The last few weeks I’ve found myself dragging my feet around the house, struggling to write at my computer, very very SLOW and if I’m honest, a little confused …
My animal body is grieving the loss of my college boy’s presence.
It doesn’t matter that I am happy for him or that I have plenty to do that I am deeply passionate about.
MY BODY FEELS.
There is nothing I can do to override that with my rational brain.
Why am I sharing this with you?
The antidote to any moment of intensity is the opposite of what we have been taught– to dissociate or muscle through.
Vaginal Steaming is a time-old healing tradition, meandering its way into mainstream consciousness.
While it is contraindicated during pregnancy, there are tremendous benefits for preconception, clearing and preparing the body for pregnancy and childbirth.
It also provides wonderful postpartum support helping to gently heal and fortify our tissues.
The first time I was introduced to the technique, I could feel my whole body sing YES, but it took me YEARS to actually try it.
When I finally did, it felt deep, magical, wondrous, a holy portal into realms I sensed, but rarely accessed.
I’m thrilled with all the wisdom rising up around how to honor our cycles.
As women we are cyclical beings.
As mammals, bodies that live on the earth, we are a part of NATURE. We are cyclical beings.
I LOVE learning about the different phases of our menstrual cycle, the moon, the seasons and the energy and the quality each phase brings forth.
Understanding the FLOW, being able to locate yourself and honor where you are in a cycle is instrumental to the feeling of EASE and alignment in your being.
The glaring piece that is missing in all the prevailing wisdom I’ve seen about honoring and creating in alignment with your cycles is BIRTH.
I’m sitting with the darkness tonight…
We are moving into our darkest days here in the northern hemisphere.
The new moon is upon us and my body is also surrendering to the dark moon of my cycle.
I used to dread the descent into darkness and if I am fully honest, there is a part of me that still resists…
It is the wisdom of the Feminine Cycle of Creation that reminds me to lean in.
There is magic in the darkness.
Fall… back to school.. re-entry into our new masked world…
This time of year always feels like a new beginning, but now more so than ever.
Fresh starts are a period of conscious creation.
A time to feel into and honor our DESIRE.
What is true for you now?
Where do you want to go?
Birthing our creative projects is similar to birthing our babies in that both can challenge us and take us places we have never been before. We can come through to the other side having had an experience of intense grueling difficulty or an experience of intense empowerment and rapture. The difference between the two is rarely the objective facts of the birth, but our subjective experience of it.
In my work helping women birth their babies with pleasure, I have found that a woman who prepares to have an Ecstatic Birth brings this wisdom into her mothering and all aspects of her life.
Used consciously the underlying principles of Ecstatic Birth can enable us to birth our metaphorical babies through pleasure as well.