel, the loner or the good girl”… How about- through the mask of the rebel, the loner, AND the good girl!! Oh boy… I better go sit down. 🙂 Seriously, this was well written, wasn’t 100% accurate for me, but very close and certainly close enough to share with my sister.
    Big hug, Monika. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and have good things waiting for you in 2015!

    • Dear Renate,
      This article also hit home for me today. I thought about the mother complex and how we, women, often do not wish to cause any ripples: we are always the ones who smooth things over, etc. I also think the article was really well written with a very gentle, flowing pace.
      All the best to you in the New Year.

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