A Miracle Challenge
‘Tis the season of giving thanks and celebrating miracles. The miracles I’m talking about don’t require religious beliefs, just a humble recognition that we may not have all the answers.
So let’s do it. Let’s start celebrating our unquestionably fertile selves through a miracle challenge.
No, not a miracle challenge asking for the Universe to deliver the next item on our wish list.
The miracle challenge I hope to initiate is about co-creating a grateful, conception-friendly space in which we go through our days with eyes open for gifts. Large and small. An event, encounter, feeling, an insight, a a thought, that we choose to see through a miracle lens.
What we can also do is co-create a miracle for someone else. Do something that might feel for someone else, a loved one or a stranger, like an unexpected act of grace.
And let’s support each other by sharing our miracles right here in the comments section.
Some miracles are easy to celebrate
Recently I received some stunning pictures of newborn babies from Anna, and Summer, who, not that long ago, were part of our North American Fertility Support Teleconference. Anna conceived her twins the old-fashioned way, at 42, after a failed IVF and Summer’s baby girl came through an in-vitro cycle.
I also got an elated note from A. in the European Visionary Moms’ group letting me know she is pregnant after her first IVF. Katherine, one of the kindest, most generous members of our community, just posted her story on the Fertile Hear Forum. She gave birth to her little girl a couple of months before her 43rd birthday, after a nearly 9 year journey. Hers was an uneventful spontaneous pregnancy.
During our last European session T. shared with everyone that she is 9 weeks pregnant. She also conceived the old fashioned way.
This too is a miracle
And I received emails from M. who is grieving the anticipated results of her second egg donation cycle and from others who are frustrated and fearful, wondering whether their first, or second or in some cases a third child will ever arrive.
The easy and the not so easy
The miracles that make our wishes come true are easy to celebrate.
The question is, how do we invite ourselves to view all aspects of our lives through a miracle lens?
When three big bellied mamas show up at the next holiday party and it feels as though—the baby market closed just before we got there and the child meant for us was handed over to one of those three lucky moms—where do we find the strength to see their pregnancies as our guiding miracles?
I’m not talking about denying the more painful feelings rising up in us; I’m inviting ourselves to use our Fertile Heart Toolkit to turn it all–the desirable and the not so desirable, the easy and the not-so-easy–into a source of strength.
Happy Holidays to all!
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