"Sound is power and the first sound we hear is the pulse of our mother's blood. No sound has a more powerful effect on our consciousness. We vibrate to this primordial pulse even before we have ears to hear. Before we were conceived, we existed in part as an egg in our mother's ovary. All the eggs a woman will ever have form in her ovaries when she is a four-month-old foetus. This means that the sacred egg that developed into the person you are now, formed in your mother's ovary when she was growing in the womb of her mother. Each of us spent five months in the womb of our grandmother, rocking to the pulse of our grandmother's blood. And our mother spent five months rocking to the pulse of her grandmother's blood, and her mother pulsed to the beat of her grandmother's blood. Back through the pulse of all the mothers and all the grandmothers, through the beat of the blood that we all share, this sound can return us to the preconscious state, to the inner structure of the mind, to the power and the source of who and what we actually are: the pulsing field of all consciousness existing everywhere, within everything, beyond past, present or future." - Layne Redmond, "Voices of the Sacred Feminine"
Sweet Soul Flower,
Let's do a "Maternal Lineage" exercise. All you'll need is pen, paper and Sacred Space; a cozy, quiet spot where you can relax and feel at ease. Take a few deep, belly breaths and begin to grow soft in your mind and body. Feel your shoulders melt into the frame of your body. Take all the time you need. Begin to feel at home within yourself.
Go back as far as you can, listing your maternal lineage.
I am _______________ (your first name),
Daughter of _____________________________________
Grand-daughter of ______________________________________
Great-Grand-daughter of ________________________________
Great-Great-Grand-daughter of __________________________________
Ask your mother and grandmother to help you complete this exercise, and your great grandmother, if she’s still with us! If you are carrying a Queen in your womb right now, this is also a great exercise for your girl-child to do when she comes of age.
Grow toward the light,
Leave a comment with your maternal lineage. Let's see who can go back... WAY back! :)
All you'll need for this exercise is pen and paper. After you've acquired these materials, please take a moment to find or create Sacred Space; a cozy, quiet spot where you can relax and enter into a place of non judgement and self acceptance. Take a few deep, belly breaths and begin to grow soft in your mind and body. Feel your shoulders melt into the frame of your body. Take all the time you need. Begin to feel at home within yourself.
What is the number one fear, worry, concern or heart wound you are currently dealing with that you would like to finally resolve, release and heal? Write it down. Take all the time you need.
Now, I’d like you to imagine yourself as a much older woman; your Crone self. You are infinitely kind and compassionate (although wise as a serpent) with the ears and eyes of a hawk and the heart of a dove. You fully trust your instincts and intuition because you’ve seen, felt and been through so much. Empathy is your strong point and listening with the ears of the heart, your greatest skill and gift. People regularly seek your counsel because they know they will be well advised…. And after receiving your guidance, they walk away feeling light hearted, spiritually renewed and refreshed.
Again, meditate on the main issue you listed above…the one you'd like to resolve, release and heal. I’d like you to now listen to the counseling that your older, wiser self, (your "Inner Crone"), would provide. Would advice, kind words or pearls of wisdom would she let pour forth with the greatest of ease? What EXACTLY would she say to you and how would it make you feel? Write down your “Inner Crone’s” response immediately, without analyzing or critiquing.
Now that you’ve completed this exercise, what actionable steps do you feel inspired to take?
How do you feel?
Grow toward the light,
"At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want."
If you had any insights that you'd like to share from doing this exercise, please feel free to leave a comment below.