PREGNANCY IS A SPIRITUAL INVITATION TO SLOW DOWN, to turn your awareness inward, and to consciously shift from a state of ‘doing’ to ‘being’.
As you bloom into a mother, you are witnessing first-hand the creative power of the Universe and the Mysteries of the Feminine Spirit, who begin weaving a new life pattern for your baby and your rebirth to take place. With it, carrying seeds of potential and possibilities that you, as a mother, have been given the sacred responsibilities to tend to. A nurturing and caring essence begins to saturate your way of being.
With each heartbeat harmonizing with the rhythm of your baby inside the comfort of your womb, you begin to enter into an ‘in-between’ – a suspended state, a void – that acts as a bridge between the old and the new. There, the spiral of transformation begins its course, whether you are aware of its effect on you or not.
By consciously slowing down, you encounter your soul and the mosaic of your past. It will seek to be acknowledged, bringing to the surface of your awareness that which needs to be expressed and healed. Turn inward and listen attentively with an open heart and compassion for yourself. Do not attempt to suppress, deny or ignore, for it will remain stored in your body and energy field. Do acknowledge its presence; it does come with a purpose because it is time. In honouring its teachings, lessons and gifts, we begin a process of releasing the old – making room for the new to arise.
Old patterns will break free, drifting away. You will begin to uncover, within, gifts of deep insights and truths that will carry you as you sail through your pregnancy, birth and beyond – building a new foundation on which to evolve and grow into.
A stronger wiser you is waiting to be reconnected with.
Pregnancy is profoundly sacred. Not only are you growing life within you, but you are also going through your own personal transformation. It is a very potent time in the life of a woman. As you tend to all the layers that make up your Self: your physical, emotional and spiritual body, you strengthen the Universe your baby is dwelling in. By acknowledging, honouring and releasing your past, you purify the sacred space you hold for it.
As you grow into a full moon, pregnancy becomes a time for ceremony, a ground for rituals and an opportunity for healing.
In setting the motion for your transformation, I invite you to welcome stillness in your life with a daily ritual.
Choose an expression that resonates deeply with you or that you feel compelled to. You may choose to meditate, journal or make art. How you choose to go about this is not what’s important. The act of setting a daily intention to check-in with yourself, in turn creating a ritual, is what will open the gateway to your soul.
You may begin each session by simply asking the question:
“What is it within me that is seeking to be acknowledged, honoured and released?”
Listen for the whispers, feel the emotions moving through you, your soul is guiding you – always.
Be gentle with yourself as you begin this inner exploration. Surround yourself with the love and support that you may need as you embark on this journey.
With love + light,
Sacred Circle: I’d love to hear from you! What are/or have been your favourite rituals during pregnancy?