The relationship between a woman and her mother is so powerful, it affects everything from health, self-esteem and relationships. The mother-daughter relationship sets the stage for how a woman sees herself, how she is in her adult relationships with partners, and how she mothers her own children, all these things are profoundly influenced by the relationship with her own mother.
The connection between our Co-Founder Holly Spierings and her Mother Heather is unique, they share a special bond as friends, mother and daughter and also business partners in Eye of Horus. We talk to them about their connection and relationship as Mother and Daughter.
HOLLY // tell us about Heather & your relationship:
Hesa and I share a very unique bond. For as long as I can remember my brother and I always called our parents by their first names, it was something that was strange to many people, but for us it was because they were always more like friends to us rather than “Mum and Dad”.
Growing up she was the go-to Mum for any of my friends that were going through a hard time, there was never any judgement, she was the one person you could trust with everything.
She has such a contagious warmth and sunshine about her that you can’t help but feel uplifted when she is around. She has a big personality, always laughing and lights up the room, and at times she’s completely nuts haha, but people are drawn to her energy and vivacious personality.
HOLLY // What has she taught you as a woman:
She always told me that I could do anything and I grew up with a belief that was instilled in me from a young age - that anything was possible. I think this belief has helped me in all aspects of my life including my business, travel, relationships, love, and it’s given me the confidence to take risks and a determination to give anything a go.
She has done so much with her own life, and led by example and always followed her passion and creativity. I’ve learnt so much from her, she values the friendships, relationships and the people in her life and has shown me the importance of showing love and kindness to all people. She is fiercely loyal and protective of her family, she is strong yet kind and loving and is truly an inspiration and I continue to learn from her every day.
I will be a mother myself in a few months and hope to pass the same values, lessons and guidance onto my own children.
HEATHER // What does it mean to you to be a Mother:
I didn’t know it at the time, but the moment I became a mother the world as I knew it was forever changed. The weight of this tiny human in my arms made me feel like a new person with so much responsibility. I felt so happy I couldn’t keep my eyes off her, just as quickly as she came into the picture it felt as though she had always been a part of our lives.
Fast-forward 34 years and the day I became a Mum is a pinnacle of my life. At times, I feel the roles have reversed and she is more like a Mum to me hahaha. I love the woman Holly has become and feel so blessed to be her Mum, she has such a wise soul and a loving heart. Her generosity is beyond anyone I know. We are more best friends than Mother Daughter and we have shared so much together.
When it comes to being a Mother, I always followed the incredible philosophy of one of my favourite prophets, Kahil Gibram – when he wrote On Children – “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you, but not from you. And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.”
I was always in awe of the unique personalities and qualities of the amazing human being you had the privilege of bringing into this world and the enormous responsibility of the guidance you could offer without instruction and implanting your own beliefs, values onto someone who needs and has the right to find their own beliefs and values. I believe with such conviction that a parent’s role is to nurture, love unconditionally and encourage self - expression for -
“you may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls. For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow. Which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams”
HEATHER // What are some of the best things about working together?
Hols and I are both creative, and together we can combine that creativity and produce products and ideas, but the best part about working together is simply being able to be with my daughter (and soon to be grand-child) every single day. It helps us keep a special bond and we always support each other with our passion and ideas. Holly knows I’m here to step in if she needs me, and I feel the same way about her, she is always there to listen and she understands the unique issues of being a woman. I think it’s particularly great because we can completely be ourselves and only focus on our business, it’s so much fun working together.
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// This Mother’s Day we honour the feminine by calling in the Egyptian Goddess Mut //
In ancient times the Egyptians believed they originally came from Mut - ‘Mother Goddess’ who herself didn’t have any parents. This was because she was believed to be one with the primal waters of the Universe, from which all things were born from. Her identity as Mother of the Cosmos meant she was praised for being a creative Goddess who birthed all consciousness and beauty.
Her husband Amun, known as King of the Gods, later in life merged into the Sun God Ra, where Mut then transformed into the Goddess Hathor where her motherly attributes continued to shine forth. Hathor known as 'the Mother of Mothers’ was a Goddess of women, fertility and childbirth. Her power lay within healing any problems with conception, childbirth, women’s health and beauty. She took a fine interests in all things beautiful including the art of cosmetics, and was often depicted with mirrors and cosmetic palettes. However, she was never considered vain, rather she was assured of her true beauty and health.
We feel that Goddess Mut/Hathor is a remarkable Goddess to feature for Mother’s Day as she embodies what Eye of Horus Cosmetics represents - Beauty, Confidence, Mystique.