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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thoughts from the Seed

Thursday, February 10, 2011
Image: Rawich / freedigitalphotos
I've talked many times about how as Pagans that we should be looking towards nature for answers to our questions. And one of the most common questions I get is how to raise a child in Paganism. So put the two together and you get today's post.

The lowly seed. It quietly and patiently goes about its appointed task, to grow. Now of course it needs some help. Good soil, the right amount of water and then as a seedling the right amount of nurturing light. But in the end there is nothing we can do to speed or make this process happen. It is completely out of our control.

One of my mentors, schooled me in the idea of the 'organic method' that everything happens in its own time and in its own way. Exactly like that seed and exactly like our children. Our children need nurturing and a strong and spiritual family, yet they will grow and surprise us in many ways as they get older.

Basically I am saying that we as parents, myself included, need to relax sometime and let our kids have some organic time. Thoughts?

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