Yes – this month let’s keep things simple and focus on the most important aspect of our lives – LOVE.
As Rebekah Shaman says “We live in a reality based on duality, where there has to be a polar opposite (light/dark, war/peace, fear/love, male/female, negative/positive, etc) but most of us have been programmed to only see the negative perspective and be a victim of life”
She is right but we, as humans, have the ability to change our mind set whenever we choose. We just need to want to do it and work at it. This was the over-riding theme I felt as I connected with new moon energy this month. As I pulled the Creation Fertility cards I sensed “self love” was high on the agenda – that unconditional love that we rarely connect with but is deep and has no bounds. I had a sense that this month it is time to re-connect and treat ourselves and our planet as we would like to be treated.
It’s all about LOVE. Say something positive daily
It’s super easy. Just stand upright to begin and ground yourself. Let your shoulders drop and keep your spine straight. Your arms lie to your side. This is basically mountain pose (see illustration below). When you feel grounded raise your arms above your head as if
you are holding the moon (nurturing love. Fabulous when you are feeling emotional, have PMS or feeling vulnerable and fragile or nearing your period or even a pregnancy test)
Sun (dynamic energy – at the beginning or during a conception preparing cleanse or assisted conception. When you need courage, energy, courage or need support before an important meeting )
A ball (your ovaries or a fertilised egg. This is great to do around ovulation and the conception window; at egg collection and egg transfer) between them.
Notice that this position is similar to the cup of a goblet/chalice and your body the stem of the cup. Imagine that the cup is full of the positive energy which comes down through you. If you lift your head; looking slightly upwards and backwards you can imagine that you are drinking/absorbing that energy. Breathe deeply for 3 counts inhaling this energy. Now return your arms to your sides and begin your day or repeat the process 3 times.
3. Love yourself daily with a self-hug
Oxytocin is a chemical in our bodies that scientists sometimes call the “cuddle hormone.” This is because its levels rise when we hug, touch, or sit close to someone else. Oxytocin is associated with happiness and less stress and research indicates it has a strong effect in women.
In an article entitled, How Hugs Heal by Dr. Mercola he shares these benefits of hugging.
*A 20-second hug reduces the harmful physical effects of stress, including its impact on your blood pressure and heart rate
*A 10-second hug a day may fight infections, boost your immune system, ease depression and lessen fatigue
*The giver of a hug receives just as much benefit as the receiver, but some research suggests the healthiest hugs must come from someone you trust (like yourself!!!)
This month it is all about love. It is time to bring ourselves to that empowered place on our own. This takes practice and it may take time but hugging yourself will lessen feelings of anxiety while benefiting your physical and emotional body.
4. Write or use LOVE affirmations:
We have considered this already but use the affirmations from the Creation Fertility cards. Card 2 recommends
I am blessed with love and live in harmony
How to say affirmations:
You can either just make some up which resonate with you and then write them up individually and place in a small jar. Each day or week dip into the jar and pull one out to you. You can either keep it in your pocket, place on your sacral altar, put in your purse or stick onto a mirror. Alternatively, I suggest you use your Creation Fertility bracelet. Each bead represents the affirmation and you are wearing it daily! There are 21 crystals on the bracelet so you can “imprint” the affirmation into each bead buy repeating 21 times. The largest bead “holds” the energy. When you have repeated your mantra/affirmation wear it on your left wrist to receive that positive energy!
6. Include LOVE meditations
Womb breathing meditation
Smile within meditation
7. Love yourself with nutrients – Reishi
Consider including Reishi mushrooms this month.
- Reishi is a form of medicinal mushroom which has amazing detoxifying effects with purifying effects on blood.
- Reishi supports the stomach, spleen, lung, liver, kidney and heart so one of my go-to products for oestrogen imbalances and virals! Wow, that’s impressive
- Reishi is a powerful adaptogen so fabulous for stress related health issues
- It is full of antioxidants so anti-ageing and helps immunity too
- Soothes and nourishes the heart and has been used to support cardiovascular and hypertension
- is a potent stimulator of natural killer cell activity so great for immunity and auto immunity fertility issues
- eases the mind; serves as tonic and a sedative so excellent for stress related symptoms and cyclic hormonal disturbances
- studies indicate is has anti androgenic effects so helpful if you suffer with PCOS, unwanted hair growth or testosterone
- counteracts inflammations and useful support for gastrointestinal and digestive disturbances including IBD and IBS
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Disclaimer: Taking adaptogenic herbs is generally a safe practice. Having said that I believe in personalised nutrition so please accept this article as my opinion only. My comments do not take into account any medication, fertility treatment, allergies or other needs you may have. Herbs are powerful and should only be part of your hormone-balancing strategy after you’ve addressed lifestyle factors that drive your fertility issues e.g. worry, anxiety, sleep deprivation, exposure to toxins and being out of touch with your natural hormone cycle.
Justine Evans ND – Hormone Alchemist is the founder of Hormone Alchemy and Creation Fertility. She connects life with natural cycles and seasons, integrating Western science with traditional medicine and yogic philosophy. A Registered Naturopath, Nutritional therapist, Reiki Master/ Teacher, Justine runs a private hormone health and fertility clinic in Surrey, London and on-line.