Updated: May 9
Today's topic is a special one. In this episode, Shara Raqs and I have a discussion about deeply sensitive topics -- infertility and childlessness. Both of us are candid about our own journeys in this realm. While our experiences have been very different, we both found a catalyst point within our own pain and discovered ways to rebirth our own selves, each "mothering" our deeply creative callings.
This topic is actually quite huge and each person who walks this journey is having their own individual experience. And yet there is a thread that connects us. We encourage people to share their stories. Let's get this topic out of the shadows! If you are interested in more on this topic, or have any feedback, please be in touch.
We Talk About:
+ Honoring the depths of pain that can come with infertility and childlessness
+ The drive to create and mother -- it is not necessarily linked to having children
+ The feminine version of the hero's journey is the woman's quest to create
+ The profound messages the come from deep within the body
+ Do not ever deny a woman her motherhood instincts, whether she has children or not
+ The power of female creativity
+ Being grateful for infertility because it allows a deeply conscious choice and the opportunity to single focus on a body of work
+ The social pressure that pressures many females to feel like mothering children is the only thing worth living for
+ How infertility has created more creative fertility for each of us by learning to contain and channel that energy into deep work and partnerships
+ Rising like a phoenix from the darkest nights of the soul
ABOUT SHARA RAQS:
Shara Raqs is a former Professional Dancer turned Designer-Inventor who studies the effects of women’s fertility on creativity and innovation. She is the creator of Muse, a Fertility Awareness Method where she turns research insights into cycle care routines that promote flourishing states of wellbeing through wonder, epiphany and play.
CONNECT WITH SHARA:
Visit her on the web: https://shararaqs.io/
Text CYCLES to 31996 to learn more about how to Muse with your Cycle.