Meditations for Pregnancy #1
decided it's time to periodically post meditations for its
readers... something Big Bellies and all of their friends greatly
need! This first one is perfect to begin our holiday season
which is quickly approaching!
Week 16 Meditation
Beauty never slumbers;
All is in her name;
But the rose remembers
The dust from which is came.
-Edna St. Vincent Millay
month, you tripled in size; this month, you will only double.
I hope that I don't mimic you. Getting used to my new body is
difficult. I love the soft curves that you give me, yet
sometimes I feel a bit anxious when I think about the changes as
distortion rather than a swell of new life. Is it in this
quiet month of being that your soul begins to form? Is there a
place inside of you that remains apart, a place that reaches for the
absolute, a place where you extend into infinity?
There is a place inside of me where my heart aligns
with yours, a place that has nothing to do with our genes or my egg
or your bloodline. It is an ancient place, where we meet in
the darkness of all there is, a place where I unite with you in
There will be many moments of speaking and touching and
listening. Today, in the deep, restful quite of my body, and
in the imponderable formation of your soul, I rest at peace with
There is still a sacred hush about you. Your
movements, like a distant rustle in a far-off bush, still elude me.
I am content.
I ENJOY THE BOND
YOU HAVE HELPED TO TURN MY FOCUS FROM THE OUTER WORLD TO A PLACE MUCH
DEEPER AND RICHER, A PLACE I HAD FORGOTTEN FOR A WHILE.
I HONOR THAT INNER PLACE TODAY.
The above meditation
Meditations for Pregnancy: 36 Weekly Practices for Bonding with Your
Unborn Baby, which provides a thoughtful meditation that speaks
to the specific needs and joys of that phase of pregnancy.
Inspirational quotations and a short affirmation accompany each
meditation, along with a brief description of the development of the
growing fetus that week. Best of all, an audio CD features a
20-minute guided meditation. It is read by Michelle Leclaire
O'Neill, the author, and accompanied by soothing music.
Pregnancy is a wonderful way for women to explore their feelings and
calm their nerves in preparation for the transformative experience
O'Neill, Ph.D., R.N., is a psychologist and pregnancy and birthing
expert and is the author of Better Birthing with Hypnosis, Nine
Glorious Months, and Creative Childbirth. She conducts seminars and
teacher training across the United States for the Leclaire Birthing
Method, and she counsels and works from her Mind-Body Center clinic
in Pacific Palisades, Calif., where she treats celebrity clients as
well as the general public. She is the mother of three children.
Check out her website for more information today at:
See the full list...
36 Weekly Practices for
Bonding with Your Unborn Baby