How to Prepare Financially and Energetically for the BEST Postpartum Experience Possible

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The first time I was pregnant (in 2013) I could not see beyond birth. Everything was about birth. There was nothing else. I just couldn’t imagine life beyond it.  

Now that I am pregnant with number two (we’re due in May), I’m not as focused on birth. Birth is going to happen, and of course I want to optimize our experience, but it’s the fourth trimester I’m really planning for.

During the vital months after my first was born, I had no help outside of my partner, Aaron, who had to go right back to work because we needed his income (and then some).

I didn’t have community.

No meal train.

No frozen bone broth or soup stock.

No help with the laundry and house.

Actually, I didn’t even have a washer or a dryer yet.

A thousand people gave us onsies, and we didn’t need them. We did need more cloth diapers. But this blog post isn’t about that.

This blog post is me taking you by the shoulders, looking you square in the eye, and telling you to prepare. A supportive postpartum requires resources. It requires you shift patterns, expectations, and basically, your entire standard of living.

You deserve that support.

You deserve the resources you need, to hire that support.

Most of us don’t live with our extended family, in community. While your mother, aunt, or sister may be nearby to help out, there’s no shame in doing what you can NOW to set yourself up for the experience you most want, and there are still energetic shifts you need to make. And, just because there are people around you to help, doesn’t mean they’ll automatically know your needs and wants.

When it comes to preparing financially, you have three options:

1. Save steadily and consistently for a duration of time until you hit your goals. You may have a goal to hire a postpartum doula, or a house cleaner, or both. You may also have a goal to make X amount per month during your maternity leave, without working. Wouldn’t it be great if young women (who want to be mothers) were encouraged to save for this long before conception, as much as they’re encouraged to marry?

2. Separate money from time, so you can create sources of income that recur without you doing work in-the-moment. This is what I call a new paradigm of money — one where you receive money for value provided, and not necessarily for time (think: create something once and sell it repeatedly). If you’re entrepreneurial you know what I’m talkin’ about here.

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3. Rely on someone else. Some women have partners who have resources that can temporarily cover everything. Other expecting women contribute significantly to the household earnings. If that’s you, it’s smart to prepare as best you can by choosing either (or both) of the options above.

When it comes to preparing energetically, focus on the following:

1. Know your desires, and own them. There is no point in attempting to ‘find your voice’ or ‘use your voice’ if you aren’t clear about exactly what you want help with. You need to get clear on your primary role and be ready to pass the rest off to your support team. Getting clear on what you do, and don’t want, will require you speak with women who’ve gone through this transition already.

2. Use your voice. Now that you know what you want and what you don’t want, it’s time to practice ASKING for help clearly, and directly. You also want to practice asking for help without guilt. Remember, you deserve this. Growing and birthing a human is epic. It may feel uncomfortable at first to raise your hand and say, “I need ____, and I don’t want ____.” but your emotional, psychological, and physical health depend on it.

3. Get used to doing less, and receiving more. This will challenge your current patterns. It challenged me tremendously (hello, type-a!). If you’re hard-wired to produce results and your self-worth is attached to those results, you’re in for it. You’ll want to practice increasing your capacity to receive support from others with grace. There are strategies, mindset shifts, and embodiment practices I can teach you, that help with this.

This kind of preparation?

There’s emotional healing involved. Self-worth work. There are mindset shifts involved. There are risks that need to be taken, and fears that need to be overcome. Becoming a mother, or becoming a mother again, changes you into a new woman.

One of my favorite experiences with birth is that it connects you even more deeply with your purpose-work. This is because birth connects you to life, AND death, simultaneously. And when you come face to face with death, you start living with less fear, and more intention. You start to claim what you want more readily, because you realize that you won’t be here forever.

Are you excited about gaining clarity and confidence around what you want your postpartum experience to look and feel like? Are you afraid of losing your creative juice and business momentum after the baby comes? Are you feeling unsure and uncertain about how to prepare for your future, energetically and financially?

Do you want to do some deep Soul journaling with me, that’ll reveal to you what patterns and beliefs you need to shift, to make your transition into a well healed, wonderfully supported, and deeply fulfilled mother?  

Whether you’re an entrepreneurial woman who is:

  • Trying to conceive

  • Already pregnant and planning for postpartum

  • Already in your postpartum

  • A new mother

I’ve got a very special PDF guide that I’m creating for you. It’s designed to help you to get clear about the kind of support you want, and help you set up a solid plan for attracting and receiving that support. Think: planning + strategy meets energy-work. Think: your vision all mapped out in one beautiful place.

Sign up here to be the first to receive the [Deeply Supported Mother Workbook] when it goes live: https://bit.ly/2GaN1t4

Big Love,

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  • map (and start to magnetize) your ideal support system with one of my favorite exercises (SO YOU CAN SHIFT INTO TRULY THRIVING)

  • get instant insight on doing work and motherhood on your own terms 

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Anger + Rage: Go Beyond Bypassing + Reactivity to Access Your Pleasure [Part 3/3 of the Liver/Gallbladder/Enema Series]

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Have you ever struggled with anger and rage?

Have you ever felt irritable and frustrated for extended periods of time, but felt totally unsure of how to shift these emotions in healthy and constructive ways, without by-passing them or getting reactive?

