Can you get pregnant? For many of us, the repeated failure to conceive is the first indication that our path to parenthood is taking an unexpected turn. I remember feeling so defeated each month when my period showed up despite my best efforts to time, measure, and track every observable detail of my reproductive cycle.
And then there were those cycles when I thought and hoped with every fiber of my being that I was … perhaps … actually pregnant.
Kaboom! Hope was shattered sending splinters through my heart and soul when, damn it, again the bleeding would start. WTF!
And then there was the time when I thought I was pregnant … and trying so hard to keep breathing, to not hold my breath, to keep moving so the days could pass … and what, are you sure. By all that’s holy … I was actually, measurably pregnant.
Fireworks! Dancing! Singing! Massive celebration at the soul level!
I can get pregnant!
But the serious-business folks at the clinic told me they were “cautiously optimistic” – the blood test result was a low value and the odds were against holding the pregnancy.
Way to kill my buzz.
No matter, for today I am pregnant. Today I stand in the space of possibility. Today I acknowledge and celebrate that I CAN.
And, I can also acknowledge that I want a healthy embryo who can grow into a healthy baby. I stand whole-heartedly in that possibility too.
And if this embryo cannot develop into a healthy baby, I acknowledge that my body’s wisdom will release this pregnancy.
I stand in that possibility and maintain my focused commitment to creating a healthy pregnancy.
In every conception there is a touch of magic, a miracle, a sprinkle of pixie dust … whatever you want to call it. Every element must come together just so. And even under lab conditions, putting all the right elements together in an optimal environment, without that touch of magic, a baby cannot develop.
This is the piece that is out of our hands – out of the hands of the humans who do their part in love or in technology. Only in the hands of the Great Spirit, natural forces of the Universe, or however you want to identify it – that’s the magic key. Our best practice is to acknowledge this truth and respect its wisdom.
Have you celebrated your pregnancies? Even if you miscarried. How beautifully magical that you conceived!
Can you stand in the place of possibility?
How does it feel when you consider standing in the place of possibility?
Try this on if you need some help accessing that place of possibility:
I am standing in possibility.
I can see so many directions to go.
In this moment I am ____________________
I give thanks that I am ___________________
What does tomorrow hold? No need to spend today on that.
I feel my joy.
I feel my pain.
I remember and feel love.
This is how I live fully.
As always, I’d love to hear from you.