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Posts made in April, 2015

“A Tale Told By An Idiot”, or a Time of Wondrous Celebration?

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Blog Posts |

“A Tale Told By An Idiot”, or a Time of Wondrous Celebration?

I heard again a line from Macbeth today, “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” It made me think of where we are today with active management of labor and defensive medicine practices, that it is birth stripped of its meaning, its sacredness, wherein mother and child are seen as less than the divine beings which they each truly...

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Rolling the Stone

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Blog Posts |

Rolling the Stone

When we struggle, resist, control, attach, hold on and seek to direct the course of our labor, allowing fear and anxiety to light our path ahead, we are only impeding the process, limiting, and hurting ourselves. We are like King Sisyphus, condemning ourselves to roll a massive stone uphill, yet in our resistance to embrace the natural order, our futile efforts only end in failure, the stone descends the hill, and once again we must force all our weight and strength, interminably trying in...

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Let go, Surrender, Open to, Welcome, Say Yes to Life !

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Blog Posts |

Let go, Surrender, Open to, Welcome, Say Yes to Life !

When I was a little girl I thought I could do anything, be anyone, that I possessed limitless, magical powers, and anything I could conjure or dream, could be mine. The doorway to any adventure I could devise seemed wide open, available, and welcoming me to step inside. My small limber body, bursting to overflowing with aliveness could take on any form needed. It could jump and run, bend and twist, mold and form into any shape necessary to fit into and fill any place I needed to go. I could...

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The Bodhisattva Way of Birth

Posted by on Apr 5, 2015 in Blog Posts |

The Bodhisattva Way of Birth

In preparation for labor and birth, there are those who would tell you that you must prepare to do battle, to fight against the medical establishment, to second guess everyone, not believe anything anyone tells you, to remain hypervigilant, and in every possible way, resist their rules, and fight for your own way. This same energy holds a belief in directing, controlling, and dominating the course of pregnancy, labor, and birth as well. While I believe in being educated and prepared, I...

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