“Birth Matters... It matters because it is the way we all begin our lives outside of our source, our mother’s bodies. It’s the means from which we enter and feel our first impression of the wider world. For each mother, it is an event that shakes and shapes her to her innermost core. Women’s perceptions about their bodies and their babies’ capabilities will be deeply influenced by the care they
receive around the time of birth.” ~
Ina May Gaskin
“If a woman doesn’t look like a Goddess during labor, then someone isn’t treating her right.” ~Ina May Gaskin
“Loving, knowing, and respecting our bodies is a powerful and invincible act of rebellion in this society.” –Inga Muscio
“A woman is pregnant for nine months, she is postpartum for the rest of her life. The biochemical truth of this is good news for the healing of our planet. Postpartum women are a gentle and essential force of nature. They are full of love, and there can never be too much love.” ~Ibu Robin Lim
“The pulse of the heart links us to our earliest development inside the womb. The dum-dum of our mother’s heart…is the first mantra we hear, reflecting the very nature of the heart as the rhythmic conductor of consciousness. If we meditate on our own heartbeat, we find unbroken continuity with our mother’s heart, our grandmothers’ hearts, and back in time to the heartbeats of our most distant grandmothers. “ Shiva Rea “Tending the Heart Fire”
"To know the Self is to eliminate all one's suffering and to attain the highest BLISS." ~Swami Muktananda
The source of Love shines in the heart of all
Seeing one in all creatures
The wise forget themselves in the service of all.
The world is their joy, the One is their refuge
Such as they are lovers of the One – Mundaka Upanishad
Being transformed by even on of these practices,
Fullness of experience develops breath by breath.
One day the desire of the self for the great Self
Come ready for that moment! ~ Radiance Sutras
Listen to your heart, it seeks more love.
Listen to your body, it seeks more care.
Listen to your mind, it seeks more truth.
Listen to your soul, it seeks more prayer."
~ Anthony Douglas Williams
There are rhythms within rhythms within rhythms. And these drumbeats echo all around us and within us. We are not outsiders to the process, we are part of it, throbbing to the pulse of the universe. –Deepak Chopra
My heart is pulsing with passion, like waves of the ocean.
Im at home wherever I am...
I can see with closed eyes the beauty that dances.
Behind the veils intoxicated with love,
I too dance the rhythm of this moving world. ~ Rumi
"…you can thrive only when you live in ways that are in harmony with the intelligence of which you are a part [as in universal intelligence/also found when we connect with beauty in Nature]. Your long-term happiness and fulfillment depend on your ability to fulfill your personal dharma [soul's purpose] and fill the place in the world that only you can fill, making the contribution only you can make. Aligning yourself with the intelligence of the universe means coming to understand your life's purpose and living your life in such a way that you are manifesting this purpose through all four desires. ~Rod Stryker Four Desires
It is important to make the decision to be a thriving and unstoppable force. It is crucial to recognize that your destiny is to a large degree dependent on making the decision to not let your life circumstances get in the way of your goals.”- Rod Stryker Four Desires