“My recent birth with my second son Silver was the most ecstatic experience of my life bringing me closer to divine bliss than ever before. I birthed on my own terms, in my garden, inspired and supported by the wild elements around me.
The birth was a devotional act, a deep bow and surrender to our great Mother, The Divine creatrix and in total reverence to all mothers past and future. I somehow felt it my duty and honour to dedicate Silver’s birth as a reclamation of women’s body and wild soul, honouring the journey as a primal act of ancient feminine wisdom and divine connection.
Watch this Conversation to Transform Birth with Charlotte Eastaugh, Mother, Yogini, Performer, Whisperer of the Wilds, and Sacred Sexuality Coach.
I’m thrilled with all the wisdom rising up around how to honor our cycles.
As women we are cyclical beings.
As mammals, bodies that live on the earth, we are a part of NATURE. We are cyclical beings.
I LOVE learning about the different phases of our menstrual cycle, the moon, the seasons and the energy and the quality each phase brings forth.
Understanding the FLOW, being able to locate yourself and honor where you are in a cycle is instrumental to the feeling of EASE and alignment in your being.
The glaring piece that is missing in all the prevailing wisdom I’ve seen about honoring and creating in alignment with your cycles is BIRTH.
There is no “right” way to birth, only the right way for YOU.
This is a foundational principle of Ecstatic Birth.
So much of our upbringing and internalized “training” is about following a “right” path that actually does not exist.
This pandemic has made abundantly clear that even “the powers that be” have no idea what the “right” course of action is.
This time impels us to strengthen our connection with our own internal wisdom, always asking the question “What feels right to me??”
Childbirth is the only other place I have felt this compulsory press towards body wisdom.
If you didn’t have the birth you’d hoped for…
If you worry about how a “negative” birth experience has imprinted your child,
If you didn’t know about Ecstatic Birth when you were having kids, but now you do and feel any twinge of regret, you will want to watch this!
There is a whole wide range of pleasure available to a woman in childbirth, emotional, spiritual and physical and so many nuances in between: Ecstasy, orgasm, bliss and so much more.
Today I’d like to introduce you to a mama that really tapped into the BLISS.
Jen is an educator and artist and is 10 months postpartum. She talks about how the pleasure she experienced in the birthing room has rippled into her motherhood.
Check out this picture, taken at her birth, where you can see the BLISS Jen is experiencing all over her face!!!
Let’s get real: More women experience pain than pleasure in birth.
So much of our medical system is built around rescuing women from the intensity of childbirth.
Unfortunately our most common interventions- epidurals, episiotomies, and elective c-sections- all contribute to the experience of MORE pain in the long run, not less.
What is the antidote?
You may think everything needs to be perfect in order to have an Ecstatic Birth– a loving partner, the perfect birth environment, unwavering support.
This Conversation to Transform Birth with new mom Anysa Olivera shows that you can transcend ANYTHING if you have prepared with consciousness and commitment.
She had the rug pulled out from her at 35 weeks, losing her partner of 10 years AND she birthed during the height of the pandemic.
Despite all this she was able to drop in deep for her daughter’s birth.
“I made love to myself in the early hours of my birth, moved slowly and intentionally through my rushes and was surrounded by things that brought me pleasure.
I was in my body.
I was deeply human and animal tethered to this earth plane in no way I had ever been before.
I laughed and was joyful; I was empty and full.
I was lucid and when the time finally came to push my daughter, the ring of fire burned. I met the fire with pleasure as I pushed.
As I knew pushing her head was the climax of my birth journey, in the restful period I was in absolute pleasure.
I even recall looking up at all of the beautiful women around me and saying, “Ladies I feel soooo gooood!
“It was exactly what I had dreamed of.”
Watch the full interview and discover how, “Against All Odds”, she was able to experience such Ecstasy in Birth.
I’m sitting with the darkness tonight…
We are moving into our darkest days here in the northern hemisphere.
The new moon is upon us and my body is also surrendering to the dark moon of my cycle.
I used to dread the descent into darkness and if I am fully honest, there is a part of me that still resists…
It is the wisdom of the Feminine Cycle of Creation that reminds me to lean in.
There is magic in the darkness.
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!