Flight of the Soul

Flight of the Soul


Arise, all women who have hearts, Whether our baptism be of water or of tears!

posted by Melanie Lutz

Mother’s Day is one of my favorite holidays as it is the day we get to celebrate the nourishing spirit of all Mothers everywhere!

Never more so are we in need of the message that Julia Ward Howe drafted in her “Mother’s Day Proclamation” written in 1870 after the American Civil War extolling the spirit that women had a responsibility to shape their societies at the political level to create a world where peace prevailed and no Mother would know the loss of a son or daughter to war.  Today we add to that, my no child know hunger, may each day bring nourishment into the hearts of all who require it and May all our Mother’s now and in the future lay claim to the power of the feminine to birth a new day, a new way and peace to all.

Arise, then, women of this day!

Arise, all women who have hearts,
Whether our baptism be of water or of tears!
Say firmly:
“We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage, for caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
We, the women of one country, will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.”
From the bosom of the devastated Earth a voice goes up with our own.
It says: “Disarm! Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.”
Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.
As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil at the summons of war,
Let women now leave all that may be left of home for a great and earnest day of counsel.
Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
Whereby the great human family can live in peace,
Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
But of God.

In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality
May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient
And at the earliest period consistent with its objects,
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions,
The great and general interests of peace.

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