I have been trying to spend a lot of time lately in my Sacred Pregnancy book. There are weekly topics and you do them almost like devotionals, journaling and reflecting on each subject. I have been struggling with fear lately, I know it has a lot to do with being told lots of scary stories as a doula. So I randomly flipped to a week and came to week 22: TRUST, and it was EXACTLY what I needed.
Inhale Trust...Exhale Fear...this has become my mantra each night as I fall asleep. I do this little exercise if someone has shared a not so pleasant birth story with me, or if I am feeling particularly stressed. I focus on Inhaling trust, and Exhaling all the fear.
When I breath in trust I envision a strong chain link armor pulling across my body. This armor protects me and gives me strength. It is impenetrable and unbreakable. I am safe.
When I exhale fear I think about this gross black smoke cloud emitting from my mouth. I like to think it is all the toxic thoughts and insecurities that nag at me and they are just exiting my body.
Here is my most favorite quote that I want to write so big and hang in my birth space:
"Have confidence that your baby is growing perfectly and that you will be able to deliver your child with ease and in harmony with the universe. "
I will!!! I do!!! I am!!!