Have you ever wanted your best friend on tap 24/7? What if you had a direct open phone line with truth, with yourself, on tap? An innate wisdom and sacredness that knows which choices to make, how to move, how to eat, how to sleep, how to breathe, how to walk, how to dress. A wisdom that knows how to respond all of the time, in any given situation, even in new situations that spring up unexpectedly – and, it was absolutely free of charge? Wouldn’t that be remarkable?
Well ladies, you do, we all do!
The cervix is something all women have yet it is not an area of a woman’s body that is commonly talked about in our daily lives.
The cervix seems to be mysterious and mystical – not just to us as women but also to men too. On a practical level the cervix is the neck of our uterus. It is where the swabs are taken for our regular pap smears, which takes samples of cervical cells to check for abnormalities. Connecting to our ovaries, uterus, breasts, and cervix supports us to connect to the natural stillness we are as women which we miss while we are running around in the busy-ness of life. But when we don’t connect to our cervix, it is like the anchor is missing: a fundamental part of who we are as women is brushed aside.
In developing a relationship with our physical body and listening to its signs we can connect to all parts of our body: our toes, our fingers, our breasts, and our cervix. If we are tired, or have over eaten, or not taken care of ourselves, our body shows us, for example, with indigestion, or aches and pains.
As women, energetically our cervix is the place where we hold our sacredness.
The cervix resides deep within our physical body and, when we develop a relationship with it, it can show us everything, by us simply asking ‘what does my cervix say?’.
In consciously choosing to connect to the cervix we cannot ignore what is truly going on in our bodies and in our lives.
More so, we cannot deny the woman that we truly are, or deny what our body needs in that given moment. It is a beautiful compass that is our deepest best friend, and it always knows everything. Connecting to the cervix also brings a deeper acceptance of not only who we are, but where we are in our life.
There is no judgment, simply a deeper knowing and understanding – how beautiful is that?!
The connection with our cervix is also deeply practical – two real daily living examples here highlight the precision and beautiful daily guide the cervix is for women:
“I started polishing my nails again, and when I don’t connect to my cervix it is like the nail polish breaks off easily because I am not moving my hands delicately, yet when I connect to my cervix that really reflects that how I’m using my hands differently and the nail polish stays on longer”.
“There is a lot to change in my practical day to day living, where by asking ‘what does my cervix say?” it can lead the way. For example my cervix takes me shopping – it’s very precise in anything from groceries, to household items or clothes. Now I realise I need a new mattress, new duvet cover and new towels to honour me and my cervix is very precise in what will nurture me.”
In building a relationship with our cervix, and playfully living life and asking ‘what does my cervix say?” in any given situation, it is the best friend we can ever have. It is a beautiful conversation to start amongst ourselves as women. So, maybe the first question is:
What does your cervix say?
By Jane (UK) and Monika (The Netherlands)
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593 thoughts on “What does your Cervix Say?”
Getting to know ourselves as women from the inside out is a life long process and one to deepen with. Knowing this then is one thing, whilst the other aspect is putting it into lived practice, which is really what makes the difference overall.
Our body communicates to us continuously about the way we live and the choices we make – be this through aches and pains or rashes and indigestion or sore breasts and hot flushes….we could go on and on…there is so much for us to learn by tuning in more to the body and all its communications.
Interesting how the cervix seems like such a ‘foreign’ or unexplored area of the female body – how many of us are actually aware of the cervix let alone asking it what it is saying? And yet we pay instant attention if the skin on our face is out of balance with acne or a rash etc. or if our little finger is hurting….and yet the cervix in all its power to support us often remains insolicited. Then again we can change this at any point.
Amazing how when in stillness I can feel my cervix relax and let go.
I love reading this blog and the insight I get when I ask this question is always deeply supportive.
When I relax, take it easy and give myself space I am far more likely to hear what my cervix is saying to me.
“In building a relationship with our cervix, and playfully living life and asking ‘what does my cervix say?” in any given situation, it is the best friend we can ever have.” Fantastic reminder to never look outside of ourselves – we have everything we need within.
Great reminder that every part of our body is communicating all off the time – it is in the shutting down of this dialogue that illness and disease occurs.
“What does your cervix say?” What an amazing question to ask, I love this, what a great reminder of the simple wisdom within.
It is not surprising that the cervix is deep in the core of our bodies, given its the fundamental part of us, and from where this anchor supports us to connect to the natural stillness we are as women .
