Ancestral Postpartum

  • affirmation: it’s okay if you hate this part/don’t feel blissful. just keep connecting to guides, to little one, and experiencing the whole system of support, even life sucks right now. be honest and true with baby, respect them while you protect them. they were there too, better to be honest with them than try to be false with them. show them you are grown and can live through your own process-and get support from others as needed.

  • framework of initiation with birth: now you are flooded with power. the reorganizing happening, especially if it is collective level, is huge and probably anywhere from unpleasant to torturous. support for being in that undone space. getting good communication here from guides about how to do it, as doorways are still open.

  • ritual for arriving back from death space, and/or to bring back from death space if it’s not complete. ancestors hold space for everything about the birth that was different than you expected/wanted. they take these elements and keep you safe, they begin alchemizing them.

  • guides: what needs to happen to heal particular body?

  • breastfeeding/milk-feeding: exercises to connect blessings and nourishment from lines into baby (this feels to be really important to super intensely needed piece)

  • what needs to happen for body to be strong now?

  • baby communication: talking to your elder who is also a newborn, making this communication excellent, assuming that babies understand everything. “imagine he is so, so old that he lives beyond words, has stopped talking in the verbal way we adults do. that’s why he’s not talking. it’s not that he is less sophisticated than we are, it’s that he is beyond where we are. as he incarnates he’ll get closer to where we are and converse in ways more easily understood by us. experience not understanding him as an act of devotion, like you are experiencing not understanding your oldest grandfather for whom you have great respect.”

  • Allowing your child to be however they are, seeing their gifts from the lineages

  • All the trouble in the lineages esp about the family field, home, nourishment

  • Your own immediate postpartum time - cultural healing about this, the ways people in the family experienced this, patterns of this (esp most recent 3-4 generations)

  • Your own fourth trimester - cultural healing about this, the ways people in the family experienced this, patterns of this (esp most recent 3-4 generations)

  • Intake of what needs to be adjusted on a body level, herbal consult from guides

  • Keep establishing protection -- keep clearing the field!

  • Making offerings after the birth, food, prayers, thanks

  • Practice asking for and feeling their support/protection

  • Sensing your child’s guides