What would it be like if I trusted myself right now?
If I could allow what is happening to happen… one moment, grief; another moment, happiness; another moment, rage; another, sadness.
When the dominant cultural discourse comes in, can I ask myself, is this true? Is this true for me?
By “dominant cultural discourse” I mean the messages mainstream society tells me, like:
brush it off;
push through the sadness and the exhaustion;
don’t let yourself feel ‘down’;
it wasn’t meant to be;
this is nature/God’s way of ensuring healthy babies are born, so don’t feel too badly.
Essentially: don’t feel, look on the bright side, keep working, try harder.
Are these messages true? For me?
What would it mean to live now? — not for when I have a baby or IF I have a baby, but now.
What would it be like to live *now* and listen, truly listen to the call of my soul and my heart?