Loving support to help you through difficult times….
Each of the essences I have created got their own little story attached to them. Generally they come into being when I moved through some big life changes. I like to share my story with you how the Woman’s essence came into being.
I was 28 years old and thought of myself as a free spirit. Up till then I had left my home country and traveled through Asia and Australia in the search of finding a part of myself that I had not uncovered yet.
At that time I already had settled in Australia and was leaving a relationship that was not serving me any longer. I was trying to find ground in this new country I called home. I came here to be in this relationship I just had left. I found this time rather challenging because all my family was back in Germany and I felt quite alone.
Over time I worked through the sadness and grief I had and I felt a longing rising within me that was so strong. I wanted to create my own family. Time went by and I met my partner to be, who was turning out to be the father of my 2 children. If someone would have told me what I would be in for, I tell you I would have run away.
Being pregnant was a wonderful experience but I felt my world around me was changing in drastic ways. My first child a beautiful baby girl was born and the instant bliss from this experience was enormous but if you a parent you know it also comes with challenges.
Time went on and I struggled so deeply within my relationship through not having the support I felt I needed. I lost a part of myself and things became pretty dark around me for a while. Postnatal depression crept in and I found it hard to see the joys that motherhood could bring me. Days felt long and exhausting and broken sleeps every night did not help to get me back on track.
Luckily I was courageous enough to look and find out was going on within me and go to seek help. For a little while I had a Counselor who helped me but after a while she expressed her concerns and mentioned I had to go on antidepressants. A big wake up call happened for me in this minute, I knew I had to actively choose not to be in this place and take steps to find my way out of it.
I made the choice to shift instead of going down this track. Over the coming years spent time in making sure I exercised, did things that I enjoyed, tried new experiences, asked for what I needed and took better care of myself. It felt like a long hard journey at times and it’s a period that still sits very strongly in my mind.
Thinking back on all the hardship I experienced I thought I must not be the only one who went through this and it would be amazing if woman could receive the support and guidance they need in difficult times. So that is how this essence was born and why I am sharing it with you now. With the hope that I can ease the struggles and the person receiving it can say yes to life ones again to be able to embrace what’s in front of them.
Now that I have come out of this period for a while and seen the light on the end of the tunnel, all I can say is never give up. If things get hard for a while fall down for a bit but make sure you get back up. Look back what happened and take the lessons presented and make the change to see you come back to the light and shine forth what you are here to share with the world.