Motherhood & Nature
Journals prompts for reflecting on Motherhood and Mother Nature
Next time you connect with nature, contemplate the following questions and if you feel called, record them in a journal. Feel free to work only with the prompts that speak most strongly to you.
What was your mother like when you were a child? Are you like her?
How have your observations of the natural world informed your understanding of motherhood and your role in the greater life-cycle of the world?
What has your own experience of creating and sustaining life taught you about the earth’s role as mother and creator?
Maya Angelou says love doesn’t possess, it doesn’t cling. Love says, ‘I want to be near you, I want to hold you, to touch you, but, wherever you are, I love you.' What has motherhood taught you about possession—about holding on and letting go?
Elizabeth Johnson wrote,
“Spirit is the life that gives life. She is radiant life energy that, like wind, fire, and water, awakens and enlivens all things. . . . When things become damaged, the power to refresh them pours out from her.”
What is spirit to you?
Finish the sentence:
- I am an advocate for . . .
- I feel reverence for . . .
- My body is . . .
- I feel a sense of urgency about . . .
- I wish . . .
- Our birthright is . . .
- Peace on earth is . . .
- Motherhood is . . .
- I, without a doubt, believe . . .