Affirmation Monday #7

"300,000 women will be giving birth with you today"

 

Oftentimes when things get tough or scary, for me at least, I find it comforting that other people feel the same way I do. That I am not alone in feeling sad or frightened. Not that I'm glad they feel that way, it's just that I am not the only one who has to deal with this. 

In labour, fear is a normal (but not necessary!) emotion. If nothing else, you can take comfort in the fact that around the world, at this very moment, roughly 300,000 other women are doing the exact same thing that you are! All of these women are feeling any number of emotions right now. And they are any race, any religion, any type of woman you can imagine. But they all have one thing in common, regardless of everything else. They are bringing life into this world. 

Draw from the strength of the countless women who birthed before you, and from the many women who are birthing with you right now. You are all in this together. You are all strong, fierce goddesses. And you can do this. 

-Lila

Beautiful print from one of my favourite artists, Vanja Vukelic

Beautiful print from one of my favourite artists, Vanja Vukelic