More and more I am finding my cervix can act like a compass, when I am off track, I focus on feeling my cervix and it acts as a profound anchor to once again ground me and connect me to my own body.
To consider that the cervix is like the anchor that’s missing, makes so much sense why women today are so lost and constantly look outside ourselves to find affirmations, like using social media or women’s magazines. Connecting with our cervix brings us back to everything we need is already within us.
The more I connect to my body and the stillness within the more I am able to feel the universe and the true power of love.
As women we can lose ourselves as we work our way to the top, we can become hard and driven and maybe ‘successful’ but if we have lost sight of our body along the way by disconnecting to that is within we may seem successful on the outside but in truth we will be empty within.
Success is never worth it at the expense of losing connection to the body.
It was a glorious moment when I first felt and connected to my cervix. I felt womanly and very connected to myself as a woman as the connection ignited not only the female parts of my body but the whole of my body. Making that choice to connect to parts of our body is so vital in our every day busy lives supporting us to hold steady the connection to ourselves.
We use the internet like an ever present dictionary for looking up what to do – when all along our body knows the truth. All we are to do is let go of having the right answer and surrender and all the information we need is right there.
Connecting to your cervix is to feel and know yourself as a woman from the inside.
Very cool to read about the relationship with nail polish and the cervix – how we get instant feedback based on our connection. Our bodies are very powerful if we listen to them.
For so many it would be easy to dismiss what you have sweetly shared here. I know how incredibly supportive connecting to our bodies and how we feel can be to every aspect of our lives. To live not knowing that within us lies the most incredible wisdom and magic is to live life fast asleep, which is an absolute tragedy.
Thanks for this delicate view on a crucial part of the woman’s body Jane. A part that is mostly ignored and treated very much in a non sacred way.
When we were first introduced to the fact that as women we can actually connect to our cervix and all our female parts, I struggled to feel anything. To say there was a numbness was an understatement. But now things have started to change and I can feel a lot and I put that down to having had Sacred Movement sessions with three different gorgeous women, practising on my own, with a friend, my daughters or my husband.
Julie thank you for your sharing – I too can say that when asked to feel my cervix it is like my answer is ‘what cervix?’ which certainly exposes the fact that I have numbed myself out and not given myself permission to feel it (unless there is pain or aching that is present – then of course I know the cervix we are talking about!)….there is much for me to embrace in this aspect and learn to fine tune the feelings that are there, but I am not letting myself be aware of. Thank you!
Brilliant blog Jane and Monika, learning to re-connect to sacredness is a beautiful journey and this is something we all have access to. Our world would be a very different place if we all live from our sacredness.
Feeling and honouring the body from the inside really changes the quality we move with in life.
Connecting to our sacredness from our cervix we realise we do not have to push or go into drive to get something done. When we feel our sacredness it is all there, if we stayed with this connection never would we need to look outside for reward or recognition.
Surrender is key. Which is pretty much the opposite to everything around us! It’s almost as if life is set up to keep us away from our sacredness….
What does your cervix say?
It tells us so much more than we have been open to receive. Wonderful article, make space to start feeling and listening !
I will practise that nail-polish one. I notice also that my nails break more easy when I am more hard in my movements. They show me to be much more delicate with myself which naturally makes me feel more my sacredness.
Imagine living next to neighbours for 30 years and never even saying hello. It would be absurd. Yet we ignore our body for longer, no matter how crucial the messages it has to share.
Great point Joseph – to ignore the relationships that are reflected and offered to us in our lives (be it with others or with our own body) is like saying no to opportunities for growth and evolution.
It feels delicious to connect to my cervix and it may sound a bit weird yet it is a very beautiful feeling. A feeling of being deeply settled and knowing what is true and what is not from there.
What a gift to support us in all the practicalities of life if we allow it, our cervix is always there as our compass through life if we are only willing to connect to ourselves.
Our body is like a wise best friend, just waiting for us to connect and listen to it, ‘In building a relationship with our cervix, and playfully living life and asking ‘what does my cervix say?” in any given situation, it is the best friend we can ever have’.
Thank you for the beautiful reminders in your blog to be aware of and in connection to the cervix, womb, ovaries and breasts. I felt such a sense of reconnecting to my inner grace when I felt these areas of my body, it’s reminded me to reconnect more to myself and to the beauty I am as a woman, which does get lost a bit in the busyness of my life. A very nurturing read.
