I mean You!
Stepping into the season of celebrations I want to first tell you that I LOVE YOU. You! I don’t mean the generic anonymous “readers of my blog.” I mean You.
The You I am or have been in relationship with.
The You whose lows and highs of the motherhood journey I’ve witnessed week after week on our calls and in the workshops. The You who have trusted me to reveal the fragile, vulnerable parts of your fertile selves.
I’m not confessing the kind of “divine love” that I hear some spiritual teachers profess toward humanity or the followers at their retreats. I’m not really sure how I feel about humanity as a whole. No, I’m not giving up hope, that’s not something any of us can afford to do. But I have no illusions about the need for radically fast forwarding our evolution.
Thank you for hearing me!
But back to my love and my adoration of YOU. I adore you, beautiful Visionary Moms who have responded to my invitation to genuinely engage on this blog in both our introductory and Visionary Circles, in a way that this beautiful Fertile Heart OVUM Birthing Practice demands of us.
Yes, it’s the practice that demands a deeper conversation. It’s a creation. Not a product I manufactured. But truly a creation that came through me the same way my children did; came through me after a long gestation, lots of contractions and countless expert midwifery especially on the part of my astonishing partner, Edward Nathan Baum. Not a single wall of this FertileHeart schoolhouse could have been built without immense commitment on his part. Thank you, my darling husband!
And of course not a single wall could’ve been built without you and all the Moms who have come and gone through the doors of this schoolhouse. I hope some of them are reading this blog and take a few minutes to say hello.
Miracle challenge – the easy and not so easy
So during this season of miracles. as each year, I’m inviting you to 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 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.
As each year, the miracle challenge I’m initiating 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.
Better yet, you could be, if only for a few moments in the coming weeks, the miraculous, brave, generous you, which you’ve been waiting for this baby to deliver.
And let’s support each other by sharing our miracles right here in the comments section.
Happy Holidays to all!