Meditation for Mothers
Pregnancy and Motherhood
One of the most incredible journeys of a woman life is becoming a mother. For first time moms, pregnancy may feel like an initiation period into motherhood. We are sometimes burdened with episodes of morning sickness and physical discomfort but also amazed at the miracle of life growing deep within our bellies. At the age of 29, I became pregnant with my first baby girl. My husband and I were excited to start a family but I oftentimes found myself plagued with self-doubt and worry. I used my meditation practice as a way to embrace the changes taking place and feel empowered in my pregnancy.
Visualization Meditation: Inner Journey
- Lay down in a comfortable position.
- Close your eyes and take 5 deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth
- Bring your awareness to the space between your eyebrows and image a source of light right at the center of your forehead. You are beginning to activate and open the Ajna, Third Eye, Chakra; the home of your intuition.
- Imagine yourself outside, resting peacefully in a hammock.
- Begin to visualize the sky above you. Notice any clouds or thoughts that float through your consciousness. Give it a size, a color, a density. Then simply allow it to float on by. Continue this process until you all you see is a clear, open, blue sky.
- Imagine a guide coming towards you. The guide can be in the form of an angel, a bird, or anything that resonates with you. The guide says, “I am here to support you in your journey. What do you need from me at this time?” State what you need and wait for a response.
- Do this until you find open consciousness.
- Rest here for as long as you like, feeling the sensations of being supported in a hammock.
- Silently say to yourself, “I am supported.”
- Take a deep breath in and a long exhale out. Repeat as many of these cleansing breaths as you need. Inhale peace and security, exhale doubt and worry.
- Place your hands upon your womb space and breath into your belly. Send love to your baby.
- Slowly, return to your body and become aware of your surroundings.
- Take a final few moments to thank your inner guide for supporting you in your journey, your baby for choosing you to become his/her mother, and yourself for taking time to meditate.