Women who are out of touch with their Motherlines are lost souls, hungry ghosts inhabiting bodies they do not own, because for them the feminine ground is a foreign place. Often they suffer because their personal mothers or grandmothers are so negative, depressed, or uninspiring that they have no access through them to the Motherline.
In my psychotherapy practice I see many women who feel isolated, abandoned, and self-estranged. Many feel barred from access to their own true natures by a mother’s punitive attitude, neglect, or abuse. Some grandmothers provide a sanctuary for their granddaughters, a haven from the mother-daughter storms.
But some are not so helpful. There are negative grandmothers who bind and abuse their daughters’ souls. In turn the daughters bind and abuse their daughters’ souls. In turn the daughters bind and abuse their daughters. Often I sit with a woman and experience a telescopic experience of generations of pain.