Monday, August 9, 2010
Living through the Uncomfortable Conditions Mother Earth Creates while she gives birth
while sitting on the porch this morning, i was pondering all the things happening in nature, that are contributing to the hot and muggy weather we are having. i was struck by the comparison of the process of giving birth to a human child, and the same process our mother does every year. when my daughter was pregnant and we were talking about what was in store for her. i just remember telling her she was getting ready to enter the damp and warm period of her life. as her pregnancy would mature, she would feel warmer and the whole process of having the child would be, of course warm and wet. but it wouldn't end there. who can deny the first few years of a new child's life doesn't entail more warm and wet times, than cold! so today i am just sitting here in grateful awe and seeing this uncomfortable warm and wet (hot and muggy!) weather in a different light. i am right in the middle of the yearly bringing forth of life our beautiful mother experiences. bringing forth a bounty of life for all of her children to rejoice in! all the oxygen being release and moisture, sustains all of life. the nuts, fruits, grains, vegetables and subsequent life forms able to also live and give birth to the next generation... i am awestruck and living in a state of gratefulness this morning. wishing all of you a glorious celebration of mother's birth also. take time to ponder this and you too will feel a bit different about our own uncomfortable feelings of being too warm and too moist. we are simply fully sharing with our mother empathetically at this time. what a wonderful blessing this is!