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“A baby is born with a need to be loved and never outgrows it.” – Frank Church
Who is responsible for the birth of a new life?
We all are, is the answer.
Think on the last time you saw a pregnant woman walk past you, did you smile or at least acknowledge her presence differently? Why?
I’m not sure. Perhaps the newness of life, the innocence of a little one, reminds us of the potential, the sweetness, and the preciousness of the life we have.
But carrying a child is no easy feat. Body systems change to nourish the new one, bones move to prepare for birth, and hormones can make every day living a bit more strenuous without proper loving support.
Although pregnancy is a miraculous orchestration, the pregnant mama is not a frail one. Rather she is a sturdy warrior clearing the path for her new one, and her body strain is one that can, and should, be alleviated.
Lomilomi addresses the path of birth by alleviating pressure on the skeletal structure redesign for two: stretching the working muscles, tendons and ligaments while addressing the energetics of support for the mom to be. In short, loving and honoring her commitment to this life in a physical, emotional and spiritual respect.
The next time you see a pregnant woman, thank her for the courage to bring a new life into the world we have created. Promise yourself that you will live into your own brilliance to make this a passionate and supportive community for the little one on the way.
If we all see our inter-connectedness to the new life emerging, perhaps we can one day benefit as we will eventually be nurtured by the lives yet to come.
“Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold, and the body, a miracle of wisdom.” – Hariette Hartigan
"Through lomi, Kate noticeably lengthened my body and improved my posture, in addition to relieving the common aches that come with pregnancy. She did so with respect for the precious being growing inside me. I was amazed & grateful Kate allowed me to feel more centered & connected to my baby." - JMK, Atlanta, GA
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