Have you ever feared the depths or intensity of some of your emotions?

Today, I’m here to share part III of the Coffee Enema / Liver-Gallbladder Series which features another special video interview with Healing Arts Practitioner and Transformational Feminine Embodiment Mentor, Christina Louise.

Before you watch the video (it’s super insightful) I just want to thank you so much for your comments, insights, feedback, and questions! The amount of interest expressed about the topics we’ve been sharing is SO refreshing.

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Okay, so...

In this video interview Christina and I covered:

  • The connection between the liver/gallbladder and the female reproductive system

  • How to embrace and welcome anger and rage as ‘energy in motion’

  • Healthy expressions of anger vs unhealthy expressions

  • The common trauma-coping tendency to bypass anger with laughter or sadness (and insight into why this happens)

  • Personal experiences that navigate the terrain of why it can be so hard to express the full range of our anger and rage in front of others

  • The importance of having a safe container to express yourself honestly

  • What a containment exercise is, and why it’s so important to work with tools for full-expression and permission (especially now!)

  • And more…..we go really deep in this one!

Watch the video interview here:

After you’ve tuned in, let us know in the comments below what your insights, a-ha’s, and realizations were. Has this interview helped you piece together a part of your personal healing journey? How so? Were you raised with a healthy expression of anger? Or were you raised in a family or culture that shamed and suppressed anger? Let us know in the comments below!

Did you miss Part I and Part II of this series? Get all caught up here:

Read Part I here: The Healing Power of Coffee Enemas for Liver + Gallbladder Vitality [Part 1/3]

Watch Part II here: How to Facilitate Coffee Enemas Intentionally to Radically Upgrade and Heal the Body-Mind with Christina Louise [Part 2/3]

Big Love,

Jillian + Christina Xx


You can find Christina Louise here:

Website: http://www.christinalouise.net/academy
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sell.nick2005.2
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christinalo...


WANT MORE?

Go From Overwhelmed to On-Point with Your Purpose Work with the Deeply Supported Mother Workbook

deeply-supported-mother-workbook

If you want to:

  • identify what needs to come off your plate NOW

  • map (and start to magnetize) your ideal support system with one of my favorite exercises (SO YOU CAN SHIFT INTO TRULY THRIVING)

  • get instant insight on doing work and motherhood on your own terms 

  • take the next-level action steps you’ve been avoiding

Then, this is for you. Download it below for instant access. 

 
 
 

How to Facilitate Coffee Enemas Intentionally to Radically Upgrade and Heal the Body-Mind with Christina Louise [Part 2/3]

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Have you ever wondered about your liver and gallbladder, and how these two very important organs contribute to your vitality, and thereby, your ability to be your best self, and do your best work in the world?

If so, you’re going to love the special guest interview for you, today!

I had the total honor of connecting with Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbal Alchemist, Healing Arts Practitioner and Feminine Embodiment Mentor Christina Louise (pictured to the right), about the healing power of coffee enemas for vibrant female reproductive health!

Connecting with Christina has helped me to gain a new understanding of my own healing journey, and I know you’re going to enjoy this conversation.

The Liver/Gallbladder are often overlooked in their importance to well-being — yet in Chinese Medicine, they are explained to be two organs that are most deeply connected to the health of our Shen, or Spirit. Not only do they process and release toxins/bile from our body, they also happen to energetically + emotionally be in charge of healthy boundaries, anger/frustration, adaptability to change v.rigidity, our dreamworld, and so much more.

At this time of Big Changes sweeping through the collective and particularly in relationship to the Feminine — healthy boundaries, deeper emotional + trauma healing, and anger as an agent of change are all important topics so many of us are delving into.

There is a whole goldmine to be unlocked within cultivating a greater, full-spectrum understanding of these superhero organs as they pertain to your feminine and overall healing.

Get a cup of tea, find a cozy spot, and watch our conversation below.

We cover:

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  • The Five Element Theory approach

  • Christina’s first coffee enema

  • Parasites as intelligent entities that enter a host at a specific time

  • What emotions get stored in the Liver / Gallbladder

  • Building healthy boundaries vs. building walls in relationship to the Liver

  • Getting really intentional with your coffee enemas and why it’s vital to deepening your experience

  • Amplify your coffee enema process through emotional healing

  • How to merge physical purification with prayer and emotional embodiment to harness greater energy mastery

  • Energetic hygiene and collective Feminine healing as it relates to the Liver

Watch here:

What do you think? Have you embarked on any liver and gallbladder clearing before? What came up for you? Leave us a comment below! Also: is there a womxn in your life who might benefit from this information? If so, please share it with her.

Big Love,

Jillian + Christina Xx


WANT MORE?

Go From Overwhelmed to On-Point with Your Purpose Work with the Deeply Supported Mother Workbook

deeply-supported-mother-workbook

If you want to:

  • identify what needs to come off your plate NOW

  • map (and start to magnetize) your ideal support system with one of my favorite exercises (SO YOU CAN SHIFT INTO TRULY THRIVING)

  • get instant insight on doing work and motherhood on your own terms 

  • take the next-level action steps you’ve been avoiding

Then, this is for you. Download it below for instant access.