Pregnancy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I can remember the exact moment I found out I was pregnant… I should’ve been celebrating, but I wasn’t. To be real, this is exactly how I wanted to react:
😕Honestly, I was in a bad place in my relationship, career, friendships, and family life. This baby saved me… literally! I decided that I would never go through life with my child feeling like I didn’t want them.
I knew I had to mentally prepare myself to shift into motherhood. No more late nights partying, no more drinking, smoking, or anything remotely “fun”. From the moment I found out I was pregnant, all of my decisions were made based upon another human being.
It was not and is not easy by any means. A lot of times I want to cry. A lot of times I want to give up. A lot of times I just want to scream and disappear, but I can’t. When you’re carrying another life that life feels everything with you. When I’m happy, my baby is happy. When I’m sad it’s sad. In order to have a healthy pregnancy you have to have a healthy mindset.
So how does one achieve this healthy mindset when you’re caught off guard with news like this? Patience… practice… prayer… and sage!
I’ve spent a lot of time cleansing my space with sage and Palo Santo. You can purchase sage bundles from your local crystal shop or Earthbound. For a quick how-to on burning sage and cleansing your space, click here. This article on WellandGood.com does a pretty good job of explaining it. After smudging I usually light an incense just to keep the vibe going.
I also spend a lot of time in prayer. Through meditating and reading my Bible I spend time with God in prayer. Setting my intentions before smudging, reading my Bible, and praying makes my conversations with God a lot clearer.
As with anything else this is a process, and processes take time. However, I have noticed a tremendous difference in my attitude. Now, I’m more excited than ever to meet my little one, see their cute little face, and teach them everything I know.
Bringing a child into this world was something completely unexpected for me, but it turned out to be just the blessing I never knew I needed.
peace, love, & good vibes,
xo, Kenya Feel Me