The process of difficult conception is harsh enough. Large doses of kindness and compassion nourish a tender heart and create fertile ground (pun intended) for even more. We’re at the start of a new year now where we get to begin again. 2012 may have gone just perfectly fine for you. But most likely, there were a few things that didn’t go so well, some of which was out of your control. That, we let go. Here on Fertility Road, we focus on the things that we can control: ourselves.
A whole month of 2013 has come and gone. Do you have your map and plan for the new year? Have you decided how you’re going to navigate this year? It is possible to arrive at your destination without a plan, but a plan helps you to utilize your resources much more efficiently, which allows you to allocate some of the resources to interesting “off-road excursions” (weekends away, new friends, self-discoveries…).
In case you don’t yet have a plan, let me identify some useful resources that you’ll need:
– A map, where you are now and where you want to go
– Intention, helps to keep you on the path to your destination
– A plan, a place to begin
– Imagination, you must imagine how your year will go in order to move in that direction
– Acceptance, a reality check, this is what is versus, this is how it feels
– Appreciation, for all the things, people and gifts/resources that you already have
– Resilience, to deal with the problems and difficulties that will happen along the way
– Supportive friends
Here are some tools that will help in navigating the daily routine, obstacles, stresses that inevitably arise:
– Conscious breathing
– Good nutrition
– Yoga and/or other physical activities and movement
These lists are not complete. It’s just a start. But that’s where we are, at the start, the beginning. THIS beginning is a new year with lots of possibilities! In actuality, we get to begin again, every year, every month, cycle, new moon, every day, even every moment, if we choose to.
Lest you think that I’m making light of the challenging place you find yourself in, difficult conception, I assure you that there are many paths that you can take to get to your destination, the family that you desire. It’s best not to embark on this journey alone or without a map. The financial cost is only one aspect that must be considered. The emotional price could be far higher.
How do you prepare? How do you build up your resources for a journey that you’re not sure the direction or how long it will take?
Come join us at Fertility Road this Tuesday, February 5th from 6:30 – 9:00 PM. This is where you can “begin again”, to build your skills, pick up helpful information and make a few friends. No need to travel alone. We’re here, every month, to refuel your tank, fire up your spirit, and fill up your backpack with nourishing tidbits.
Tuesday February 5, 2013
6:30 – 9:00 PM
No need to register. It’s a warm, comfortable, peaceful setting. Come as you are. You do not have to be a patient here or to have been here before. All are welcome. This gathering is just for women. For more information, go to: Heal-from-Within/FertilityRoad.
We meet the first Tuesday of every month at Heal from Within. Come alone or bring a friend. We explore the difficult issues and emotions that you may be encountering on your way to conception.