𝙼𝚊𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚌𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚎 - 𝙱𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝙼𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛
Is a rite of passage, the transformative process of becoming a mother.
Matrescence is the The physical, phsycological, spiritual, hormonal and emotional changes women go through when they become a mother.
Our western culture does not honour, respect or understand this huge rite of passage and the transformation that happens through this.. The women cannot expect to be the same as before; Everything changes.
I knew motherhood would be a huge transformation, an initiation process but ofcourse I underestimated its power and depth.
Even with a solid foundation, after all the previous years of self work.. it still took me by surprise and still does.
My foundation was Concious conception, Concious pregnancy; I spend most of the nine months of my pregnancy at home on retreat, meditating, doing yoga, working on my fears and beliefs, trying my best to heal my past life traumas around birth, self indulging in all the alone time as I knew it would be my last, I read many pregnancy, birth and post natal books, had a beautiful belly blessing ceremony and I did my best to nourish my body and soul in preparation of what was too come.
I then had a blissful home birth and 40 day post natal confinement to have the time and space to get to know myself as a mother and my baby while nourishing us on all levels.
After my forty days I expected it to be the foundation and end of this rite of passage from maiden to mother; Matrescence .
I expected that all levels of my being would BE mother through this.. on reflection some menopause transitions take ten years, maybe this rite of passage takes ten years? But then you have your child going through adolescence which would be another layer of becoming a mother.
I’m aware that this transition is multidimensional, it has MANY layers, I’m not sure you ever BE mother, but continue to become mother, a process of unfolding not a state of being.
I would love to hear your experience and thoughts around this ♡