Self Reflection for Sacred Anatomy

As we learn anatomy we are reminded how our body is our compass, how our feelings of pain or discomfort or shame may be guiding us to where our healing needs to focus.

As we come to support, share, guide, educate and connect with women during pregnancy and birth and postpartum it is important to be able to be with them – without judgement, competition, nor projection.

This is challenging as we are also working within our own body and our healing journey so far. I don’t think you need to stop and wait until that magical time when you do not need healing (we are constantly journeying through the magnificence of the healing reflection our body provides).

I think we need to be more aware of our own opinions, thoughts and stories that have led us in our healing journey. I think the same way we want to hold space for healing and support in someone else’s journey – we need to be so gentle, loving, kind and patient with ourselves.

We need to do the inner work to stand by someone’s side and help and support them as they are asking and not how we are feeling triggered or projecting our fears from our own experiences, birth trauma or ancestral trauma.

Therefore we need to be in control of our energy. We need to know where we may need further healing, connection work, debriefing or trauma work.

We need to constantly be prepared to reflect and improve on our listening skills, communication skills, our attendance, the words we use, the way we interact, our attitudes, our own stories and the ancestral lines and mother lines that will influence our state of consciousness.

We need to make the effort to deeply align with a Sacred Feminine wisdom within us so we may be used as instruments and not by our ego when it comes to supporting women.

We need to reflect on how we see our own body, our own biology, how we relate to sexuality, to sensuality, to our female anatomy, to relationships and to Mother Earth.

Take some time to journal for 10 minutes – try not to stop your pen. If you have run out of things to write, write “I have run out of things to write but I have to keep writing and…”

Write on the following topics:

  1. My relationship with my Womb
  2. My relationship with Mother Earth
  3. My relationship with my menstrual cycle
  4. My thoughts on sexuality

Ask your mother and her mother, as far as you can, how they learnt about sex, their period, their births, becoming a mother. Find out about how women were treated in the societies they lived in – Could they vote? Could they study?

What were their roles? What was their class in society? Was a mother present with her children after the birth? As babies and toddlers?

Was their trauma during birth? Was there abuse in the family or society?

Could women speak their mind and were they respected?