"Cherish Every Moment" Watercolor Art from The Cosmic Philosophy Collection by Srimati
Feminine embodiment practice is to be done one day at a time, moment by moment. Somatic practice is about witnessing the movement and the internal experience and awareness of the movement. Every discomfort that emerges with each practice, even the everyday necessary self care practices, whether it's brushing my teeth, taking a shower, or taking my vitamins, must be worked through in the moment. I witness the feelings that emerge and I see myself and the thoughts and internal movements that emerge. When I don't want to do this, I see and understand that it's a desire to disembody and check out of my experiences; to dissociate. To flee from the physical reality.
When you're used to patterns of self neglect and dissociation, the only way out is to work through it in every moment with every resistance and then to be present with the pain and grief that emerges when you consciously choose to embody. Those patterns don't just magically go away in one day. It is a repatterning that must occur over a period of time where devotion is applied toward embodied self care. The nervous system transforms from dysregulation to regulation as the new patterns overwrite the old.
This is the way feminine embodiment works its magic. Layer by layer, moment by moment, bit by bit, we stay with ourselves, never abandoning the selves we witness as we do the work. Slowly over time with devotion and practice, transformation occurs.