Our Journey in the Womb

Prenatal time

The womb is the child’s first world. How he experiences it -as friendly or hostile – creates personality and character predispositions. The Secret Life of the Unborn Child- Dr Thomas Verny

How life in the womb sets up the blueprint for your life

The journey in the womb is a formative time where we establish the blueprint for our life to come. While the physical body grows, our consciousness establishes itself. When mother has a shock or stress during these nine months it is the beginning of a pattern which will shape us later in life. These patterns are themes that we have chosen to explore in this lifetime. They play a part in how we will express our life’s purpose and direction.

Patterns affect us on all levels

Patterns are like filters through which we perceive ourselves and life. A pattern like “life is hard” will bring in struggle and hardship, and a perception of difficulty, even when none exists. Mentally, they are our beliefs, ideas and judgements. They govern our emotions. Behaviourally, these themes can show up as addiction, self-sabotage, risk taking, eating disorders or self harming.

Our patterns serve to reveal our purpose

A woman came on a workshop. Her teenage daughter was diagnosed with cancer at age 5, and spent a year in hospital. Now aged 17, she was aceing all her exams and getting placements intended for older students. Her desire to become a pediatrican was fuelled by this early experience. A metamorphic session is a yes to life, a catalyst which allows your life force to transform blocks into the very experience that supports the expression of your life purpose. 

The stages of evolution in the womb


At conception, chromosomes from the sperm and egg join in one explosive moment, our own big bang, and transform into the first cell, the zygote. The full genetic pattern, our physical blueprint, is contained in that first cell which starts to divide and multiply. Our full potential, the highest expression of who we can be, exists from this moment, as a possibility.

Human Beingness: conception to week 7

From conception to the 7th week our cells multiply, each one of them a hologram of the whole of our being. Their innate intelligence guides them to go on to their respective roles: blood cells, brain cells, bones, tissues and organs. The sex is still unexpressed physically, and the embryo may spontaneously abort during this early phase, choosing not to continue in this physical context.

This is when we become aware of our human beingness. Here we establish our fundamental nature, our right to exist, to feel grounded and held by life, and the ability to make our own choices. Patterns can manifest as feelings of not belonging: in the world, in our family or our workplace. We may doubt our right to self determine and hand that power over to others who will respond by dominating us, be it our parents, our teachers, a controlling partner or suffocating employer.

Individuality: weeks 7 – 14

It is with a commitment to life that we enter the individuality phase. The masculine now shows itself physically, and we experience oneness with mother. Because our relationship to our self and our relationship with mother are intimately connected, this is the time when our sense of self get established. Patterns can show up as limiting beliefs or low self-esteem. We may experience problems with our sense of security, self loathing, and a lack of self awareness or commitment to ourselves. We may be full of ideas which we can’t express, or become self obsessed and masochistic.

Opening to the world: weeks 14 – 18

From weeks 14 to 18, the foetus has acquired its own autonomy: the organs are now formed and the body is established. The inwardly focused posture now begins to open up. This is when we set up our ability to open to the world.  If mother is stressed during this time it often manifests as a fear of opening to the world. This is the successful graduate who can’t get a job in their field, the writer who can’t get published, or the person who is terrified when they need to leave the safety of school, the army, or any institution that shields them from the outside world.

A young woman studied naturopathy for four years. At the end of the course there was a module on how to make a living in this profession. She refused to take it, stating that it had nothing to do with her subject. She was told she could not graduate without it and decided to forgo her degree, continuing instead in little jobs rather than going out in the world.

Social Beingness: weeks 18 – 32

At week 18 we enter a phase called social being-ness. This is the time where we establish how we will be in our relationships.  Physically, the foetus experiences sounds from outside the womb and starts to communicate by moving and kicking. There is a new awareness, and an interplay with what lies beyond the womb, beyond the self. The patterns which start here shape our relating. For some, the filter is ” I am the outsider”, others will feel inferior, others dominant and superior, or aggressive. All these patterns are illusions and get in the way of recognising the deeper truth: that we are all made of the same stuff. And yet when these patterns transform they become part of your unique gift in relating.

Transition: week 32 – birth

Around week 32, the head engages in the birth canal in preparation for birth. Patterns which start here shape our ability to transition in our lives. To keep moving and growing, we need to continually renew our purpose. This requires letting go of all that no longer serves us, to make space for new ways of being. These patterns affect how we transition: do we hold on to relationships that no longer nourish us, to jobs that don’t grow or challenge us? Or do we throw things away before they are complete, abandoning projects, education, and relationships recklessly?

Metamorphic Touch as a catalyst

In a Metamorphic session, we stroke parts of the body which correspond to the timeline and events that occurred in the womb.  By touching the cells that embody this blueprint we act as a catalyst to the person’s life force which can transform them authentically from within.

Much love, Dominique

In 2004, I began training in Metamorphic Technique with it's founder, Gaston Saint-Pierre. I became a practitioner, then a teacher in 2006, which led me to run workshops all around the world. I then created Sacred Life Alchemy, the Co-Create with the Field Manifesting Process, and Heart Listening, three profound healing systems to transform your reality into more of what you want. In 2017, I renamed my  teaching Metamorphic Touch to reflect the new insights and perspectives I bring to this approach. Metamorphic Touch is a powerful healing modality to transform your life.