There is truly an epidemic these days of under nourished women feeling disconnected from their body and what they truly desire.
I mean how do you even have time to think about what you desire when you have a family, a full time job and friendships you want to nurture?
I see it in myself and in the women I work with more often then not. We have been conditioned to believe that it’s more acceptable for a woman to feel burned out and under nourished than to feel radiant and full of life force.
It’s almost impossible to feel radiant and nourished when we are expected to work longs days through our menstruation, fake our orgasms to keep a harmonious balance in our relationship and tend to all things family related with positive parenting and presence. I mean really, how are we supposed to do it all and feel uplifted and in harmony with our body, mind and soul?
As the feminine rises we are experiencing a huge shift in the energy around the beliefs and patterns we inherited from our mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers. These ancestral imprints that were meant to keep us safe and sound no longer apply to the way life is unfolding for us these days. Women are holding so much more and in such a different way than ever before.
We are being called by our careers, our kids, our partners to be the leader, the way shower, the bridge to love, prosperity and clarity. I don’t know about you but it’s tiring to be all this, continuously and still remain in gratitude for it all when we don’t make the time to replenish.
This is where the paradigm begins to shift! Making time. For many centuries it hasn’t been acceptable to make time for yourself as a woman. You are meant to be of service to your family, your partner, your friends but setting a boundary around self care, well that’s just selfish… right?
No, setting boundaries around self care is essential not selfish.
Boundaries begin with listening to the body and what it needs. A lot of times women tend to think that they don’t need to rest or need to take a break because they can do it all and make dinner without a problem. But over time the body begins to scream through symptoms of imbalance and eventually you can’t ignore the message. Eventually you are forced to listen to the body.
Instead of getting to the point of no return, why not make it a daily practice to notice what the mind thinks it needs and then turn your attention to the body and ask it what it needs?
The body never lies and when we nurture an intimate relationship with it we have find the keys to true health and vitality.
The other aspect of making time is getting the support you need to have time. For some of us this is where we get blocked. We don’t have family close or there is just too much to do. It’s important to get creative, to be devoted and open to the many ways in which you can give yourself time to get what you need.
I invite you to tune into your womb space, placing your hands on your lower belly, deep breath and feel into the ways you can get support for more self care time. Journal about what arises for you when it comes to making time and the possibilities of getting support.
Ask your body what it needs. Notice when the mind chimes in and take note, then go back to the sensations and the signals the body is giving you. Begin to deeply listen to what the body wants and in some way, with the support you need, make time to give your body what it needs.
Self care is Health Care and it’s time to reclaim the health of the female body!