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An Inner

EARTH DAY by Sandra Maurer

“…The earth is our origin and destination. The ancient rhythms of the earth have insinuated themselves into the rhythms of the human heart. The earth is not outside us; it is within: the clay from where the tree of the body grows.” - John O’ Donohue from Beauty: The Invisible Embrace

We realize with deep sadness that many parts of our earth are being mistreated, and we know we aren’t totally innocent. And in the completion of the circle that always happens in nature, the mistreated parts of the earth, in turn, cause us inevitable harm. We use pesticides that end up destroying the bee population - a key component in our ability to grow crops. We introduce our animals to harmful medications that in turn cause us to develop illness and challenges with fertility and reproduction.

Earth day is right around the corner, our great, culturally condoned time to remember to take care of the earth. But, if you are reading this magazine, chances are that’s already a high priority for you. We, as “natural mothers” are concerned with guiding our families towards deeper awareness, compassion and Perhaps we can realize, as mothers, intentional action in, of, and for the that how we treat the earth is a direct reflection of how we treat ourselves. earth all around us. NATURAL MOTHER MAGAZINE | 53

April 2016 issue  
April 2016 issue