A couple of the other attendees of the retreat had studied some Pagan traditions and led a popular Pagan Goddess chant.
We all come from the Goddess
And to her we shall return
Like a drop of rain
Flowing to the ocean.
It was new to me. The first line "We all come from the Goddess," made do an inner nod, "Yes we do all come from Heavenly Mother." But the second line made me start tearing up, "And to her we shall return."
Part of it is that I don't handle death well. I don't like to think of me or the people I love dying in the future. But this stanza is right- we all die. And we all go back to our Creators. And Heavenly Mother will be there along with Heavenly Father. It's not something I think about often, but it was very powerful for me at that moment.
In the next month or so I'm going to be doing a post at the Exponent about Heavenly Mother and I'll cross post it here for you all.