January 2022: Your Motherline

Do you know your Motherline?

The term ‘Motherline’ was coined by Dr. Naomi Lewinsky. We receive 50% of our nuclear DNA from each of our parents, but we receive our mitochondrial DNA from only our mother. And she receives her from her mother, and so on…hence our ‘motherline’. This means that your mitochondrial DNA is the exact same as all your grandmothers!

“Finding our female roots, reclaiming our feminine souls, requires paying attention to our mothers’ lives and experience. Listening to our mothers’ stories, and our grandmothers’ stories, is the beginning of understanding our own. When we hear these stories, we tap into the wisdom of our Motherline.”

“Finding our female roots, reclaiming our feminine souls, requires paying attention to our mothers’ lives and experience. Listening to our mothers’ stories, and our grandmothers’ stories, is the beginning of understanding our own. When we hear these stories, we tap into the wisdom of our Motherline.”

~Dr. Naomi Lowinsky

Create your own Motherline

If you know what they did for a living or where they lived or anything about them, write it down next to their name. Really make this list look pretty. You are going to read this list out loud to yourself every morning before you begin your day. Feel the power in the words building as you state each grandmother’s name.


Your grandmothers are your ancestors. They are there for you when you need them. However, we have become so programmed in today’s modern world to be and deal with everything in a masculine way that we have lost touch with our femininity.


The act of witnessing and honoring our grandmothers will help us invoke our inner witch; that wise feminine part of our soul that has been patiently waiting for us to be ready for her.


You can place this list on your altar, or frame it and hang it somewhere you’ll see and read it every day.

Creating your Line

At the top of a page write your name, then underneath it write your mother’s name, and underneath that write your grandmother’s name. Keep going until you’ve created your Motherline as long as possible. Some of you might have to do a little digging to find out your 8x grandmother’s name, but I promise you it will be worth it.

  • I am ______
  • Daughter of ______
  • Daughter of ______

Journaling prompts:

During your motherline creation, notice what comes up for you.

  • What feelings, thoughts, images popped up?
  • What messages did any of them have for you?
  • How are any of these limiting your earning potential, or holding you back from stepping into your own power?