These days it is waaay too easy to knock my fierce warrior self to her knees.
So if you are feeling like… “PLEASURE?!?! What’s the point of PLEASURE in the midst of all that is going on….?!” I get it. I get it.
Even on the best of days it can feel like a stretch to reach for pleasure.
And in the birthing room??? Seriously?!? Amidst all the intensity.. who can think about PLEASURE?!?!
One of my favorite (and most effective tools) is literally the LAST thing I feel like doing, especially in moments of intensity: DANCE
With self-quarantine and social distancing mandates, our access to the physical is suddenly limited.
Teaching Ecstatic Birth to all kinds of practitioners, I have noticed that often there is an unnecessary boundary between energy work and body work.
While we are all quite aware that there is an interplay between our energy body and our physical body, most modalities of support focus on one or the other.
I’ve never really thought about it in quite this way before, but… Ecstatic Birth preparation integrates both. After all orgasmic energy is deeply felt in the body!
So what happens when one of your senses is suddenly restricted? You begin to develop your other senses!!
This is what is happening right now all over the planet…
These are strange and uncertain times indeed, but one thing remains steady:
Having a doula dramatically transforms and elevates your experience of birth. It has famously been said:
“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.” -Dr. John Kennell
So what now with social distancing and strict limits on who can enter a hospital birthing room?
It is true now more than ever.
Virtual birth support, while not ideal, is still effective and powerful.
Releasing fear and finding FLOW is a central theme in Birth on the best of days.
Now.. it is an imperative for us ALL.
We are all currently living in an active birthing field as everything around us is in a state of re-birth:
The “normalcy” of our day to day lives
How we relate and interact with other people
Our SYSTEMS.. from the economic to the medical
The environment, the planet we live on
This is the most widespread and powerful birthing field most of us have ever experienced in our lifetimes.
And we must do as we do in the birthing room–Put our attention on our BODIES to:
Actively release FEAR
Integrate our comfort measures,
Consciously bring OXYTOCIN flow into the body.
I can’t think of a more poignant shift to practice right now.
Intense times for sure. I’m thinking of all our pregnant women and what it must feel like to be gestating life at this time.
The last thing we want is to be bathing our unborn children in stress and fear hormones and yet, here we are amidst a global pandemic.
I know this is quickly becoming a challenging financial period for many, so I am offering a PAY WHAT YOU CAN rate for OBaby!, my signature training for expectant mothers.
I honestly can’t think of anything better than flooding your body with energy, love, pleasure and divine flow as we navigate the pandemic. This is good for you and good for your Baby.