When I was pregnant with my third child, I was building my business, and I was very stressed. One night I came home from a busy day. My children were waiting for me, very excited about Mommy being home. All I wanted to do was rest. I felt that night as if I had nothing to give anymore. As we did our bedtime routine, I “lost it” with my children. At one point my daughter prayed to God, asking Him to bring more peace to our family and to make their Mommy happy.
That was a turning point in my life. I went to my room and cried, fell on my knees and asked God for guidance. As I went to bed that night, I swore to myself that I would make a change. I found the answers to my prayers. I heard clearly inside of me that it was time to make some changes and to take my learnings as a Mom into the world. Sharing with mothers all over what to do and what to avoid in service to a more fulfilling and harmonious family life. After all, we mothers are the heart of the family.
I have learned that we can change the negative routines we get into. We all have inner strengths, which are much greater than our outer challenges. They are innately given to us by God to transform.
These challenges lead us to ask ourselves, what would I do if fear or resistance did not exist in my life. What is the song inside of me that wants to be heard? What would it take for me to remove my perceived limitations? Through these questions we can experience an “aha” moment or have an epiphany. We can awaken our heart and our heart’s song. This helps us to move to a harmonious and authentic place in our lives.
Now I remind myself of that night when my little girl prayed to God. This memory is like an anchor in my mother-heart. It is my “why” to share my learnings and express my authentic voice. I have a song inside of me that wants to be shared.
– Barbara Bassill