[Dedicant Path Requirement] Fertility

In my mind the crux of fertility lies in this definition, from Merriam Webster: “affording abundundant possibilities for growth or development.” Most dictionary definitions of fertility bounce back and forth between productivity and innovation – a balancing act we face every day as neopagans searching for the sweet spot between wisdom, vision,and right action. But in the main, fertility requires embodiment and action; it is the translation of potential into actual, the realization and disemination of things. I think the ADF definition does right in adding an element of sensuality to the idea of fertility, because fertility also means richness and diversity. Fertility is, in the most basic sense, about reproduction. But reproduction can be more than simple sex – it can mean reproduction in the sense of teaching students or sharing ideas. There’s an outward-reachingness in fertility – not only productiveness for yourself, but enrichment and nourishment for others. It means dropping roots and setting blossoms, offering nectar.


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November Jones lives in a small but very colorful house with three cats and her very noisy partner, codename: Batman.

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