We're taught to push through "that time of the month" and most of us ignore the various signs our bodies are giving us to slow down and pay attention.
When our bodies are out of balance, our menstrual cycles are often irregular, painful and even debilitating. But when we choose to slow down and honor our monthly rhythms through nourishing self-care practices, we heal our cycles and ignite an inner source of creative energy, feminine power, and intuition-- something I call Womb Wisdom.
The physical health and proper alignment of the uterus plays a key role in our overall reproductive health. I learned this first-hand from a Mayan shaman in Mexico in 2001 and then in my professional certification training with Dr. Rosita Arvigo from Belize. [Listen to this podcast for a more in-depth understanding of how my work can jumpstart fertility and improve menstrual cycle health: https://soundcloud.com/user-714621985/102-holistic-fertility-specialist-and-upcoming-author-catherine-gregory]
In my years working with women struggling with reproductive health imbalances of all kinds, what strikes me most is the power of the mind-body connection. Simply put, our thoughts and beliefs about our wombs and cycles directly impact our physical health.
It's not uncommon for women to harbor resentment, dread, shame and other forms of negativity towards this part of their body. Until we begin to heal and shift these negative perceptions, our menstrual cycles and reproductive health will suffer.
Cultivating a loving relationship with this part of your body though nourishing and supportive tools is the key to balancing your reproductive health and awakening your feminine power. Even those who've lost their wombs can benefit from practices designed to heal trauma and awaken the creative energy source in the body where the womb resides.
Bringing awareness to your current thoughts and feelings about this part of your body can initiate your healing process. One of the best ways to do this is through the simple art of journaling. Find a journal or notebook you love, a good pen and take some time alone to answer the questions below.
My journaling rules are simple: Keep your pen moving, write until there's a natural stopping point, don’t worry about grammar or editing and just see what shows up on the page.
1. How do you feel about your uterus, ovaries and reproductive health in general?
2. What are your thoughts about being a woman? Do you express or embrace your feminine power and creative life force?
If so, how?
If not, do you know why?
3. If you've had challenges with your cycles or reproductive health, what has been your biggest struggle?
4. What has helped you most with this struggle?
5. What changes would you like to see related to your menstrual cycles or general reproductive health?
If you'd like to dive more deeply into your personal healing exploration, please reach out to me at email@example.com to schedule a free 15-minute consultation via phone or Skype. I have online offerings for those outside of my area. And I am honored to explore the next steps to guiding you into your own Womb Wisdom!