Be Your Own Sacred Anatomy Expert: 12 Facts You Need to Know About Your Womb

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Understanding your sacred body on the deepest level puts you in a position to be a great teacher and luminary.

There's a 98% chance you didn't learn most of the following facts as a young woman. And if you did, consider yourself on the leading edge. 

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12 Empowering Facts Every Woman Should Know About Her Womb + Body: 

1. It Creates and Destroys.

Your womb is the center of your creative energy. During the time that you're approaching ovulation you will feel more social and turned on. At this time, you are energetically preparing to be penetrated by life itself.

After ovulation, you recede into darkness like the waning moon, into a time of introspection. It's here that you will crave more solitude as you traverse 'the dark side' just before entering menstruation.

Ovulation: You create. Energy builds.
Menstruation: You destroy. Energy Releases.

This rhythm is essential to understanding menstruation as spiritual practice.

When you align your mind and heart with the natural rhythm of your biology you facilitate spiritual growth and understanding.

2. You Respond to the Moon.

As a human, comprised of over 80% water, you are intimately linked to the ebb and flow of the lunar cycles (and to the larger movements of cosmic order).

The sacral chakra specifically, is a yin center, that governs the fluids, hormones, and reproductive system of your body.

3. It's Mega Strong.

It's a multi-layered, super-powered muscle and it's the strongest of 'em all.

During birth the uterus has got a wild job to facilitate. For nine months, or ten moons, the womb expands to house a growing human. Then, during an incredible culmination she rhythmically surges, relaxes, and pushes a new human out.

These surges are autonomous, meaning the mother does not have to direct her uterus with her mind, much like we don't have to consciously direct our heart beat. 

4. It Can be in the Wrong Place.

"When a woman's uterus is out of balance, so is her life." - Don Elijio, Maya Shaman 

The uterus has eight ligaments that keep it in it's optimal position not including the ligaments that separately support the ovaries. These ligaments are prone to shortening and lengthening because the womb itself is designed to expand and move.

And just like any other ligaments in the body they can become strained through injury and cause the uterus to move into misalignment. The longer she stays misaligned, the harder it is to get her back to center.

Wise woman tip: When you are menstruating don't do any heavy lifting. The ligaments are flexible and susceptible to misalignment at this time.

Most OB/GYNs are not aware that correcting the misalignment is crucial for a woman's health. And most aren't trained in the hands-on techniques that can realign her. If you think you may have a misaligned uterus I highly recommend seeking a maya abdominal massage practitioner here. 

5. Gravity Brings Her Down.

Although, it doesn't have to if you keep active and keep your pelvic floor strong. Squats, frequent walking/movement, and practicing exercises with your jade egg will help you to keep your womb lifted and central.

6. It Swells During Menstruation. 

Take one look at the photo below and you'll know why your body wants to slow down when you are bleeding. Your uterus gets BIG. An enlarged menstruating uterus, if misaligned, can press upon the descending colon, or the bladder, or in other directions.

Wise Woman Tip: Start a moon-time journal. Write down what phase the moon is in on the first day of your bleed. Then, note where you feel pain when menstruating and monitor this pain to see if it changes from month to month. 

7. It's Yours Before All Else.

Your body, your choice. A well-meaning physician might want to induce you during pregnancy, or prescribe you birth control to help you with your skin, or possibly suggest a hysterectomy.

Remember, you get to step back from any outside suggestion to check in with yourself, first. This is about learning to trust your instincts and your body as an intelligent and divinely-designed vessel. 

8. Prolapse is Real. 

I had never heard of uterine prolapse until I studied with the Arvigo Institute, likely because I was in my early twenties and the sex education I had received in school was archaic.

Prolapse is when the uterus starts to lower down into the vaginal canal. It's often the result of weak pelvic floor muscles, gravity, a difficult birth, or unresolved trauma. You can actively prevent prolapse by starting a jade egg practice and keeping your pelvic floor strong.

9. A Hysterectomy is Not 'Bad'.

Yes, removing your physical uterus can be ultra traumatic if you're not ready and haven't exhausted other options. But it's important to know that deciding to remove your uterus is not good or bad, it just is.

Your womb is an energetic space that can never be taken from you. 

10. It Carries Karma.

Your womb stores information on an energetic level that has been passed down ancestrally from womb to womb. This is what we call the Mother-line. 

It's no mistake that your mother is yours. You stand at the precise place in the mother-line so that you can bring the next level of healing to yourself, your ancestors, and to this planet.

11. Inversions During Menstruation Will Prolong Your Period.

When we bleed, there is a down and outward energy at work in the body. It is wise to work with this energy, rather than resist. 

If you want to assist your body, and possibly shorten the time you bleed, avoid inversions while menstruating (any posture where your pelvis is above your head). 

12. Blood is an Indicator. 

The color and consistency of your blood is an important indicator of your health. Ideally, you want to see bright red blood at the beginning of each cycle all the way through to the end.

Womb Love + Thank you so much!

I hope you enjoyed this list + found it enriching! I'd be super appreciative if you'd share it with your sister-goddess-friends. Knowledge is power, yes, but only when we're confident in ourselves. Here's to more women, knowing and honoring their sacred bodies.

Big Love, 

Jillian Xx

 

 


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Make Space: 5 Power Practices to a Clear + Creative Womb

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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. 

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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.

Big Love,

Jillian Xx


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