The cervix is the gatekeeper to the womb. This is a dynamic and wise part of our body. The cervix moves up and down during our menstrual cycle and during sexual arousal. During pregnancy, she is tightly closed with a mucus plug, protecting the baby from the outside world. During birth, she opens profoundly to allow the baby to move into the vagina passage. She is also very active in allowing or preventing sperm into the womb.
These gatekeeping qualities mean that our cervixes can also harden in order to protect us. Trauma, abuse, sex we weren’t a full yes to, overstepping our own boundaries, traumatic childbirth, cervical cancer, cultural shame – just a few of the things that can cause our cervix to hold tension.
Our cervix is our root point, our connection to earth. It is also profoundly connected to both the heart and the throat via this central channel that runs up through our body, and the vagus nerve. The cervical dearmouring process is one of softening, opening and yielding. When we open the cervix, we soften into the heart and we free our voice.
Ultimately, the cervix is the gateway to our connection with spirit. Through this part of our body, we can tangibly feel our connection with the earth, and with the divine.