To build anything we must first have a good foundation. Of course nutrition, exercise, minerals and supplements are a good place to start. But, what we also really need is to develop our ability to receive; tap into our femininity and learn to nurture our creativity.
We live in an age where we get mixed messages all the time about what it means to be feminine. We are expected to be a go getter, lift heavy things, take care of the kids, have a high powered job, cook, look sexy, and have it all together, all at the same time! It’s a challenge to keep up with all of it.
Celebrating what we are naturally good at, rather than trying to be something outside our nature, is both exhausting and not optimal for fertility.
What do I mean by being receptive?
When I was in labor with my first child I remember wanting to “DO” labor, I felt that I needed to walk, bounce, move, push and change positions at all times. I was in a major masculine mode. But that wasn’t working in my favor. What I needed was to allow, breathe, open, rest, and go inwards. But the athlete in me kept wanting to push forward.
It’s the same with the way we want to control our fertility, when in fact, what is needed is more yielding opening, patience, and receiving. I know this is hard advise to hear, let alone follow.
Here is a short list of ways you can incorporate femininity and receiving into your day that is a little more in line with the life of a modern day woman.
- Walking meditation
- Yoga (but not the hot kind)
- Accepting a compliment
- Asking your husband for a foot massage
- Asking for help from a friend or relative
- Intentional Breathing for 5 minutes
- Wearing something that makes you feel sexy and beautiful for no reason at all