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!

11 comments:

Hootie said...

Well said Leslie! I promise to try to NOT complain for at least the next three days...I hear heat advisories are coming my way...while I walk Winston.

Hugs!

:)

comfrey cottages said...

oh hugs to you lisa! oh it is human nature to complain love! i am certain when i am soaking sopping wet and hot and sticky, i will have difficulties not feeling out of sorts!! lol sorry heat advisories are coming your way. going to be a tough week here also, so says the weatherpeople!!

Anke said...

I've never thought about it that way... I'll have plenty of time to reconsider though, since it is very hot and muggy here. But the end of the summer is near and so we will just enjoy what is left, it'll be cooler soon enough...
Take care,
Anke

Anke said...

I do so love how you observe Mother Nature's processes. Bless.

comfrey cottages said...

hugs and blessings to both of you anke's :) yes it will be cooler soon enough, anke. hope you are feeling your old self again from your surgery hon

Anke said...

Leslie, I feel great! I'm not on any kind of hormones, the only thing I take daily is vitamin e. So far no hormonal issues... let's hope it stays that way! ;-) Oh, I do use your white sage salve when I'm feeling a bit stressed and I LOVE how it seems to calm me down.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

I second all your feelings.

Joys to you and yours,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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comfrey cottages said...

anke, i am so very happy you are not having to take hormones:) and that the white sage helps when you have stressful times!! i have been thinking of you and hoping you were doing well. big hugs!!
thanks for stopping in sharon:)

symbol person, you keep posting here. why don't you let us know who you are?:)

Rita M said...

Verry nice post Leslie,
Your symbol person...I read somewhere that these comments are spam. I delete them.

comfrey cottages said...

okay rita. i was thinking symbol person might be spam. going to delete it now. thanks honey. glad you enjoyed my thoughts;) love you