“And since women carry within the cellular structure of their bodies the imprint of all creation, they carry the consciousness not only of their own suffering but also the suffering of the earth: the wounds and desecration caused by a patriarchal culture who sees God only in heaven. The pain many women feel in the core of their being is also the unacknowledged pain of the earth cut off by this masculine way of thinking from the divine- exploited, damaged, and desecrated by our patriarchal culture. This suffering too needs to be accepted and sanctified, so that the energy of life can flow freely within the earth. The earth has cried and women have heard its cry, felt its tears.” ~Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee, The Return of the Feminine Spirit and The World Soul
Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes
Quote and painting to be included in upcoming Mother Earth Book.