What is a Shama-Mama?

The word "Shama" is an Urdu word which means a candle or a lamp that burns. And I am a firm believer that “The mother is the light of the home.” As the light of the home, our mothers constantly guide us, especially in dark times.

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In Hebrew the word "Shama" means "to hear intelligently." A mother, by learning to listen and through understanding offers that wisdom to help us make the right choices in our lives. Also, as a mother one of the most meaningful roles that a mother plays is the role of nurturer. When a mother nurtures her children well, love and goodness are awakened in the children’s hearts. Because of our mothers’ love, we learn to love, as well and we feel God’s love more profoundly.

Let us learn from our own mother the lessons of courage, strength and hope. She who bears a divine role not only in our lives, but also in our society and in the world.

May we all be open to the Gifts of the Universe and willing to receive!

Love and light...

Christina

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