Before I could live on purpose, through conscious co-creation with the Universe, I was required to release the baggage I had carried in my womb unknowingly for twenty years.
The womb, governed by the sacral chakra, is a mysterious realm. It's far beyond a physical organ, just as you are far beyond a physical body. Womb refers to Source, or Origin, and was once called the Matrix (something where something else forms). It's an energy center where all life generates, and not just human life, but the life of your deepest desires.
The womb is also where you develop a sense of self and then determine how to relate to people, places, events, and concepts. It relates to your financial life, self-worth, and self-expression. It's where you create, destroy, and sometimes hold onto old stuff.
When I say hold onto old stuff, I'm talking: relationships that are ready to be re-accessed. I'm talking: pain and trauma from experiences related to menstruation and sexuality. I'm talking: outgrown parent-child attachments and other roles you play.
The good news is your womb can be easily cleared so that you can collaborate with the cosmos on a deeper level.
Because you're not here to be the carrier of all the baggage. I declare: You're here to drive your life, full power, in lightness and joy.
If you want to be in the driver's seat, you've got to trust and let go, but we'll get to that...
First, I need to tell you a story.
In 2012 I was in a self-care training with the Arvigo Institute of Maya Abdominal Massage. I sat in an intimate circle of women while we explored the womb both anatomically and energetically.
After the first class, I checked into my room, and fell into a deep sleep. About mid-morning I awoke from a horrific dream in which I had killed my baby sister (representing my innocence), dragged her body to a murky swamp (representing shame + guilt), and sat waiting with an ex-lover for my crime to be revealed.
In my real waking life, I had cheated on someone with that ex-lover. Selfishness, secrets, bad karma.
I managed to sit up in the dark and scribble this dream down illegibly. It was deeply cathartic, a cellular level purge.
That stuff was dark and it had been buried in my womb. After the dream I felt bathed in holy water and held in a blanket of love. It was a miracle healing I didn't know I needed.
The very next night I awoke mid-morning from another terrifying dream. This time, I was on a treacherous cliff-side.
Not only was I on this cliff, with a storm looming above, but I was hanging out of the window of a dilapidated house, with an iron cable strung from my belly button, that held the weight of a massive car, that dangled forty feet below.
Above me: death storm. Below me: killer rocks and raging ocean.
The heavy weight, strung from my navel, pulled me down to the depths of hell. I cut the cable and released the weight. It was another dream healing. Goodbye, darkness. Hello, Light.
The dreams had efficiently cleared my womb of the pain, guilt, and shame that I did not consciously know were a part of me any longer.
There are many ways to clear your womb of the baggage you've been carrying around. Dream work is only one of them. Because it's a new year, and I know you want to start fresh, here are 5 Power Practices To A Clear + Creative Womb:
1. INTEND TO LET GO
Intend to make space. Intend to clear out all that no longer serves you. Intention is the first and most important aspect to womb clearing. You've got to decide and commit. See it done. Feel it done. Student of yoga? Try invoking the Hindu Goddess Kali Ma (she is an energy that is already within you) to help you with destruction, death, and rebirth.
2. TIME IT RIGHT
Practice womb clearing when you're menstruating. Imagine all of the 'old stuff' and the 'old you' becoming your blood and leaving you... f o r e v e r. Let go, Let go. You can also practice womb clearing when you feel the urge to deep clean your home (likely this will align with the waning moon). When you feel the urge to clean, clear space, and purge, recognize that this need is not just surface deep. Let it be an indicator of what's happening within you.
3. CORD CUTTING
Try this: lay on your back and go deep. Like, shavasana deep. Sink into the earth. Focus on your breathing as you invite your spirit guide to you (goddess, ancestor, guru, animal, angel, etc).
When your guide arrives she (or he) carries a sword. Watch in your mind's eye as she sharpens the sword. Bring your attention to your womb and visualize all the little tentacles (or energy cords, like electrical lines) that radiate outward to people, situations, etc.
Now, invite your guide to cut away the cords that no longer serve you and that drain your precious creative energy. This is a very powerful visualization I started practicing when I got acquainted with the work of Doreen Virtue.
4. DREAM WORK
Purchase a journal specifically for dream recording. Keep it at your bedside, pen ready. If you're an herbalist, or like working with plant-medicine, harvest mugwort (artemisia vulgaris) with the intent to connect with the feminine-lunar realms. As you harvest, whisper your intention to the herbs.
You could say: help me work with my dreams, help me cleanse my womb, help me release what no longer serves me, etc. Go to sleep when you're tired, with the intention to remember your dreams. (If you don't think you'll remember, you won't). You can also bring your jade egg to sleep with you. Wear it as instructed in our free e-book or place it under your pillow after speaking your intention into it.
Write your dreams down and don't worry about processing or analyzing them right away. First, get into the habit of dream recall. The messages and k n o w i n g will surface as your dream work practice deepens.
5. WORK WITH JADE
Starting a jade egg practice is an incredible way to work with your womb on an energetic level. The womb carries a collective memory, one that is being healed rapidly right now. Do you feel the shift?
Think about this: if there was no way to r e m e m b e r the events or karma of life, what would be the point? How could we measure our growth here? Each and every cell that organizes your body contains memory.
To read more about the healing power of a jade egg practice you can download the second edition of my free e-book How to Start a Jade Egg Practice here.
You can clear the collective and individual memory from your womb, through any of these five steps, to move into a time of great personal clarity, awareness, and co-creative power. We need you in full power. Are you ready?
New Year. New You.