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Annikate, a close friend of mine went through night weaning with her dd this year, and it was very hard on her. I hope you can get away from the conversation in your head, because we all know that you are One Amazing Mama.

Zoebird, what an incredible story! And to top it off, it seems like we must live fairly close to one another - I'm in Norristown. The hood, baby. I wonder how far Jason's studio is from here... I've been playing with the idea of finding a new studio for some time. ANyway, I'm so excited for you, and for all that you're bringing into your life! NZ??!!?? How wonderful!!!
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Annikate, a close friend of mine went through night weaning with her dd this year, and it was very hard on her. I hope you can get away from the conversation in your head, because we all know that you are One Amazing Mama.
thanks.
I'm feeling slightly better. DD1 did this too. It only lasted 3 days. I'll never forget it. BUT, when it was over, it was over. She was down to only nursing for naps so it was (sort of) easier. It was easier on me too since I had another little nursling.

Now I'll have to go through this again when I wean dd2 from the morning nursie time. :

Who would ever think that this would be so hard?

I need some affirmations but I'm coming up blank right now.
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Terri... How about "I am a wonderful mother." Because you are.

zoebird... So much coolness! Thanks for sharing! I'm buzzing high for you!

Oh - pages back someone asked about critters in the house. Check out this thread about dharmama's squirrel and the most *awesome* story from zoebird! http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=583205
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thanks.
I'm feeling slightly better. DD1 did this too. It only lasted 3 days. I'll never forget it. BUT, when it was over, it was over. She was down to only nursing for naps so it was (sort of) easier. It was easier on me too since I had another little nursling.

Now I'll have to go through this again when I wean dd2 from the morning nursie time. :

Who would ever think that this would be so hard?

I need some affirmations but I'm coming up blank right now.
I am so happy and grateful that everyone is content and happy, and that we all feel completely loved.
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Hi Ladies!

I've been in school the past two days and have missed the thread...but was buzzing because the course is totally in line with what I'm meant to be doing right now! Although...I'm quite exhausted tonight and ready to sleep!

So many things to say....so little time!!!! I did read through the 8 or more pages I've missed and will just throw out some random thoughts and comments.

Some personal stuff....
I've been connecting with souls on the other side in my dreams lately (there is a definitely distinction between my dreams and these real connections). I've had some really remarkable experiences. I was reminded of this in your discussions of death. Each one has been very interesting and enlightening. It's happened before, but never 3 times in a week or two.

I also listened to a CD of an amazing/wonderful totally LoA kind of thing called 'Quantum Consciousness'. There are some really amazing gems in there. This is the guy's website: http://www.quantumconsciousness.org/

For those of you who are analytical or have analytical hubbies....his stuff is really math and science based. If you're not into that...once you get passed it, there are some realy great things to pick up from it. It has a lot to do with balance, accepting all the good and bad in everything and he has a wonderful exercise to do.

One of my favorites from the CD was about forgiveness. He says something like, 'forgiveness is saying thank you for giving me this experience.' I thought that was truly beautiful.

My other favorite, was this quote..."Don't hope for your life to get easier, hope for your life to be more accountable for greater quantums because your fulfillment and self worth is based on that."

So many wonderful concepts from thd CD I listened to, but I need to hear it a few more times to really grasp it well enough to share.
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One of my favorites from the CD was about forgiveness. He says something like, 'forgiveness is saying thank you for giving me this experience.' I thought that was truly beautiful.
I've heard James Ray say that too.
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For those with the 'unwanted' animals.....I know mamadedge was one of them.

Animals bring messages to us too.
There was a wonderful thread here in spirituality a few months ago about someone wanting to get an animal out of their home.

Anyway...one method is to talk to the animal. Thank you for the message it brings and asking it to please find it's own space back in nature. There are also angels for animals...so you can ask a nature angel to help you get the animal back safely in its natural environment.

