September 12, 2009
Camping at Castle Lake. I meet up with Celeste, a gypsy for years, roving to various places in the country and out with many other single older women who move by the call of spirit. She answers some of the questions I have been sitting with regarding food and vibration- living on Light or becoming “White Fire,” as she calls it. This is how she does her inner work: she stops eating and lives on light, without even water. Then, as she takes in food or water again, she feels that it introduces the duality of the world and so she sees whatever comes up as her work at this level of vibration… that’s her inner work. I am especially interested in the idea that introducing water brings duality. She also said that if she is not drinking, she is warm. It is water that seems to put out her “fire.” Where are you now Celeste?
She hands me a fabulous book on birth trauma and the Reptilian brain! (Don’t you love how life is orchestrated?) Feelings Matter, Keys To The Unexplored Self, by Ceanne DeRohan 2007. This is the basis for all we do in Sacred Birthing and why we do it. The text is redundant, but she is making a string of points to understand the workings of the newborn brain and how important it is to fulfill the needs of a newborn in those first hours. A must read for all of us. We should carry it in the Birth Store.
Birth trauma is the imprinted road map to healing for this life, and it is what we must unwind before death. We connect to Divine Mind and discover Self Love when all is healed or; in the absence of trauma, we are Divine Mind and Self Love. What do we choose for our babies? What do we choose for our next lifetime?
Our ignorance of newborn trauma has created 3 generations ruled by their reptilian brains – competitive, aggressive and manipulative. It makes me want to cry. What can I do? For ourselves, we ask for Limbic renewal – a baseline of calm. For our babies, we explain and remind the parents about the importance of the fulfillment of all needs, and protect the space for parents to fulfill them.
There is an amazing part on Circumcision and how it debases the original harm at birth. It is crucial to men, far more than I even realized. Without circumcision, ease and trust is found in all relationships or; with it circumcision comes feelings of betrayal, suspicion, defensiveness or outright hostility/violence. Our babies’ birthright of trust is ruined. Circumcision is not about what our baby’s penis looks like. It’s about protecting our baby boys and allowing and supporting the trust and kindness inherently in men. How can we have sacred sexuality and sacred conception when we circumcise our baby boys? Women, that means us! We are the ones to protect. Don’t back down. Make sure your partner understands this emotional result. Help him reclaim who he rightfully is by re-experiencing his circumcision. Who can lead this for the good of all men? Jason? Nick?
The closer circumcision is done to the time of birth, the deeper the imprint. The book illustrates that man has three ways of taking this trauma into the baby body: expressing it through sadness and withdrawal, through fear and defensiveness or through anger and lashing out. These three things are a good illustration of the state of men in America.