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The Nourished Home Blog
I’ve found myself up a little later at night this past week thinking about where we’re headed as a planet. The tweets, the rhetoric, the back and forth posturing and threats that unfolded between the U.S. president and North Korea have had my mind racing.
And what took place at the white supremicist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend sickened me. Hundreds of white men from around the country held tiki torches they likely bought at Walmart and raged against all those who are not just like them.
They chanted against people of color, women, Jews, Muslims. They spoke of “taking their country back”. Back from whom? Back from what? Who has oppressed and subjugated white men in the United States? Ever?
And then there were the courageous souls who chose to stand for equality, peace, and racial harmony.
I was 27 years old when my husband and I felt the call to have our first child.
Although the call was strong I felt such fear and uncertainty. One thing I knew for sure was that I had no idea what I was doing when it came to birthing and raising a baby.
So how did I choose to dive into such a massive endeavor?
On my birthday, about 30 minutes after I shared with you that I am pregnant I got a scary call from one of my midwives.
She told me that my 20 week ultrasound showed our baby’s brain was measuring about two weeks too small.
The baby was sleeping during the ultrasound and wasn’t giving the technician the best angle to see her head or her heart. So we knew that we’d need to do another ultrasound to get those images. We weren’t alarmed by this and everything else had looked great.
But then came this call from the midwife. With this “news” my alarm bells went off.
Today is my birthday and I’m ready to celebrate something big that’s been unfolding for me.
I believe that life is a soul-stirring adventure, a series of unpredictable moments and experiences that can stir our souls awake into our deepest, most whole-hearted truths.
I believe that the ups and downs of the soul-stirring adventure teach us so much about who we really are, what we're really made of, and what it is we truly stand for.
All that's unfolded for me and my family over the past five months has had it's ups and downs. One big change has been a catalyst for a lot of other decisions my husband and I have made that impact the trajectory of life for us and our girls.
As you enter the weekend with your family, open up to the possibility of remembering how to come home to yourself, your power, your sense of calm confidence, and inner trust that was once so strong when you were a young child. If you're with young children this weekend, maybe even observe and follow their lead.
Right now, take a moment today to remember a "Golden Moment" in your early childhood.
I have been very quiet here the last few weeks. It's been a time of going within as my family and I are navigating some unexpected changes.
The past few weeks have been a mix of joy, grief, fear, and reverence for the lack of control that I have over the big stuff in life (a lesson I get to keep on learning...).
In the grand scheme of things, all is well. Truly.
This morning at school drop off I shared what's going on with a friend and fellow parent. And she transformed into the fairy godmother or guardian angel I so needed today.
This is what Spring is looking like in Maine right now. Beautiful and cold. Part thaw. Part ice. Waxing and waning between mud and snow as the temperatures rise and fall.
What does it mean to be aligned with this time of year here in Maine?
What does it look like to be at peace with this part of the yearly cycle?
Today I choose to walk through the mud and snow.
I was working with one of my beloved clients yesterday who is going through major change and releasing so much that no longer serves. One thing that's been stopping her from the change she desires is the fear that she'll lose her "identity."
So we went there. I encouraged her, "Let's go straight through to the fear. What will happen to your identity if you make this change?"
With a deep breath of relief and knowing in her body she realized, "Ah, this change won't truly alter who I am in my life and community." A simple yet profound revelation.
If you watch the news these days it is easy to be overcome with fear, anxiety, and confusion. Yet something that transcends the politics and conflicts of our times is arising.
A great awakening is unfolding and I'm thrilled to speak to this on International Women's Day.
While our anxieties may be rising about the great complexities we face politically, technologically, societally, and environmentally, our consciousness and resolve to DO something is also elevating.
I believe that by virtue of being alive at this time, we have been given an assignment to be peacefully powerful stewards for our children, families, communities, and planet.
"Your mother is a woman. And women like her cannot be contained.
There is a curse that will be broken. One thousand girls raise their arms now that reconciliation is possible.
If we're gonna heal, let it be glorious."
~ Beyoncé Knowles