I once read an article that had a great title: Motherhood takes Balls!
That would be ovaries, on us darling. " Our ovarian wisdom represents our deepest creativity, that which can be born only through us," says Dr. Christiane Northrup, my favourite authority on women's bodies.
Ovarian power - think of it - not just for creating babies, but for allowing our creativity to come through us, not through the intellect alone.
" Ovaries are at risk when women feel controlled or criticized by others or when they themselves control and critizie others." (Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom)
Yeesh, better be careful, I think, coming from a long line of hyper-critical women.
Think of the uterus as the rich dark earth in which the creative seeds from the ovaries grow in time. Our uterus, Northrup says, is energetically related to our innermost sense of self - symbolic of our dreams, the parts of us we would like to give birth to. " Its state of health reflects her inner emotional reality and her belief in herself at the deepest level. The health of the uterus is at risk if a woman doesn't believe in herself or is excessively self-critical." (WBWW)
Try this excercise: lie down somewhere comfortable, with a pad of paper and a pen nearby. Ask yourself, if my uterus could speak, what would she say? If she was an object, or a room, what colour would she be? If she had a name, what would it be?
Put your hands on your belly before starting, and breathe deeply. Feel your self contact your uterus and ovaries within. Let any images or colours come to the surface of your mind. Stay with the feeling. See what comes up. Then write it down.
One more thought, Carolyn Myss (medical intuitive) suggests that fibroid tumours represent the creativity that was never birthed, inlcuding fantasy images of ourselves that have never seen the light of day. Or possibly our life energy flowing into dead-end jobs or relationships we have outgrown.
This is just a more imaginative way of looking at our bodies, as representing our highest wisdom, often expressed in a metaphorical language not unlike the language of dreams. You are the best interpretor of these images and symbols. It's time to start a dialogue, today.