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The Importance of Intuitive Awareness for Cultivating Body Sovereignty: Cycle and Fertility Awareness

Tuesday, July 5th 2022 10:00am 8 min read
Dr. Jessica Renfer drjessica.nd

Licensed naturopathic doctor with expertise in lifestyle transformation, healing from chronic disease and natural fertility & preconception.

There have been and continue to be, many situations in which we are being pushed. Pushed to make choices about what to put into our bodies, to the extreme of losing freedom of choice in other realms. It can be easy to fall into feeling victimized, angry, outraged, confused, and those feelings are valid and completely understandable. So what does the warrior spirit do in such circumstances?

There are many possible responses, and what feels right for each individual is up to them. I am of course talking about the degree to which we fight, we speak up, essentially how we respond and the energy we put towards external action.

This article is not about what is right in that regard. For how can one really know? Rather, let’s consider what this means from a self empowerment perspective. For one of the quantum laws of the universe is that we have no control over another, only over ourselves and our energy bodies. Being thrust into feeling the victim is ultimately disempowering. So how can we release resistance to our present circumstances and dominant story lines playing out in our society, and channel that energy into choosing something that feels good? From that space, from a “you can try to control and yet you can never truly take anything from me that I am not in some way giving” mindset, call back one’s power, one’s energy and channel it towards transformation. Transformation of self, stepping into deeper authenticity, holding the vision of the energy in which you wish to live, what reality do you wish to create? This is not about bypassing the experience, or denying “a reality”, rather to fully see, fully feel and then choose what you wish to do with that experience.

What has come up again and again, is the concept of Body Sovereignty. Both the concept that we have the inherent right to choose what we receive or do not receive, as well that this requires a level of body awareness and attunement such that we can trust the messages we receive from our bodies, and trust our inner wisdom.

There comes a point in our healing journey, where we can FEEL what is right for us, while allowing ourselves the GRACE that this might change along the way. As we cultivate a relationship with our Inner Self, our Intuition and our Body, we learn to interpret our experience lovingly and wisely, and TRUST in the guidance we receive.

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