EP #122 - A NEW YEAR
Jan 14, 2020
Something has shifted.
This new year has already brought so many changes and challenges, and it's calling us as mamas to do it differently.
WE are the change-makers, mamas.
In this episode, Amy shares her 2020 VISION, and how she sees us all coming together: as a mama, and as an elder.
Here's her invitation:
As a mama:
You start to redefine motherhood, womanhood, and your true self;
you work on your stories of enough-ness, of what a good mother and a successful woman looks like;
you bring back ritual and routine in your life, you slow down, you listen inwards, you undo the addiction to busy;
you accept that it’s up to you to change the generational patterns of mothers and women before you;
and you surround yourself with women who support you and believe in you.
You do this by:
Bringing rituals into your life;
healing old stories, old beliefs, and forgiving yourself and others;
learning about a more natural and ancient way of honouring your emotions, healing your body, and supporting your family;
learning to meditate, to journal, to connect with your creativity;
redefining what it means to be a mama, a warrior, a lover, a creator;
realising that matrescence and motherhood is an invitation to emerge new and accepting that invitation.
As an elder:
You accept that you have a special role to play in changing the way mothers feel about themselves, no matter how small;
you know that what you’ve been through had a purpose, and you feel the pull to make sure others don’t go through the same pain;
you believe that the smallest act of kindness has an enormous ripple effect, and you know you can create a ripple;
you work on your own stories so you can be there for others;
you live by example, but without perfection - no one needs perfection anymore;
you lead, you guide, you hold space, you rise.
You do this by:
Bravely accepting that you have a role to play, no matter how small;
learning the rituals and ways of women, including the ancient ways that have been rejected and ignored;
committing to training and growing and being a student of womanhood and motherhood;
surrounding yourself with people who lift you up and back you;
turning each set-back and challenge into a chance to rise to the next level, and then sharing that lesson with others;
knowing that a change is coming, that matrescence is a global shift in how we value motherhood, and accepting that you are a part of that.