Wednesday Wisdom: Of the Earth

A 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.

Earth body, mama body, Gaia, garden…

“I am part of nature, connected in the web, born not only from my own mother, but from the body of Gaia.”–Laura Paskell-Brown

“I had a baby, I worked the soil; I nursed and fed her my milk/my garden. Our summer days were in the garden; the sun-drenched plot together; working/sleeping/working, resting. I watched her grow in the garden, playing the garden, eat from the garden; the garden nourished us.” –Lacey Story, “Cycles of Life” in Hip Mama: The Parenting Zine #53 The Food Issue

How are we and our babies embedded in the natural world? How do we give and receive nourishment on this Earth?

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About Sarah Whedon

Sarah Whedon is founding editor of Pagan Families, the author of Birth on the Labyrinth Path: Sacred Embodiment in the Childbearing Year, and former Chair of the Department of Theology and Religious History at Cherry Hill Seminary. 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.