ALEMONA is the Roman Goddess who protects and helps nurture the unborn child in its mother’s womb, a warm place of containment and nourishment. Alemona’s task was to maintain the development of the child. From Her name came the words aliment, meaning “food”; alimental, “nourishing”, and alimony, which is money paid to a wife by her estranged husband to provide for the nourishment for their children.
The act of being nurtured and fed is imperative to our existence. Feeding ourselves takes place on many levels.What feeds our bodies? What feeds our psyches ? What feeds our souls? We make choices of what we feed ourselves which in turn make us who we are. Taking time to pause, to consider, to pay attention and to reflect on how we can provide deep nurturance for ourselves is a transformative . These kind acts to Self can hold the key as to how we may support and nourish our mind, body and soul by allowing those parts of our unborn selves to be allowed to grow, develop and become conscious .
‘To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.’.. Mary Oliver