What does a birth story tell, you ask me.
It tells me a story of human arrival in the most authentic form of self,
about how mother felt,
about relationship of parents,
and which patterns occurred long before, during and after birth,
and how those patterns most likely to reoccur when welcoming next generation of consciousness,
about challenge and success,
about weakness and strength,
about shadows and bright side.
Every detail of that story is important, like separate threads – details are connected weaving lace – individual life experience. It is amazing to realize uniqueness in such universal journey from conception to birth and life until it is time to return to the source. As well as unique perspective of each participant of same story.
Fulfillment is about that knowledge of where one comes from, where one belongs to, and what is one’s mission. Do you feel fulfilled?
We live in the world of new formation – there is no doubt about it and there is no escape from it. When you welcome children, you feel this shift in the way they express themselves and what they desire. They will ask questions you have never even raised as adult. They will challenge you. And you will learn from them.
In this new time of high technology and high speed, it can be difficult to pause, breath and simply let it be. Allow yourself to go deeper than snapping a moment on camera of your phone. And should we all agree the baby albums that encourage us to write down the date of first warm meal are so old fashioned, and bring 0 relevance to our experience of childhood and/or parenting?
I was so inspired once I discovered this tool to reflect every once in a while on what occurs during this transformation from maiden to mother:
HET GEBOORTEBOEK Dagboekkaarten
by De Pedagogische Onderneming (Cathelijne Nap)
I pause, breath and free write everything what lays deep in my heart.
It is as real as it can get.
It makes me feel vulnerable.
It makes me see the imperfection.
It helps me to let go.
It helps me to develop self-compassion.
It brings me closer to my partner.
But most importantly it depicts valuable insight that my children may choose to look at when they are grown up. I see them reading through this diaries and relate to what we have been through. They might reveal pain and hope. They might release their judgments, face the bias, and at the same time feel compassion for me, for their father and for themselves. It is their birth right to know where they are coming from, where they belong to. I wish fulfillment upon my children. And you, will you write down your children’s birth stories?
Tell me your story and I will listen without judgment,