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Posts Tagged "peace"

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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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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Beasts of Burden in Birth

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Beasts of Burden in Birth

It was the end of a long day of driving through traffic, running errands, and grocery shopping. Finally arriving home, hot, tired, and thinking about the phone calls I still needed to make, and the dinner I needed to cook, I began to gather packages to carry in the house. My trunk and back seat were both filled with bags, and I groaned at the thought of fifteen trips in and out in the heat, how long it would take to accomplish it all, and then putting it away too. Determined to get everything...

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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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Let go the Labels and Find Freedom

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Let go the Labels and Find Freedom

“If there must be madness and time crunches and chaos in your life then let there be chaos. But find the strength and stillness to be the eye inside the storm. These things are happening around you, nothing is happening to you.” Good to remember during pregnancy, when anxious thoughts hold sway, and in labor, when the scary what ifs come marching fiercely in, and we give in to berating and doubting ourselves as inadequate to the task. In life things happen, events arise and pass, but nothing...

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