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