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:
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!
One of the many, overflowing gifts that birth has given me is a sense of my own autonomy.
Navigating my options in preparation for my first birth, I prioritized everyone’s opinions and desires over my own. That didn’t play out very well.
I experienced a birth trauma that carried over into an inability to conceive and carry a second child.
I looked everywhere for answers and I found none, until I was encouraged to look within.
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…
A BIRTH STORY YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS
This morning I’m feeling ECSTASY pulsing through my body.
In this spot, of PURE PLEASURE of I am most vibrantly ME.
I am talking with a soul sister from across the globe, to present her birth story.
This is A BIRTH STORY YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS!
AND this is right at the core of why I am feeling so ECSTATIC.
I’m having the conversations I am most interested in having– the very conversations that have the potential to transform birth across the planet.
Our bodies are incredible.
They are the source of so much wisdom, power and PLEASURE.
But we live in a culture that distrusts the body, that fears its betrayal.
TRUSTING OUR BODIES is an essential piece of feminine reclamation and is imperative in childbirth.
Ooooooo, today I’d like to introduce you to a midwife that was featured in the documentary Orgasmic Birth!
In this Conversation to Transform Birth, Midwife Anne Margolis shares her insights on what it takes to open to pleasure in birth…
Some of these insights will surprise you!
Just like we were NEVER told that pleasure is an essential part of the birthing process, many of us weren’t trained in consciously using pleasure to support our business.
Instead we are taught to prioritize marketing strategies and industry best practices, things that are dictated by outside sources.