That pregnant women have been hit, is an abomination.
(if you were the hand that struck, you are forgiven, I'm sorry for the pain that caused your mis-step, you likely have amends to make, do so as soon as you are able!)
That this happens at all speaks to the magnitude of the problem we have to face as men and women. To the violence which lives within our collective human subconscious.
It is this, that we must face, together, now.
and how it has impacted who we have become,
(as many of us were the children in those wombs)
If she was not hit, maybe she was scorned,
if she was not scorned, maybe she was taunted,
if she was not taunted, maybe she was ignored.
If she was not ignored, maybe she was alone.
All of these are gross injustices to the support that a mother needs from her partner and her tribe.
if she was under-supported (and most mothers are)
if she was stressed in any way, instead of supported.
No matter the severity,
These are also problems from the same source.
The unresolved pain of our ancestors.
This we must undo within ourselves,
and then with our culture.
Standing silent is no longer an option.
The world is standing at the precipice of extinction
for our silence and our frozen fear.
we must find the strength to do
what we know in our hearts is right.
We must bring back Tribe.
We must support mothers.
We must give our children peaceful births
We must love each other,
offer our best to each other.
(as best we can, in the moment... for we were almost all abused in some of these ways)
We are the ones we have been waiting for.
We must be the mothers to ourselves,
that our mothers carried too much pain to be.
We must search inside ourselves,
and end the cycles of pain that have tormented humanity
since before any of us can consciously remember.
We must re-birth the species
In consciousness, love, light and tribe.
For this I live.
For this I will stand tall
and risk the endless wrath of those who cannot see yet
and love them even more when they strike out
and embrace deeply those who hear
the beating of our shared
heart beat as one
(original artwork & words by Elena Harder)
Please tag a friend who had a challenging situation while they were pregnant, a doula, midwife, or a sister/friend/brother/husband who was there for you when you needed it most.
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