It was just last night in a group full of women at different ages, stages and phases in their own physiology with the following questions: (everywoman can answer at least the first one and all women could answer each of them)
🌺What was the most surprising thing when you your #period came for the first time?
🌺What was the most surprising thing about #pregnancy?
🌺What was the most surprising thing about #postpartum?
🌺What was the most surprising thing about #Perimenopause?
🌺What was the most surprising thing about #menopause?
There is typically a lot of shared communication, regret or desire regarding how I wish I knew more. I wish my mother taught me more. I wish my mother explained to me what was happening to my body, mind and heart and the impact hormones would have on my life.
I found myself returning to a chart from my Bio-Stepmom work
And also what was not taught or perhaps there was just no inquiry?
Here is one of my favorite stories that touches on this:
The Pot Roast Principle
One day after school a young girl noticed that her mom was cutting off the ends of a pot roast before putting it in the oven to cook for dinner. She had seen her mom do this many times before but had never asked her why. So this time she asked and her mom replied, "I don't know why I cut the ends off, but it’s what my mom always did. Why don't you ask your Grandma?"
So the young girl called her grandmother on the phone and said, "Grandma why do you cut the ends off the pot roast before cooking it?" Her grandmother replied, "I don't know. That's just the way my mom always cooked it. Why don't you ask her?"
Undeterred, the girl called her great grandmother, who was living in a nursing home and asked her the same question. "Why did you cut the ends off the pot roast before cooking it?
Her great grandmothers reply was
"When I was first married we had a very small oven, and the pot roast didn't fit in the oven unless I cut the ends off."
All those years. All those generations of just doing what no longer needed to be done!
Please note some say it’s a ham not a roast but we aren’t really caring so much about what was cut as much as the essence of the story moving through generations without inquiry, without being questioned until the granddaughter thought to ask.
Anyway, back to last night....I woke up this morning with my evening experience on my mind as it relates to the guides and low and behold I received an invitation from Essence of Being
The Mother-Daughter summit. I thought wow. That was amazing. So I signed up, invited my own mom while also sending to other women who may or may not be a yes. I am an instant yes because I am already deeply and intimately connected to Essence of Beings foundational work and it's 100% in alignment with all the foundations within Expanded Consciousness. If nothing else, check it out, see if it resonates and always remember.
It's just an invitation....you are free to accept or decline....
The invitation: Take what resonates with you, do what you want with it and ignore what is not workable in your reality. You are free, always. It’s your life, your moments, your heart, your family.