Having had a number of body challenges over the years, the primary thing I’ve learned is that pain is a messenger and the body will reveal the words it’s holding if we’re willing to listen.
As I haven’t been able to move comfortably for several months, my stillness has supported active listening and kept my attention focused on what’s going on within me.
Part of the message coming to me has been about transitioning into menopause. I’ve been listening to the stories of my grandmothers and eagerly seeking what they have to teach me at this time.
Another piece of what I’ve been hearing offers a different perspective on how I move in the world - encouraging me to transform my pattern of pushing to be and do more - and opening myself to creatively allowing my life to unfold.
In the midst of this exploration, a doll began taking form. She definitely holds the essence of my ancestors. She also requested much love and light focused on her left hip, so it’s been embellished with beads and lace.
There’s another element that’s curious about her -- she’s pregnant -- and I’m not quite certain what she will birth.
She gave me her name - Sweet One - and she feels complete for now, though I expect with her full belly, she’ll be calling on me to be midwife to her creation. As I walk slowly and gently in the world, I’m allowing all this to unfold. I'll be keeping you posted . . .