A breaking of the bond between mother and infant can happen at any time - in utero, during birth or while growing up.
The breaking of this sacred bond between mother and child, no matter the cause, will have significant effects on the developing baby’s connection to self and spirit.
Period pains, cramping, emotional mood swings… the list goes on. For many women, menstruation can be painful, challenging and generally just gets in the way.
Learning to recognise the wisdom of your body, rejoice in your capacity for creativity and to reduce the pain associated with periods is a journey many women have taken. Perhaps now it is your time to reclaim your female power.
There is a theme alive at the moment, which is the importance of connecting with our feminine energies (whatever your gender) and honouring our need for these yin qualities in sufficient quantities.
This is not a temporary necessity, but rather a shift into a different way of being and meeting the world. We can only be truly present when we honour these yin principles of the sacred feminine.
The theme I am noticing as we come towards the end of 2018 seems to be coming home to yourself.
As preparations get underway for the merriment of Christmas and New Year time, whatever your circumstances or beliefs, wherever you are travelling to or visiting, this feels like a beautiful opening of potential, inviting you to come more deeply into yourself.
We have been working through individual and collective themes of masculine and feminine qualities for some time now. (See my previous blogs here, here, here, here and here)
This has included both the inner experience of these aspects of our psyche and the outer expression of them in the world, as well as seen on a greater scale in global society.
As we reach the tipping point between dark/light of the longest night and shortest day in the Northern hemisphere, we are able to access a new place of balance with our own sense of feminine/masculine.
Healing is a concept that is often romanticised. Dreaming of complete and total recovery without anything remaining of the original hurt and trauma.
This is too idealistic (and I say that as someone who is an idealist). Too perfect to be truly human.
I think the truth is more like scar tissue.
I am not one to offer cures for any condition, but for judgement I will make an exception.
Judgement is so incredibly emotionally debilitating, spiritually devastating and mentally exhausting, that it does require something to be written of its cure.
Optimal functioning of the Heart meridian includes feeling deep love and warmth for yourself and life, and being able to offer and receive this from others.
However, we will all have experienced some form of hurt where our protective instinct is to close off the heart to guard against future hurt.
You may have come across the chakra system, which describes the subtle energy fields present in our bodies.
The seven main chakras on the body are usually located from the base of your pelvis to the top of your head. Other smaller chakras are also thought to be present. While still others are thought to continue beneath you as your energetic connection to the Earth and above you as your energetic connection to Source.
Let’s focus on those located on/within the physical body, and in particular those located within the main torso of the body: root, sacral, solar plexus and heart.
Your body is smart and vastly intelligent.
Your body holds the knowing of every experience you have ever had. Your body holds all of the records of your birth, growing up and adulthood.
Your body holds the stress, the trauma, the tension. Your body remembers the warmth, the holding, the goodness.