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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

"The Farm" midwifery workshop

This month I was asked to help with the midwifery workshop that they hold at "The Farm" in Summertown, TN.  I am having my baby in a cabin in the woods there and my midwife lives on the 3000 acres of land in this small community.

Ina May Gaskin
I was excited to be the pregnant model for a number of young women training to be the next midwives of our world. Birth is truly taking a beautiful path back to the way God intended it to be, spiritual, non invasive, incredibly connecting and natural.  So many women are working to change the way we bring these fresh and pure spirits into the world.

They came from all around; California, Florida, NYC, even as far as London.  All these girls came here to Tennessee to train under Mrs. Ina May Gaskin.  It was so wonderful to walk in the clinic and see all these female faces on the floor checking each other's pulses and blood pressure.  I don't have a community here and I haven't found my own group of women to connect with since I moved here so I really embraced the feminine energy and empowerment I felt being in this room...boy, do I miss my yoga girls, and ruff house girls, and the females in my family back home...Ina May walked up to me and we had an instant connection.  She asked about my pregnancy and we talked about some of her experiences, she is very engaging and touchy, just how I like it.

Pinard Horn
Fetal Stethoscope

I had many women touching my belly and feeling for the baby, listening to the heartbeat with a fetal stethoscope or pinard horn only.
The beauty of this is that there is no intervention, nothing creates any stress to the growing baby.  Dobblers and Ultrasounds send penetrating sound waves through the uterus to outline the baby and to listen to her heartbeat, often the baby will try to move out of the way of the waves because it is stressing for her, ultrasounds have also been linked to causing brain damage and even cancer in infants, natural pregnancy mentor, The fetal stethoscope is long enough that I was able to hear the heartbeat and it sounded perfect and clear. Just to hear this first sound of life has made me so protective, I don't want anything harming or stressing her in any way. I am willing to take on all I need to to keep her as safe as possible.  With touch alone we were able to feel the babies positioning from head to toe, and if she happened to be breech, with touch and communication the midwives at The Farm have been able to turn babies in the womb before birth.  I am so thankful that I am so close to this place with these brilliant ladies who work with the flow of nature while I bring my baby to this world.

I Loved the connection and respect that all the training midwives gave me at the workshop, I left with a burst of energy that I haven't felt for a long time. Women have such a great power when in groups together and I am understanding more and more the need for women empowerment in my life. Not saying that JJ doesn't fill me with incredible energy of unconditional Love, cause he does, but his energy is different than the feminine energy I receive when in large groups of women.

This education and experience I received has sparked another interest in me to seek out some training in the field of natural childbirth, whether becoming a doula or a midwife myself I am inspired and would Love to help women bring their babies into this world the natural way.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Beautiful Quote!

“It is in birth, that a woman must show her trust in herself, her trust in God, and be consciously involved in a deliberate act of creation by giving her heart, might, mind, and strength to what is before her.”

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Transforming Ideas and Actions

Transformation! My body has been in a steady transformation for quite some time now and I have been staying pretty conscious of staying in the moment with each new change.  Our baby has been moving and kicking inside me for about a month now and everyday the movements get stronger and stronger. I have found myself connecting to her (I believe its a girl so I'll continue with "her") so deeply. I talk to her and visualize her role in my life and my role in her life. She truly is an "Amazing" angel. She has her own agenda already and I am so thankful that I was chosen to be her mother. I will facilitate all her needs and support her in all her work in this life of hers.
I have felt an even higher transformation in my spirit in the last two weeks. One that has drawn me so much closer to Mother Earth, the divine feminine energy, and God, the divine masculine energy and felt their connection in every cell in my body. This radiating energy that has taken over and created a new body inside my body. I am astonished at what we are capable of.

With all this magic going on in me and around me I have an even greater desire to do my part in the evolution of the human race. To vibrate at a much higher frequency of Love. A Love for all things that exist with me here on planet earth. Our world is changing so fast and so many are not choosing to awaken to the new human evolution of peace, Love and coming together. So many are still in it for power, unnecessary abundance and mindless waste. Unfortunately, we get to choose for ourselves our path in life and so we can not make or change anyone around us but what we can do is "be that change" ourselves.
I am not sure what tomorrow will bring or the day after that. I see both the greatness of humanity and the weakness of humanity, sometimes all at the same time.  I am riding this life one moment at a time and following my intuition which is taking me to new powerful places everyday. Everything I thought I once knew has changed, I find I really know very little but I have so much faith in the Divine power of God's forces that are in me, I am open daily to the new directions it is taking me, I just need to stay present and listen.
The power comes from inside me, but shows me that when I tune to the vibration of my heart I am stronger and when I send Love outside myself to my fellow human companions and accept them for whatever their choice is we as a whole become connected and our strength rises.
Because of this I have been filled with many new inspirations for what my child, the new generation of this human evolution we are all transforming to (if we choose of course), would like to be brought up with and it is FULL of nothing more than support, acceptance, and unconditional Love! We are no longer teachers, we are facilitators of human life. These new souls will be teaching me more than I could ever teach them, they are full of Divine light and they don't want to lose it and get stuck in the mess of ego, competition, greed and selfishness that have changed so many people on our planet from seeing the truth of what we are.
I choose to be an example of Love and I believe that all I or anyone can do now is be an example.

I am filled with gratitude and I am thankful that I was strong enough to be a parent in this companionship I share with JJ and help support our "Amazing Grace" in this journey called -LIFE-