The superficial doesn’t make us fertile
In our ongoing Fertile Heart Miracle Challenge we keep inviting ourselves to view everything, the welcome and the unwelcome guideposts on the human trek. through the lens of faith.
But after leading a recent Fertility Support Teleconference, I thought I’d give myself permission to sing a slightly different tune today. Just in case any of us would be tempted to turn that miracle challenge into a “positive thinking” contest.
So I dedicate this post with appreciation to the New York Times Fertility Diaries, which have energized the activist in me this past year in a myriad of ways. (At the end of this blog are links to my posts inspired by the diaries.)
I confess that my first response to pretty much every piece in that column was:
Are you f***ing kidding me?
I do know that anything or anyone who elicits a charged response—be it elation or frustration—can become my greatest healer.
I also know, that that can only happen, if I make lots of room for whatever it is that rises up in me, when I feel thwarted, injured or disappointed.
Doorway to freedom
Then of course, creating a safe space for all the inconvenient feelings doesn’t mean getting stuck in that space. Validating such feelings is not the same as validating the reality of victimhood. The tools of the Fertile Heart OVUM practice are all about transforming painful feelings into doorways to freedom. They help us recognize ourselves as the only reliable agents of change in our own lives.
In case you too will be energized in the coming year, as I was energized by the Fertility Diary, click on the video above, do a little Body Truth and belt it out with Kate Miller-Heidke.
You’d be surprised how fertility boosting a song can be!
As always, being able to share and articulate the easy and the tough to people who can hear us and respond, is the most priceless of gifts. So let’s gift each other in the comments section below this post. Is there something or someone that really gets to you?
Here’s to all the healers among us!