Creation, Birth & Your DREAMS

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?

Clearing Trauma for Birth

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.

Rituals for healing, nourishment, and BIRTH

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.

The Hardest Part of Birth Prep…

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:

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.

For the LOVE of the BODY!

We are deep in labor now… no one really knows how long it will last, how intense the contractions will really get, and what will be birthed through this all.

So what can we do now?

Option A: Check out.
This may work, but the agitation is still there… underneath the numbness. We may find temporary relief, but then what? From my experience, it will continue to arise with greater and greater volume until it deafens everything else in an effort to be heard… not fun.

Option B: Connect.
In Ecstatic Birth, connection is the heart of everything… preparing, laboring, accessing our deepest most primal feminine wisdom. It is through deep connection and presence that we can access unparalleled levels of Ecstasy even in our most challenging moments. I choose B.

So what does this look like in a pandemic?