What are your beliefs around that liminal space where our children come from? What if I told you that many cultures purify and fortify their bodies, minds and spirits several months in advance of even becoming pregnant? They do so in order to ensure that when that seed is finally sewn, it falls upon the most fertile, lovely, nourished soil possible, invited in by their loving parents with clear intention. This can also help set the stage for a vibrant pregnancy or be useful when experiencing infertility.
In saying this, I don't want to give the impression that babies that aren't "consciously conceived" aren't precious because I truly believe all life is precious. None of mine were called in though I have cleansed body, mind and spirit in order to regain my health and fertility and, nonetheless, I love the idea of conceiving with intention. If I have another, this will be my goal. For now, I'll just learn about it and share.
We are powerful creators. Would you like to learn how to integrate these practices in a way that works synergistically with our modern lifestyle? I am continually broadening and building out my curriculum and continue to be inspired by Tibetan fertility traditions, Ayurvedic studies, meditation, the five elements, use of
astrology + lunar cycles to calculate optimal conception dates, how to use mantra + chanting and other less exotic methods a little closer to home like actionable steps for reducing toxins in our lifestyle. I won't claim to be an expert, because my learning will never be done but sometimes a curious mind and an open heart gives way to grace.
I'll never pretend that I have all the answers on this delicate topic, but I will share with you that I have successfully nurtured my own body back from two+ years of infertility and gone on to naturally birth four children at an advanced age.
We are intimately linked to song. This is why we hear story after story of Alzheimer's patients that can't even remember their name, but break into song with perfect pitch and recollection when an old favorite comes on. Its magical the somatic links music makes in not just our brain, but our body. Below is a short playlist I've created inspired by the topic of conscious conception. Why not choose a song for baby and let that be part of what guides you through conception, pregnancy, childbirth + beyond? In Ayurveda, it is suggested that the atmosphere that the husband and wife should aim to generate at the time of conception should be pure, clean, pleasant with both thinking uplifting thoughts to attract a pure and high-vibrational soul. A room enhanced with flowers, incense and soothing music can help create a soft, receptive environment.
Sending you all the baby dust.