I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Birth is a BODY trip
In a culture that teaches us to live primarily in the mind, coming back to the body and letting it lead can feel alien, like speaking a foreign language.
Ecstasy lives in the body, but so does trauma.
Unresolved trauma is a major obstacle to a smooth and easy labor and delivery because it is held in the body, in our tissues, in the memory of our cells.
Our brains are whirring with thoughts of the future.. what is going to happen?
With the pandemic? With the election? With schools? With racism? With hospitals?
With birth… with_________???
Couldn’t we all use some nourishment and healing at this moment in time?
When so much is at stake it can feel counterproductive to take pause and drop in, but that is precisely the medicine of this time.
Rituals can offer us a potent portal as we navigate the waves of our life.
Rituals help us access our somatic and primal brains and with it our deeper truths and knowings.
Preparing for an Ecstatic Birth can be So Much FUN.
I mean.. .who doesn’t love expanding pleasure in her life and body?!? Right?
We’ve been trained to put our energy and attention on positive manifestation.
Creation from a place of love and excitement truly is potent work, IF- you’ve done the deep work of clearing out your fears.
In the almost 10 years I have been doing this work, I have never met a woman that didn’t have resistance to this critical piece of birth prep.
Everyone has fears going into birth.. that is 100% normal and natural- fear of pain, motherhood, c-section, tearing… yes.. and the one mega fear underlying everything:
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.
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: