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healing the mother wound

"Because sometimes that is the only way to remember what is in your bones. You must peel off your skin, and that of your mother, and her mother...until there is nothing. No scar, no skin, no flesh. Only love." -- Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club Last April, in an intuitive leap, I attended the Belly and Womb Conference . I was in search of a way to release myself from a ghost story, a broken lineage of motherhood that has seemingly haunted me my entire life. I was looking for a way to claim my whole heart, to let what was lost on one side of my adoption story go, so I could finally claim what was in my present... all the love. Because I have an abiding faith in love. It's one of my deepest beliefs and maybe one of my greatest struggles, which I didn't fully see until I tattooed that word on my hand without much ceremony last summer. While sitting in Bethany's gracious wisdom in her work around Healing the Mother Wound, invisible seeds were planted. I listened to the