6 Part Series – Your Journey to a Sacred Birth with Stephanie Dawn, ALSP
Your Spiritual Path to Conscious Conception
What does it mean to embark on a spiritual path to conception? I see it as a convergence of your spiritual path with your desire to have a conscious conception. The two are divinely linked; one very much supports and creates the other. Your awareness around your intentions to create life within your womb is deeply spiritual. Your ability to consciously conceive your child has everything to do with your own conscious walk on the planet right now. If you truly desire to consciously conceive your baby, then the opportunity exists for you to do so in a sacred, mindful and deliberate way.
In the book ‘Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom’, Dr. Christiane Northrup writes, “If women expect to improve our personal and professional status in the world, we have no choice but to assume responsibility for our creations and to reclaim our power. This is especially true when it comes to having babies. Women have now reached a time in our planetary history when we must learn to procreate from our conscious choice, not just to fill up an e mpty space inside ourselves or to try to keep a man.”
In essence, what she is saying is that the time is now for women to express love and appreciation for themselves in unprecedented ways, whether we are creating a baby, a project, or simply a life that truly works for us. Each one of us has creative capacities that are to be highly regarded, revered even.
So how does self-love manifest? I support my clients to create a life that is steeped in excellent self-care; physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally; the full spectrum. Excellent self-care means doing things that make you feel good, healthy, happy and vibrant. Now is the time to bring your awareness to your self-care, be it regular exercise, your diet, and/or teaching yourself about fertility nutrition. Perhaps it’s time for you to give yourself more massages, chiropractic appointments, acupuncture or whatever healing sessions you are being called to do. Recently, I’ve worked with my clients draw up a Wellness Regimen. I invite you to do this for yourself today. Include things like sleep, diet, solitude, spiritual practice, girlfriend time, spa days etc. You can break it down into daily, weekly and monthly times. Please make sure it is realistic and attainable and then post it where you can glance at it regularly and support yourself to stay on track.
Whether you do or do not presently have a spiritual practice, you can start one today. Dr. Northrup goes on to say, “To women who are contemplating pregnancy I suggest that they spend some time meditating and praying alone or together with their partner for guidance around the prospect of having a child. ” As you do this, you shall create your life and, ultimately, create a new life, with more awareness. You can work with spiritual principles and tools every step of the way. You can use affirmations that speak to your life as a being of Light. You can anchor Peace and Harmony in your daily meditation, if perhaps you had a pregnancy or birth that was less than satisfying the first time around. You can pray as Love to transmute fear connected to any aspect of pregnancy and birth where you might feel fear, whether this is your first baby or not. You can even pray before you make love. Perhaps you create a ritual when you come together with your mate, you light candles and speak your intentions to create life in a way that is based on your spiritual beliefs. You get to design how it looks. It’s your life lived your way.
Once pregnant, your spiritual and excellent self-care practice will support you in creating the confidence and empowerment you will need throughout your pregnancy, as you consciously create your sacred birth.
Stephanie Dawn, ALSP is a licensed spiritual counselor and the founder of Sacred Birth Work. She is the author of the Sacred Birth Workbook, has an international private coaching practice and also mentors birth professionals via the Sacred Birth Mentor Program. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two children.
For more info http://www.stephaniedawn.com/.