Odds are you’ve heard lots of information about what causes heart attacks—aka myocardial infarctions—and how to prevent them.
Ladies, I’d like to pose this question: Have you ever considered that your womb or female reproductive health could also encounter a kind of “down there” attack that could influence the health of your menstrual flow, hormonal balance, fertility, and/or menopause? Not a heart attack but a womb attack, a dramatic reaction to something off balance in your body that shows up down there.
Remember, I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. I’m an intuitive energy healer and I’ve worked with many women over the past seven years to help them balance their mind-body-spirit energy system. Although there are a lot of dis-eases down there that could relate to a womb attack, in this post, I’m going to focus on fibroids.
Before I get into fibroids, here’s some high-level information to keep in mind about heart attacks:
o Obviously, your heartbeat has a noticeable natural rhythm that also relates to movement—movement of your blood, movement of your valves opening and closing, movement of your oxygen, and so on. Stress can have a huge effect on that natural rhythm. Under stress, your heart rate might speed up. When you’re relaxed, it might slow down.
Types of “stress” that are not good for your heart center:
o High blood pressure
o Lack of exercise
o Negative thoughts and emotions
o Your heart has many important pathways of movement. Heart attacks occur if your heart can’t get oxygen-rich blood due to some sort of blockage.
Blockages or obstructions aren’t good for your heart or your health because they prevent the free flow of energy and distort the natural beat of your heart.
o Coronary heart disease is a common cause of heart attacks. Typically, a buildup of plaque over time causes this disease.
If you were to have a conversation with an artery inside your heart, it might say, “Lady you’re holding onto goop or icky stuff that’s blocking my job of getting blood to your heart. I’m going to break if the pressure builds too strong!”
o As an energy center, the heart is designed to give love and receive love through its interconnectedness.
Alright, so what does this information have to do with womb attack or how to deal with fibroids? Actually, quite a bit.
Let’s start with some basics about the womb and then get into fibroids:
o Your womb is connected to your heart (and brain!). I don’t think this connection is loud enough, and it needs to be if only to see the level of connectedness in the design of our inner world.
What connects your uterus to your heart? Your vagus nerve! Your cranial nerve that runs from the base of your brain all the way down your uterus and cervix plays a critical part in turning on your parasympathetic nervous system to relax and heal your body. The vagus nerve also connects important messages—hormones and nerves to and from your womb. And the vagus nerve helps with fertility and orgasms. More to come soon on Play with Your Vagus Nerve Part 2.
o Just like your heart, your womb beats. Its rhythm changes during your monthly cycle and continues to beat even during menopause. For example, during your streams of red time of month, your uterus beats and pulls downward.
o A woman’s pelvic area has 8,000 nerves. Think about it. That’s 8,000 outlets of feeling circuits that surrounds the magical mystery portal through which you came into the world, the energy center that holds your creative force to give birth to possibly a baby but also to the creative space to birth your dreams.
How do you feel about your internal and external connections?
What ways are you supporting your unique and special internal rhythm? Are you listening to your heart and womb?
Now on to fibroids…here’s some basic information about uterine fibroids:
o Fibroids are noncancerous tumors that can grow (typically) in and around your uterus. They effect 1 in 4 women.
o This grouping of cells that grow and form a mass effect approximately 30 percent and are the most common in ladies between 30–40.
o Women can have 1 to 100+ growths that can vary in size.
o Many women often don’t feel symptoms of this condition. Fewer than 25 percent have noticeable signs. However, fibroids can cause pain in some women due to their size, speed of growth, and location. Heavy menstrual flow is often a common messy consequence.
o Research indicates many African-American women are impacted by fibroids .
o 30–40 percent of hysterectomies performed on women in the United States are done to treat fibroids. Yikes, that’s scary, especially considering there are less invasive methods today to treat fibroids.
o Depending on their location, these growths can cause sex to hurt and impact fertility by blocking a clear passage for the egg and sperm to hook up. Fibroids can also impact how often you pee and poop.
o Sometimes excess bleeding occurs with fibroids that can lead to anemia and life-threatening conditions. I know women who were hospitalized and in serious danger because they were afraid to go to the doctor or address their excess bleeding. Please, don’t be afraid to seek help!
o Bizarre, but not surprising, doctors don’t know what causes uterine fibroids. There is evidence that a lot of the heart attack risks listed above are also relevant to fibroids.
