The womb, or uterus, is a hollow muscular organ located in the pelvis between the bladder and rectum. She has both a physical and spiritual function as her purpose is to carry - support and move someone or something from one place to another. This pear shaped, life-sustaining organ measures 3 to 4 inches by 2.5 inches, and may grow to the size of a watermelon during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Yes ladies, this remarkably elastic wonder stretches about 500 times its normal size to accommodate life, AND returns to her original size in about 6 weeks post pregnancy...now who says we're not supernatural!
Physically, the uterus nurtures a fertilized ovum that develops into a baby which is carried until they mature enough for birth. The fertilized ovum implants itself into the endometrium securing its place for development, growth, and protection.
Spiritually, our womb is a safe place, a secret place, a refreshing place, a nourishing place, a place of living water! In this place we hold desires, thoughts, ideas, and deeds that brings forth or tears down life!
Regardless of the positive or negative effects life circumstances has brought upon us, we still possess this power to carry. Ground yourself, reconnect with yourself, embrace your femininity and all it entails. Releasing negative thought patterns attached to you and your womb allows you to thrive in YOUR womanness!
In the next couple posts we’ll discuss health topics around the uterus, cleansing techniques for a healthy uterus, and revisit some affirmations to speak life over our uterus. Stay tuned!