There is a powerful saying, “if we are to heal the planet, we must begin by healing birthing” says Agnes Sallet Von Tannenberg. Truer words were never spoken. After all, this is where the making of every human being begins, laying the foundations of who are we.
The womb is designed to be a safe haven where all our needs are met and we know not hunger nor pain, only pure love and infinite potentiality.
Conception creates the spark for our earliest imprint, vital for our future understanding of love. Whether we were conceived in love and whether we were wanted are significant determinants of our future capacity to experience healthy love as adults.
But first, we need to recognise the conscious nature of babies. Even before they are born, babies are much smarter than we think. Highly aware cognitive beings, thinking, dreaming, learning and remembering their experiences. Incredibly, even recalling their primal journey at a very deep level of consciousness. Mothers have always known this intuitively but science is a little slow to catch on and reluctant to recognise mothers’ wisdom.
As the belly grows to accommodate our little miracle, we need to embrace our pregnancy and not resent it or wish it away. The attachment process begins early on. Heed this advice and invest this special time to connect with your baby the way nature designed or risk children with emotional problems later on.
Remember this little being is listening to our every word, feeling every emotion and already starting to make sense of the world. Communication between mother and baby, more than simply verbal, is a holistic experience including the ebb and flow of love hormones and stress-reactions.
Studies confirm the mother’s emotions pass to the child, both negative and positive and anxious mothers do indeed produce anxious babies. Our inner environment is sacred and our baby’s entire world.
The way we enter the world through the passage of birth, naturally and peacefully, with relative ease or by force, interference and drugged (the latter sadly more commonplace today) also plays a significant role in how we see the world – a safe welcoming and loving place or a dangerous one – and our place in it, as well as impact on our future health and behaviour.
To heal the planet requires a return to love, peace and interconnection. Unless our most basic needs are met early on, we may spend a lifetime seeking that wholeness that is missing and healing inner wounds instead of fixing global ones.
In healing ourselves and our children we pave the way for more of us to live an enlightened passionate path on this planet.
By Katrina Zaslavsky
As published in Holistic Bliss Magazine and Empowering Birth Magazine