“According to ancient teachings, souls don’t just randomly reincarnate.
There is a specific, divine plan.
You, as parents, are a big part of the plan.”
– Gurmukh, Kundalini Yoga Teacher
If you’re reading this, you’re likely pregnant or intending to become pregnant, and that means you’re embarking on a sacred and blessed journey beyond anything you’ve experienced before.
Pregnancy is a time of many changes; it’s a time of transformation.
There are a lot of physical, mental, and emotional shifts happening even before conception.
You’ll no doubt be focused on the physical experience of what it takes to create and carry your baby inside you for the next many months.
And there’s also a lot happening in the unseen spiritual realm.
Taking on a spiritual and conscious perspective on pregnancy and motherhood can enrich your experience and bring deeper meaning to your journey.
What is spirituality?
“Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion.
Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning, and purpose to our lives.”
– Brene Brown, researcher & author
Spirituality is independent of the religion, creed, or denomination you resonate with.
It’s beyond dogma and doctrine.
Spirituality is about your relationship with your own life force and recognizing that the vital energy giving you life also connects you to a higher power or force.
A spiritual perspective on your pregnancy is about acknowledging the bigger picture beyond the physical story of a fertilized egg multiplying cells inside you to create a human body.
It’s about being aware that along with this human body you’re creating also comes a spirit that is connected to your own spirit.
Gestation isn’t just about your baby
We call gestation the time of development from conception to birth.
During this time, your baby is evolving and growing inside you.
And there’s another invisible gestation taking place – the development of you as Mother, as Creator, and as Nurturer.
Pregnancy is the process by which “I” turns into “we.”
It’s your right of passage into motherhood.
Pregnancy as a living offering
What if there’s a bigger game at play here, and on a soul or spiritual level, your baby chose you, and you chose them?
That would also mean that your soul chose your parents, too.
What if souls make agreements and enter into “contracts” with one another to help each other on this human plane?
To learn lessons that can expand our human existence into higher spheres of awareness and consciousness?
“The womb is where another human being, through her compassion and knowingness, can help change the destiny or facilitate or uplift the destiny, of that soul inside her.
This is our gift on the planet as women.
This is the way we can change the world and bring more peace to this planet.”
How we choose to live during these months of gestation can be an offering to elevate the soul coming through us.
Gurmukh, renowned Kundalini yoga teacher and author of “Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful,” teaches that we as mothers can enhance our child’s earthly experience by the choices we make during their time in our womb.
This is the privilege of motherhood.
Pregnancy as an invitation to heal the mother wound
Many of us have didn’t have this experience as we ourselves gestated inside our mothers.
If you’re one of the many souls that have felt disconnected, neglected, or wounded by your mother, then this privilege is an even bigger invitation to break the chains of trauma, pain, and suffering that you’ve had to go through.
This is your chance to balance out the karmic cycle in your own lineage.
What will you do with this sacred time you’re being blessed with?
Will you opt for the highest, most elevated choices?
Will you seek higher states of being and feeling?
Will you choose to do the crucial inner work?
Know that invisible forces of love support you.
There’s a warrior inside you that can carry you through.
There’s a wisdom within you to guide you home.