And at the same time, through the discomfort, I feel incredibly amazed each day that my body has the power to grow a human...one day at a time. That I am creating life and carrying two spirits at once. This is powerful.
I'm not here to tell you all about my pregnancy [don't worry!]. But I am here to share my experience with using breath to get me through the discomforts of pregnancy, labor and parenthood - because there are parallels in all that we experience in life.
B R E A T H E T H R O U G H T H E D I S C O M F O R T
Pregnancy, labor and parenthood are all things new to me in the past two years and they are also things that have naturally happened for thousands of years -amazing! There is no "right" or "wrong" way to approach either of these, but a constant between all of them is that when we step away from our foundation, disconnect from our breath, we lose our base.
I was reminded of this when my son was born. I made a choice to have a natural childbirth [with the support of my husband] and used my breath to guide me through the ups and downs. Each time I experienced fear, doubt and anxiety [which happened thousands of times!] I brought my focus back to my third eye and dug deep to find a sense of ease in my breath and to rediscover my power.
This holds true for all that we go through. WE ARE POWERFUL human beings. And sure there are other resources that help to support us through these experiences as well, but remember... our breath is one hell of a powerhouse!
So where does the fear continue to come from? The unknown. Where does our doubt come from? The inability to see our own individual power. How do we get through? Breathe. Through the discomfort, pain, fear, anxiety and chaos.
Take a few extra deep breaths today. Why not? I plan to be there right along side of you - breathing through the discomfort.