We are not all born at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later... Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth.
American nature writer Mary Austin (born September 9, 1868) has a mountain named after her. Mount Mary Austin is located in the Sierra Nevada and is home to the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep.
I believe... we are born as spiritual beings and that we become what we are open to, ebbing and flowing over time live the tides, the winds, the land and sea~ ever reaching to new levels, however sometimes dipping, dropping to place we would rather not see~ It's the ongoing process of life, ever ongoing. clj