Today, my husband and I went to see our OB doctor and found out the sex of our baby. It mostly would be a girl! This special thought brings me to this spiritual blog to talk about a very special aspect of pregnancy, which many mother-to-be may ignore or not be aware of: the Spiritual pregnancy.
Spiritual pregnancy is a unique experience that is lived by every woman who accepts pregnancy and prepares for motherhood. However not every pregnant women know how to turn it on. Moreover, spiritual pregnancy is easy to be influenced by the culture of society, shaped by what other people do or experts think.
Thus the foundation of spiritual pregnancy starts with self awareness, awareness of our own thoughts, feelings, sensation and intuition. It is not limited to blissful states of positive energy, but includes feeling of fear and uncertainty. Self-awareness can help us to focus on our inner-self, the baby inside us and the connection between mom and baby. It helps make our experience of pregnancy more peaceful as our body grows, emotions change, priority shift, intuition strengthens and our receiving every day as it arrives.
Be aware of your vast inner treasures and how you can express them through your family life. Practice bringing yourself to ordinary activities: playing soothing music in your house, cooking a healthy meal for dinner, hanging beautiful painting or photos at your bedroom, setting up warming lighting in the living room. It is just that simple!
A heart-centered approach to a spiritual pregnancy then move to create a system of prayer or mediation, making choices based on intuition, exploration of the psyche, embracing fears with acceptance, forgiveness and letting go perfection or unrealistic expectations. It is about breaking from our normal routine and following the divine information from inside of our wisdom.
Spiritual pregnancy also mean to open our heart to receive love from people around us, e.g. our partners, parents, relatives, friends, neighbors and colleagues. Absorb all these nourishing energy and wrap it around us and our baby. Open our heart and take them in and let them strengthen and inspire us along the pregnancy road.
Pregnancy is a miracle road. During pregnancy, a woman is not only connected with God as a co-creator, she is also hosting an angel inside her! A mother’s joy begins when new life is stirring inside, when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.
I like the way Mary mason described a baby: baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart till the day you die.