In a thought-provoking podcast conversation with Aditi Sethi, an end-of-life care doula guide, musician, and artist, the profound connections between regenerative thinking, conscious community, and our relationship with death took center stage. Their dialogue, set against the backdrop of one of the oldest conscious communities in the United States, offered deep insights into how we can reimagine our approach to end-of-life care and integrate it into our lives and communities.
Aditi Sethi’s journey into regenerative thinking was sparked by her fascination with the falling leaves in autumn. This observation of nature’s cycles, where leaves fall, decay, and eventually lead to the rebirth of new life in spring, instilled in her a sense of wonder about the interconnectedness of life and death. The regenerative principle of allowing elements of life to naturally give back to life resonated with Aditi, setting her on a path to explore the mysteries of life’s transitions.
Within the context of her work as an end-of-life care doula, Aditi highlighted a crucial aspect we have lost as modern communities – our innate wisdom and the ability to be vulnerable and interconnected. In today’s individualistic society, we often shy away from acknowledging the reality of death and the need for communal support during such times. Aditi emphasized the importance of embracing interdependence, much like the principles of regenerative agriculture, where diverse elements coexist and contribute to a thriving ecosystem. She noted that our modern systems often fall short of providing the care and support needed for our aging population, and there’s a growing need to recreate multigenerational connections to truly care for our elders.
The conversation between Aditi Sethi and her host, Page Faye, echoed the parallels between regenerative thinking and conscious living. Both themes revolve around embracing the mysteries of life, whether it’s the mysteries of nature or the mysteries of death. By acknowledging and leaning into these mysteries, we can find comfort with the unknown and uncertainty, fostering a deeper connection to the present moment. Just as regenerative systems invite diversity and interdependence, so too does Aditi advocate for a multigenerational approach to elder and end-of-life care. In doing so, we can collectively create a more beautiful and regenerative world, where we honor the cycles of life and death as integral parts of our shared human experience.
Are you an artist, activist, writer, or creator? If so, we would love to have you join our community of storytellers to share with the world your unique lens on regeneration. We support our collective with practical resources and a community of knowledge sharing.