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Birth as a Blueprint for Parenting

Many people complain that children should come with a manual, but few realize that they actually do!

The issue is not that we are not well equipped to know how to raise our children, rather the problem is that we have forgotten how to trust the “parenting manual” that resides within our soul.

This blueprint for parenting is not hidden, and we do not have to be spiritual to discover or decipher it.  The knowledge of how to raise this child is inherent and it is given to us the moment we conceive our baby. If this is true, we ask, then why do so few parents claim their inner parenting wisdom?

The truth is that the voice of our soul’s wisdom, has been drowned out by much louder and stronger voices.  While the soul whispers truth, the collective ego shouts fear. We have been hypnotized by a culture that asks us to trust the experts, to fear losing our individual autonomy as women and to maintain control over our children.  It takes a powerful woman to stand up and claim her power in the midst of many who shout “no” to all that her inner voice is asking of her.

Birth is The Blueprint

From the moment of conception, we are being downloaded with the blueprint of how to raise the child that is forming in our womb. We are intimately connected with the child’s soul.

It is at this time that we can choose to either “tune in” and turn up the volume on our intuition or to “switch stations” altogether and enter the trance of society’s agenda for how we will raise our child.The choices we make prenatally and the self responsibility we choose to assume for our baby’s birth, sets the tone for how we will mother.

Even while our baby is in the womb, we are potentially creating lifelong patterns with him or her; and we all know how hard it is to break the patterns in our relationships.

If we need experts to manage our birth experience, we will naturally go on to make those same experts responsible for our child’s health and well-being. 

If you feel the inner calling to claim your power as the wise woman healer of your family, know that you are well equipped to.

Surround yourself with other women who also feel this calling so that you can support and uphold one another.For those times when you feel that you need to consult with someone, allow your inspiration to guide you to toward experts or teachers who empower you to assume your own power and responsibility, rather than tell you what to do.  

In time, the doubt within you that asks you to second guess your intuition (a.k.a. the tribal voices such as family, tradition, religion and culture) will start to quiet down. The less power and authority you give others over your choices, the less they will feel compelled to voice their criticism (and this includes your own inner critic!).

So then, will you rise up as wise woman healer and claim your baby’s manual?

Resources for Embracing Your Power  Inner Parenting Blueprint and yourself as the Wise Woman Healer in your Family:

Birth and Breastfeeding by Michel Odent
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Dr. Sarah Buckley

Unassisted Childbirth-Laura Shanley
Primal Mothering in  Modern World by Hygeia Halfmoon

Healing Wise-Susun Weed
Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child by Janet Zand, Robert Rountree, and Rachel Walton


You are Your Child’s First Teacher

 by Rahima Baldwin Dancy
Hold onto Your Kids by Gordon Nuefeld and Dr. Gabor Mate
Raising Our Kids, Raising Ourselves by Naomi Aldort
Unconditional Parenting
 by Alfie Kohn

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