There is an innate wisdom in us both men and women which we often ignore, yet it’s there on tap ready and waiting for us to stop and listen … and to ask those honest questions about what our bodies are truly showing us.
When we stop and listen to our body this supports us in so many ways, with health, with relationships, and with life, we hold the wisdom within and it is there for us to tap into at any time.
All I knew of my cervix before Sacred Movement with Natalie Benhayon, was that it needed to dilate to 10cm for my babies to be birthed. Which I now know from connecting more deeply over many years to my cervix, that is a limited awareness of the sacredness we hold. If we listened to our cervix as women I feel there would not be the lack of self-worth, anxiety, self-abuse and illness and disease that there is now.
Connecting to every part of my body including my cervix is an opportunity to deepen my relationship to self. Every part of my body has something to offer me to bring a deeper level of love for self and for another.
If we don’t know where our cervix is, before we google it why not just allow our body to guide us. Say hi cervix and see what we feel. It may sound funny as our mind might want to know right away the knowledge, but when allowed, our body can show us truth that the internet cannot give us.
Sacred Movement, is a very supporting modality and a way of moving that has made me very aware of my cervix and the sacredness that lives inside my body. Being in connection with my cervix, my sacredness, it lately has changed how I walk and how I am with myself and the quality I reflect to others. Sometimes I shy away from this powerful connection but I always can choose to come back by connecting with my whole body and feeling the sacredness deep within me. What does my cervix say may sound weird but in truth it is our compass for every situation we are in.
A great article reminding me about the sacredness that my cervix holds, when connecting to it and the power it holds I understand by your examples how we can then move our bodies with delicateness allowing our cervix to guide us.
To anyone reading this for the first time who has not considered this before this could seem completely barking! But once we do start to connect to this very precious area inside of us we can feel that it is very real, and that in fact it represents our preciousness as women. In order to take care of this preciousness we can tune in to our cervix in order to know how to move and what to say yes or no to. It can be our guide in how to move through life. A gorgeous way of staying connected to our bodies and enjoying our delicacy.
Past history has shown that any woman who truly connected to their sacredness and became aware of their body as a woman and could feel their power were classed as a witch or vilified and brought down in any way possible. We now live in a society that does not honour their sacredness, and rarely live the principles of what it means to be a woman. I know I have had little connection with being a woman throughout my life, my cervix is still not something I consider every day, but your question ‘what does my cervix say’ is a great place to start, for it is the most precious and sacred part of a woman’s body.
“As women, energetically our cervix is the place where we hold our sacredness.” One day this truth will be known by men and women everywhere. I wish I had known more about the sacredness of woman before I entered my elder years. But there is every opportunity to reconnect with it now, It’s never too late.
Yes we are so much more than our physicality, flesh and bone. We are divinity expressing through form.
Whenever I ask my body for guidance in life it never steers me wrong.
A great blog to re-read and take a moment to pause and sense and appreciate my cervix. In this momentary pause – there is a warmth and pulse-like-vibration emanating from my cervix through my body. Thank you Jane and Monika. Now to explore checking in with the cervix when out shopping.
“As women, energetically our cervix is the place where we hold our sacredness” I know for many years I walked around no idea of what sacredness was and no idea of how sacred the cervix actually is. As women we miss out when we are not aware of the divinity our bodies hold.
I have to say Jane I have never considered my cervix in this way before! I have been participating in scared movement and through those movements can now feel my cervix. So I’ll take what you have said and go deeper to listening to what my cervix has to say … what fun!
Jane and Monika, I love this article, it reminds me not to rush through life but to honour myself and my body and to enjoy my femaleness and feel connected with my breasts, ovaries and cervix.
I love that this conversation has been initiated, and that we are bringing to the fore our relationship with our cervix, as such living in connection to our sacredness, our divine power as women. I had feel a deep sense of this when I was growing up but nowhere was it lived or reflected through the women in the world or the role models that I was surrounded by. Yet through the ages this quality of sacredness had been lived and valued by many women. Accepting, appreciating and reclaiming our body as a vessel through which our sacredness can be lived, is how we share the beauty, the grace the wisdom and the power of who we innately are as women with the world.
Beautifully shared Carola. A woman living in sacredness offers a powerful reflection, one we know and recognise as the divinity we are in form.
What a great blog Jane. Bringing more awareness to our cervix is an intimate and powerful conversation to share together, rather than it being kept hidden away as something not to be spoken of and thus keep our sacredness out of our awareness, even though it is already intrinsic to our being.