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Posts made in October, 2014

Beginner’s Mind In Birth

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Beginner’s Mind In Birth

How do you have the birth of your dreams? Forget everything you know, everything you have heard or learned, and enter into your labor as a beginner, as a novice, an initiate, as a blind man who is seeing for the first time. Kikakou, a poetry student of the great seventeenth century haiku master, Basho, wrote: “a blind child, guided by his mother, admires the cherry blossoms.” In life we all switch places becoming in turn a child, a guiding teacher, and a maturing blossom. To realize your...

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Present Moment Freedom or Captive of Anxious Thought?

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Present Moment Freedom or Captive of Anxious Thought?

Childbirth with its myriad unknowns, and expectation of pain, can create fear and anxiety, adding another obstacle to the existing challenges of labor. For those women who are already prone to allowing fearful, anxious, or awfulizing thoughts to hold sway, anticipation of labor and birth can be even more challenging. Giving in to negative or fearful thinking often, causes it to become a habit, and an automatic default response, due to deeply entrenched neuronal pathways that have formed in the...

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