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“Long before food was a commodity bought and sold for profit, no act of food production, from harvesting, growing, preparing, preserving, storing, cooking, baking, was left unblessed by women’s prayers, rituals and devotions. And for most of human history nearly every domestic activity from making pots to planting seeds to baking bread was ritual “hearthcraft”. And to put it very simply, women’s food magic had one central purpose, to honour and nourish the great mother of all – who in turn nourished them.” ~Danielle Prohom Olson
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For a long time I felt that my growing focus on nourishment, tending the land and hearth, growing food and caring for the living creatures here was a ‘cop-out’ from my own potential and capabilities. Thinking that I’m supposed to hustle and bustle and work hard at some kind of job that ‘does something’ which would give meaning to my life. At the same time, from an early age I remember wondering: “Why can’t we all just....be?” As in, why does there need to be all the complexity of modern life? Something deep in me yearned for a life solely about living.
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It’s been a slow process, and a little more each day I recognize the sacred honor of living this life and sharing it with others. I recognize a natural path with great depth of meaning well beyond anything I could imagine that is a return to honoring land and body and food and kindness. I’m still learning and unraveling the layers (continued in comments)...