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End of Pregnancy? Ditch The Birth Videos and Head Outside

October 2, 2020

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This is the medicine right now.

Maybe it’s dog kisses; but really it’s the solitude and being quiet.

The end of pregnancy for me brings on the feeling of wanting to focus on spiritual preparation; it’s not mental preparation but it does remind me of trying to cram for a test.

You need to find that focus and calm to feel like you can absorb anything. This is the same sensation. Banking quiet simple time in nature is my”studying”; when I’m out here my mind shuts off. The things to do and the fears and the chaotic shift of my kids in anticipation of a new baby is distant. Maybe surprisingly, my latest pregnancy complaints literally disappear out here.

For the next few weeks this will be the medicine. I know deeply that my soul and this baby’s soul needs it. It’s so quiet out here on the land that it’s shocking and the way I can hear my own breath is calming and also a reminder.

Soon this focus will allow me to go out to the stars and get my baby, and bring her shining self back.

I’m reminded how simple it really is; I don’t need my mind involved and I don’t need it to birth. The lesson of this pregnancy has been to feel; not think. Everything out here is a reflection of what IS needed: a deep connection to Spirit. My body and baby. The simplicity that keeps nature afloat and thriving every day. Life knows.

It’s not my job to say how it should look for other pregnant women also at this point. But if I could make a recommendation it would be this:

Find all the ways to silence the brain, the mental story and even the physical story of birth. Don’t feel obligated to watch those birth videos at the end, or stuff any more information into your brain. What’s needed is all inside of you, and it’s already there. For me, this time in nature is what allows the inner voice to speak most loudly.

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