Serving Washington D.C., & Maryland (Baltimore city & co., Montgomery co.) and surrounding areas, with Professional Birth Support Services
E: oasishealingarts@starpower.net | P: 410.433.1103

Posts Tagged "surrender"

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

“The Tao Does Nothing, and Nothing is Left Undone.”

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in Blog Posts |

“The Tao Does Nothing, and Nothing is Left Undone.”

“The Tao does nothing and nothing is left undone”, is a pearl of ancient Chinese wisdom inspired by the Tao Te Ching written by Lao Tsu. This is not an admonishment to be lazy and do nothing, but rather, this is a call to exercise Wu Wei, non-striving, natural and effortless action, following and surrendering to natural law. It means to live with an understanding of the Tao, the natural flow and rhythm of life, to live in alignment with its wisdom and not fight against its principles. Lao Tsu...

Read More

The Sublime Music of Birth

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Blog Posts |

The Sublime Music of Birth

A typical Zen understanding says that life cannot be described, only experienced, this is also true of birth. Trying to see all of life or all of birth at once, is like trying to explore a vast cave with a box of matches. The only way to truly see, know, and understand, is to place oneself square in the midst of it, let go, surrender, breathe, move with, and revel in every present moment as it unfolds, lingers, and departs. It is rather like listening to music. If we discover a piece of music...

Read More

Just Let Go

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Just Let Go

We discover we are pregnant, and in an instant, our life and the whole world has changed. From that day forward we learn a certain lesson in letting go that nothing can teach us quite like being a mother, or quite the same way our children do. We think of a myriad ways to control the expanding of our figure, the seeking of birthing wisdom and knowledge, the progression of our pregnancy, and even convincing ourselves we can choose the date on which our baby will be born. As soon as we do this,...

Read More