Looking backwards can be a useful practice at times; especially when you’re pregnant.
We’ve all had the experience of being gestated in a womb. At least I hope so, still **. Things are changing so fast now, so much more is possible with the advances (?) of science. Things just don’t stay the same; impermanence is the nature of all things.
The environment of the womb is not isolated or separate from the larger world, and the mother is subject to external conditions & circumstances beyond her ability to control or even process! Her emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and beliefs are transmitted loud and clear into the fetus. The watery womb is the perfect medium by which energetic, non-verbal information enters the fetus affecting not just the physical growth, but the mental and emotional growth as well. Everything that is happening outside of the womb, happens in the womb, too. As above, So below.
Astrology provides a unique insight into one’s pre-natal conditioning and can give you some important information that might have gone un-realized until right now. I am speaking of the Pre-Natal Eclipse. Astrologers locate this by looking back in the ephemeris to find the eclipse that occurred just before your birth. It could be either a solar or lunar eclipse. Where it was located in the zodiac is where the information is stored. It’ll show up in your natal chart in one of your houses (bhava).
It is a significant place in the natal chart to study, particularly if you are pregnant, have had children, or want to. It describes the cosmic weather that was and still is in effect during your own gestation.
If you are curious and determined to become more self-aware regardless of where it takes you than you might want to arrange for a consultation with a professional to talk about your personal pre-natal experiences because whether you understand astrology or not the conditions (external & internal) that were present during the ime of the pre-natal eclipse have marked you just as significantly as your personal DNA.
The more we can understand our own Birth Story/History the more we are able to understand and create optimal conditions for the future children we carry in our wombs. Yes? No?
Yoga teaches us that the time is (always) NOW. One of my teachers impressed upon me that what we feel, we heal and what better time to heal oneself? We all want what’s best for our children. Becoming a parent, a mother most especially, is such a unique experience. The more we practice yoga, on and off the mat, the more we become aware of the myriad of sensations, thoughts, feelings, and insights that occur without pause, inside of us. This is a moment of transformation, this new awareness. We can intentionally insert a “change” order, if we are so inclined. Regardless, taking one conscious breath while you continue to observe, is all that is necessary.
The whole birthing process has changed. The advances of modern science & technology are competing with the previous advances of mid-wifery and natural birth. The natural flow of intuition is being silenced by society and many women do not know what it means to ‘trust your body’. It is vitally important that we remember who we really are.
to be continued…………………….
**Today, as I edit this post again, the date is July 31, 2013 and it’s 6:45 am. I watched a debate recently on a show called, Intelligence Squared. The topic debated: Should we genetically engineer babies?
Om shanti, shanti, shantihi.