Sweet Mother Gaia, everything starts with her. Life, both mundane and divine, owes its existence to the ground below our feet. Tiny, little adjustments to the tilt of our planet, the amount of water, how far she swings from the sun, makes all that we experience on this world possible. We are her children, but it is not just us who call her mother. The Gods and nature spirits owe the Earth Mother a debt for their exsistence. I think it is right that most creation myths start with her. An ADF ritual’s first offering is often to the Earth Mother, and this is proper. Just as life starts with the Earth, so should our rituals. She upholds us, and all we do.
Amanda Thomas is the Grove Organizer for the Ad Astra Grove. She also serves on the Topeka Interfaith Council.