Catching Our Rainbow

Hoping for a rainbow after the storm…

Kindness Friday Part I

on March 29, 2013

Previously, I wrote about the mental image I have of my womb: “I always imagine my womb as an angry, hostile, barren place. In my mind’s eye, it’s grey and dusty and full of cobwebs, and it is a hateful place that rejects life.”

For this week’s kindness Friday, I tried to re-imagine it. I know it sounds weird, but it was actually a fairly healing process. This morning when I woke up, I was so perfectly comfortable. I had multiple quilts on the bed so there was a nice heaviness to them, and I was so very warm and snuggly and just wanted to stay there forever. While I was enjoying my perfect moment, I tried to imagine my womb as a similar place–a place that is warm, comfortable, and dark (not scary dark, more like a dimmed room). I imagined it as a place that is welcoming, a place that a baby would want to snuggle in and stay for awhile. It made me feel better, encouraged, and I’m going to try hard to hang on to that mental image.

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3 responses to “Kindness Friday Part I

  1. Theresa says:

    I’m slacking already – though in my defense I wasn’t feeling well yesterday. Plan to do it today!

  2. […] Catching our Rainbow had a fabulous idea involving a consistent post where we take any one of the various lies we tell ourselves and metaphorically throw it out the window (though if we could literally throw it out the window it would be much more fun). As individuals who have gone through/are undergoing infertility, we really need to be nicer to ourselves. Quite frankly, though, I think this really fits for most of us on a regular basis regardless of what we are going through – we all tend to be a bit too hard on ourselves. […]

  3. Not sure if you have ever listened to Circle and Bloom but during their IUI/IVF program the voice definitely reminds you to think about your womb being a wonderful place for your embryo. I would highly recommend the program if you haven’t tried it!

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