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Posts Tagged "childbirth"

Arrows of Love and Welcome, or Arrows of Resistance and Fear?

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Blog Posts |

Arrows of Love and Welcome, or Arrows of Resistance and Fear?

The Buddha once asked a student,”if a person is hit with an arrow, does it hurt?” “Yes”, the student replied. “And if the person is hit with a second arrow, does it hurt even more?” the Buddha asked? “Yes,” the student responded. In life, the first arrow is an event or an experience that we have no control over. It could be a physical sensation such as a wound, or a toothache, a headache, or labor contractions. The first arrow might also be an experience or an event, such as the onset of a...

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Drop the Story Line and Reside in Present Moment Mindfulness

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Blog Posts |

Drop the Story Line and Reside in Present Moment Mindfulness

I teach my birth clients that labor and childbirth are not about resisting, avoiding, escaping, or controlling the expansions or the pain. Rather we must surrender, welcome, say Yes!, allow things to be just as they are, and move with the natural flow. In this manner no friction or tension is created, and the female body can very easily and efficiently do what it knows how to do, and give birth to a precious baby, in an atmosphere of joy, awe, gratitude, peace, and love. In the same way,...

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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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Altar of Present Moment Sacredness, or Altar of Fear?

Posted by on Mar 29, 2015 in Blog Posts |

Altar of Present Moment Sacredness, or Altar of Fear?

You have waited nine plus long months, doing your best to create optimum, healthy, and loving conditions for your baby. Now the day of his birth has finally come, you are in labor. Will your intimate, loving care end now? How will you carry that loving care forward into your labor? Will you choose to labor and birth your baby upon the altar of this present, sacred moment, or upon the altar of fear? If your body, your mind, your spirit, and this birth experience were a Metta Loving Kindness...

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The Cause of our Suffering is our Reaction to the Reality of no Escape

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in Blog Posts |

The Cause of our Suffering is our Reaction to the Reality of no Escape

“The cause of our suffering is our reaction to the reality of no escape.” Pema Chodron I remember thinking to myself during my first labor, as the contractions began to intensify, and I felt them coming from my back all the way around to the front, if only I could get myself up out of the gap, before the contraction made it all the way around and closed in at the center of my tummy, I would be alright. As the contractions grew stronger, and my desire to escape became more intense, I...

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