We asked 7 incredible goddesses about their views on love, magic, mothering and the world. Here are their responses.
What is success to you?
The elixir of success is feeling healthy and happy.
What is magic to you?
The entire cosmos is magical, and magic happens daily. The sunrise every day. The unfurling petals of a flower. The moon's magnetic pull on the tide. The seed that becomes a tree. The call of a loon. Sparkles on a sunlit lake. Counting one's blessings. This divine play of providence is the magic of life.
What is love for you?
Love is everything. Love is my motivating force and my energizing source.
What is your beauty/health practice?
I use my Libation creations for all of my ablutions. I also bathe in the elements, allowing the life-force of flowers, dewdrops, plants, the sun, and water to beautify, letting everything unessential, contrived, and artificial fall-away.
What makes your spirit glow?
The warm rays of the sun! Also, a swim in the lake and a walk in the woods with my son and husband rejuvenate and refresh my soul and make it glow.
How do you stay centered in the middle of chaos?
I live in the midst of nature, and when chaos strikes I go outside. The deep woods and the spring fed lake, the verdant green of the trees and the blue, sparkling water are etched upon my soul and constantly nourish my senses, lungs, and body. Watching the sunrise and sunset every day and the waxing and waning of the moon are the balm that inspires my calm.
What causes/organizations are you passionate about?
I am passionate anything that uplifts the human spirit and nurtures nature. I am spirited about organizations that are involved with water purity, and we work with distillers that grow plants that prevent topsoil erosion. I also think it is important to champion all causes that help to steward the earth, including seed diversity projects and providing people all over the planet access to clear air, water, and food.
If you could say one thing to the world what would you say?
Connect with the cosmos. Listen to the whisperings of the elements as they engage your thoughts, intuition, and body. Take time to contemplate the naturally occurring phenomena that will refresh the synapse of your soul.
As a mother, what is the most important thing you've learned, and what advice would you give a new mother?
On a practical level, do what you can to help your baby's microbiome flourish, including birthing through the vaginal canal and breastfeeding, if possible. Then spend a lot of time gazing into that baby's eyes and breathing with that little soul.