WORKING WOMAN (part two)
BEING WOMAN (part 1) Creating Balance in a Stress-Filled World
Is your work creative, fulfilling, nourishing, or are you stagnating in a soul-less occupation just to make ends meet or pay the rent? If there is no joy, no sacredness, no love, no purpose in what you do for a living, then all the other areas of your life will also lack balance. If your work is your passion, it will never really feel like work, for it will flow openly from your heart. Do what you love, not what you should, and you will feel light-hearted, harmonious, free. It is not natural for you to spend extended hours in the workforce, away from your hearth, away from the earth, away from your children. If you have taken on a male role in the world, you will emanate force, hardness, stress and control that flow into your co-workers, employees, partner, family, kitchen and bedroom.
How frequently are you making love in a way that is true, real, deeply fulfilling? How long is it since you buried your bare hands in the soft, moist earth, ran barefoot through the grass, luxuriated in a sensual massage, walked in the forest or by the sea, without looking at a clock, checking your mobile phone or lighting a cigarette? Do you often think or talk of your work when with your lover, children, friends? Does it seep into your dreams while you are sleeping? How often do you balance your working life with the essential nourishment of joy, love, laughter, stillness or replenishment? Are you hiding behind your work because you are not being loved enough, or because it makes you feel important?
You, beautiful woman, are the creator, the life-giver. You love to create beauty, peace, simplicity, harmony. In your heart, you already know the answers embodied in the above questions, revealing how much your life is out of balance, and how to regain equilibrium. Remember that you are love, and love is more important than work. If you spend too many hours working, there is not enough time for loving, for enjoying, for being. If your work is the most important thing in your life, you are not living as a real woman. Slow down, stop rushing, pause, breathe, relax, enjoy, be still, connect with the radiant beauty of your inner flame, be the exquisite love that you are, and you will know the intrinsic peace of inner balance.
Living in the fast pace of contemporary civilisation creates tension and imbalance in the pregnant woman, pressuring her to work and keep busy throughout her pregnancy and soon after childbirth. In ancient cultures, she, as Universal Mother, was revered as the bestower of life. Today, she is often stressed and tired through taking on too many other roles and distractions that deplete her precious inner resources.
Your round belly, ripe with love, with the presence of new life, contains the mysterious power that creates the miraculous act of birth. If you do not fully embrace this awesome process, fully experience the delicious aliveness of your pregnant body, fully nurture yourself and your unborn babe, you will feel unbalanced. If you make other things more important than your pregnancy, this will affect your bonding with your babe and your relationship with your partner.
This precious time is for honouring the abundant fertility of your femaleness. Relax, surrender, melt into the sensual joy of pregnancy, of love, of woman. Meditate, receive nurturing, create balance by simply being who you are right now. Rub fragrant oils on your belly, lie in the sun, be with the earth, rest, dance, make love, cherishing every moment of this sacred gift. Enjoy the love and life that is creating your baby, and you will enjoy the balance of being a beautiful pregnant woman.
Are you truly cherishing the blessed privilege of the love you live with your partner? Is this love that you share the most important thing in your life? Or is your life too hectic for you to truly be together in a way that is nurturing, intimate, open and real? Have relaxation, replenishment, passion, joy become a promised dream to be lived together in the future, when you have stopped being too busy, too tired, too distracted? Do you both rarely have time to honour your love because you are striving towards an imagined life that will suddenly manifest when you have retired, paid the mortgage, or your children have grown up? Do you truly enjoy making love together? You are the beautiful Goddess of love ~ open your heart, bare your soul, spend more precious moments with your partner, allowing your love to be the hearth that welcomes you both home. Melt, surrender, soften, leave the dirty dishes in the sink, cancel your appointments, love now, and feel the sweet presence of balance return to your heart, your life. Be with this love, cherish this love, acknowledge this love, and you will know the beauty, the ease, the tranquillity of balance.
WOMAN OF SIMPLICITY
You, beautiful Goddess of gentle heart, loving nature, courageous strength, sincere grace and compassionate warmth will never know true balance if you live a hectic life of rigid expectations and stress-filled complications. Simplify everything, throw away your clutter, be who you truly are, open your heart and relinquish all relationships that dishonour your femininity. As bountiful mother, gentle peacemaker, passionate lover, intuitive healer, wise counsellor, trusted sister, inspiring friend, you are many things to many people. Your love is vast, generous and all-embracing ~ it is not to be used, denigrated or suppressed. Look within to find your divine flame, replenish your energy when you are weary, receive a massage when you are depleted, ask for help when you are overwhelmed. Honour your abundant femaleness and your luscious sensuality. Luxuriate in the peaceful contentment of renewal, the invigorating power of revitalisation and the silent grace of stillness that flows through your body when you pause, relax and simply be. Stop pushing, stop running, and stop forcing. Slow down, look within, connect with the inherent joy of your bountiful source. Do not doubt who you are, be the love that you are. Live from this sacred place of your heart, your hearth, your fire, and you will know the serenity of balance.
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Within the womb of every woman glows the consciousness of Mother Earth. Wildheartwisdom is a web site for nurturing the truth of this powerful feminine spirit and offers support for the female psyche’s many cyclic transformations. Wildheartwisdom focuses upon the deeper joy and purpose of menstruation, lovemaking, pregnancy, childbirth, mothering, relationships, menopause and beyond. Find spiritual guidance for healing from eating disorders, sexual abuse, miscarriage and abortion. There are currently three galleries featuring Sophia’s art and a selection of her article excerpts. As wildheartwisdom evolves more art and articles will be added as well as an extensive resource section. Sophia’s beautiful art and illustrations are for sale and she is currently seeking a publisher for her two books.