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Posts Tagged "mindfulness"

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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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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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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