My animal book does not have a specific message about the chipmunk...but if you think about the characteristics, nature and behavior of the chipmunk, you may find some message that you need right now.

The bat...as someone else was talking about means.....if a bat flies into your life, it's time to face your fears and prepare for change. You are being challenged to let go of the old and create the new. Changes and transformations are blessings.
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Depression / Anxiety and food.

If anyone is interested in learning more about what foods are important for optimum mental health...you can pm me and I can provide some info. I have taken courses on natural nutrition and how we can use food for healing.
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I've heard James Ray say that too.
Oh, my BOYFRIEND, James Ray? Yeah, he's pretty good with this stuff too!
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Okay...now I'm exhausted.
I'll have to re-energize through sleep tonight so I'll be fresh for the new weekly thread tomorrow!!!!!
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Depression / Anxiety and food.

If anyone is interested in learning more about what foods are important for optimum mental health...you can pm me and I can provide some info. I have taken courses on natural nutrition and how we can use food for healing.
I want to know what you know! : I"m always interested in that stuff.
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Oh, my BOYFRIEND, James Ray? Yeah, he's pretty good with this stuff too!
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Originally Posted by Annikate View Post
Dd cried her little heart out about not being able to nurse tonight.

Oh man, it's soooo hard. I've been kind of doing the second-guessing game w/myself tonight. *why can't you nurse her longer?, you know CLW is the way it should be, what's wrong w/you you crappy mother*, etc..

I know I'm not a crappy mom, and I know that CLW is just not for me but my mind has been saying these things to me tonight while I watched dd's little face and listened to her beg for milky milk.
I feel for you mama
Marissa weaned herself at 2 and I actually begged her to keep nursing She was all done, though. It broke my heart. Then my next dd, I swear was NEVER going to be done. I tried all the gentle redirections and whatnot and nothing worked. After I had been nursing 3 (yes, three!~ all during the same time period) babies/children for several months I was so done. I decided that when I started to dread nursing her, it was time to stop~ for the benefit of both of us. She was about to turn 4, so I made a deal with her~ her last nursies would be on her fourth birthday and that was it. And she had a wonderful, beautiful weaning party. We had everyone bring a bead to add to a weaning necklace and we all wrote special messages to her in her special journal. She wore a wreath on her head and was the star of the show. She did talk longingly about nursies occasionally after that, but I really think it helped a lot. I know your dd is younger, but maybe something special to mark the transition to "big-girl-hood" would help?

You are NOT a bad mama! You are a GREAT mama.
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Amris...

I keep thinking that Hay House Radio would be a great place for you to advertise. Most people who listen are already comfortable with intuitives, mediums, channeling, etc. Many people there would find your messages and book a wonderful gift idea. Just a thought. Thoughts become things. (had to add that).
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Zoebird~ I was so uplifted by your post! Thank you so much for sharing that!
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celeste and the other mamas who were asking about depression/anxiety . . . .

I thought about starting a new thread in PPD or M. Health but decided not to. I'll just post here.

I suffered from depression/anxiety for several years and took meds. I took zoloft and lexapro. Every time I'd stop them the depression or anxiety would come back. Sometimes right away, sometimes only after a few weeks. And it would always manifest itself differently.

For instance, sometimes I'd feel such anxiety like I had just had a near-miss car accident. Numb arms and all. Sometimes I'd just be pi$$ed off at the world for no reason. Other times just in the deep dark throes of true depression.

I took meds throughout both pregnancies and b'feeding. (Now I wish I hadn't, but well, I didn't know then what I know now.)

I did once have a script for Xanax (when I first went to a doc for help) but promptly threw them in the trash. My addictive personality knew better than to get involved in those.

I stopped the lexapro when Kate was only a few months old. I slowly weaned myself off. I had been feeling like I didn't really *need* it anymore and in the quest to figure out what was causing her sleeplessness, I stopped taking it.

