The lesson I stay in awe of is surrender and embrace of the darkness. You know…the soul and the soil mirror each other. What’s beneath the surface and intricate in composition. Dwelling in the darkness and giving rise to the light. I come from a lineage of people who trusted the soil like they trust God, a people who could grow anything. My grandfather taught me how to grow my first plant in a little plastic cup and told me that faith is what makes it grow. And we know all things grow in the dark- visions, dreams, babies, plants, star system, galaxies…everything grows in the darkness of yin, that power of Shakti reigning in eternal dance with Shiva. That is my constant lesson- trust the deep divine darkness. So I keep myself engaged in a spiritual life that allows me to explore the recessed and hidden dimensions of life’s miracles through birth and other sacred pathways of power.
Latham Thomas is a maternity lifestyle maven, wellness & birth coach, and yogi on the vanguard of transforming the maternal wellness movement. A graduate of Columbia University & The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Latham is the founder of Mama Glow– a holistic lifestyle hub for women to explore their creative edge through wellbeing. Her practice provides support to pre/postnatal women along their journey to motherhood offering culinary and nutritional services, yoga, and birth coaching services.