style / mindset / simplicity
style / mindset / simplicity
Today’s post might freak a few people out. I certainly don’t want to offend anyone...I’m just exploring my truth and sharing it here. Initially, when we’re introduced to a concept or idea that’s entirely new and different, we tend to tuck it away in our minds...figuring maybe we’ll want to learn more later. Then sometimes, a ‘tucked away’ idea keeps appearing in our path. We can’t seem to avoid it. That little seed of a concept takes root in our thoughts and begins grows.
And finally, there’s an ‘aha’ moment when we realize that we’ve become curious enough and it’s time to learn more.
This is where I am with the Jade Egg.
I keep reading about this magical stone and how it can improve vaginal health and provide other wellness benefits.
As a gemstone, Jade has the following properties...
"Jade is a symbol of serenity and purity. It signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility. It increases love and nurturing. A protective stone, Jade keeps the wearer from harm and brings harmony. Jade attracts good luck and friendship. It stabilizes the personality and promotes self-sufficiency. Soothes the mind, releasing negative thoughts. Stimulates ideas. A “dream stone”, Jade brings insightful dreams. It aids emotional release, especially of irritability. Jade encourages you to become who you really are."
Caryl Haxworth, Charms of Light.
So, I’m on a mission.
Gathering information. Seeking expert opinions. Eagerly researching this ancient, secret object.
You might be familiar with these egg-shaped stones made of jade. They’ve been in the spotlight since earlier this year when GOOP (Gwyneth Paltrow’s blog) interviewed Shiva Rose and introduced its readers to Jade Egg Practice 101.
In the press, Gwyneth Paltrow caught a lot of flack for GOOP’s post on jade eggs. As with many non-mainstream practices, there is controversy surrounding the use of a jade egg. Some say they’re safe and some say they’re not.
My feeling is simple...this is a highly personal decision.
I’m not for or against the use of jade eggs, I’m merely interested in exploring the topic further.
Shiva Rose has the following to say about the benefits of a jade egg practice...
“Jade eggs can help cultivate sexual energy, increase orgasm, balance the cycle, stimulate key reflexology around vaginal walls, tighten and tone, prevent uterine prolapse, increase control of the whole perineum and bladder, develop and clear chi pathways in the body, intensify feminine energy, and invigorate our life force.”
I haven’t ordered a jade egg yet.
When I do, I’ll be ordering from Layla Martin.
A dear soul who specializes in all things sexual wellness, recommended that...when I'm ready...I purchase my jade egg from Layla Martin. Note: Just peeking at (that dear soul's) Morgan Day Cecil's website and Instagram will make you feel more sensual and empowered.
If you’re feeling bold, Layla Martin has quite a collection of informative videos on YouTube.
Okay, back to the jade egg.
I'm almost ready to place my order...here's why:
~ I had years of cervical issues. My first abnormal pap was over 10 years ago. I’ve tested positive for Human Papillomavirus many times. In the past decade, I’ve had several colposcopies, two LEEP procedures and a Cold Knife Cone Biopsy. Not pleasant.
My last pap was clear and normal! Woohoo! I want to keep it that way.
~ I delivered two big babies (9lbs, 9oz and 8lbs, 15oz;-) vaginally (my first was a c-section...9lbs, 11oz). As a result, I deal with some occasional incontinence...think trampolines, jump ropes and hysterical laughter.
~ My mom dealt with the prolapse of some internal organs after a hysterectomy. She then had vaginal mesh surgery.
~ I want to continue having a healthy, passionate sex life with my hot husband.
~ I’m doing the real work to improve my life in many areas. Why not include increased vaginal health?
Okay. I’m in!
My apologies if you’re squirming while reading. I’m certainly not trying to make you uncomfortable. As I explained on day one of this Write 31 Days challenge, this month is about Simply Now- knowing, learning, yearning.
Currently, I want to learn more about the jade egg.
Go ahead. Let me here it.
Are you curious?
Do you already use a jade egg?
If so, please share your thoughts!!
Thank you for following along.