Belonging: June New Moon
June New Moon
A MEDITATION ON CONNECTING WITH YOUR CERVIX
PLANT ALLY: MOTHERWORT
Motherwort is a heart tonic. The spiritual & physical heart.
Motherwort is an incredible ally for the postpartum time. Or any time we have birthed something, undergone an initiation or big transformation, and may need some support in our integration & necessary healing afterwards. Motherwort is a useful herb for mothers but Motherwort also can offer us mother love.
Motherwort has a bitter taste to it which can help to stimulate the appetite. Motherwort decreases heart palpitations & soothe hyper-tension helping to aid us in whatever transitional space we may be in.
Motherwort is also a uterine tonic. Through increasing blood flow to the uterus, it can encourage uterine contractions, and bring on delayed menstruation. For this same reason Motherwort is helpful in the postpartum pain by helping to facilitate easeful afterbirth contractions.
Motherwort holds down the fort in helping us to feel belonging after we’ve just passed through a portal. As a nervine, a heart and uterine tonic, Motherwort helps us to soothe ourselves and therefor keep an open channel of blood flow and life force to the heart and the womb.
As we explore the cervix this month - as portal, threshold, root - there is an emergent theme of belonging. What does it mean to belong? In your body, on this earth. To feel embodied. To inhabit space, consciousness, choice, thought, desire.
ROOT // CERVIX JOURNAL PROMPTS
I invite you to gently explore your own ideas around belonging with these journal prompts by Luna. Be patient and compassionate with yourself if things come up. Remember that we are learning about & working with belonging in one way or another.