Video - this module is about creativity. Creativity is flowing in you at the moment as you are creating! a baby. Your body is creative. And there are lots of benefits of getting into this creative mode too. In the olden days as I say, women would have had lots of time creating and preparing for baby. It was a necessity then but also a time of quiet reflection, meditation, contemplation and spiritual preparation for this transformation into mother. Now adays we are continuing our busy schedules throughout pregnancy, finishing work at the last minute, finish study, continuing our busy lives with just enough time to get the car seat sorted. We are, in fact, starting motherhood burnt out and I believe this is more important then ever. Slowing down, calming, quiet, going inwards, being with your thoughts, tapping into your intuition. It can take years to really slow down as a mother. So this is important preparation because:.
1) Motherhood is a slow simple beautiful time. If you are still in a mode of rushing, multitasking business, you will miss the beauty.
2)Your baby will also sense this energy too which isn't great for being settled.
3) Importsntly you connect with your baby in the their slow present world where time almost stands still and truly BE with them. .
So this module is about exploring creativity which we have started in the home preparation already, and enjoying, anticipating, celebrating being mother. So please take some time to enjoy..
Journaling - what creativity do you have flowing right now? What are you inspired to do?
There are so many benefits to being creative. Here are some more:
- Beautiful gift to your child which they can actually sense the love that has come from you into the end piece.
- Time of going inward. Meditating, contemplating, intuition, insights and clarity comes in these quiet times.
- Creative time Is a very wise and beautiful way to hold a space for baby and toddler.
- A home feel much more warm and homely with home made items.
Choosing one project!
Now I know what you are thinking - but I'm not creative. There are so many options for creative outlets. You will find there is a medium you like working with and a project that inspires you. .
Wool - soul
Choose a craft you find beautiful. You can do it. There are so many resources out there, book, Pinterest DIY kits and guides and of course YouTube! Choose something that is doable but also will take a bit of time and is beautiful.
Here is a list.:
Knitting - bunny rug, beanie, vest,
Now you have chosen a project Let's create time for a project. Can you designate one night a week to work on a beautiful?
Let's make a creative space in your home. This is your retreat space. A space to store creative supplies and feel comfortable time, slowing down, beautiful calm space, tapping into creative flow and intuition,
photography, sewing, knitting,
Handout - list of things and resources t
Checklist - list of things hubby can create, good to get him opening up, giving energy to baby, anticipation, spiritual preparation for him
Learn to sew
Pinterest boards for photography
I believe there is just as much benefit of daddy to be doing a creative project. Having your partner join in with preparing something for baby will also help his soul prepare. It gives him quite time (doing something) to contemplate having a baby and child. There is a range of woodwork ideas from very easy (even I could do!) to complex and large. Once again it needs to be special and beautiful. It does not necessarily have to be for a baby as your partner may not be excited about that but more a toy or play item for a toddler or preschooler. Perhaps you could work on a project together. This can be quite a bonding time, timeof quiet celebration and help align you. My husband and I now choose working on a project together in the evening before a birthday. It is a nice joint activity and connecting for us.
List: (Steiner creative toys for your baby book) (woodeork project book)
Chair and table,
Play blocks, cut and sanded and oiled with beeswax!
Wooden car or truck
Meditation - Stillness/ and inspiration/ creativity
Love in each stitch, baby feeling the love
Patience, pondering, contemplation, reflection
Holding a space for solutions and ideas to come, ideas for connection