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Posts Tagged "mindfulness meditation"

Flow With Reality… Be Here Now… Embrace the Present Moment… Inhabit Your Body and Your Birth…Allow…Accept…Surrender…

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Flow With Reality…  Be Here Now… Embrace the Present Moment… Inhabit Your Body and Your Birth…Allow…Accept…Surrender…

A popular childbirth education method begins their classes by telling women there is no physiological reason for them to feel pain in labor, and then schools them in ways to escape from, and to disassociate themselves from the birth process, and that, with their method, “many women experience short, comfortable labors, like those of the Hebrew women in the time of Moses, that last no longer than three hours.” The quote below is one they share with class participants. “According to...

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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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Hail to the Jewel in the Lotus

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Hail to the Jewel in the Lotus

I had the oddest dream lastnight. In my dream, I stood before an Enlightened Master, and I asked, “ What is the best way to serve my birth clients?” I heard a voice above me say: “Hail to the jewel in the lotus!” The Enlightened Master then said to me, “ Do what you always do, hold up a mirror and show them the Buddha within.” I pondered this dream all day, and this is the wisdom I believe it imparts: Your doula, your childbirth educator, your midwife, or your obstetrician, are merely fingers...

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Pregnancy Brain Fog or Right Brain, Creative, Feminine Power?

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Pregnancy Brain Fog or Right Brain, Creative, Feminine Power?

Women are very right brain during pregnancy. We joke about our forgetful, pregnancy brain, seeing it as negative, flawed, and putting us at an intellectual disadvantage. Actually, just the opposite is true. Mother Nature has blessedly endowed us with this creative, right brain vision by releasing just the right mix of hormones and chemical messengers in our pregnant body. Our artistic, wise, and farseeing right brain aids us in getting into the proper intuitive and knowing state needed to...

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