Being a mother has always been hard, it has always had it struggles even the first mothers who walked this earth had struggles with screaming kids and teething and breastfeeding and picky eaters. But why does it seem like it’s so much harder than it used to be?
Let's face it now a days most families need to have two incomes to make ends meet, I know my family does, if you are one of the lucky women who husband has a well enough paying job that you can stay home that's awesome! But you stay at home mom still has struggles. When both parents work, whether it's full time or part time or a few times a year mom has to work, we the mothers still have the same responsibilities we had when/if we stayed at home, and it's even harder for single moms (even if they don’t work). I’m not bashing men or dads here at all, my husband does a lot for our family besides working 50+ hours a week, he helps at home he cooks dinner, and puts the kids to bed. And he gets a taste of being the stay at home parents the two days a week I work, on his two days off. But men, they aren’t women. They don’t have the same sacred bond we have with our babies, they didn’t go through the changes we have, they didn’t give birth and share that experience with all the other women giving birth at that same moment. There is something very scared about being a mother, and a women. We are lucky to be women, and to share our cycles and experiences with other women. We have a sacred rhythm we all have and all share that men just don’t have. And yes men have their own too, but as a women I fell this is so much more and different. We don’t call the earth, Father Earth, Its Mother Earth, we bring life and nourish and sustain. Men are meant to provide and to supply, to work.
I think this all has been lost in the world now. I know there are pockets around where people are still in touch with this, but it’s dissolving. Young women are losing the sacredness of being a woman, and then they are having babies and it gets more watered down. This is why I do what I do. I never would have thought when I was 14, that this is what my passion would be. I have had two children and experienced a medical birth and a natural birth. They are both birth, and they are both sacred. Women are sacred beings and we can do some amazing things. But how are we supposed to be in touch with this when we are forced to work, and put our children in day care for someone else to do a watered down job of what you can do? What has happened to this planet?
I know some women want to work, maybe they need to work for their own sanity, but they shouldn’t be forced to, forced take away the sacredness of being a mother for those 8-10 hours a day to work, and hope that someone else is going to do the same job they would for their child. It’s sad, and I wish it weren’t so, but it happens everyday. I’m not saying women should all quit their jobs, or they are bad mothers for working. But get in touch, get in touch with your womanhood, get in touch with being a women and your body, your baby, your life, your purpose. Who are you ? What are you doing? Is this work you are doing making this world better? Is it helping you to be a better person? If not, take some steps to change, get support, get a group of women together to support each other and find the sacredness of being a woman. We are here for a purpose and our children chose us to be their mother, lets nourish ourselves and our families, and our earth.
My name is Megan, I am a mother of two and a wife. I am Reiki Master, and Repattering Practitioner. I have been working in the healing arts for the past 7 years. I was a doula for 5 years and have recently changed my career path to just energy work and I absolutely love it and have a great passion for it!