Childbirth can be intense but that does not mean it has to be painful.
Have you ever experienced intense euphoria?
An intense orgasm?
Or an intense moment of deep spiritual connection?
The intensity has to do with the amount of energy pulsating through your body, not the type of sensation you experience.
Did you know that your sense of smell gives you direct access to your primal brain?
This is such an important thing to know because so much of our sense of safety and our relationship to our sexuality is embedded and governed by our primal brain.
CHILDBIRTH, at its best, is wholly governed by the primal brain.
Once you know this delightful fact about the connection between scent and your primal brain, you can use it consciously in birth to access and create the conditions to support the optimal flow of labor: safety, surrender, love, PLEASURE!
Fall… back to school.. re-entry into our new masked world…
This time of year always feels like a new beginning, but now more so than ever.
Fresh starts are a period of conscious creation.
A time to feel into and honor our DESIRE.
What is true for you now?
Where do you want to go?
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:
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.
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!