I began the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, again to try to help Kate. THis diet eliminates processed and refined EVERYTHING. Eliminates grains, and of course wheat/gluten.

After about 5 months of this I realized I no longer had sugar cravings AT ALL anymore. I felt great! I never got sick (despite having no sleep and being totally run-down.)

I also added supplements. Cod liver oil, zinc, magnesium, calcium, the B vitamins *and* an extra B12. Hmmm . . . there might be more that I can't think of now - dd is talking to me as I type.

It was then that I realized that my depression was linked to nutrition. The SCDiet helped my body absorb the necessary nutrients from food (which it hadn't done properly . . . ever. . . and the supps helped too.

Gale Force wrote a book about this and she's the one who suggested that if I feel like I"m in a *crisis* to take an amino supplement. I bought one and used to take it during PMS. It helped immensely. But now I've just manifested no PMS so it's even better!

Oh, and I take 5htp (on the recommendation of Kate's doctor). He wanted to give it to her but I thought it'd help me sleep (I'm not sure it does anything for me really), but she's getting some through me.

I hope this helps. I wish someone had told me all those years ago when they were anxious to write a script that it could be related to nutrition (or lack thereof.)

It takes some time for the diet and supps to kick in but it's soooo much better than meds.

hth!
I've been on Paxil for 12 years, but I've been getting hints that it's almost time for me to quit.



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Oh, my BOYFRIEND, James Ray? Yeah, he's pretty good with this stuff too!
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Whew. I took a sorta long nap today (not exactly sleeping) where my abdomen, long a center of tension, felt really really good. Now it feels much more relieved than usual, but I have a big headache--I almost never get headaches.

Another milder cosmic joke... I mentioned that the first weekly Abe cd arrived yesterday. I said to myself "Now, they're gonna keep flowing in." This morning someone delivered a small package of the "special subjects" cds... even though it was sent through regular mail, & regular mail isn't normally delivered on Saturdays

I've been having tons of realizations lately. One was, I've been settled in this emotional place, it doesn't feel too good and it doesn't feel too bad. Probably best called Malaise--it's not on the usual list I didn't feel a strong impulse to move to a better feeling place, so what's up wtih that? The answer was, just move one step up... and from Malaise, the next step is Acceptance. Maybe Acceptance is the next step for all "stuck" emotional places?

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OH, and Sphinxie - here;s a funny story for you. When Mom (who's 85) went for her interiew, the guy asked her all the regular questions until he said, "I'm not going to ask you if you've ever been invloved in organized prostitition. If you were, it was so long ago that we don't care, and if you are now, all I can say is good luck to you!"
That's hilarious.

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My DH immigrated to the US (he's British), and we immigrated to Canada together (then we moved back to the states). Back in my single days, I thought that all immigrates were really interesting, brave, fascinating people, now I know that they just people who can persevere through red tape. It's character building
Well I'm looking forward to being one of those interesting brave fascinating people. Although around here, people just assume that I'm Canadian. An interesting, brave, fascinating Canadian though, of course.

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I am never eloquent and moving like so many mamas here, so I'll leave it to them, but I will just restate that there is NOTHING TO FEEL GUILTY about!!! What about some affirmations for THAT?
I agree with--I think it was Linda--you are SO eloquent and moving! Eloquent is a given, and moving in the direction of UP!

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Yep, Koalamama, you ARE HOT!!!!


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Apryl -- you sound like me! I started a flower garden last year and when we move to our dream house I also plan on starting a food garden.
You might want to check out Machaelle Small Wright's books "The Perelandra Garden Workbooks I and II."
Wow, thank you. I've always loved the Findhorn Garden book and even read Wright's "behaving as if the God in all things matters" and a practical book will be really cool. My porch garden and worm bin and potted plants thank you as well

You know another idea that is working in me right now... a clean & organized house, meals, all those things are manifestations as well, even though they normally come directly through us. It's the exact same process of alignment that allows them to come through. This is what I've been thinking about, as I sit in my wonderful apartment, apparently not very aligned with it getting even more wonderful... Or perhaps aligning with that as soon as I'm done enjoying some quiet processing...
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Originally Posted by MsChatsAlot View Post
My animal book does not have a specific message about the chipmunk...but if you think about the characteristics, nature and behavior of the chipmunk, you may find some message that you need right now.

The bat...as someone else was talking about means.....if a bat flies into your life, it's time to face your fears and prepare for change. You are being challenged to let go of the old and create the new. Changes and transformations are blessings.
Does your book say anything about fleas?
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Where did you find that book? I don't see it at Amazon. I'm very interested.
I got it at a Barnes and Noble in Kansas City. I guess I just manifested it.

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I've never posted on, say, blended families boards about our blended family, because our blended family has never been a source of....contrast[/B]
Contrast includes the good stuff, the positive stuff, the fun stuff. I really think that if we are going to manifest wonderful marriages, we need to write about and talk about the good stuff.

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. I don't know why I'm feeling the need to go on about this, but...anyway.....I guess I've said what I had to say!
ummm, because you and I had a conflict and we hadn't worked it out? :

In previous weeks, when you posted about your DH it didn't come across (at least to me) that he is basically a nice person with strengths and weaknesses, and that you have some issues to resolve. He sounded like a controlling jerk.

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So am I! Where's he from exactly??
My DH is from Belfast Northern Ireland. He came to the US when he was 28.

And the answer to the next question is, he is protestant, but thinks that all the nonsense over there is a good reason to live here.

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I think it just reminds me of the pain I endured growing up and I just want to go get this little girl and take her away from it all. The damage he is doing is so deep and I don't understand how anyone could do this to a child. It's so upsetting to me and I feel like I need to do something about it but I also feel so powerless.
I really think that you attracted that experience so that you would have the opportunity to process and release what happened to you as a child.


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I forget if you have Louise Hay's book You Can Heal Your life, but what she would suggest is to visualize that the adult you, now, is loving and taking good care of your little-girl self. She writes this part very beautifully.
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Well I'm looking forward to being one of those interesting brave fascinating people.
You already are! Now you are just doing red tape.


My Update:
Our stuff arrived today, so we moved into our rental townhouse (The plan is to eventually buy a house here). Most of our furniture seems to fit just right and look very nice. However, inspite of the fact that I decluttered like mad before the move, we still have too much stuff. It hit me today that my kids rooms looked really nice with just a couple of boxes unpacked, and that I really have no desire to unpack the rest of the toys and junk up their rooms. It is been impossible to keep their rooms clean the last couple of years and today, as I looked at huge piles of boxes marked "toys" I realized why. :

It's strange that this situation, of being in the middle of a move for DHs job, would have been very stressful for me in the past, but now it really isn't. My mantra is "my home is calm and orderly" and I know that very soon that will be true. (Actuallly, things are very calm right now, so it is just the orderly part we are working on!)
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In previous weeks, when you posted about your DH it didn't come across (at least to me) that he is basically a nice person with strengths and weaknesses, and that you have some issues to resolve. He sounded like a controlling jerk.
This issue has come up a lot in another online space I've been on for years. Whenever anyone talks about their relationship troubles, the others tend to interpret it as if that's the main thing or the only thing going on. That produces a lot of exagerrated response. We've all learned to reserve judgement under all but the most extreme conditions, and treat the situation as a process of which we're only getting a glimpse. Sometimes even if we interpret the glimpse accurately by itself, we still don't know the context... and do we really want to hear everything about every relationship so that we can know the background at any given point, every time? It reminds me of this idea that a medical test is only a snapshot of where your vibration's at at that moment (or perhaps in a pre-manifestation moment a little while before)... it's the same idea. While the snapshot may be an accurate snapshot, it's still just a snapshot.
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