My experience as a midwife and mother tells me that there is no rushing the process unless you want to create problems. I need a midwife myself to guide and remind me when I forget, to know that I have the answers withing and help me get to them, to believe in me when I do not. I do this for others in my healing practice but it is hard to midwife oneself.
I must make time to focus on what I am bringing forth, nourish it in many ways, keep away from what would harm it. Asking questions, gathering information, trusting my instincts and intuition give me confidence to make decisions about what is best for me. Embracing my fears and what they teach me removes blocks to my progress. Having a flexible plan gives structure to my actions and choices. I wait for the time of quickening, then for the time to bring forth, alert for the signs.
Now, the time is so close. Still, I wait and feel the stirrings that tell me soon my "baby" will be born. Then labor- the sweat of hard work, the test of all I believe and all my preparation. One way or another it will come forth. Elation! Awe! Disappointment! all mingle in this intense experience of birth but it has been accomplished the best I can.
Tender time of postpartum adjustments. New life with a new life. Crazy good. Crazy just crazy. I still need support to see it through in good health as I become comfortable and confident in my new state of being.
Now I've got the swing of things! On we go to more experiences, gestations, births and postpartums, ever creating.
I see life as a series of birthing experiences, a natural cycle of evolution and development. I have birthed children, businesses, craft projects, garden projects and other creations. Healing can be seen this way too. As a midwife, I know how to help you through the process. We work together to bring forth a more whole you. It is a pleasure for me to serve as midwife to healing.