Spirit In Action
Each week, Spirit In Action brings you stories of people living lives of fruitful service, of peace, community, compassion, creative action and progressive efforts. We'll trace the spiritual roots that support and nourish them in their service. Above all, we'll seek out Light, Love and Helping Hands, being shared between our many neighbors on this planet, hoping to inspire and encourage you to sink deep roots and produce sacred fruit in your own life.
Spirit In Action is an hour of interviews with those providing leadership in peace, justice and "good works", interspersed with relevant music.
The theme music is "The Turning of the World"
performed by Sara Thomsen
(written by Ruth Pellham
) and "I Have No Hands But Yours"
by Carol Johnson
The Birth & Midwifery Episode with Ina May Gaskin, author of Spiritual Midwifery
Ina May Gaskin has been an internationally recognized leader in advocating for Spiritual Midwifery, which is the title of her first book, initially published in 1976, now in its 4th edition.
Ina May is an author, activist and advocate whose spiritual insights and empowerment have been part of the incredible exploration which is The Farm, the spiritual-based intentional community in Tennessee, founded in the early 1970's. Her newest book Guide To Childbirth, published in 2003, continues Ina May's quest to educate and raise awareness, empowering women to choose the birthing that will give them the deepest health, connection and well-being. With a midwife's care, both parent and child will experience more satisfying connections that will last far after the photo birth announcements are sent out to friends and family.
Music featured on this program includes:
Cat's In The Cradle - Harry Chapin
Samba De Janeiro - Bellini
Wonderful Baby - Don McLean
Five Moms & Three Dads - Tom Hunter
|Why Ina May Gaskin got into midwifery|
|Even doctors prefer midwives|
|Why do American women use doctors and not midwives?|
|The Spiritual part of Spiritual Midwifery|