Here are some important factors to pay attention to:
o Fibroids are linked to excess estrogen—diary, booze, meat, chemicals in products that aren’t “clean”—non-organic foods, GMOs, fragrances create endocrine disruptors that mimic estrogen and throw off your hormonal balance.
o Progesterone also plays a role in fibroid growth, not just estrogen. During your monthly cycle when progesterone is high (luteal phase), fibroids are known to grow faster .
o Low Vitamin D levels are linked to an increase in fibroids. Make sure to get 15 minutes of sunlight every day and talk to your doctor for an ideal dose of Vitamin D.
o Cholesterol levels are linked to fibroids . Research indicates that women with fibroids have lower levels of what’s considered “good cholesterol.” Ladies with fibroid issues down there also appeared to have thicker arteries up there around the heart.
To learn more about fibroids, click here.
Alrighty, so now let’s get into the energy aspects of Womb Attacks.
Womb Attack Signs and Symptoms
Consider—if negative thoughts and emotions can impact your heart, and your heart, brain, and womb are connected, how are your uterus and nearby female reproductive organs reacting to your stress?
Perhaps whatever dis-ease you’re dealing with—fibroids, endometriosis, poly-cystic ovarian syndrome, and so on—is your body’s way of communicating with you to attack , not to cause harm, but to solve a problem. The English definition of “attack” means to take aggressive action in. I prefer the Italian definition — it’s attacare, meaning to join in battle.
It’s easy to get mad at your body—especially down there—for putting you through challenges. You might feel inclined to disconnect and tune out. But if you do shut down, you might be tuning out the rallying cry of your womb power, to re-connect and create a win-win healing opportunity.
The excess bleeding, pain, and concern about your fibroid might be a yell for you to release and let go of past hurts, guilt, or loss. Like a heart attack or heart tumor, it’s possible your fibroid is blocked energy that’s built up over time, energy that became stuck or trapped along the way…an activated internal energy that continues to add cells and energy to your tumor rather than dissolving and releasing it.
I absolutely think that the foods and products we use in our daily lives impact our womb health. With that said, I also feel passionate that since we’re made of energy, intense and dramatic emotions that may feel too overwhelming to handle at times (so we ignore them or shove them down), if not dealt with, might accumulate to create energetic blocks that can manifest into physical issues.
Our womb is an energy center that relates to our creativity, raw emotions, and relationships with ourselves and others. If over long periods of time we’re not allowed to come to full term with our feelings, something unwanted may form to get our attention.
Do one of more of these experiences resonate with you?
o Dramatic and deep loss of a close family member, friend, partner, or baby
o Lack of acknowledgement of closing an important chapter, for example, every time you go through a break-up of a relationship, you immediately move on to new relationships to distract from the pain.
o Fear of birthing your ideas. For example, you often start an exciting project or goal and then stop in the creative process because of feeling overwhelmed or insecure that it might not work out.
o Conscious or unconscious repeated negative, toxic, old thoughts that prevent you from moving forward in your relationships or creativity.
o Your feminine ego got hurt by a partner and you haven’t fully come to terms with how it affected you.
Womb Attack Healing Suggestions
o Connect to your feminine energy. Rather than grounding your energy by doing all the things you have to do, allow yourself to BE. Feminine energy is receptive, soft, nurturing, holistic, intuitive.
o BE still. Connect to your breath deeply and connect with your body and womb space.
o Receive messages from your womb and body.
o Talk to your fibroids and ask them why they’ve shown up and what’s important for you to know about their existence.
o Ask what will release and let go of your fibroids; what should you grow instead of your fibroids?
o Trust the information your body is sharing with you.
o Know that details of your life matter and you’re the only one who knows them all. Avoid judging your unique details are good or bad.
o Seek out help and guidance—the more options the better.
o Not familiar with your chakras? Learn about the sacral and root chakra energy centers to see how to balance your mind-body-spirit health.
o Be curious about how you can heal and nurture yourself; one size does not fit all.
o Choose a fun creative outlet and see it through to physical form.
o Open your mind and heart about your womb. I highly recommend Womb Awakening: Initiatory Wisdom from the Creatrix of All Life by Azra Betrand, MD, and Seren Bertrand.
Here’s an opportunity, not a curse, to listen to the rallying cry to join energetic forces with your creative power center to grow and nurture your health and dreams!
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