I speak of reproductive immunology quite often; mostly because it is so neglected in reproductive medicine. Our obsession with egg and sperm grinds us into the small, finite view that the only pertinent factor of fertility is the proper combination of germ cells. The sage Lao Tzu pronounced 2500 years ago:
“If we remain obsessed with seeds and eggs, we are married to the fertile reproductive valley of the mysterious mother, but not to her immeasurable heart and all-knowing mind.”
I am constantly reminded that seeds and eggs do not make babies. Life makes life. Seeds and eggs are only the blueprint, but the connection between the source of life and its manifestation comes through the heart. When this opening is not there, it doesn’t matter how beautiful the embryos are – they will not become babies unless the entire being is addressed. It may show up with all kinds of autoimmune markers, implantation failure, endometrial antibodies…
Every time I encounter someone who is trying to conceive with autoimmune conditions, mild to severe, the scenario looks something like this:
There was no evident problem until they started to conceive. Unexplained infertility gave rise to multiple hormonally stimulated cycles, which made an autoimmune condition manifest. I’ve treated many women, who, after IVF, developed Lupus, Graves Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and complete endocrine system shut down. And yet their doctors urge them toward more reproductive treatments - tens, twenties, thirties. No babies result. When the body has said no to life, it will fight the treatments with vehemence, until it fights against itself.
Lao-Tzu also said: "He who is infinite is immune."
It is our own limitation, our small beliefs, our mad insistence on manipulating seeds and eggs, which puts us into fight/conquer mode. This may work well when our goal is a new car or job, but not when we are working toward the manifestation of life itself. The rules change. When we fight life, it fights back. When we open up to receive its source, it comes through.
Those who can move into a higher state of consciousness, one of no limitation, become immune. We are already whole. We have everything within us to manifest this wholeness. When we are limited by a paradigm that struggles to get what it wants, we are governed by that which is finite. The source of life is infinite. Its myriad manifestations are limitless. It is wonderful to see women pull themselves out of the limitations of the scientific method, whose job it is to pick apart and define its limits; and step into the life giving powers of the miraculous: the immeasurable heart and all knowing life of the mother of existence. She who taps into her own infinity is immune from infertility.
The Fertile Soul’s springtime retreat focus is tapping into infinity.