It turns out, quite surprisingly, that I publish this article around christmas, the time when we celebrate the birthday of Jesus and the rise of Christ consciousness (divine consciousness). Somewhat appropriate, because the topic is birth – in particular birth as potentially festive, cosmically joyful event and the child as a divine manifestation.
Why seems birth so easy to animals and so difficult for us humans? Why should we, who have been created as sexual beings that come together in love and joy, get pregnant and then have to give birth in a painful and stressful way? It just does not make sense. And why have women in some cultures gentle, pain-free childbirths and why do women with less educated and upscale backgrounds usually deal with birthing in such uncomplicated manner? Continue reading
A short while ago my father left his body. In the following article I would like to share my experience of saying good-bye to him. May it help the reader in similar circumstances.
The forces that can be active during the time of death of a loved one and in the sudden new life situation are indescribable. The mind can hardly grasp the dimensions at work. The confrontation with the finitude of bodily life certainly “does something” to those left behind. It’s a multi-dimensional event. At least this is, how I perceive it. Continue reading