This is about Self-Acceptance
I admit it. I have not loved my belly 🙁 I have resisted her roundness, rejected her rolls.
That sacred center where life is created …. where ideas and inspiration are gestated and given form … that womanly space which I had replaced with an impossibly hard, flat, masculine ideal … SHE has been yelling-through-swelling for my attention. But I have ignored her. Raged against her. I have squeezed her, tried to exorcize her, run away from her and push her down.
I have not loved my round belly. I have not wanted to age. Where did my fit youth go?
Then, finally, on that sacred, feminine isle of Bali, I listened to my womb wisdom, round belly, mature feminine creative SOURCE energy.
I said “I love you, I am sorry, please forgive me” to my belly. Over and over again. And as I did this, something surprising happened!
I had thought my bleeding years were over. I watched my belly swell as I became “She Holds Her Blood Within.” Crone. Hag. Sweet Grandmother.
And then … A full immersion in the feminine. A big YES to my belly in Bali … and lo … a Moon Cycle!
So it is that I dance at the cusp of Mother & Crone. Not fully one nor the other. Being grateful for the red stains of my cycle, AND for the belly wisdom, round & soft, of the Wise Woman Elder <3
This is about Self-Acceptance. It is about RECLAIMING our Sacred Feminine Creative Power. A creative power that extends far beyond that of giving birth/giving life. It is a power to RE-Create the world in HER image … the image of the mother who loves SELF, loves, honors and cares for ALL of her children.
Aho! May it be so <3