The idea of going back to talk to myself at the beginning of my Motherhood journey is something I find both tempting and terrifying. If I had the chance, this is what I may say:
You know me and I know you, and yet I am not sure that we would recognise each other if it were possible for us to pass on the street.
I have important things to say to you:
Life is about to change.
It is about to get hard and wonderful.
It is about to pummel you, stretch you and trip you.
It is about to disorientate you and leave you gasping for breath and begging for respite, like being dumped by the waves over and over and over again.
It is about to open your eyes to new ways, to magical, whimsical, wonderful ways of being.
It is about to get complicated and yet much simpler.
You will meet new tribes, connect deeply with old friends, and learn how to lean into the love of your family in a way you have not yet thought possible.
You will sometimes feel so lost and such pain that you cry, and at other times feel so supported and connected that you cry.
You will wish for an answer, a path, for this all to make sense, and to know that you are not alone.
As so, I have dedicated and written a course for you. It is the course that you would have loved over these past years of Motherhood – though you didn’t know that is what you were wishing for.
This is my gift to you.
This is The Zim Zum Motherhood.
A chance to share and delve deeper into the journey of Motherhood in a small, supportive group of likeminded Mums over 4 weeks.
We will reflect on the beauty, the struggles, and the meaning of Motherhood through honest conversation, readings, meditations and exercises.
Some of the areas we will cover:
* our stories of Motherhood – knowing that we are all unique, but never alone
* ways of staying connected with ourselves and the world around us
* the ideas of vulnerability, courage and bravery – how these can be so powerful in helping us to understand ourselves and our world
* the magic of curiosity and creativity in our lives
* gratitude and the way it can change us and how we experience the world
No experience is required in any of the above – this is a chance for us to gather and learn from each other.
Love Clare xo
PS. For more information and to join http://www.clarefoale.com/the-zim-zum-motherhood/