Mothers, Mothering and the Divine Feminine– Indosole

Mothers, Mothering and the Divine Feminine

This week, we’ve been asking mothers to share theirΒ πŒπŽπ“π‡π„π‘π‡πŽπŽπƒ π‰πŽπ”π‘ππ„π˜. We interviewed two amazing moms; Cameron Lee Barnum and Maya Kerthyasa. We’ve compiled their interviews here, to serve as inspiration for other mothers (and fathers!) and as a celebration of the divine feminine.

MAYA KERTHYASA

π™±πšŠπš•πš’-πš‹πšŠπšœπšŽπš πš†πš›πš’πšπšŽπš› πšŠπš—πš π™Όπš˜πšπš‘πšŽπš› 𝚘𝚏 π™»πšžπšŒπšŠπšœ

πš†πš‘πšŠπš 𝚍𝚘 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πšŽπš—πš“πš˜πš’ πš–πš˜πšœπš πšŠπš‹πš˜πšžπš πš‹πšŽπš’πš—πš 𝚊 πš–πš˜πšπš‘πšŽπš›? π™°πš—πš πš πš‘πšŠπš'𝚜 πšπš‘πšŽ πš‘πšŠπš›πšπšŽπšœπš πšπš‘πš’πš—πš πšŠπš‹πš˜πšžπš πš‹πšŽπš’πš—πš 𝚊 πš–πš˜πšπš‘πšŽπš›?

Motherhood awakens a different kind of intuition. I really learned to listen with my heart, and that’s one of the greatest joys of motherhood, for me. There’s also the undeniably delicious moments of love and cuteness and laughter. The hardest thing for me is seeing my son struggle in any kind of way, then learning to embrace that and let him experience his emotion. It’s challenging but important.

π™·πš˜πš  πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽ πš’πš˜πšžπš› πš—πš˜πšπš’πš˜πš—πšœ 𝚘𝚏 πš πš‘πšŠπš πš’πš πš–πšŽπšŠπš—πšœ 𝚝𝚘 πš‹πšŽ 𝚊 πš πš˜πš–πšŠπš— πšŒπš‘πšŠπš—πšπšŽπš πš˜πšŸπšŽπš› πš’πš˜πšžπš› πš•πš’πšπšŽπšπš’πš–πšŽ?

Becoming a mother gave me a deeper understanding of love, duty, and responsibility, and it made me more compassionate towards all women, including myself. For me, being a woman – with a child or without a child – is about embodying the inner mother, because mothers create, mothers sacrifice, mothers nurture, and all the women I know contribute these things to the world. Mother Earth is an intrinsic part of the feminine being.

π™³πš˜ 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πš‹πšŽπš•πš’πšŽπšŸπšŽ πš’πš— πš•πš’πš–πš’πšπš’πš—πš πšπš‘πšŽ πš’πš–πš™πšŠπšŒπš 𝚠𝚎 πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽ πš˜πš— πšπš‘πšŽ πšŽπšŠπš›πšπš‘ πšπš˜πš› πš˜πšžπš› πšŒπš‘πš’πš•πšπš›πšŽπš—? πš†πš‘πšŠπš πšœπšπšŽπš™πšœ πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽ 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πš‹πšŽπšŽπš— πšπšŠπš”πš’πš—πš 𝚜𝚘 πšπšŠπš›?

I believe all humans have a responsibility to nurture the planet. So as well as taking steps myself, I believe strongly in raising my child as a custodian – not just doing the work for him. I encourage my son to garden, to respect the spirits of the land through storytelling and prayer, and to help take care of our animals. And as a family, we choose to fuel our bodies with naturally grown food and surround ourselves with products that impact positively on the environment and other people.

CAMERON LEE BARNUM

π™Ύπš”πš’πš—πšŠπš πšŠ-πš‹πšŠπšœπšŽπš π™Ώπš‘πš˜πšπš˜πšπš›πšŠπš™πš‘πšŽπš›, πš‚πšžπš›πšπšŽπš› πšŠπš—πš π™Όπš˜πšπš‘πšŽπš› 𝚘𝚏 π™Ύπšπšπš˜

πš†πš‘πšŠπš 𝚍𝚘 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πšŽπš—πš“πš˜πš’ πš–πš˜πšœπš πšŠπš‹πš˜πšžπš πš‹πšŽπš’πš—πš 𝚊 πš–πš˜πšπš‘πšŽπš›? π™°πš—πš πš πš‘πšŠπš'𝚜 πšπš‘πšŽ πš‘πšŠπš›πšπšŽπšœπš πšπš‘πš’πš—πš πšŠπš‹πš˜πšžπš πš‹πšŽπš’πš—πš 𝚊 πš–πš˜πšπš‘πšŽπš›?

I’m only a month into being a mother but being able to watch him grow right before my eyes has been incredible. All the loving, feeding, soothing, snuggling, and changing endless diapers has been equally enjoyable.

π™·πš˜πš  πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽ πš’πš˜πšžπš› πš—πš˜πšπš’πš˜πš—πšœ 𝚘𝚏 πš πš‘πšŠπš πš’πš πš–πšŽπšŠπš—πšœ 𝚝𝚘 πš‹πšŽ 𝚊 πš πš˜πš–πšŠπš— πšŒπš‘πšŠπš—πšπšŽπš πš˜πšŸπšŽπš› πš’πš˜πšžπš› πš•πš’πšπšŽπšπš’πš–πšŽ?

Over my lifetime, especially recently, I’ve realized how incredible it is to be a woman. I’ve been lucky enough to grow up with the encouragement from a loving family that the possibilities are endless no matter the gender. However Women have this special gift of growing, birthing, and nurturing the future that has forever changed our capabilities in my eyes.

π™³πš˜ 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πš‹πšŽπš•πš’πšŽπšŸπšŽ πš’πš— πš•πš’πš–πš’πšπš’πš—πš πšπš‘πšŽ πš’πš–πš™πšŠπšŒπš 𝚠𝚎 πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽ πš˜πš— πšπš‘πšŽ πšŽπšŠπš›πšπš‘ πšπš˜πš› πš˜πšžπš› πšŒπš‘πš’πš•πšπš›πšŽπš—? πš†πš‘πšŠπš πšœπšπšŽπš™πšœ πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽ 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πš‹πšŽπšŽπš— πšπšŠπš”πš’πš—πš 𝚜𝚘 πšπšŠπš›?

I absolutely believe limiting impact with sustainable options is not only good for the earth but also my family. We’ve taken steps by cloth diapering (which cuts down tons of waste to landfills), using reusable water bottles/straws/containers, making our own household cleaning solutions, DIY organic skin care, and purchasing products that use sustainable practices like Indosole. Even just implementing one thing can make a huge difference.


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