Birth as a Shamanic Journey

Last night I was cuddling in bed with my daughters, my heart expanding and aching with my love for them.

Calling them into my life was one of the most transformative journeys I have ever taken and it continues to this day.

Ever notice how your pulsating LOVE for another presses you to grow beyond your own edges?

My desires for my children take me into realms I would never venture into for myself.

NURTURING LIFE

I want you to meet one of the many exceptional guest teachers in the Ecstatic Birth Practitioner Training, Sokhna Heathyre Mabin.

A leading edge visionary of sacred fertility and creativity, Sokhna is a woman who stands for all women, for mothers, for babies, for LIFE.

As a doula of color, and one developing doula programs for her community, Sokhna intimately understands the challenges black women face in the birthing room and what long term solutions look like, solutions that include:

Respect.
Connection.
Community.
Support.
LOVE.

Catching Your BREATH

What an incredible time to be ALIVE!
To be in our collective Re-Birth.. contraction by contraction.

As we birth, the intensity is real:
Our collective heartbreak at hearing yet another black life lost to police brutality,
The waves of anger and rage at a culture that perpetuates the disempowerment,
The sensations of guilt and self-loathing at our own complicity, &
Grounding into commitments to do better, individually and collectively.

I can see these expansive pieces beginning to emerge… in myself, in our community, in society at large.

If you are not as WEALTHY as you want to be…

In this moment of global awakening, we are ALL in deep contraction and MONEY is a core part of this contraction.

Scarcity and struggle are center stage in the global narrative around money. More so than ever before.

Despite this my revenue went up in April and has continued to rise in May… amidst this pandemic.

I have been fierce in consciously creating my own narrative.

If you are not as wealthy as you want to be, please consider this your instigating moment!

What No One is Talking About…

I’m getting a little tired of all this talk about how we can survive the pandemic. How about you?

Yes, survival is a basic requirement to live but I don’t want to live to just survive. I want to live to THRIVE.

The desire to THRIVE is full of implicit privilege when many people are struggling to survive. This has always been true, even in our pre-covid19 reality.

Feeling guilty about our privilege serves no one. Keeping ourselves stuck in survival mode serves no one.

I believe it is our RESPONSIBILITY to thrive and use our privilege and responsibility to create the change we want to see in the world, to bring our gifts to our children, communities and clients.

The low bar of SURVIVAL has governed our medical system in relation to childbirth for too long. Ironically, all the interventions designed to help us survive actually create WORSE outcomes, not better, when they are overused.

The women who are raising the next generation of humanity deserve better… they deserve a system that holds a higher bar, one that allows them to THRIVE.

That is not greedy or selfish or unrealistic… quite the opposite. 
What no one is talking about is that the very conditions that allow a birthing mom to thrive address and TRANSCEND survival.