Today we are joined by my artist and mother Kallen Mikel. Kallen’s art is extremely moving and depicts the beautiful connection between our bodies and nature.
On the podcast, we dive into many incredible topics including our divine connection as a part of nature, the mindful journey to parenthood, and Kallen’s experience with free birth and self-discovery.
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Bringing a child into the world is a profoundly transformative experience, both physically and emotionally. It's a journey filled with joy, excitement, and sometimes a bit of fear. But what if I told you that your path to parenthood could be a beautiful tapestry of self-healing, empowerment, and mindful living? Welcome back to another episode of The Mindful Womb Podcast, today we'll explore the wisdom and insights shared by Kallen Mikel, a talented artist and mindful mother, who found her artistic expression as a source of healing and strength. Join us on a journey through the realms of mindfulness, the power of art, and the profound transformation of parenthood.
The Power of Mindfulness in Art
How mindfulness principles have become an integral part of her artistic expression. Patience, a key mindfulness principle, acts as a guiding light in her creative journey. She understands the art of slowing down, listening to her inner self, and being patient with her artistic process. Kallen's journey teaches us that patience is not just a virtue; it's an essential part of understanding our creative selves.
Healing Emotional Wounds Through Art and Self-Reflection
For Kallen, art is a tool for healing deep emotional wounds. Her art radiates with meditative introspection and self-reflection. She explained that she embarked on a healing journey through practices like yoga, meditation, and self-reflection. These practices helped her release stagnant energy, clear emotional blockages, and find inner freedom. Her commitment to yoga played a vital role in her journey, allowing her to create art more often. Her practice and reflection were not limited to her artistic endeavors; she also focused on her personal growth.
Kallen bravely reflected on her life, her choices, and the toxic elements that held her back. She quit drinking alcohol, disengaged from toxic relationships, and chose a path of self-care. The act of letting go of what no longer served her resonated directly with her visual art. Her work became a symbol of freedom, self-expression, and reconnection to nature. Kallen's journey exemplifies that healing and transformation require courage and a willingness to face our inner demons and toxic patterns.
Empowerment Through Self-Trust
Empowerment is a central theme in Kallen Mikel's art, and it takes on a unique significance when we consider her experience of childbirth. Her journey into motherhood, which took place at home through a free birth, was an empowering experience. Kallen's ability to trust herself during the birthing process stands as a testament to her self-healing and mindfulness practices. While there were moments of fear and doubt, she found strength in the unwavering support of her partner.
Her approach to birthing was a far cry from the often dramatic and intervention-heavy portrayal of childbirth in movies and media. She breathed her baby out, understanding that her body, when trusted, would naturally bring her child into the world. Her birth experience showcased that mindfulness, self-trust, and a supportive environment can lead to a more peaceful and empowering journey into motherhood.
Mindfulness and Parenthood
The mindfulness journey that Kallen embarked upon seven years ago has undoubtedly paved the way for a more grounded and empowered experience of parenthood. It has allowed her to face moments of stress and frustration with a degree of calm and self-awareness that might not have been possible before. Kallen emphasizes that nobody is perfect, and that's absolutely okay.
Mindfulness practice, she suggests, has allowed her to be less reactive and more curious about her emotional responses as a parent. It's an ongoing process of understanding oneself and striving for personal growth.
The story of Kallen Mikel is a testament to the transformative power of mindfulness, self-reflection, and artistic expression. Her journey of self-healing and empowerment through art, free birthing, and motherhood showcases the beauty of embracing vulnerability and trusting the process. It's a reminder that the path to parenthood, like life itself, is an ever-evolving tapestry of self-discovery and growth.
In the end, we find that the art of mindful motherhood is a canvas onto which we paint our unique journey, layer by layer, with patience, self-reflection, empowerment, and a dash of self-compassion.
So, to all the mindful mothers, future mothers, and art enthusiasts out there, remember: you've got this, and the power of transformation is within your grasp. !
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