The mother-daughter relationship is at the headwaters of every woman’s health. Our bodies and our beliefs about them were formed in the soil of our mother’s emotions, beliefs, and behaviours. Even before birth, our mother provides us with our first experience of nurturing. She is our first and most powerful female role model.  

It is from her that we learn what it is to be a woman and care for our bodies. Our cells divided and grew to the beat of her heart. Our skin, hair, heart, lungs, and bones were nourished by her blood, blood that was awash with the neurochemicals formed in response to her thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. Our bodies and those of our daughters were created by a seamless web of nature and nurture, of biology informed by consciousness that we can trace back to the beginning of time. Thus, every daughter contains her mother and all the women who came before her.

Before birth, consciousness literally directs the creation of our bodies. It’s also constantly being shaped by our life’s experiences, most especially those of childhood. No other childhood experience is as compelling as a young girl’s relationship with her mother. Each of us takes in at the cellular level how our mother feels about being female, what she believes about her body, how she takes care of her health, and what she believes is possible in life. Her beliefs and behaviours set the tone for how well we learn to care for ourselves as adults. We then pass this information either consciously or unconsciously on to the next generation. Every woman who heals herself helps heal all the women who came before her and all those who will come after her.

Adapted from article MOTHER DAUGHTER WISDOM WITH DR CHRISTIANE NORTHRUP

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