🔸"For the developing fetus, the uterus is the first experience of body, the first home and environement, and the ground of being from which life emerges." •
🔸You are your baby's first home. Your movements, actions, emotions and thoughts all influence the home environment. And not just before birth, but after too, as it takes a long time for the infant to become aware of its individuality.
🔸"For the first five to six months, she remains in a state of fused identity and has no concept of a separate self. The mother's body, voice, touch, and general presence are all part of a unified, undifferentiated whole experience of life. The state of both mother and environment become, literally, the first experience of self. If the mother is warm and attentive, the environment comfortable and supportive, then this is how we experience ourselves. The charge flowing through us is warm, exciting, and positive."
🔸Most baby furniture, accessories etc, that the shops and magazines try to convince pregnant women and new mothers that our children need, they do most (more!?) excellent without. I believe it is more important to consider how we furnish our 'inner home', and spend our time, energy and money on self-care and bulding up our inner resources. •
📖 Quotes by Anodea Judith, from her book Eastern Body Western Mind.
📷 Photo of Catie Atkinson @spiritysol, regram 🌺
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