Visualize Your Nest
by Melissa Hinshaw, LMT
I feel the need to start this article by saying that it is such an honor
to work with, support, and touch such fabulous women. I consider every
one of you who lay on my massage table to be one of my sisters. I care
about you in that moment and I care about your future and your dreams.
I feel safe in saying that that’s how we all feel at The Moon; we
are not only dedicated, but we are connected.
So, what can I offer my sisters today? I am going to share something that
I’ve shared with many of you while lying on the massage table, or
while having tea in the waiting room. I am hoping that this article will
allow me to reach those of you who I haven’t met at the center and
even those of you who haven’t visited Pulling Down the Moon…yet!
I want to talk about the power of thought, the power of visualization.
For those of you who know me, you know what comes next…I want you
to start to visualize your nest.
For the many women who are on the complicated and calendar-packed fertility
journey, and for my sisters who are trying to conceive naturally, I understand
that life is busy. It’s too busy. You may be thinking ‘how
can I add one more, “to do” to my day?’ This one is
easy, it takes only one minute, you can do it anywhere, it is powerful,
and it is FREE!
I believe in the power of visualizing what we want. I do it all the time
and especially when I have something important in my life that I need
to tackle or when I am ready for and need something life altering to take
place. Just try this one please. Anything is possible.
Every day I want you to picture the perfect nest inside of your body. I’m
talking about your uterus of course, but I want you to take it further,
far beyond the pear shaped organ inside of your body. Image a wonderful
and magical place for your baby. Is it feathery, or like a cabin? Is it
dark and quiet like a cave or does it look like a room full of windows
and sunshine? What about the smell? Does it smell like cinnamon rolls
or moss or flowers or even your home as a child? I want you to include
what it sounds like inside your nest. Does it sound like water or waves
or like crickets chirping in the woods? Is there music playing…maybe
a lullaby or simply the soft even beat of a heart? Try to feel what it
feels like inside of this heavenly place. It is safe and warm and beautiful.
You must leave no detail out of this vision. Every detail matters and
your nest could change from day to day. The important thing is that you
picture and feel it and know that it is safe.
That is my homework for all of you. Take the minute each day, place your
hands on your tummy and dream away. This is more than positive thinking,
it is truly letting the universe know what you see, what you want, and
what you are ready for. I hope I’ve connected with my sisters on
this one. Now, please connect with yourself.