Wednesday Wisdom: Sacred Space

Pregnant woman2A weekly Wednesday Wisdom post with two or three profound or beautiful thoughts on a theme related  to Paganism and childbearing. An invitation to meditate or just to pause a moment and consider.

“During pregnancy, we have the opportunity to deeply explore the concept of the body being the physical temple that houses the spirit.”

– Arin Murphy-Hiscock, Pagan Pregnancy: A Spiritual Journey From Maiden To Mother

 

If we believe that birth is a powerful, sacred event that has personal significance and meaning for the mother, baby and family, then we need to recognize that where it takes place is a sacred and holy site.”

–Jenny Hall, “The Sacred Place of Birth”

 

About Sarah Whedon

Sarah Whedon is Chair of the Department of Theology and Religious History at Cherry Hill Seminary, founding editor of Pagan Families, and the author of Birth on the Labyrinth Path: Sacred Embodiment in the Childbearing Year. Sarah’s teaching, research, and advocacy work center around topics of spirituality, feminism, and reproduction. She makes her home in the Boston area with her partner and their children.