Spinning cells into soul
Unfurling without conscious control or effort.
Dancing together in the incredible might of creation…
This pendant was created as a “womb with a view.” I made it to help me feel connected to the baby within and to acknowledge the beauty and power of the uterus and the developing child. It is also a perfect gift for midwives or doulas. People especially like the detail of the little placenta and umbilical cord in the design.
For me, the question of what makes a family boils down to opening up to make room. Our last baby was an unexpected addition to our family. After my initial feelings of surprise and some degree of distress and even a little sadness, I was really amazed to see how very soon I started to feel space opening up in my mind, heart, body, and family for a new person. And, I thought, isn’t this the very essence of family? Opening up. I spent my childhood with three siblings, but geographically isolated from other family members and so almost all of our holidays were spent as just us, the immediate family. It used to make my mom feel sad not to have a houseful of company for Thanksgiving. However, then, even as the residents of the actual family house decreased as we grew up and moved away, our family opened and expanded to include more members (and more schedules!). I got married in 1998 and our family boundary expanded to include my husband. We then had our first baby in 2003 and the family opened up to receive a first grandchild and then later the spouses of my siblings and two more grandchildren from me. My brother and his wife had their first baby last July and again our now-extended family expanded to create room and joyfully welcomed his arrival. And, with my own fourth baby, we again opened and welcomed him with love.
My parents’ house at Thanksgiving is pretty full and pretty busy now!
hands open to receive
she’s finding her way
she’s finding her way…
via Birth as Initiation.
Modified from this post: Opening Up… | Talk Birth.
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